Introducing MyFitnessPal for the Apple Watch!

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Introducing MyFitnessPal for the Apple Watch!

It’s all in the wrist.

If you are a proud owner of the new Apple Watch, you can now transform that device into a complete health tracker using a whole suite of apps from Under Armour Connected Fitness: UA Record, MapMyRun, Endomondo and, of course, MyFitnessPal are now all available for the Apple Watch.

Using MyFitnessPal for Apple Watch, you can see, at a glance, a quick dashboard of your day’s nutrition information. Quickly swipe through screens displaying calories remaining, progress towards your daily macronutrient and micronutrient goals, and how many extra calories you’ve earned for the day by working out.

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If you’re using UA Record, MapMyRun or Endomondo to track your activity, you can see real-time performance metrics like speed and distance without pulling out your phone. Start, pause, save a workout, and see calories burned in real time—all with a flick of a finger.

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Connect with your friends on UA Record to see their photos, workout details and comments—or read status updates from world-class athletes. You can even use voice input to like or comment on social activity.

To get started with these new features, download the new UA Record, MapMyRun, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal apps from the Apple Watch App Store or App Store on iPhone, or by simply updating the latest version.

For additional information, please visit our FAQ page; if you have questions that aren’t answered in the FAQs, submit your requests here.

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MyFitnessPal provides powerful tools that make it easier for anyone to live a healthier life by tracking their meals and physical activity. Make healthy choices and join Under Armour Connected Fitness™, the world’s largest digital fitness community: Visit the MyFitnessPal blog and download UA Record, MapMyRun, MyFitnessPal and Endomondo.


46 responses to “Introducing MyFitnessPal for the Apple Watch!”

  1. Avatar janet says:

    so I can’t find this in the apple watch app store…has this been added to the app store yet?

  2. Avatar jess says:

    I also haven’t been able to find this update yet. Will this allow me to use my apple watch as a fitness tracker for steps and daily calories burned?

  3. Avatar Avid Reader says:

    Hey, how about fixing the bug in your app that stopped allowing the steps that my iPhone has been collecting from synching with your app, before you start working on new products? This has been going on since your last app update last week.

    • Avatar Innovate123 says:

      Uninstall and reinstall the app it worked perfectly for me and others!

      • Avatar Avid Reader says:

        Thanks for trying to help, but I’ve tried that and it doesn ‘t work. You probably haven’t downloaded their latest iPhone app update from April 22nd. That’s the one that disabled synching with the iPhone step counter. They know the problem is on their end. They’ve e-mailed me twice saying so.

  4. Avatar Rob Pow says:

    Wow, considering how long Android wear has been out, it’s crazy that you support this platform already!

    • Avatar Jimmy says:

      Is it crazy though? Nobody’s buying Android wear.

    • Avatar jethrObama says:

      Don’t worry… my spouse has an Apple Watch and installed the myFitnessPal app… it won’t open. Apparently you must know the secret handshake in order to start the app.

      • Avatar Michael Weingartner says:

        Really? Mine works fine. No secret handshake involved.

        • Avatar jethrObama says:

          I should have reported back. She got it working and I received my watch and mine works too. The only app I still can’t get working on my watch is zillow.

  5. Avatar EeenyMeeny says:

    Way to alienate all your Android Wear users. Nice work.

    • Avatar GlowingBits says:

      Mr/Ms Entitled,

      If you drive a Ford, and someone makes a product that only works with Audi, would that upset you? Have they alienated the entire car market? You made a choice, so did MyFitnessPal. And, heaven forbid, theirs may have included technical and market research. As I tell my 5 year old son, you get what you get and you don’t throw a fit.

  6. Avatar MattGross1 says:

    Any announcements on Android Wear support?

  7. Avatar Angela says:

    Thanks for adding this to my watch! Any idea when it might be live in the store?

  8. Avatar Steph says:

    Nope, not on the app store. Premature blog posting?

  9. Avatar Joe Tomkins says:

    HOORAY! I’ve been hoping for this news all weekend…like the others I don’t see the update live in the store yet but hoping any minute now! Thanks guys!

