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Garmin Activity Tracker emilyyabii — Dec 03, 2018 04:48PM PST

I sync my Garmin fitness tracker almost every day, every single time it does not calculate the calories burned. It looks like I went over my calorie limit, when I did not.

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Bruce MyFitnessPal Agent Dec 03, 2018 04:58PM PST

Hi there,

Thank you for taking the time to contact us. Though you may have earned a certain amount of calories with your Garmin, in order to see a calorie adjustment in your exercise diary, the number of calories your device projects you will burn for the entire day must be more than the amount of calories MyFitnessPal believes you will burn, based on your profile information.

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 Garmin 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.

It is also important to know, if you add additional exercise to MyFitnessPal, it will adjust the Garmin calorie adjustment accordingly to not give you accidental “double-credit” for an activity. We hope this helps.

All the best,
Bruce
MyFitnessPal

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