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apple watch not giving me calorie credits jonisousaguthrie4115 — Nov 14, 2017 05:07PM PST

I had a fitbit and it was giving me calorie credits (300-400 calories if I walked 14000 steps). I used my apple watch today and for the same number of steps, MyFitnessPal is only showing a credit of 72 calories.

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Bruce MyFitnessPal Agent Nov 14, 2017 05:25PM PST


Our apologies for any difference you are seeing between calorie burns between different apps/devices. Though we integrate with several different programs, they are just that, different programs. In such, there may be a difference between the information, as each program will use different databases, different plans, and different equations for estimating calories burns.

The best way to help reduce the difference is to make sure your standard information, such as your height, birthday, weight, weight loss/gain goals, and time zones are the same on all platforms.

When you join MyFitnessPal we ask you to select your specific weight loss/gain goals. We then provide specific goals, determined by our program plan, for you to meet those goals. When you link with another partner, we are merely pulling the exercise information from that partner to work with these same goals. Since there are many different approaches for weight loss, other programs may use a different formula than ours, however, that formula does not transfer to our program, just the information from the exercise will.

We are not sure of how other programs determine their goals, but we have designed a program to help with healthy and sustainable weight loss. To read more on how we calculate your goals, please see:

For understanding how the adjustment translates between the programs, please see:

Hope this helps,

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