MyFitnessPal is among the best health apps, allowing users to count calories, log physical activity, and be more mindful of their diet. It can be an overwhelming app for new users, but it’s an excellent tool for those looking to improve their general health. But can MyFitnessPal connect with Fitbit? Well, yes, and it’s easy as pie to do so.
The process is straightforward, but you will need a Fitbit account and a MyFitnessPal account before getting started.
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While Fitbit also features a food, water, and calorie tracking system, MyFitnessPal adds another dimension to those keen on monitoring their calorie intake.
MyFitnessPal’s food diary feature is more fleshed out and arguably more straightforward than Fitbit’s. Additionally, if you have legacy data on Fitbit, you can easily sync this data with MyFitnessPal. This makes migrating to or using both apps simultaneously much easier.
MyFitnessPal also packs a broad recipe book with meals for immune support, pantry staples, or those pumping up pre-workout. This section alone makes MyFitnessPal worth using, and when factoring in the food diary and Fitbit’s health tracking smarts, it makes for a complete fitness tracking kit.
Finally, MyFitnessPal includes plans for low carb or green diets or exercise plans to improve your overall body power or build leaner muscle. These plans usually span four weeks. Using these plans while tracking your health data on Fitbit is an excellent way to understand if your efforts positively impact your fitness.
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Is the MyFitnessPal app available on Fitbit smartwatches? No. There’s no MyFitnessPal app available on the Fitbit Gallery. You’ll have to use the app on your phone.
Is MyFitnessPal free? Yes. You can unlock additional features, including data exporting, deeper insight, more personalized additions, and an ad-free UI that costs $9.99 per month, or $99.99 per annum.
Should I get MyFitnessPal Premium instead of Fitbit Premium? The two platforms accomplish slightly different things. Fitbit Premium allows access to more granular information relating to your health garnered from your Fitbit. MyFitnessPal Premium merely opens a few more features within that particular app. Realistically, both platforms will give you access to more personalized programs, but you need not subscribe to either to truly advance in your fitness journey.