BodyMedia Integration with My Fitness Pal



In the past I've talked about My Fitness Pal. This is an easy to use website, and it has a cool SmartPhone app that allows you to scan the bar code on food, and it will input that item in your food log.

When you start watching the Biggest Loser this month (the 5th and 6th) you will see where they have tossed the Slimcoach (which apparently is not a great device, but you can pick them up for $35) for the Bodymedia Activity Manager. In looking at the BodyMedia site I see where they are now integrated with MyFitnessPal. When I used the Bodybugg, the one clunky part of their system was entering your food on their site. Well BodyMedia is the technology behind the Bodybugg, and now you have the power of the BodyMedia Activity Manager to track the number of calories you burned combined with the ease of use of MyFitnessPal to count your calories.

Here is the news from their website:

MyFitnessPal contains over 2 million foods and is available online for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows phone, or iPad app, so you can log food on whichever devices are more convenient. Plus your data is backed up online so you never lose it. In addition, MyFitnessPal features include:

Free barcode scanner – easily find foods you've eaten that have a barcode. Other apps charge for this, but MyFitnessPal's scanner is 100% free.
Diet with your friends – add friends and easily track and support each other's progress.
Works offline – Great for iPod touch users and when you are on the plane or have bad coverage. No internet connection required!

When you link your BodyMedia FIT and your MyFitnessPal accounts, you gain the following features:

Automatically transfer your food log totals from MyFitnessPal to your BodyMedia food log. When you log foods in MyFitnessPal, the meal totals will automatically appear in your Activity Manager or mobile app.
Automatically transfer your BodyMedia FIT calorie burn to your MyFitnessPal account.

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1 thought on “BodyMedia Integration with My Fitness Pal”

  1. So on your recommendation, I bought a Fitbit. So far I’m really liking it, although it’s a bit of a hassle to transfer it from my bra (where I wear it during the day) to my wrist for sleep tracking. Right now I have one friend on Fitbit.com, and it’s motivating to try to “beat” her steps everyday. But – not to brag – so far it hasn’t been that much of a challenge. Do you friend your listeners? If so, I’d like to try to beat your steps everyday too!

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