Activity Move calories.... Help!

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by johngordon, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. johngordon macrumors 68000

    Apr 19, 2004
    Like so many, I'm trying to figure these out. I at least get the idea of using calories - around 1800 - during the day just by sitting doing nothing all day, breathing etc. And that the Activity Move calories should be Active calories, i.e. Calories burned from exercise over and above sitting doing nothing all day....

    So today I went on my regular 10,000 step walk to see what it gave me. Which was around 380 calories, and seemed fairly reasonable as active calories for that walk.

    However, by the end of the day it had clocked up over 1000 calories even though I was mostly inactive after around 5pm. Although I did drive to a supermarket and walk around doing the shopping. But it still seems way to high.

    As I test, I clocked it whilst sat on the sofa, and this evening it has been clocking up around 55 calories per hour with my just sat down watching tv, with a resting BPM of around 60.

    I took it off just before midnight, and put it back on half past, and it was showing around 30 calories already.

    What on earth is going on?
  2. johngordon thread starter macrumors 68000

    Apr 19, 2004
    Something must be up - even while I was asleep last night I was earning 50+ Move calories an hour, and credited as standing for each hour. I'm doing an erase and reset....
  3. ftaok macrumors 603


    Jan 23, 2002
    East Coast
    Before you do this, check the following settings in your Health app on the iPHone.

    1. Gender
    2. Weight
    3. Height

    I suspect that perhaps your weight setting could have been changed, either accidentally, or an app changed it somehow. The heavier you are, the more calories you'll burn per activity.

    Or perhaps you can take a look at the Active Calorie chart and see if there are any clues as to what's happening when the AW is over-counting the calories.
  4. johngordon thread starter macrumors 68000

    Apr 19, 2004
    Thanks - I don’t know what happened, but all seems to have calmed down since I reset everything.

    My move goal seems bang on - if I get my 10000 steps done, I’m just about hitting my 570 calories target by the end of the day.

    I’m just not sure about upping it when it thinks those 10000 steps are part of my daily routine, and it wants me to do over and above my daily routine. Seems a bit much if part of my daily routine is my exercise.

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