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SW3029

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Sep 22, 2019
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I've noticed ever since I installed watchOS 7 on my AW Series 5, my Resting Energy is averaging 900 calories a day. Ever since I bought my AW5 in January, my Resting Energy has always been around 2400 calories a day.

For reference, Resting Energy is NOT Active Energy. Resting Energy is the number of calories your body burns just to keep your basic bodily functions going. Your Resting Energy would typically only fall by 70% if you, for example, lost 70% of your body weight.

The Active Energy burn still tracks right in watchOS 7 (about 1200 calories a day for me through exercise), but I'm baffled why my Resting Energy burn is now down to about 900 calories a day–which is less than a small child would burn through resting energy.

Anyone else seeing this?
 

BrettDS

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Nov 14, 2012
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For what it’s worth. I just looked back at my data and my resting energy has been about 1800-2000 calories from last spring when my S5 watch was on WatchOS6 all through the summer when I was on the beta WatchOS7, even through the last week or two on the official WatchOS7 and the last few days on my new S6 watch.

I haven’t noticed any changes with WatchOS7 or with my S6 watch.
 

BigMcGuire

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Jan 10, 2012
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Is there somewhere—— ahhh in Health. Cool! Didn’t even know this existed.

Yeah no changes here
 

User_2019

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Apr 3, 2019
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Same thing is happening to me. There is a post from earlier this week describing the behavior as well. I think it has the word "whacko" in the title if you want to search:) My normal calorie count at the end of the day is between 1600 and 2100 depending on how far I run. Now it' like 800-1100. It's driving me nuts and I was really relieved to find the other post as well as this one. It's like the watch shuts down and stops counting calories for part of the day. My stand hours SAY 17 today (I get up really early) but there are only 3 blue stand bars and the rest is totally black. And my workouts are being recorded but it's like that is almost all that is being recorded. Anyway, I just updated my phone and will update my watch tonight in hopes there is a fix that isn't mentioned.
 

SW3029

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Sep 22, 2019
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Same thing is happening to me. There is a post from earlier this week describing the behavior as well. I think it has the word "whacko" in the title if you want to search:) My normal calorie count at the end of the day is between 1600 and 2100 depending on how far I run. Now it' like 800-1100. It's driving me nuts and I was really relieved to find the other post as well as this one. It's like the watch shuts down and stops counting calories for part of the day. My stand hours SAY 17 today (I get up really early) but there are only 3 blue stand bars and the rest is totally black. And my workouts are being recorded but it's like that is almost all that is being recorded. Anyway, I just updated my phone and will update my watch tonight in hopes there is a fix that isn't mentioned.

Unfortunately updating to watchOS 7.0.1 and iOS 14.0.1 did not resolve the incorrect Resting Energy tracking for me. :(
 
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