- Calories are not being calculated for my workouts
- Calculation method for Android, iPhone, BlackBerry 10, Windows Phone 8.x and website
- Calculation method for BlackBerry 4.3-7.0 and Windows Phone
- Difference between kcal, calorie and Calorie
Please make sure you have entered your body measurements (height, weight, age, gender) on https://www.endomondo.com/settings/account or on the account page in the mobile app. It’s necessary to have these measurements in order for us to be able to calculate calories.
Once have entered your body measurements, this will only apply to all future workouts. To have the calories recalculated for any previous workouts you have to manually edit the workout via the workout details box. Go to Workouts, find the workout you want to recalculate for, click “Edit” and hit “Save” (you don’t need to change anything, just make sure “update calories" is checked). This will force the recalculation. Kindly note that this option is only available on the website(not in the app).
Previous workouts are not automatically recalculated, as many users may lose weight while using Endomondo. This way they can keep track of the weight loss over time and have the correct stats. Read more about weight tracking here.
Please note that if you are not using a Heart Rate Monitor your workout needs to have sport, distance and duration.
If you are using a Heart Rate Monitor, check if your workout also has duration.
The calorie calculation is 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 your calories burned calculation will be. In your Privacy settings you can set who can see your weight, height, and other details. The calculation methods are based on CPA: 'The compendium of physical activity' - sites.google.com/site/compendiumofphysicalactivities/ 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: 15966347.
If you import your workouts from other devices/files (.fit, .tcx or .gpx) with calorie data, you have an option to keep the original calorie data when editing the workout. You just have to un-check the "Update Calories" box before saving the workout. The diagram below explains the calorie calculation in a simplified way:
Calories in these apps are still calculated by our original simplified calorie formula. For all distance based sports, we calculate the calories burned as a function of sport, distance and weight of the athlete. In other words, the consumption is equal to a certain amount of calories per km per kg of body weight. This amount of calories is a factor depending on the type of sports activity. For example: it is relatively low for transportation cycling compared to running. These factors are based on an official research study about calorie consumption in different activities. The formula looks like this: Calorie consumption in kcal = X kcal * body weight in kg * distance in km. For instance, the factor for walking is 0.8. For a person with a weight of 75 kg taking a walk of 5 km, the formula looks like this: Calorie consumption in kcal = 0.8 kcal * 75 kg * 5 km Calorie consumption = 300 kcal
1 kilocalorie = 1000 calories = 1 Calorie In general terms, the kcal is the same as Calories. "calories" is used more often in scientific situations. When you read food labels it's generally presented in kcal/Calorie, which is the same method we use.