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Rated 4.7446 From 1,004,806 Votes
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  • Last Updated: 2020-05-18
  • New version: 20.9.0
  • File size: 187.55 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 12.0 or later. and Android 4.4. KitKat or later

MyFitnessPal


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MyFitnessPal is an iPhone and Android Health & Fitness App, made by Under Armour, Inc.. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Under Armour, Inc., with the latest current version being 20.9.0 which was officially released on 2020-05-18. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 1,004,806 Reviews on the Apple App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.7446 out of a possible 5 stars.

How does it Work?


Whether you want to lose weight, tone up, get healthy, change your habits, or start a new diet, you’ll love MyFitnessPal. • Consumer Reports #1 rated diet • PC Magazine Editor’s Choice Selection • #1 Health and Fitness app for 4 years straight Also featured in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Wired, USA Today, Family Circle, Marie Claire, NBC, CNET, Shape, the Today Show and more. See for yourself why MyFitnessPal is the world’s most popular health and fitness app. TRACKING FOOD IS FAST AND EASY • Biggest Food Database -- 6+ million foods in our database including global items and cuisines. • Barcode Scanner -- Simply scan barcodes to log foods. 4+ million barcodes recognized. • Recipe Importer -- Easily import the nutrition information for the recipes you cook. • Restaurant Logging -- Quickly log menu items from your favorite restaurants. • Food Insights -- Learn how to make healthier choices about the foods you eat. • Personalized Experience -- Create your own foods, recipes, and meals and save favorites. • Calorie Counter -- We automatically calculate the calories in your foods, meals and recipes. • Track All Nutrients -- Calories, fat, protein, carbs, sugar, fiber, cholesterol, vitamins, and more. • Customize Your Diary -- Log breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks or create your own meals. Water Tracking -- Log water in cups, ounces or ml. We save your recently logged amounts. REACH YOUR GOALS • Choose A Goal -- We support weight loss, weight gain, and weight maintenance goals. • Goal Setting -- Create your own goals or let us create personalized goals for you. Change Habits -- It's almost like having a nutrition coach right inside your pocket. LOG YOUR EXERCISE AND STEPS • Connect 50+ Apps & Devices -- Syncing your workouts is easy and automatic. • Choose From 350+ Exercises -- Or create your own exercises and workouts. • Log Cardio Exercises -- Including running, walking, biking, swimming, yoga, pilates and more. • Log Strength Exercises -- Including sets, reps, and weight per set. • Track Steps -- Set a daily step goal and see a graph of your step history. We connect with all your favorite apps and devices -- Including Fitbit, Jawbone UP, Garmin, MapMyFitness, Runkeeper, Strava, Runtastic, Misfit, Withings, the Health app, UA Record and many more! GET SUPPORT AND MOTIVATION • Add Friends -- Connect with friends for an extra layer of support and accountability. • Join Our Community -- Find motivation, support, tips, and advice in our active forums. Newsfeed Updates -- Share your accomplishments and see friend’s progress in the news feed. CELEBRATE YOUR SUCCESS • Chart Your Progress -- Stay motivated with a graph of how you’re improving over time. • Progress Photos -- Add photos to your weight entries to see and celebrate your progress. • Nutrition Reports -- View a history of your calories, macros, and nutrient intake. • Share Your Progress -- Help inspire friends and family members on their own health journey. Download MyFitnessPal and start living a happier and healthier life today! SUBSCRIPTION PRICING & TERMS MyFitnessPal is free to download and use. Should you choose to upgrade to MyFitnessPal Premium, we offer monthly and annual auto-renewing subscription options. Payment will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription renews automatically unless cancelled at least 24 hours prior to the end of the subscription period. Subscriptions can be managed and auto-renewal turned off in Account Settings in iTunes after purchase. Once purchased, refunds will not be provided for any unused portion of the term. Read our full Terms of Service and our Privacy Policy at http://www.myfitnesspal.com/account/terms_and_privacy. For our full terms and conditions and our privacy policy, please visit: https://account.underarmour.com/privacy?locale=en.

Top Reviews

  • App Review


    By SSJ Klahr
    A great service providing a platform for success on a human health quest. The My Fitness Pal application allows anyone to compile a detailed log of nutritional and fitness info into an easy to use, easy to interpret, easy to afford (free), and simple to navigate system. The breakdown of information into multiple charts and graphs is a phenomenal resource. The flexibility of being able to modify multiple facets of your goals such as macro nutrients, weight loss/gain per week, etc. is extremely intuitive and suitable for a wide range of fitness/nutritional goals. Nearly anyone can master this application within a reasonable timeframe of consistent effort and in turn become the master of their fitness/health destiny. My Fitness Pal has provided a great service and allowed for anyone with the desire to do so to achieve the best version of themselves possible. Also, after a long endeavor spanning months or years and reviewing your data in retrospect allows for a particular cognizance for what worked well and what did not. This, in turn, provides a chance to hone an adequate regimen into the ultimate program fine tuned to your personal goals. My Fitness pal provides an amenity that fosters a healthier and happier human race to those who utilize it. This application has earned a large following of motivated individuals for these reasons and stood the test of time. Go forth and conquer your goals with profound efficiency. -Klahr
  • They fixed it!


