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9/15/18 2:39 P

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TY so much for the explanation!

I was wondering why mine was submitting about 1000 calories less to SP than what my Fit app was showing on my phone!

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9/10/18 6:57 P

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Thanks very much for the info, JRBUTTERFLY77.

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9/9/18 10:48 A

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Google is now (as of a recent update) calculating your total calories burned - your basal metabolic burn, plus activity. If you have entered your age/height/etc, it will calculate your basal metabolic rate (BMR) burn... click on the "calories" on the home screen, and you'll see a bar chart, which will look almost level on the overnight - that's how you know it's calculating "x calories per hour base" - then the bars that are higher are where it actually tracked you doing something.
That said - when SparkPeople is connected to sync, it only pulls over the extra/activity calorie burn, not the BMR calories. I kinda wish you could customize it, so you could tally complete calories in vs complete calories burned for the day, but honestly, I just set my calorie-in goal to my BMR, and then my extra calories burned create my calorie deficit. Since I work an sedentary office job, I have to push myself to go walk a couple miles, or do strength training, or biking, etc each evening.

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9/8/18 7:49 P

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That makes sense. Thank you for your post, CARLYSTUR.

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9/8/18 3:28 P

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I don't know that this is what's going on as I don't use Google Fit a lot anymore since it discontinued the widget for the home screens on my phone, but what I'm thinking is that Google probably has a better idea of the elevation as you walk/jog/run/bike than SparkPeople would and that gets taken into account about your total calories burned because of working harder when you go up than when you go down or just walk/jog/run/bike on a plateau. That would be my guess anyway.

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9/5/18 11:25 A

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I was curious about other Fit users. I have tried to using it on my phone, but it seems as though it logs quite a bit more calories burned. As an example, if I walk an hour and log it into sparkpeople tracker as 60 minutes at 3 mph, it says 182 calories burned, but google fit will say I burned 273 calories. Just wondering how accurate Fit is & what other users have found.

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