My Fitness Pal - AW & iPhone

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  1. Blujelly, Sep 6, 2015
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    Blujelly macrumors 65816

    Blujelly

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    Afternoon all,

    I'm wondering if anyone is quite clued up on My Fitness Pal (MFP). I use this app to track my food, exercise & steps etc.

    Now for example my AW picks up that there are 351 active calories (which is through drumming session), MFP doesn't add this over too the app as work i've done recently and thus not adjusting the daily calorie count. I've checked all the settings and checked again and everything from IP to AW and Health Kit is synced inc the app.

    Now for example when I use RunKeeper it will automatically keep the data and transfer the data over too MFP automatically, including the type of work out and calories burnt (active calories), this will then add onto my remaining calories for the day.

    So for example my calorie intake would be 1,570 I then use RunKeeper and do a work out that 200 calorie's this would then make it 1770 remaining for the day, but then if i had a drumming session which equated too 351 calories this would then take the total 2,121.

    Shouldn't this show up on MFP as the above figure?

    Any thoughts let me know.

    *EDIT* Too add on to this potentially boring thread, I've also noticed that if i track steps via my iPhone and do a drum session/run it doesn't take the data from HK which i know is obvious but for example it says my iPhone has done just over 1k steps, but HK adds both my AW and IP and says I've done near on 7k.

    Now i went on MFP and changed the steps to read from my AW instead of my IP and then step count went to the correct amount, and added the calorie's on to MFP but they are about 100 out

    Any ideas's on this one?
     
  2. Laserducky macrumors regular

    Laserducky

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    Hi,

    You could try a couple of things : For my wife's setup, I've set up MFP to read all the steps from the Apple Watch via Health app. It does write calories and other stuff to Health as well. In other words, I use MFP to act as the repository of all data and the Health App gives a nice graph about the stuff.

    Try to change the access settings in Health app and in MFP.

    Cheers !
     
  3. cdrider macrumors newbie

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    MFP doesn't use burned/movement calories from your watch. It only uses Workout calories.
     
  4. redrog macrumors 6502

    redrog

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    I'm not quite sure how the calculation works between Apple and MFP whether it is based on steps or calories. Somewhere along the line the way the two companies convert between steps and calories is different. I have just learned to live with what MFP says.


    My problem is using runkeeper on top of this setup. I wear my AW all day and it counts the steps reasonably well. I measure my runs through a GPS watch (not AW) and upload to Runkeeper. So far so good. I can also get MFP to import the run, however when it does so, it seems to reduce the calories earned from steps...

    So for example in MFP before my run say I have earned 200 calories from steps. I then do a run with runkeeper and earn another 400. So MFP should show +600 right? Well it doesn't, it shows much less than that, like 450 or so.

    In my mind the runkeeper calories should overwrite the calories that the AW during the same period and therefore it is a simple addition, but clearly there is some conflicting calculation going on.

    Any thoughts appreciated.
     
  5. Blujelly thread starter macrumors 65816

    Blujelly

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    See I would say if you use RunKeeper it should use it just for stats but use your Apple Watch to provide the calorie details as that would be accurate then RunKeeper surely?
     
  6. redrog macrumors 6502

    redrog

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    No, because my GPS watch captures distance more accurately without having to lug my iphone around.
     
  7. Blujelly thread starter macrumors 65816

    Blujelly

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    Ah yeah forgot that bit unless that's is what is messing up the calorie section.

    Have you tried running with out it?
     

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