    By MomMD of 4
    They fixed the decimal/fraction issue! Thank you! Now hopefully they will fix the other issues.... Update: Once again, they have made the app less user friendly with an update. They now make you select fractions every time you enter food. It defaults to decimals and there is no way to select fractions as the default. I don’t want decimals. I measure things in cups and quarters cups etc. You have to re-select fractions every time. This is VERY annoying. Also, they still have not fixed all the issues listed below from several updates ago. I keep hoping they will make it better with these updates, but it just gets less and less user friendly every update... The update is a problem if you have a lot of recipes already entered into the system. It will not allow you to enter your old recipes. When you search for them to enter them they are not there. If you search for them to edit them however you can locate them but you can’t add them to your diary for the day. This is incredibly frustrating for those of us who have been using this app for a prolonged period of time and have a lot of recipes. This app used to be great and I successfully lost a significant amount of weight with it. They really need to fix this issue. Also it’s much harder to toggle between frequent foods and favorite foods. They’ve made it much more difficult now. It used to be much more user-friendly.
  • Great App for someone with a disability


    By Miles Of Fun
    I have Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy, and I am a recent heart transplant patient. I lost about 30 pounds before my transplant because I knew it would be a hard transition and it is important to give yourself and those helping you the best edge you possibly can. It’s also important to really educate yourself on nutrition and your body, I studied nutrition on my own did all the exercises I could, learned my body type and how I metabolize food. I also consult with my doctors and get blood work done so I know how to best tweak my diet to maximize my diet and health. Get some it’s always wise to consult with your doctors and even get a basic basic metabolic panel done to check your blood work. I recently gained a few pounds back from being on high doses of prednisone and others that made me super hangry like that already food loving person I am. As knowledgeable I am about nutrition I’m not a machine and this app keeps me accountable and allows me to make the most of my health habits. The key is to have a healthy balance and not obsess over losing weight and constantly over analyzing everything. It also helps me remember to hydrate. Don’t go crazy extreme, pace yourself and allow yourself to have many of the things you crave don’t over indulge make healthier versions of what you crave and eat smaller portions of the things you really want.
  • Dietary Restriction Alerts & Polar Compatibility


    By Casey Alin
    In my own, personal opinion, the features that would earn fifth star would be to expand compatibility toward Polar brand products and applications, and to allow users to enter in specific ingredient, calorie, macro/micronutrient restrictions to be alerted to in meals & recipes. It would be great to know if something I ate (or am logging because I'm about to eat) will conflict with a low FODMAP diet, or has more of a specific nutrient than I want at the time. I recall a previous version that would offer food tips ("this food is high in sodium", "this food is a great source of vitamin c", etc.) I haven't yet tried the paid version, and these could be included there, but I felt it worth mentioning. Overall, the app comes packed with so many intuitive, convenient features, I have succeeded in making journaling with it part of my daily dietary considerations. The terms and conditions of the challenges offered are abjectly terrifying, though, and ought to be more prominently featured before agreeing to them. Currently, the language you provide allows sponsoring companies the freedom to scour my phone for any notes I've taken to work on business projects of my own during my participation, and hamstrings me to do anything to defend my own privacy and trade secrets afterward if they take any action on them. Not cool.
  • Why don’t any fitness apps have a “just had a baby” note?


    By Smileforliz
    I used to love this app and many of its features but I find it lacking after having my baby. Not only does the weight gain from my pregnancy look negative on the chart (well duh I made a child), but there are many of the features that make it seem like I’m lazy or not putting in the effort to stay healthy. The calorie intake is much less than what I should be eating because I’m breastfeeding but it turns negative when I include the snacks because it goes over the calorie goal. Not to mention that exercise is limited postpartum. I’m not asking for my fitness pal to keep track of my breastfeeding or anything like that (there are many other apps for that) but it would be nice if there was a note you could add or status change that one could add that encourages mamas who are recovering from labor. Not put us down for not being able to keep up with our diets and exercise habits pre-child. A little encouragement, especially around the 5th and 6th week postpartum would be beneficial since that is around the time when most moms can actually begin to work out and do light exercises. This app is really helpful because it helps me make sure I’m eating enough, especially since it’s hard to stay sane with a newborn and lack of sleep. I just wish it was more mama friendly because many fitness apps seem to completely forget that labor and recovery ain’t easy. 😥
  • Lots of functionality, but not a very good app


