The Apple Watch is a great device for tracking your health and fitness goals, and one important aspect of that is how much energy you're burning. Learn how to view calories burned on Apple Watch for active and passive metrics, as well as total calories for the day.
< p> The Apple Watch tracks your active calories burned, and the Move ring shows this progress against your daily goal.
But the Apple Watch also tracks the total calories burned, i.e. your active and passive calories. Active calories are those that you burn while moving.
Passive calories are the set number of calories your metabolism burns just by living, even if you've been sitting on the couch all day. This is called your basal metabolic rate.
Let's take a look at how to calculate your passive calories, as well as where to look for total numbers, to get a better idea of your metabolism. help with meal planning and more.
While Apple Watch tracks and records calorie data, you need to use your iPhone to view more calorie data.
How to see burned Apple Watch calories – active, passive and total
Apple Watch Active Calories
- On Apple Watch, go to Activity
- Swipe or scroll down the Digital Crown
- You will see your active calories burned as part of the Movement goal
- You can also add the Activity extension to different watch faces, or use the Activity watch face to see active calories burned at a glance.
- The Fitness app on the iPhone allows you to view more calorie data.
- Once you open it, tap on the activity rings at the top
- Directly below your movement data, you will see your total daily calories burned at the bottom left of the screen
- To see the total calories burned for more days, select a different day at the top of the screen or tap the calendar icon at the top right.
- Subtract the number of active ( “Move” target) calories from the total to burn passive e calories (basal metabolic rate)
iPhone Active and Passive Calories
This is what these steps look like on an iPhone:
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