  10. Avatar Sarah Cullen says:

    I’ve downloaded the app but can’t seem to find a way to make the app show the steps from the apple watch; it only seems to recognise the steps from the actual phone. The steps on the watch are more accurate and normally much higher than those of the phone as my phone is very often not with me when I’m moving around. I was hoping that this update would enable the watch steps to be incorporated into myfitnespal – am I missing something or is this not possible yet? Thanks 🙂

  11. Avatar Stephen Lears says:

    OK, I have updated my app on my phone and the app has installed on my watch. The steps are syncing fine now and the app is registering the number of steps for today. The issue I have however is that it is not adding the steps to my “Cardio Exercise” section, therefore negating the additional calories earned for the steps today. Does anybody else have this issue?

  12. Avatar Anthony_Severino says:

    MyFitnessPal for Apple Watch just says Loading… and never updates. How can I fix this?

  13. Avatar Gerard Rosso says:

    I agree this needs to be on Andriod wear although Mapmyfitness would be a much better App to have on my watch.

  14. Avatar araczynski says:

    Not that I have the watch, but if there was a way to add the diet diary into the app I’d have a use for this app, and the watch. Without that, it’s kind of pointless from the my fitness app I think.

  15. Avatar maxeman says:

    The app update for the apple watch still has bugs. Yesterday I had over 16000 steps, and even though MFP recorded them it said I only achieved a “2” calorie bonus. So in order to burn a simple 250 calories I would have to do close to 2.5 million steps. Waaaaay off.

    But today I only did 12,478 steps and it is giving me 20,000+ steps and a 500 calorie bonus.

    They really need to fix this ASAP.

    • Avatar Slasc says:

      I consistently see almost no calories not matter the number of steps. Totally screwing up my usage of myfitnesspal.

  16. Avatar Chris Downie says:

    Do workouts entered with the Fitness app on the Apple Watch count towards calories earned in myfitnesspal? Should I be adding those exercises manually afterward?

    • Avatar ex1machina says:

      Yeah they get entered automatically. I’m not sure if you have to specifically go into the app and enable healthkit, but once it’s active all your healthkit workouts, including ones from the fitness app get added automatically. You can also set up the step counter to use apple watch data and that will automatically get entered as well.

    • Avatar sassymacgeek says:

      I have yet to try but when you go to the Health App settings it shows that MyFitnessPal is only reading steps info so you may still have to enter these yourself until MFP actually reads calorie burn data from Health Kit.

  17. Avatar ex1machina says:

    Any chance of adding a Glances feature to the app? Getting my remaining calories is great by clicking on the app, but it would be even more convenient as a glance.

  18. Avatar FitLizIsTheBiz says:

    This app is for you Apple wearer. Check out this new app the FitCoin download now. App synchs with your calorie tracking device i.e. fitbit, and converts your calories into virtual money. Thats it! Its that simple yet genius. Purchase gift certificates, discounts or promotional items with your calories burned. Now thats my idea of motivation and support for being fit and health conscious. Happy Tracking!

  19. Avatar Adam Klein says:

    It appears as if the myfitnesspal app for the apple watch is using the iPhone instead of the Apple Watch to monitor steps. This seems completely backwards because the watch is always on my arm when I am moving, but my iPhone is not necessarily on my person. Is there any plan to fix this? Perhaps when Watch OS 2.0 comes out hopefully?!

  20. Avatar JRinAR says:

    I own MapMyFitness+. Will only MapMyRun connect or is there a way to use the sister app? I would hate to have to change after so many months of “Fitness” use. Thoughts? Tips?

  21. Avatar SPILL THE T says:

    I tried to run without my phone, only the watch, the app didn’t work. Does anyone know if I can leave my phone behind and just use the watch with Map My Fitness?

  22. Avatar Laura says:

    My steps on MFP never equal the same as my apple watch – it only seems to pick up how my phone has moved e.g. yesterday 9260 steps show on health app but only 5042 on MFP (so I assume these are only those from carrying my phone). I have all the sync settings correct I believe to take steps from the health app.

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