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Fitbit Connection - why do you need all that data, when I only want to sync steps. jrose1982 — Jan 05, 2017 09:37PM PST

I only want MyFitnessPal to access my steps from the Fitbit app to estimate calories burned. I don't want to sync my weight, profile, friends, or anything else.
Just steps.
So I deselect the data points that I don't want synced and click "Allow". Then I get a message that says "To connect your FitBit account please allow MyFitnessPal to access all FitBit data points."

Why can't I connect and only allow the data that I want MFP to have? Why is this an all-or-nothing deal? It doesn't make sense. For example, there's no f-ing way you need access to my Fitbit profile or friends list in order to estimate calories burned.

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Ripley MyFitnessPal Agent Jan 06, 2017 11:40AM PST

Hi jrose1982,

Thank you for taking the time to contact us. In order to link Fitbit and MyFitnessPal all of the data points must be enabled. This is expected for how the two programs integrate together. Apologies for the frustration this causes.

We wish you the best of luck in meeting and maintaining all your fitness goals!

Best,

Ripley
MyFitnessPal Staff

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