Apple Watch Users & Activity

I was wondering whether other Apple Watch users set an “activity level” in Cronometer or not. According to this article from iMore (https://www.imore.com/apple-watch-activity-tracking-5-tips-you-need-know):

“Apple also breaks out resting calories and active calories. Resting calories are the calories you burn by just living, breathing, and being a human. Active calories are the calories you burn going above and beyond that. Just remember that the Move ring is looking at Active calories, not resting calories. This is something most fitness trackers don't do. So if your calories seem lower on the Apple Watch, this is why.”

This would seem to imply that only calories gained from active movement are counted. Which leads me to wonder, does the “sedentary” activity level on Cronometer include some sort of “average” or “expected” amount of active calories? If so, it seems I should set my activity to “none” and let the Apple Watch only record my active calories. However, since the Apple Watch doesn’t count “resting calories,” perhaps that means I need to keep my activity level at “sedentary?” The reason I find this so confusing is while the Cronometer User Guide suggests if you are using a fitness tracker you should put activity level to “none,” the second-to-last comment (by cwstnsko) in this thread (https://forums.cronometer.com/discussion/comment/2086#Comment_2086) suggests that setting the activity level to “sedentary” gave them more of a match with what they got using a FitBit.

Any feedback from more expierenced users would be appreciated!


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