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Getting MFP app to recognize the "Exercise" on Apple Watch? L0VESamantha4 — Dec 04, 2018 10:00AM PST

Currently, all MFP is tracking steps based on my apple watch, it is showing 0 calories for exercise even though I track workouts on my apple watch, Ive looked at almost every post and can not find a straight forward answer.

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Bruce MyFitnessPal Agent Dec 04, 2018 10:11AM PST

Hi there,

Thank you for taking the time to contact us. Currently some exercises performed in the Apple Watch will not sync to MyFitnessPal since we do not have a matching exercise in our database. We are working on updating our database so that these exercises can sync in the future.

You can check our article located here for more information on what exercises will sync

For your steps adjustment, though you may have earned a certain amount of calories with your Apple Watch, 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 Apple Watch 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 Apple Watch 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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