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May 11, 2012 4:38 AM
Fitbit device apparently displays ALL calories burned (BMR plus exercise) while it forwards only exercise calories to MFP (MFP already has BMR). I get this. Not a problem.

I would like to know if I can get the fitbit device to display exercise calories only.

Is there a setting for this?
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May 11, 2012 5:28 AM
I just got mine about a week ago, i think mine just shows the calories burned through exercise and movement. It is the fitbit ultra.
I haven't used it in a few days, waiting on my new computer to come in so I can sync it with that computrer instead of the one at work. When I sync it at work it puts everything I have done the night before on the morning I sync it when I get back to work. I will check again and make sure when I get home.
May 11, 2012 5:43 AM
Premium mode indicates that the trainer is showing active calories only, but the number don't match the calorie number in mfp.
May 11, 2012 10:45 AM
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Premium mode indicates that the trainer is showing active calories only, but the number don't match the calorie number in mfp.


True, It shows just the activity calories in one section on the premium subscription, but it still uses your total to calculate your adjustment if linked and it still shows your total on the dash board.

On clarification on the adjustment.... You see an adjustment when you burn more calories according to fitbit than mfp expects based on your size, age, gender, stated activity level and any mfp logged exercise. So it most likely will not match your activity calories burned because some activity calories are always excluded. MFP already expects you to burn some from "normal activity", how many depends on the level you chose. Also it excludes any logged exercise. There is no way, I can think of for your adjustment to include all your activity but none of your bmr. Also, many heart rate monitors, calorie burn estimates from machines, etc include a portion of your bmr in the calorie burn estimate and probably even use it as a base to determine your burn. I suppose the closest way to estimate the difference would be to set your mfp level for sedentary (which still includes some activity) and notice what comes over as your adjustment.

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