Calories on App differ from website data
After I complete a workout, the calories burned on my WP7 phone app report different than if I look at the workout on the website on the Workouts page.
For example, I walked at 4.5MPH for 20 min. On my phone it reports 156 burned, but on the website under that workout, it reports 212. Why the difference, and which one is more correct? Looking at past worksouts, I see a diffence as well.
Phone is a Nokia Lumia 900 if that makes a diffence.
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I'm using IPhone App and I have the same problem here.
I started using Endomondo in February this year and during whole time the wrong calculation exist. A few days ago there was update on the IPhone but this bug has not been corrected yet.
How does it look like.
I train for example 'weight lifting' using Endomondo on the IPhone and i have 600kcal burned after 1 hour. But if I use the Endomondo at the website to add my workout, then I have 1000 kcal burned after the same 1 hour. Similar situation is with 'Cross Training'. Starting on the phone to track workout I burned more calories than if I did using the application on the website.
Assuming that the application on the website is correct I learned to correct the error as follows:
After the training I use PC and the 'Edit' function. I change my workout time by one second and the application at the website again converts the calories. The rest remains unchanged.
I must admit, however, that it is stupid and I hope this issue will be fixed soon. This is very frustrating :/
Just found this on another thread (about calories calculation formula) dated: 3 motnths ago
"Looks like the new calculation has been added to the website so far, and will soon be out on the mobile apps. (hopefully *ver* soon.)
We have introduced a new calorie calculations on the website.
The calories are now calculated based on the following data: body
measurements (height, weight, age, gender), sport, distance, time, speed and
heart rate. The more data you provide the more accurate we can calculate
your calories burned.
The calculation methods are based on ‘The compendium of physical activity’
and Keytel LR, Goedecke JH, Noakes TD, Hiiloskorpi H, Laukkanen R, van der Merwe L, Lambert
EV. Prediction of energy expenditure from heart rate monitoring during
submaximal exercise. J Sports Sci. 2005 Mar;23(3):289-97. PubMed PMID:
If you import your workouts from other devices/files with calorie data, you
have an option to keep the original calorie data when editing the workout.
You just have to un-check the "Always update calories" box before saving the
Calories in the app are still calculated by our original simplified calorie
formula, but the updated calorie calculations will be implemented soon in
the app as well."
It looks like the website algorithm is correct. I hope the updated mobile apps will be released soon.
My old Android phone has gotten a few app updates the past few months, and it now has the new calorie calculations, my Windows Phone still hasn't gotten an update to support the new formulas yet so the calories on the phone differ than what is on the website. When will the WIndows Phone get this updated formula?