Activity App Calories WAY Off

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by bigdog5142, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. bigdog5142 macrumors 6502a

    bigdog5142

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    #1
    I woke up this AM and the Activity App (on the phone) told me I had burned 2200 calories resting. It also indicated I burned 5000 calories resting yesterday since 1 pm. That's WAY off! I mean...I'm a big guy losing weight...but my BMR IS 3000, not 5000. Steps and active calories seem right on.

    Is anyone else having this issue?
     
  2. jediuia macrumors regular

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    Yes I noticed. I used it on the treadmill last night which reads calories. My treadmill says I burned 600 calories, watch said 300 calories. Big difference, but I like the heart monitor to watch rate while working out. I guess the treadmill could be off as well, who knows.
     
  3. slears macrumors member

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    The watch will use your actual stats that you input and compare with your heart rate to give an accurate reading. I would trust the watch over the treadmill reading which would read the same if a hamster was running on it. :)

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    Have you put your correct stats into the workout app and have you selected your appropriate activity level? BMR of 5000 seems high but if you selected highly active this would be about right. Give it a week and it will suggest you change your goals.
     
  4. bigdog5142 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    bigdog5142

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    I'll take a look at that over a week...but BMR is based solely on height, weight and gender. It's resting caloric burn...how many calories you burn simply by existing. The level of activity bases the active calorie goal. My active calories are correct...it's the resting calories that are way off. # I'm giving it a week to see what it does...
     

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