If you switch from another wearable device like Fitbit to an Apple Watch, you might be confused by the new calorie counter. Instead of ending your day with thousands of calories burned, your watch says you only burned hundreds. Could you be less active with your Apple Watch? Probably not. It is more likely that the watch counts your calories differently.
Apple measures the calorie consumption of its Apple Watch differently than other wearables. The counter that you see as the goal of movement is not your total calorie intake for the day. Instead, that's what Apple calls "active energy." What is active energy and how can you use it to determine the total calorie burn of your day?
Active Energy vs. Resting energy
Active energy is named accordingly; These are the calories that are collected during exercise or during activity. When you stop a workout, calories burned during this workout are added to your Move Ring as active energy. Similarly, the watch measures the calories burned during the day, which are also added to the move ring.
Resting energy, on the other hand, is the calories you burn when you are alive; These calories are counted during inactivity. Lying in the car, lying in bed, thrown in front of the computer ̵
Other wearables such as Fitbit combine these two types of calories into a simple combination – read number Since Apple attaches great importance to movement, the Move ring is only representative of the active energy of the day. So how do you find the total number of calories you burned on a particular day?
Option 1. Use Activity
While your Apple Watch does not tell you how many total calories you've burned today becomes activity. At first glance, the app seems to be as silent on the topic as your watch. However, if you dig deeper, you will find that Apple is actually doing the calorie calculations for you.
Under Activity, select the day you want to view. In the Move field under the rings, swipe left. Presto – Your calorie count for your day is listed under Active Calories in this slightly hidden area as Total Calories.
During Option 1 Clearly your total calorie burning gives you no further information about the activities of your day. If you want to see more of a calorie burning of your day, visit the health app on your iPhone. Open the app and select the Today tab at the bottom. Add up your total move with the sum "resting energy". Alternatively, you can scroll down and add "Dormant Energy" and "Active Energy" together.
These numbers are in kilocalories (kilocalories), but are not necessarily confused by name. Kcal is exactly what you consider calories. Just add these two numbers to get the total calories burned for the day. For example, in the above screenshots, I've burned 634 active (or moving) calories in addition to 2027 resting calories. My total would be 2,661 calories for the day.
You can do this with your current calorie count for the day. However, if you are not at the end of the day, you will not receive a full number. When the day is over, it's better to do the calculations after your watch calculates all calories burned for that day.
This item was produced by Gadget Hacks during the annual Health & Fitness Special Cover. Read all Health & Fitness series.