1. Vinu Varghese M's Avatar
    I have old MSN Health app and new Microsoft Health installed side by side. In MSN Health, for 8708 steps Calories burned are 325 (which seems genuine). But for same steps Calories burned in Microsoft Health are 2173. Why so much difference? Please find the attached screen-shots for your reference.
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    05-24-2016 07:17 AM
  2. broar94's Avatar
    Dont count on calories in these apps. Distance is more important and the intensity of your run/walk..
    05-24-2016 07:22 AM
  3. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    Microsoft healt seems the worst app ever made. It signs undreds of steps even layin on desk
    05-24-2016 07:47 AM
  4. nmercy's Avatar
    Are you taking it that the app says in general you have 8708 steps and have burned 2173 for the day or did you do the run mode?
    MS Health includes your basal metabolic rate so if you're looking at the daily total, you see your total calories burned for the day, not just from walking.
    Now if you were going based on using the run app on the band then that is probably wrong...
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    05-24-2016 08:43 AM
  5. ubizmo's Avatar
    MS Health includes your basal metabolic rate so if you're looking at the daily total, you see your total calories burned for the day, not just from walking.
    I'm pretty sure that's the answer right there. MS Health is estimating your basal caloric expenditure even when you're sitting watching TV. As it counts your steps, it adds that activity to the total.

    I don't use any bands, but the estimates of overall caloric expenditure seem reasonable to me.
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    05-24-2016 10:33 AM
  6. Vinu Varghese M's Avatar
    MS Health includes your basal metabolic rate so if you're looking at the daily total, you see your total calories burned for the day, not just from walking.
    I'm pretty sure that's the answer right there. MS Health is estimating your basal caloric expenditure even when you're sitting watching TV. As it counts your steps, it adds that activity to the total.
    I didn't observe that. MSN Health records only activity based calorie burns. Thanks for the clarification.
    05-24-2016 02:43 PM

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