How Are Calories Burned Calculated?

Active calories are calculated using the MET(Metabolic Equivalent) for various activities, the relative effort (light, moderate, vigorous) and the Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) of the individual.

To estimate BMR which is used in the calorie estimation equation, iCountTimer uses the weight, height, date of birth and gender information.

The date of birth is used to calculate age of the user which is required to estimate the active calories.