Editors' Note: The "Download Now" link directs you to the product page. You can download the application from the Android Market on your Android device.
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 app and gave it a whirl. The interface for MyFitnessPal is straightforward and easy to use, but not as visually appealing as some other fitness apps we've used. 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. We appreciate the multiadd function that 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.
Lose weight with MyFitnessPal for Android, an easy to use calorie counter for Android devices. With the largest food database of any calorie counter (over 450,000 foods), and amazingly fast food and exercise entry MyFitnessPal for Android help you take those extra pounds off.
What's new in this version:
Version 2.0.1.001 includes includes critical fixes for users reporting issues, added news feed to help keep tabs on how your friends are doing and to provide each other with support, ability to invite friends and accept/ignore friend requests, ability to send and read private messages to other MFP members, and new "Weekly" view on the home screen to show a weekly view of your progress towards your net calorie goal.