If you're using the MyFitnessPal app to track diet and exercise, you may import that data into Fitbit Plus for you and your care team to monitor together. In order to import this data to Fitbit Plus, you'll setup your accounts to send data from MyFitnessPal to Apple Health or Google Fit to Fitbit Plus. Read on to get started!
Before data is able to be imported into Fitbit Plus from MyFitnessPal, please double check the following:
- Ensure that your iPhone or Android's software is up to date so that you have the latest version of Apple Health or Google Fit.
- Ensure you have health actions or measurements in your health action plan in Fitbit Plus associated with the data you want imported from Apple Health. This tells Fitbit Plus which data it should be pulling in. For example, if you wish to bring your total calorie and protein consumption into Fitbit Plus, please ensure you have the following health actions in your plan:
- Healthy Diet health action with the additional data of "Dietary Calories"
- Healthy Diet health action with the additional data of "Protein"
For iPhone users:
- To connect your MyFitnessPal account with your Apple Health account, launch the MyFitnessPal app, and select the following:
More (bottom right corner of the app) > Settings > Sharing & Privacy > HealthKit Sharing
- A Health Access menu opens once you have selected HealthKit Sharing, prompting you to Turn All Categories On or to enable MyFitnessPal to send only selected data to Apple Health. Once you have made your selection, tap Allow in the upper right corner.
Your MyFitnessPal data should now be in Apple Health!
- Next, enable the integration between Apple Health and Fitbit Plus. Launch the Fitbit Plus app on your iPhone.
- Open by navigation menu by selecting the three stacked lines in the upper left corner of your screen, and select Settings.
- From the Settings menu, select Apple's Health app Synchronization
- Tap the synchronization toggle to flip it from off to on. This opens a Health Access menu, prompting you to Turn All Categories On, or to select only the data you wish Fitbit Plus to read from Apple Health. With your selection made, tap Allow in the upper right corner.
Data from the past 30 days in MyFitnessPal and Apple Health should now be in Fitbit Plus!
For Android users: Connecting MyFitnessPal to Google Fit
- To connect your MyFitnessPal account with your Google Fit account, launch the MyFitnessPal app, and select the following:
More (bottom right corner of the app) > Settings > Sharing & Privacy > Google Fit Sharing
- A Health Access menu opens once you have selected Google Fit Sharing, prompting you to Turn All Categories On or to enable MyFitnessPal to send only selected data to Google Fit. Once you have made your selection, tap Allow in the upper right corner.
Your MyFitnessPal data should now be in Google Fit!
If you have not done so already, follow the steps below to now synchronize data from Google Fit to the Fitbit Plus app:
- Open the Fitbit Plus app, and log in if you are not logged in already.
- Tap on the upper lefthand corner to bring out the menu, and tap on Settings.
- Scroll down and select Google Fit Synchronization.
- An on/off toggle is to the right of Google Fit synchronization. Tap on the toggle to turn it on.
- Please note that if you do not have Google Fit installed, you will be redirected to the Google Play Store to download Google Fit. Once you have installed Google Fit, you will need to return to Fitbit Plus and complete step 4.
- Fitbit Plus will automatically import data for your plan when available from Google Fit. Note that only metric types that are included in your Health Action Plan and supported by Google Fit will be synchronized.
- Once Google Fit synchronization has been turned on, all applicable data from the previous 30 days in Google Fit will be imported into Fitbit Plus, and subsequently, new data from Google Fit will be imported automatically when you resume or open the Fitbit Plus app or when you tap the Synchronize Now button.
To confirm integration with Google Fit:
- Open Google Fit, and tap on the upper lefthand corner to bring out the menu.
- Go to Settings.
- Scroll down and tap into Connected apps.
- Fitbit Plus will be listed here if Google Fit synchronization has been turned on in Fitbit Plus.