Problems with steps and calories

romegga Registered Users Posts: 2
Apprentice Traveler
edited January 24 in TomTom Sports
i have a problem with my watch. One day i wanted to use the watch and when i put it around my arm i see that he counted 19 steps and burned 900 calories, but i don't have made any steps and the big problem is that in 19 steps you don't burn 900 calories.
Can any of you give me any answer please.


  • tfarabaugh
    tfarabaugh Posts: 16,976
    If you were alive and breathing, digesting, etc. then you were burning calories and that is what a 24/7 activity tracker is supposed to be tracking. It computes a BMR based on your gender, height, weight, etc. and takes this along with steps and sports activities to come up with calories burned. So between midnight and whenever you put the watch on you burned 400 calories just being alive. This is exactly what it and all other activity trackers are designed to do. In my experience it is generally pretty accurate (or as accurate as BMR based calculations can be as they are based on averages).

    The activity tracker is detecting steps based on movement and incidental movement of your arm will be enough to trigger steps. It is not an exact science, it is meant to be directional guidance. For every extra step it picks up from brushing your teeth, or moving your arms while talking or driving, it is missing steps when you are walking pushing a cart or walking with your hands in your pockets. Again, it is meant to give you a directional view if you are active enough, not an exact count. I personally find it directionally accurate, in that during a day I am fairly active it is picking up more steps than on sedentary days. If it is off by a few hundred or a thousand steps I am not concerned, if I am several thousand short it means I need to get up and move around more.

    I hope this helped answer your question. If so, please mark it as a solution so others can look for it if they have the same question.
  • romegga
    romegga Registered Users Posts: 2
    Apprentice Traveler
    Ok.... But... I will show you some pictures. Today the same problem. 0 steps 0 min 0 km 815 kcal burned. Because I don't havee it 24/7 around my arm.... Like you said is not a 100% accurate. When I sleep I don't carry it because I sleep bad.... I move many times so in the opinion of the watch one night I've sleep only 1.30 hour04df0a32-9869-4101-820a-372770a8d4e1.jpg5f8e2194-5c18-4669-9032-1704f3972638.jpg8cab43b5-3f08-4a27-a8c3-3c35fc4e9c18.jpg