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How to sync MyFitnessPal with Fitbit devices

Mesh your Fitbit data with one of the most powerful health apps on the market.
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September 26, 2022
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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.

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Open the MyFitnessPal app, tap on Apps & Devices, select Fitbit, and follow the steps.

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How to connect MyFitnessPal to Fitbit

The process is straightforward, but you will need a Fitbit account and a MyFitnessPal account before getting started.

  • Download MyFitnessPal for your phone and open the app.
  • Tap the three-line drop-down menu button and select Apps & Devices.
  • Tap Fitbit under the All Apps section.
  • Tap the Connect button to initiate the process.
  • Your phone should open a web browser tab. Here, you’ll need to log in to your Fitbit account. You might be asked to log in to MyFitnessPal, too.
  • Once you’re logged in to both platforms, a page highlights which Fitbit data streams you can sync with MyFitnessPal. Tap Allow All to check all the boxes, then tap Allow to continue the sync process.
  • Congrats. You’ve now synced Fitbit with MyFitnessPal.

See also: The best diet and nutrition apps for Android

If you’ve already connected MyFitnessPal and Fitbit, but you’re having issues with the sync between the two services, you can try a few simple things to troubleshoot Fitbit-MyFitnessPal connection problems.

Why should you connect MyFitnessPal to Fitbit?

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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. Fitbits are great for losing weight, and MyFitnessPal can really dial up the speed of your pound-shedding; it’s a wonderful combo.

Don’t miss: The best fitness apps for Android


FAQs

Yes, MyFitnessPal is free but you can unlock a more feature-packed and ad-free version for $9.99 per month, or $99.99 per annum.

No. There is no MyFitnessPal app available for Fitbit smartwatches. You’ll have to use the app on your phone.

There could be several reasons why MyFitnessPal and Fitbit aren’t syncing data. But you can quickly solve this by unpairing and re-pairing the two services. Read about how to do just that here.