Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal

Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
5.0
out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.14
  • Total Downloads:
    2,857
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 30, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; iTunes account required.

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Editors' Review

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As the name suggests, MyFitnessPal is a community-oriented site designed to help you lose weight and track fitness goals. The mobile apps let you keep these features at your fingertips wherever you are. You can input or edit your goals, enter your caloric intake (food) and output (exercise) on the go, and add new food data to the library if it doesn't already exist. There's also a progress screen that lets you track your weight and view a graphical representation of how well--or poorly--you're doing.

To test the mobile bent of the service, we downloaded the associated iPhone app and gave it a whirl. After having used Lose It for an extended period of time, we're not particularly fond of the interface for MyFitnessPal. One issue--a minor one--is that it's not as visually appealing as Lose It, which offers little icons for the majority of the food items in the library. More of a problem for some will be the tiny writing that populates the search screen, as it creates a bit of eye-strain to read the multitude of options that are presented. On the whole, we found that MyFitnessPal's interface is less polished than that of Lose It. We do, however, appreciate the multiadd function, which lets you add several foods at once; a time-saver for anyone who eats similar meals from day to day.

On the plus side, MyFitnessPal offers a community aspect not offered by the other app, as well as a dedicated Web site with a variety of handy tools. There are calculators for BMR (basal metabolic rate), BMI (body mass index), and recipe nutritional info (to be fair, Lose It offers this functionality within its app). You can also create a personalized weight loss ticker for your profile, forum signature, or blog. In the end, if you're trying to get fit, pretty much any tool or support is better than none, and MyFitnessPal is free so it's definitely worth a look.

 
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5 stars

"MFP nails this category"

February 19, 2015  |  By jimbutt

 |  Version: Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal 5.9

Pros

HUGE food database, impressive recipes importer an converter, easy to learn, great graphics, linked recipe blog for learning easy meals, linked to lots of related apps like MapMyFitness and FitBit.

Cons

Hard to imagine any improvements.

Summary

MFP nails this category of apps. I'm actually having fun losing weight now that I've changed the goal from fill up my belly to eat up to the line. You learn quick that feeling hungry is not right. Journaling stops this diet-killing behavior and helps you learn what works for a long term 'live-it'! Having so many food options available on top of an easy recipe importer makes MFP the hands-down choice for journaling.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.14
What does an Apple Watch do when it gets hungry? It goes back four seconds!That joke might be awful, but our new Apple Watch app is pretty great. Check your remaining calories for the day right from your wrist, along with your nutrient totals and extra calories you've earned by hitting your daily step goal. This release also includes improvements to step tracking for those of you with an Apple Watch and those tracking steps directly with your iPhone.
General
Publisher MyFitnessPal.com
Publisher web site http://www.myfitnesspal.com/iphone
Release Date December 07, 2009
Date Added April 30, 2015
Version 5.14
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Health & Fitness Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4. iTunes account required.
Download Information
File Size 85.81MB
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,857
Downloads Last Week 12
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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