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Garmin steps and calories

amsurajamsuraj Member Posts: 41 Member Member Posts: 41 Member
I have been getting ridiculous number of calories (2500) for 9000 steps that are getting added to my daily calories allowances. Anyone seen this before? How did you fix it?

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  • penguinmama87penguinmama87 Member, Premium Posts: 387 Member Member, Premium Posts: 387 Member
    Huh, that's strange. I have a Garmin and often get numbers like 2500-3000 reported for my daily total burn, but it only affects my calorie allowance by a couple hundred. My default strategy when stuff gets weird is to disconnect and then resync the tracker. Curious to hear what others have to say!
  • mylittlerainbowmylittlerainbow Member Posts: 727 Member Member Posts: 727 Member
    Because I don't trust these devices, I don't eat back my exercise calories. (or at most, eat back half of what they say they are)
  • SuzanneC1l9zzSuzanneC1l9zz Member Posts: 78 Member Member Posts: 78 Member
    I'm using a Garmin and yesterday I got 395 calories for over 11,000 steps, including a hike with quite a few steep sections. OP, something's definitely off with yours! Seconding the advice to disconnect and re-sync it.
    edited May 2
  • NorthCascadesNorthCascades Member Posts: 10,269 Member Member Posts: 10,269 Member
    Because I don't trust these devices, I don't eat back my exercise calories. (or at most, eat back half of what they say they are)

    Why do you trust this arbitrary 2x thing some people say these devices do?
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member, Premium Posts: 19,781 Member Member, Premium Posts: 19,781 Member
    If you have your Garmin synched to MFP, the adjustment is supposed to be adjusting between the calories the Garmin estimated you burned, and the number of calories MFP expected you to burn based on your profile data and most importantly the activity level you set in that profile. It's not just that calories from steps, it's that calories from everything you did. It may not fully settle that out until end of day, depending on the timing of your exercise.

    You may have a device/synch problem - very possible - but don't expect the adjustment to vary linearly with the number of steps, necessarily.
  • amsurajamsuraj Member Posts: 41 Member Member Posts: 41 Member
    in My fitness app, there is “steps” option, under which I selected “don’t track steps”
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