Exercise values from multiple linked Apps

I wear a Fitbit, and use Google Fit. The Fitbit is linked to Google Fit and both are linked to Cronometer. I'm seeing a lot more calories burned from exercise than I believe are earned. For example, today Google Fit credited me with 68 minutes of walking (-326.84) and 44 minutes from Fitbit (-502) - but they were the same session of exercise (about a two-mile walk at 2.0 mph). Do I chose to link one or the other??

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  • Hi Nu2Pomona,

    I recommend choosing the one you like best to import activity from to avoid double-counting.

    Best,

    Karen Stark
    cronometer.com
    As always, any and all postings here are covered by our T&Cs:
    https://forums.cronometer.com/discussion/27/governing-terms-and-disclaimer

  • I have a related concern. I'm concerned that Fitbit data might be duplicating the 'calories burned' that Cronometer already calculates for ordinary daily movement (vs special exercise). On a day when I haven't done any targeted exercise, just walked a modest amount in daily life, Cronometer deducts calories burned via Fitbit for those few hundred steps even though Cronometer (if I understand correctly) has already built in modest daily movement to its "Calories Burned" estimate. Should I assume that there's some duplication and keep in mind that I haven't really burned as many calories as I'm told?

  • Hi NGlazener,

    Cronometer will deduct some of your activity calories for the amount of time you spent walking (or other activity imported from synced devices) to avoid double-counting.

    Best,

    Karen Stark
    cronometer.com
    As always, any and all postings here are covered by our T&Cs:
    https://forums.cronometer.com/discussion/27/governing-terms-and-disclaimer

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