    By jonnydesigner
    This app is a good utility, but if they gave the UI and functionality a bit more polish here and there it could be great. Some things are just clumsy and/or glitchy which makes using it throughout the day kind of a pain. I’ll continue to use it, but as other similar apps arise I’ll definitely keep checking them out as there’s nothing really tying me to this one. Some examples: it repeatedly asks me to allow Apple Heath access even though it’s already got it (and is already using the data it gets from there). It reads my weight and then writes it back to Apple Health resulting in duplicate data points. I couldn’t get it to integrate reliably with UnderArmor’s (pretty terrible) other apps. It doesn’t make use of 3D Touch, which could make moving/peeking/editing items in my diary much faster. It’s got visual glitches along the top and bottom of the iPhone X screen. I turned on the negative calorie adjustment, but that was REALLY glitchy, sporadically giving me a negative calorie adjustment > 1000 before updating to < 100 a couple minutes later. Googling this shows the issue has been around for a very long time, but they haven’t addressed it. I’m paying for pro because they cripple the basic set of features so much, but at this point I definitely feel no loyalty to the app, and I wonder what they are doing with all that subscription money.
  • It made me realize


    By klynnshira
    My New Years resolution was to get to a certain weight that would call for me to lose about 15 pounds. I already ate rather healthy during my meals, but I had a problem with snacking. I wasn’t at the point of sitting down and eating an entire family bag of chips in one setting. I would however eat a handful here and there, eat 4 Girl Scout cookies twice a day, and some of the candy my grandma loves to send me every and I mean every holiday. I couldn’t see how much that snacking affected me. My fitness pal has helped me keep track of my calories as I take them in and it has worked wonders! I have been successfully losing weight and it’s all because I can actually see a number to know how many calories I have left in my day when I go to grab the snack. Now don’t get me wrong I still snack some, but I’ll do one snack a day now or half of the amount of chips and half of the cookies instead of a large amount. Another thing that this app has helped me with is realizing how I feel after I eat. For example if I am not eating healthier foods I usually feel exhausted the next day. I didn’t realize it before but now that I have a food diary to look back on I can see what I ate compared to how I feel.
  • Life changing if taken seriously


    By Bored in Midland
    I started using this app right at the apex of my weight gain during college. I didn’t participate in high school athletics and had virtually zero knowledge of anything nutritionally beyond, “ There’s a place that shoots out 5 dollar burgers.”. I think it’s most important to look at the composition of macronutrients in a few days worth of your particular diet, not necessarily using this as a “calorie counter”. It’s very hard to ignore some of the numbers that will pop out at you if you are diligent and truthful with yourself. It helps to motivate you in a different direction. Even though everything has nutritional information labeled as a requirement, it’s easy ignore until you start to realize that if Item A has 32g of fat and %4000 percent of my daily sodium intake... and that’s my daily between breakfast and lunch... It could totally swing a large portion of my diet by just omitting that one item. In the past I’ve used this whenever I’ve switched large portions of my dietary ideology. Regardless of if you maintain 100% accuracy after month 3 or 4, I guarantee you will at the very least have a number of eye opening moments if you’ve never scrutinized the make up of your diet.
  • Almost useless for diabetics


    By wanderingbark
    This health/fitness/diet app claims to be comprehensive, but has a huge gap in its user experience for diabetics. There is no way to input blood sugar readings in real time or to integrate readings from glucose monitors on here. Given how tied to diet and macro nutrients diabetes is, you would think this would've been a basic aspect of the app already - or an add-on that could pop up along with adding food or exercise. I've been a MyFitnessPal member for years and do appreciate the detail, massive database, and ability to input your own recipes you get for free. The meal time stamps it already offers with Premium would be really useful for tracking blood sugar, but nope, the only way to track that is manually adding a bunch of blood sugar categories, and then tracking them under progress, like it's your weight. This is useless when you have to do it 4 times a day or more at different times, and you can't look back at sugar levels as part of your diary (linked to your diet). Do the manufacturers just assume that people interested in fitness and diabetics are mutually exclusive populations? We need either a setting to add our readings with a timestamp, similar to foods, that then can be read as part of the diary; or integration with the most popular glucometer apps. This should be a basic feature, or at least Premium, for a so-called leading health app.
  • Recipe Sharing & Net Carbs?


    By pennyb324
    I've come back to MFP after a few years and am very pleased at the many improvements in capabilities, user friendliness, standalone mobile usability, social features, and the UI in general. There are 2 glaringly obvious QoL things that are missing. The first is Recipe Sharing. As it is now, the only way my Hubs and I have found to share entries between people is to copy an Entire meal from someone's diary. It would be much simpler to be able to share the recipe with him on the front end so he could use it as he chooses. It would be even More helpful if we were given a little space to jot down actual directions so these "recipes" weren't solely lists of ingredients and I could recreate things. That may be asking too much though. The other, much more important issue is that there isn't a setting to switch from displaying Total Carbs to Net Carbs (total Carbs-Fiber). There isn't even a way to show macros and Fiber at the same time to do the math yourself. The custom settings only allow for 3 nutrient selections (you'd need 4 to show Carbs, Fiber, Fat, Protein). This is something that needs to be updated ASAP. Oh, and fyi if you're using a macro based method know that you'll need premium to get access to those tracking features.

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