Calories in the Motiv App

Updated 5 months ago ​by Loren Earle-Cruickshanks

One of the metrics that your Motiv Ring tracks is your calories burned.  The Motiv Ring counts calories in 2 main ways.  The first is calculating your Basic Metabolic Rate, or BMR, which motiv does using your basic profile, including height, age, and other data points.  Your BMR is counted 24-7, even while you sleep, which is why you may see calories even when you just wake up.  Once you create your profile in the Motiv App, it will calculate your BMR calories even without the Motiv Ring, so if you downloaded the app before receiving the ring, you will likely see calories for days before pairing your ring.

The second way Motiv calculates calories is during your activities.  Each type of activity has a specific 'met score' and will result in a different calorie count for the same duration and intensity level as other types of activities.  Activities also increase your BMR for a period of time after the activity.  You could work out longer one day and see a lower calorie count than a day you worked out less time, but with a more intense activity with a higher met score.

Things that affect your calories are:

  • Type of activity
  • Intensity of workout
  • Height
  • Age
  • Weight 
  • Gender

To get the most accurate calorie count, please make sure your weight is accurate and if you change weights, please remember to change the weight in your settings in the app.

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