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Exercise Calories from Steps not caculated chanaconley — Sep 08, 2017 11:49AM PDT

I was using S-health, when suddenly it stopped syncing steps to MFP. I saw it was a known issue, so switched to Google Fit. It was recording ok, but when I had to edit an exercise from biking to walking in Google Fit, the exercise calories for the day went to 0 in MFP. It still shows the number of steps being taken from the Google Fit, but does not credit any calories as being consumed.

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Logan MyFitnessPal Agent Sep 08, 2017 01:18PM PDT


Thank you for contacting us with your question. If you click on the google fit Calorie Adjustment line in your diary, and then on Extra Calories Earned, we can look at the google fit calories vs the MyFitnessPal Calories Burned. In order to see an adjustment the google fit number must be higher. When you add a individual exercise entry, the program replaces your tracked activity and calorie burn with the calorie burn from that entry, to avoid receiving double credit for the activity. In your adjustment detail it gets added to the MyFitnessPal number, since it was not tracked by your google fit device, reducing your google fit calorie adjustment by the amount of your individual exercise entry. If this makes the MyFitnessPal number greater the adjustment will go back to 0 until the google fit number once again passes it, however, if you look at your calculation at the top of the home screen, you will see that you are getting credit for the individual exercise entry there.

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