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2/15/19 8:43 P

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Yes, I reauthorized it a few days ago.

Yesterday, I rode 19.85 miles on my bike, 125 minutes actual riding time.
94 active minutes "from Garmin," 225 exercise calories from Spark.
Garmin Connect says 194 Intensity Minutes.

Today, I took a rest day.
82 active minutes "from Garmin," 182 exercise calories from Spark.
Garmin Connect says 0 intensity minutes (it's a rest day, duh).

So, on Thursday I got over 2 hours of exercise, and magically did it on only 43 calories more than today, my rest day. I guess my cycling form is super efficient? Maybe those hills were in my imagination?


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2/15/19 12:27 P

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Hi. Did you try to reauthorize like I mentioned? We are currently posting what we are getting from Garmin for you. Perhaps the reauthorizing will trigger them to send additional info going forward.

I am sorry, but that is the only thing we can suggest at this time

Edited by: SPARK_MERLE at: 2/15/2019 (12:28)
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2/15/19 11:18 A

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That's not the issue. The issue is that Spark is ONLY tracking steps and not overall activity. I have graphed all of the data collected (see previous post) and the only thing that Spark correlates to is the number of steps I take that day. So, I can ride my bike 40 miles, but still only get activity credit correlating to the number of steps I took. Spark will even note the number of active minutes, but the actual calorie calculation most strictly correlates to steps.

As a very active person with a damaged hip which prevents me from walking much, I find this to be extremely frustrating.

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2/14/19 10:41 P

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Hi,

One reason you see a difference in calories burned is because we take the calories that we receive from Garmin and subtract your BMR calories because SparkPeople already accounts for that. This FAQ provides some more details. Sorry I didn't think to mention this previously.

www.sparkpeople.com/community/help_answer.
asp?id=213


Regarding the settings, the only thing I can suggest is that you reauthorize the connection to Garmin here ( www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/connect-your-d
evice.asp
) and make sure you allow any requested permissions regarding activities to ensure that info is passed to us.

Spark_Merle

~ Merle

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."
Edward Everett Hale


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2/8/19 5:22 P

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So I pulled all of the data from last week, so we know it's had plenty of time to sync. I graphed the data so we can see what data correlates most strongly. Note that on 1/30/19 I left my Garmin watch at home, so no data that day.

It looks like Spark is giving me calories burned based on steps. It does not look like it is incorporating actual exercise activities from Garmin.

Is there a setting I should tweak somewhere so that actual exercise activities get reported from Garmin? Most of my exercise comes from bicycling, but that doesn't seem to be reflected in the calories burned each day.





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2/7/19 1:13 A

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Hi,

We are displaying the info that we received from Garmin. Sometimes, Garmin is slow to send us some of the data so you might wait a couple days to see if they send any updates for your account. Also, please note that we receive data from the Garmin system and not directly from your device; your device must upload its data to the Garmin site before it can sync to SparkPeople.

Regarding any settings, the only thing would be any permissions you may have been asked about when connecting your Garmin account to SparkPeople.

If your data still looks incorrect after a couple days, let me know and I take another look.

Spark_Merle

~ Merle

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."
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2/6/19 9:12 P

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On Saturday, my Garmin says I biked 16.6 miles over 83.4 minutes. Garmin says I walked 3,184 steps in addition to the biking. SparkPeople gave me 80 exercise minutes and 161 calories burned.

On Wednesday (today) I wasn't feeling well and did no exercise other than normal walking around the house and my office.. Garmin says I walked 5,468 steps. SparkPeople gave me 128 exercise minutes and 210 calories burned.

How am I getting 161 calories burned for 16 miles of cycling, but 210 calories burned when I did no exercise?

My Fitness Report page imports Garmin data as 'All-Day Activity." Is there some setting that I need to turn on to get it to report actual activities, or at least match up the activity minutes with some semblance of reality?

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