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 go for a run for 26 minutes. They decide to log their running activity in the Lose It! app and notice the following:


The calorie burn from the running 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 running and their Projected Burn is already including their running activity. To avoid double-counting the running activity, Lose It! will exclude the calories burned when the running activity is separately logged.

At the end of the day, the Projected Burn changes over to the Total Burn, which is the final number of total calories your Garmin reported you burned that day. We can see Harper received a calorie bonus of 493 calories because that's the number of calories they exceeded their Target Burn by.