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APPS jcoonradt — Nov 14, 2017 11:22AM PST

Are you better off using only one APP to log activity? I feel like with my fitbit sync'd as well as logging things with mapmywalk, ex. using the elliptical, it seems to count things twice. I'm am very confused by the UA calorie adjustements as well. And at times my Myfittnesspal online remaining calories don't match my mobile cell total. So confused!

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Logan MyFitnessPal Agent Nov 14, 2017 11:41AM PST

Thanks for posting and sorry for any confusion. The adjustment line should reflect whichever all day tracking app you have selected as your step source in the Steps tab, in this case fitbit.

You may also connect an individual exercise tracker, like MapMyWalk to your account, as long as you don’t also link fitbit and MapMyWalk together, or select a step source other than fitbit.

When looking at your account status we are currently just seeing fitbit as being linked. If you relink MapMyWalk, please remember to keep your step source as fitbit.

As for getting double credit, when an individual exercise is logged in your diary, that amount will be deducted from the overall calorie burn coming from your all day tracker.

Warm Regards,
MyFitnessPal Staff

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jcoonradt Nov 14, 2017 01:44PM PST

I wound up deleting the Mapmywalk (probably before it was seen), now I have just the Fitbit connected. But the Fitbit doesn't pick up stationary biking, does it? Should I just log any stationary biking I do myself on Myfitnesspal?

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Logan MyFitnessPal Agent Nov 14, 2017 02:19PM PST


Thanks for following up with us. You are correct, most trackers have a hard tome tracking stationary cycling. Manually entering the exercise with the calorie burn from the machine will subtract it from your total calorie burn, but you will see it right away under exercise in your calories remaining summary. The exercise should be recognized by fitbit who would then factor it into the total calorie burn that they are syncing over.

You may also log it in fitbit, whom will immediately include it in the total calorie burn they send over, however, you will not see an individual line item in your MyFitnessPal Diary.

Warm Regards,
MyFitnessPal Staff

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