Difference in move goals

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  1. tl01 macrumors 68020

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    My kids and I are at Disneyland today and my 12 year old is wearing my series 3...it is set up for his height and weight. I am wearing my series 4. We have been walking together all day. My watch says I have burned 250 calories more. Is that because my heart beats more quickly than his? I do feel the series 4 is more generous in getting me to my move goal but this seems to be a huge difference!
     
  2. tehStickMan macrumors regular

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    Yes. The more overweight you are, and the higher your HR, the more calories you burn.
     
  3. tl01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I have a very healthy heart rate...in the 50s when sleeping and am only about 10 percent overweight. I evecise 5 days a week and do HIIT. I don’t think it is about unhealthy vs healthy body. Lol.
     
  4. tehStickMan macrumors regular

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    I never said healthy or no.

    The calories burnt is a calculation performed with the various info: HR, height + weight (hence, BMI), age.

    All else being equal, someone who has a 'fatter' BMI will earn more calories burnt in the watch, and in real life - this is fact.
     
  5. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601

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    Yep, you are bigger I assume, etc, Not complicated.
     
  6. tl01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    My walking heart rate average is 12 beats per minute slower than his.

    I am over 1000 calories for the day and he is almost at 500. Makes no sense. We walked 10 miles.
     
  7. tehStickMan macrumors regular

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    Did you reset the watch completely before giving it to him? If no, then it could have incorrect calibration data.
     
  8. purpleparrotuk macrumors 6502a

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    As above you both need to recalibrate your watches for your own use.
     
  9. tl01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I did it on both... but will do it again.
     
  10. purpleparrotuk macrumors 6502a

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    You then have to do a 20 min walk without your phone to set it up.
     
  11. tl01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    We have both done the walk where the watch learns your stride. My series 4 counts calories way quicker than my other watch even when I just exercise on my HIIT trainer at home which doesn’t involve forward motion. I’m going to reset them both in the morning and start fresh.
     
  12. Deguello macrumors 6502a

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    How much bigger than your 12 year old son are you?

    Maybe try plugging your info into online calorie calculators and see what the expected difference is.
     
  13. TooDarkPark Suspended

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    It also depends on what wrist you wear the watch on. I am right handed and many times I will wear my watch on my right wrist and it will count up to 300-400 more calories then if I wear it on the left.
     
  14. tl01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Crazy! I am wearing my wrist on the same hand I always wear it on though. It is on the same spot on my wrist too...as my tan line is petty bad from wearing my watches since the series 0 was released.
     
  15. TooDarkPark Suspended

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    I forgot to mention that I will also have 1000-2000+ extra steps when I wear it on my right hand.
     

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