Resting Calories Always The Same

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  1. ohsnaphappy macrumors regular

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    So um, every day my resting calories are 2052. Every day. Even the day I hardly wore the watch. Is this a glitch?
     
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    I believe the watch is "calculating" the base calories according to your weight. Getting up and doing excercise will increase your calorie rate above the base rate. The watch is not intelligent and uses program algorithms to calculate these things.
     
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    In the activity app
     
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    I work out everyday with the apple watch, my active calories fluctuate based on how much I work out. But my resting calories are the same, 2052, every day of the week. My wife's activity app doesn't do this, her resting number fluctuates.
     
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    found it but mines doesnt list any just active calories
     
  10. ohsnaphappy thread starter macrumors regular

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    In the activity app, look at move, then slide it over
     
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    Are you on the activity app on your phone?
     
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    No we're using the watch in the same weight training classes, then looking at our results in the activity app on our phones
     
  13. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68000

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    That is correct. That is the base level calories needed for what you entered for your age, weight, sex, and activity level to maintain your current weight. If you were to change your weight, the resting calorie would change. Same for age. So if you did nothing all day above you activity level and ate 1500 calories, you would be at a 700 calorie deficit. Do the same for five days or 3500 calories to lose one pound.

    Active calories add on top of that.
     
  14. ohsnaphappy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok this is 100% correct. My wife told me her resting calories were different everyday...I just checked her phone and hers is 2094 everyday. She was wrong haha. So resting calories is pre-determined and won't change. Got it. TY!
     
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    The only way the resting calories change is if your metrics change. Gav2k was asking if you wife uses a BT iOS enable scale to weigh herself. If so this would update her weight dynamically in the Health app (and therefore the :apple:Watch/Activity app) every time she ways and then here resting calories would change. If her weight, hight and age all stay the same then her resting calories won't change.

    I use WiThings scales so my weight and therefor my BMR (resting Calories) is updated every day
     
  16. PilotC150 macrumors member

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    Weighing yourself on a regular scale and inputting it into the Health app does the same thing, just a couple extra steps.

    I do that everyday. I put "Weight" on my Health dashboard, so when weigh myself every morning I just have to open Health, click on the Weight box, tap "Add Data Point" then type in the weight. Not nearly as easy as a BT scale, but much cheaper, that's for sure.
     
  17. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    FYI there are a few scales now £30 and cheaper. There are bargains to be had. Since the watch hit the market everyone seems to be pushing their prices down more and more.
     
  18. ohsnaphappy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Really appreciate all the replies, thanks so much!!
     
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    My resting calories are way off, like at least 1500 calories too high. I don't remember being asked for an activity level when I set up the watch. Most calculators say I should be around 2800 or so; my Watch tells me it's like 4300. No way.

    I've used Garmin, Fitbit, Bodymedia Link before, and on a good day with a long workout I would get to 3300-3500. I've lost weight with these and MyFitnessPal eating at a deficit to each day's number. If I ate 4300 calories each day and did nothing.......

    If it's such a simple calculation, I don't understand why it's so off. I've heard of others having the same issue, but then some people say it's just fine. I don't get it.
     
  20. BlueMoon63, Jul 9, 2015
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    Just read my post after this one...
     
  21. BlueMoon63, Jul 9, 2015
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    Also, go to the Health App on your phone and make sure you are on the Health Data Tab at the bottom. Then pick all at the top and go down to resting calories and this is where you get you 4300 calories right? If so, click on the graph and it will tell you which app is giving the information for the resting calories.

    This is where everyone messes up as they think the Apple Watch App is supplying the information for the resting calories - it is not. You will probably be surprised to see it is another app on your phone that you didn't even think about. At first, for me, it was an app called Fitness Builder and it was from 2013 and way off.

    Maybe this is the bug people talk about... if you look in the Health App on your phone and look through all the health data options - especially, weight and height and sex you will see the one of the sources is the Apple Watch/iPhone. Yet, even with all of this, the Apple Watch is NOT a source that can be used to figure out the resting calories. In some cases there are several sources for weight and that can screw up the formulas if some are old or outdated/wrong.

    I guarantee this is everyone's problem with way off resting calories.
     
  22. midloman macrumors regular

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    My resting calories on the Health App has no entries. The source programs for that data are all set to inactive. I've never had an entry for resting calories in the Health App as long as I've had the watch. Nothing is updating that.

    On the Apple Watch app, I never saw nor do I see now a way to change the activity level setting. All I could set was weight, height and sex.

    On the Activity App, that's where I see resting calories. From day 1, that has my resting calories at 4300. Now I'm a heavy guy (around 290-300#, 5-10). Nowhere can I find a calorie calculator that says my resting calories (or BMR) should be anywhere near that.

    I understand the Move calories adding to the resting calories. What I don't understand is what formula is being used for the resting calorie calculations that stays at the virtually the same value (unless my weight fluctuates, I use a Withings scale) every day. The Activity app has to the one making the calculation, and it's clearly incorrect (IMO).
     
  23. BlueMoon63, Jul 9, 2015
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    May I ask where you are seeing the resting calories then or maybe you aren't the one saying theirs was 4300? NVM - I see it in your post.

    *** Now I know why this is confusing to people... This is the bug people are talking about with the Activity app - apparently when the watch was first setup it asked for your activity level. Whatever... they are actually fixing this concern and it is why my resting calories was right on the Health App.
     
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    My! I feel I have lost weight just trying to get my head around this! Has anyone a recommendation for scales that integrate?
     
  25. midloman macrumors regular

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    I've also heard that Apple is fixing it. I hope it's soon. And I swear, I do not remember being asked for my "activity level" when I set up my watch. I was looking for that question because I had already heard about this issue. Guess I was hoping I would be one of the lucky ones that it seemed to work for. No such luck.

    I really hope they fix it.
     

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