When you first sync Garmin to Lose It!, the Garmin Calorie Burn Bonus section on the Log under Exercise will appear confirming the sync has completed.

For example, let’s say Harper wants to sync their Garmin to Lose It!. After connecting Garmin, they’ll see the Garmin Calorie Burn Bonus section below on their Log.


Harper will see their Projected Burn, which is the number of calories burned that Harper's Garmin reported at that time, combined with what the calories that Lose It! estimates you'll burn throughout the rest of the day. As the day progresses, Harper wears their Garmin and burns calories throughout the day going through their normal daily routine such as walking to/from work, driving their car, going grocery shopping, cleaning their house, etc. They'll notice that their Projected Burn increases throughout the day.

The Target Burn is what Lose It! estimates Harper will burn on a daily basis. This is calculated using Harper's personal activity level. When Harper's Projected Burn exceeds the Target Burn, Harper will begin to earn a calorie bonus.

Later in the evening after Harper finishes their workday, they decide to do an indoor cycling workout. They decide to log their indoor cycling activity in the Lose It! app and notice the following:

The calorie burn from the indoor cycling exercise is crossed off their Log, and they will notice the phrase “1 workout included” under the Garmin Calorie Bonus section.

By default, Lose It! assumes Harper is wearing their Garmin while indoor cycling and their Projected Burn is already including their indoor cycling activity. To avoid double-counting the indoor cycling activity, Lose It! will exclude the calories burned when the indoor cycling activity is separately logged.

At the end of the day, the Projected Burn changes over to the Actual Burn, which is the final number of total calories your Garmin reported you burned that day.

Example 2


In this example in the screenshot above, we can see the Target Burn for this user is 11,514 kilojoules. This user also did an indoor cylcing workout and burned 1,933 kilojoules, and those are already included in that Actual Burn of 12,732 kilojoules. The user earned a credit of 1,218 kilojoules, because that is the number of kilojoules they have surpassed their Target Burn by.