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My calories from my step counter are overridden if MFP syncs with MapMyRun tomthaniel — Sep 13, 2018 12:22PM PDT

Hi there

By using the step counter functionality built in to MFP (through iPhone 6S), it had calculated I had burned 40 calories by the time it reached the evening. That evening I decided to go for a long walk and I measured the walk using MapMyRun. MMR calculated I had burned 182 calories from the walk.

In theory, the exercise counter on MFP should have read 222 (40 from the day and then 182 from the evening walk), but instead my original 40 calories were overridden by the 182 when MFP synced with MMR. Why has this happened? Why will MFP not add together the 2 totals? Or am I doing something wrong?

Any help appreciated.

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Opal MyFitnessPal Agent Sep 17, 2018 02:04PM PDT

Hi there,

How the integration will work is that you will see a positive adjustment only if you are projected to burn more than your MyFitnessPal Calories Burned, based off the current total Calorie burn from Steps. Your MyFitnessPal Calories Burned are composed of two things: your estimate of calories burned per day MyFitnessPal makes based off your profile information plus any added exercises. If an exercise is added manually or from a partner, the MyFitnessPal Calories Burned increase and the adjustment will modify itself so that calories burned are not double counted.

Details about the calculation of any adjustment can be viewed by clicking the small “i” next to the adjustment in your Exercise Diary (on the full website), or by tapping the adjustment itself in the Exercise Diary of the MyFitnessPal on the apps (you may need to tap the adjustment in the diary and then again on the next page depending on your app version). If you do not see a line that says MFP iOS adjustment in the cardiovascular section, then there may be a problem with the sync. However, if you do see this line, then it should be syncing correctly, even if it says 0.

All the best,
MyFitnessPal Staff

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