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Rated 4.74508 From 1,093,515 Votes
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  • Last Updated: 2020-09-12
  • New version: 20.18.1
  • File size: 252.40 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 20.18.1 which was officially released on 2020-09-12. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 1,093,515 Reviews on the Apple App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.74508 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
  • Easy to use, wish focus was on health


    By CamilleFromTexas
    This app is very easy to use to log the food you eat - what I mainly use it for, to stay balanced. It’s far more efficient than in 2010, when I first started using it. I spend maybe 5 minutes a day total logging my food intake. I like that it includes nutrition breakdowns so I can pinpoint when I’m lacking iron, or calcium, or etc in my overall diet. What I don’t like is that there is not much language change when you go from “loosing weight” or “gaining weight” settings to just maintain weight. Every day when I finish logging food and exercise, it says, “If every day were like today, you’d weight xxx pounds in 5 weeks!” I understand why this concept is useful in maintaining weight, but I suggest that it be done less often. Perhaps it could be a weekly recap, or a button you could push to check whether your habits will lead to incremental weight gain (much like you have to navigate to the nutrition breakdown when you want to see it). I know that on Easter Sunday, I ate richer foods and more of them than is healthy everyday; I don’t need that reminder just before bed. It steals some of my joy in the day and in the celebration I chose to indulge in that day. Maybe have something pop up that is encouraging every once and a while - like you hit your calcium goal this week! Or you logged exercise 5 days! Something that is focused on weekly, not daily, behavior. And something actually encouraging and NOT focused on weight!
  • Gross Pictures with Ads but extensive database


    By AliHart1983
    I’ve been using this app for years. There are so many ads now which I understand. But some of them pop up on your feed right when you open the app and there are some really gross images. A lot of times I am eating when I enter my calories and the images for the weird ads are so gross it makes me stop eating and lose my appetite. There was one that came up for weeks that showed someone getting ear wax removed. Now I logged in and it shows a close up of someone removing some type of gross substance from the back of their throat. Why would you have these kinds of ads show up on the home page of a food log app? Also, if you sync with Fitbit it enters your workouts automatically but it also tracks your steps and gives you a calorie adjustment for that as well, which Is like double tracking. If you go for a run for example, it will sync the workout from fitbit and give you the calories for that, and then also add in your steps from the run and give you more calories which I don’t think is accurate. Other than that, no other food app compares as far as the extensive food database and the ease of being able to enter recipes, meals, etc. I also love the social functionality where friends can comment on your status. Of course they have to scroll through all the ads in the feed to find your updates, and overlook the gross images of earwax and other things.
  • Great app for people serious about losing weight


    By Mlazarx
    I started using this app seriously in mid-July. The database for foods is great and I up until recently just used the free version. During this time I lost 11 lbs. I set my profile to the lowest setting for activity and have my pedometer set to the app to add calories I get for walking. My goal is to just keep under the calories based on losing 1.5 LBS a week. My suggestion is record everything even if you go over (it will happen occasionally). But that’s ok because you can work harder the next day. I finally did buy the premium version mainly for the export feature. I am an analyst by trade so I like to put my results into graphs and do monitoring beyond the app’s capabilities. I will stress it is not needed to lose weight. If you don’t want to spend time looking at your different nutrients then I would not spend the money on it. If you do it could be worth it. I like how the app says you have a 67% chance of better success if you pay for the premium. They don’t tell you about the confounder. The reason that happens most likely is people who do buy the app in general are more serious about the long hall. This should not be viewed as a diet it needs to be viewed as a life change that you will do going forward. Once you reach your goal you then switch to maintenance so you keep your weight and don’t gain it back.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Could be a LOT better


    By AliciaHollywood
    I had this app for a long time, stopped using it for several years and came back to it and now you have to pay for a premium membership to use what was free before and it’s really glitchy! I thought somehow I was screwing up but I see now from other reviews that many others have my same issue. Foods in the diary keep randomly duplicating and sometimes adding to previous days’ diaries. I added in something for today’s morning and it added it to yesterday instead of today and another item was duplicated. The barcode scanner is very limited, doesn’t work on most nutritional items and for me the worst thing is that it doesn’t track nutrients except for like 4 basic ones. I’m much more interested in tracking nutrition than calories or exercise which I did manually for years easily in a notebook. When you go over 100g of vitamin C it lists it in red like you did something terribly wrong. It reprimands you if your goal weight is less than what they think you should be even though I was that weight for years, was perfectly healthy and my doctor never once said I was underweight. It reprimands you if you go under 1000 calories for the day which is ridiculous, how can you lose weight eating more than 1000 calories? I have the free trial of the premium now and already cancelled it to make sure I don’t forget (you still get the free month). The weight should be lost by then anyway.
  • 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. 😥

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