I wore my device and exercised for more minutes than what displays in the Paceline app. What gives?
Though you may have worked out for many minutes in duration, the length of your workout does not necessarily equal Apple Watch exercise/Fitbit active/Garmin intensity/Paceline minutes (because during a workout there could be times you’re stretching, drinking water, etc. that do not contribute to a higher heart rate or workout intensity).
This is because your device measures Paceline minutes in a different manner that is based upon your heart rate:
- For Apple Watch users, this metric is 'exercise minutes', which is “every full minute of movement that equals or exceeds the intensity of a brisk walk.”
- For Fitbit users, this metric is 'active minutes', which is calculated "through metabolic equivalents (METs). This metric, which factors in your body mass, is used to estimate exercise intensity. METs are calculated through a ratio (Rate of energy expended during an activity : rate of energy expended during rest)."
- 1 MET is the rate of energy you expend during rest or sitting quietly, while you typically expend 3 METs or more during a moderately-intense activity such as walking. You earn active minutes for activities at or above about 3 METs
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- For Garmin users, this metric is 'intensity minutes', which is the "cumulative duration of activities of moderate or vigorous intensity, lasting at least 600 seconds (10 minutes) at a time."
- Moderate intensity is defined as activity with MET value range 3-6. Vigorous intensity is defined as activity with MET value > 6
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