So you can check the calories burned with your Apple Watch — 2022

Without a doubt, the Apple Watch is a highly recommended device for physical activity. This smart watch has some very visual tools that seek to accurately inform us of everything we have done on a day-to-day basis, such as the average heart rate, or the calories that have been burned on a day-to-day basis. But, How can we consult all this interesting data?

If at the end of the day we want make a query of how many calories we have burned throughout the day simply walking and climbing stairs, or doing physical activity we can do it in a very simple way both from the Apple Watch and from the iPhone.

Check calories burned on Apple Watch

Although in a less visual way, the Apple Watch offers us all the information regarding the physical activity that we have carried out on a daily basis. To make a query of these calories, We can do it by following these steps:



  1. On the Apple Watch press the side button of the digital crown to access all the applications of the watch.
  2. Look for the 'Activity' app which is represented by three circles of different colors.
  3. At first we will see the activity rings and if we go down with the digital crown, we will have access to the information on calories burned while we have moved.

We must bear in mind that these are the calories burned actively If we want to check the calories burned passively, we will have to resort to our iPhone.

Check calories burned on iPhone

If you want to have access to much more detailed information, you will have to resort to your iPhone to be able to access much more data and the truth is that the consultation on the mobile is much more comfortable.

  1. On the iPhone we will go to the 'Activity' application.
  2. As in the previous case, as soon as we enter we will see the activity rings and a little further down we will see the calories burned in activity.
  3. Just below the graph of calories burned we can see the 'Total' section, which is where Both the calories burned actively and passively are added together. With a simple subtraction we can have the calories burned passively.
  4. If we want to check the activity history of other months, we can click on the upper left corner to access all the months where we have had activity.

iphone activityWhat are passively burned calories?

We have referred in this article on different occasions to the calories burned in an active and passive way. These two data that our watch gives us are very different, although at first we may think that they are the same. Actively Burned Calories seems like it's pretty obvious to know what it is, since they're the calories burned while doing physical activity such as running, swimming or just walking.

Calories burned passively, corresponds to all basal metabolic needs that our body requires throughout the day. We must bear in mind that our body to function normally must consume certain calories (to maintain body temperature, to make our heart beat...). This value is called basal metabolism It is calculated based on the personal data that we enter in the Health application. We can summarize it in that these are the basic calories that are burned simply to live.

And you, do you aim to burn enough calories in your day to day?