1. Tartarus's Avatar
    Since a week I'm the happy owner of an Apple Watch. I love it. The biggest difference with my Fitbit Charge HR is not the options or the size of the screen but the calorie counter. Where Fitbit has a constant reading of HR, the Apple Watch does this in intervals of 5 to 10 minutes. This results in lower active energy calories every day.

    For example when I am at work, at the end of the day I've set 16k steps and in Fitbit that was projected as ~4000 calories, whereas the Apple Watch projects ~2200 calories.

    If I look in Health and sum up my active and resting energy I get a much higher number than projected in MyFitnessPal. Here is an example for last Tuesday.

    This is what's projected in MFP:



    And if you sum up the active and resting energy calories in Health app, you get a higher number:




    The total sum of those two is 2602 and as you can see in the first screenshot, MFP says 2342. I wonder why the missing 260 calories isn't projected .

    I checked MFP settings and it's set to my Apple Watch for steps:



    Has anybody else using MFP experienced these discrepancies?

    Anyone with a possible solution?
    07-24-2016 08:32 AM
  2. Jakeupp's Avatar
    Just got an Apple Watch Series 2 myself and noticed this exact same discrepancy when using MFP... did you find out anything else or figure out a solve? Just curious, thanks!
    01-06-2017 10:07 AM
  3. Tartarus's Avatar
    Just got an Apple Watch Series 2 myself and noticed this exact same discrepancy when using MFP... did you find out anything else or figure out a solve? Just curious, thanks!
    Just seeing your post.
    No, I haven't figured out how to solve this and frankly, I gave up.
    Since MFP is one of the most comprehensive food databases I know off, I'm not gonna switch to another app, too.
    02-21-2017 10:47 PM
  4. tcuprof's Avatar
    Since a week I'm the happy owner of an Apple Watch. I love it. The biggest difference with my Fitbit Charge HR is not the options or the size of the screen but the calorie counter. Where Fitbit has a constant reading of HR, the Apple Watch does this in intervals of 5 to 10 minutes.
    Just a minor point of clarification - the Apple Watch has a near constant reading of HR during any workout.
    02-22-2017 04:52 PM
  5. Tartarus's Avatar
    Just a minor point of clarification - the Apple Watch has a near constant reading of HR during any workout.
    Indeed, as opposed to the constant reading regardless of workout or not working out at all.
    02-22-2017 06:45 PM

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