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Apple Watch - Steps Calorie Adjustment PWH68 — Aug 04, 2017 12:49AM PDT

My Apple watch is recording the steps I make, however the 'APP' does not make any calorie adjustments? This was working fine last week?

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Maximiliano MyFitnessPal Agent Aug 04, 2017 01:43PM PDT

Hello,

Upon looking into your account, it seems that our system shows your device is syncing correctly. Please note your device is not tracking individual exercise calories, it is tracking a complete day burn. Because of this, reaching your steps goal for the day may or may not guarantee a calories adjustment.

Your device must estimate a higher number of calories burned compared to the set daily burn from MyFitnessPal, in order for an adjustment to be earned. If the number from your device is lower than the number from MyFitnessPal, then the adjustment will show as 0, or if you have enabled the negative adjustment option, then it will show as a negative amount earned and then deduct calories from your goal. When you do see a positive number adjustment, that number represents the amount of calories burned above your MFP goal and not the amount of calories burned for you workouts.

When adding in manual exercises, or syncing single workouts from other app partners, those calories are automatically added to your set daily burn total on your MFP account and nutritional adjustments are immediately given. This can cause confusion when looking at your device adjustment because that number will lower or possibly zero out. This is normal because the number that your device compares its calories to (set daily burn from MFP) has now increased with the addition of new workout data and the distance between the two calories counts will be further apart.

Only when the Device number is greater than the MyFitnessPal number will you then earn the extra difference between the two as a positive adjustment.

Hope this helps to clarify,
Maximiliano
MyFitnessPal Staff

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