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Fitbit syncing only steps, not exercise jennjohn1021 — Sep 10, 2019 02:00PM PDT

I am trying to figure out why my steps are syncing but not my exercise

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Bruce MyFitnessPal Agent Sep 10, 2019 02:32PM PDT

Hi there,

Thank you for taking the time to contact us. Exercises logged in Fitbit will sync over to MyFitnessPal, but they will not sync over as individual exercises in to MyFitnessPal. Instead the Calorie burn from the exercise will be added to the Total Calorie burn Fitbit sends over as part of your adjustment data.

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 Fitbit. 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 Fitbit 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.

Hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any other questions or feedback.

Regards,
Bruce
MyFitnessPal

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