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Apple Watch, Health App, Tracking Calories ffeurtado — Oct 09, 2017 02:40AM PDT

Good day MFP Experts,

I have recently purchased the new Apple Watch Series 3 and I'm having difficulties understanding the functions of the two system working together as compared to my Fitbit.

I cannot seem to get the total calories burned and consumed from either application within any of the hardware.

Can someone please run down the setting up of the Myfittnesspal and the apps on the iPhone 7 and the Apple Watch?

Thanking you in advance,

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Logan MyFitnessPal Agent Oct 09, 2017 11:20AM PDT

Hey thanks for posting your question.

Launch the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, and visit the “App Store” app to manually install the MFP app from your iPhone to the Apple Watch. Please note that it may take up to several minutes after updating the iPhone app for the MyFitnessPal app to appear in the list of available Watch apps

How do I enable step tracking in MyFitnessPal using the Apple Watch?

First, launch the MyFitnessPal app on your Apple Watch.This will register your Apple Watch with the MyFitnessPal app on iPhone.

Second, launch the MyFitnessPal iPhone app, and visit More > Steps. Select “Apple Watch” as your step source. This choice will use data from both the Apple Watch and the M7/M8 chip in the iPhone through HealthKit to track your steps.

What can I do with the MyFitnessPal Apple Watch app?

- use step data from the watch to adjust your calorie goal for the day – walk more to eat more! - view your remaining calories for the day

- ​view your remaining nutrient amounts for the dayview your steps and your step goal for the day
​Known Issues

- Exercises tracked as “Other” via the watch will not currently sync to the MyFitnessPal app. “Other” is a new HealthKit category, and the MFP app is currently unaware of this label. We hope to support this category in the future.

- The Nutrients view in the Watch app does not match our App store screenshots. This will be fixed in an upcoming release: Carbs, Fat and Protein will be moved to the top of the view.

- If the Watch app is unresponsive communicating with the iPhone, exiting and re-launching the Watch app is usually enough to cause un-synced data to process. In some cases it may also be helpful to tap More, then Sync on the MyFitnessPal iPhone app.

Warm Regards,
MyFitnessPal Staff

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flykeeko17 Nov 28, 2017 12:41PM PST

But no activities sync... has this been remedied? Already sent an email to you all with screenshots. There seems to be a glitch on MFP's end, where the Health App is unable to be set to sync with MFP. Despite having enabled all permissions within the Health App to sync with MFP, I keep being told to go back into the Health App before MFP will sync...

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Logan MyFitnessPal Agent Nov 28, 2017 02:04PM PST


If you have already checked your permissions and your workouts still aren’t syncing, it may be because there is not a match for the exercise in our database. If you are starting the exercise as Other and then renaming it after ending it, please try starting it as Other and leaving it as Other to see if it makes it over. We are in the process of checking out which entries are having sync issues so we can get them added to the database.

Warm Regards,
MyFitnessPal Staff

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