MyFitnessPal app

An app aimed at anyone wanting to track their food intake and their activity level.
MyFitnessPal app By MyFitnessPal
  • Goal setting – nutrition, physical activity and weight
  • Food diary
  • Calorie counter
  • Weight chart
  • Exercise tracker
  • App community
  • Reminders to record breakfast, lunch, dinner and water intake
  • Graphs and reporting

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Country of origin USA
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Security and privacy Does the app:
  • collect medical information? Yes (Weight, height, date of birth, etc)
  • require a login? Yes - Facebook or email
  • have password protection? Can be password protected. Password required for initial sign up but not when reopening app                     
  • have a privacy policy? Yes
  • require internet access? Yes
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  • Basic: Free
  • Paid upgrade: Premium $32.99
  • Basic: The free version contains ads, which may vary from user to user.
  • Paid upgrade: The premium version does not contain ads. 

What does the app do?

MyFitnessPal is an app that allows users to record food consumed and monitor their food composition through a food database. The food database is compiled by both MyFitnessPal (based in America) and users (who live globally). The primary aim of the app is to monitor energy intake and exercise output to help you achieve a range of nutrition, fitness and weight goals. Additional features of the app allow for weight and exercise monitoring and analysis of energy intake distribution through the day, monitoring of limited micronutrients (sodium, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, iron) and access to an online community.

You can search for the food and drink consumed, allocate an amount and link this to a main meal or snack. You can also track type and amount of exercise and record your weight.

Premium offers meal scanning and barcode scanning (which may/may not work in New Zealand), access to meal plans and workout plans, further analysis of foods contributing the most carbohydrate, protein and fat and ability to export data.

For a more detailed description of the app, see Google Play(external link) or iTunes(external link) and for a detailed review, see Reviews



✔ Links with many fitness apps and devices

✔ Prompts for user to input data

✔ Shows breakdown of energy consumption through the day

✔ Shows breakdown of macronutrient consumption for the day

✔ Extensive food database and includes many NZ food products.

✘ Food database is compiled by both MyfitnessPal (based in America) and users (who live globally) which limits its accuracy.

✘ Barcode scanning and scanning a meal only available on premium.

Review details

  • October 2022, version 22.20.0-25918, Android
  • November 2014, Android

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Credits: Healthify Editorial Team

Reviewed by: Frances Arenhold, Registered Dietitian

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