If you’re a fan of MyFitnessPal and want a fitness tracker that will help you count calories, we’ve curated a list of the 10 best MyFitnessPal compatible fitness trackers.
Apple Watch Series 6
Of course, the Apple Watch Series 6 tops the list of MyFitnessPal compatible fitness trackers. It does it all, including offering support for the MFP app. It can sync your data from your activities to reflect this in your diary. It’s able to track common and not-so-common activities like climbing, boxing, surfing and others.
What’s more, it now comes with a blood oxygen monitor, which allows you to track your blood oxygen saturation levels, a valuable piece of data for your lung health.
Additionally, the Series 6 offers an ECG monitor, which tests the regularity of your heart rate and alerts you if there’s anything noticeably wrong. You can download the data and send it to your doctor. In fact, after 180 days of use, your Apple Watch will tell you all sorts of useful trends about your health and typical activities, including what it’s learned about your exercise and movement over given periods of time.
You can use the famous Rings to set your own daily goals for both exercise and active minutes (there is a difference; defined by your heart rate). This is a really useful feature in conjunction with calorie counting via MyFitnessPal. Check how many calories you’ve burned compared to what you’ve eaten so you can see if you’re on track.
The Apple Watch Series 6 can be found for around $399.
- GPS + Cellular model lets you call, text, and get directions without your phone
- Measure your blood oxygen with an all-new sensor and app
- Check your heart rhythm with the ECG app
Apple Watch SE
Naturally, we had to mention the Apple Watch SE too. Essentially, it’s an Apple Watch 6 lite version. It has the same design, just a few less of the advanced features, and thus it has a more accessible price.
You still get the accurate heart rate tracking, sleep and activity tracking, though; everything a fully-fledged MFP’er needs to start their journey.
Speaking of which, the Apple Watch SE works flawlessly with the MyFitnessPal app. The integration and synchronisation are seamless, meaning you can stay in total control of your fitness.
The Apple Watch SE is available at around $269
- GPS model lets you take calls and reply to texts from your wrist
- Large Retina OLED display
- Up to 2x faster processor than Series 3
If you’ve ever been on a fitness journey, you know it’s exactly that, a journey. A lifestyle. A change of ways. It’s certainly not something you can do once and tick off a list. As such, you’ll want a fitness tracker that will be a loyal companion. Garmin offers such devices, and they’re excellent indeed.
The Vivofit 4 has features you’d expect like calorie burn and steps, and this is why it’s an excellent MyFitnessPal compatible device. The integration of the app with the Garmin Connect means you get a reasonably accurate idea of how many calories you’ve burned during a workout, as the watch will know how intense it was. Your burned calories will be added to your daily goal for how many calories you should be eating.
This is a nifty tracker that’s ideal for beginners or those who don’t need anything flashy. It doesn’t have a huge touchscreen display or smart features. However, it does the basics very well, and the lack of bells and whistles means you can concentrate on your fitness.
You’ll find this activity tracker under $80
- Features always-on customizable color display and 1+ year battery life; no charging necessary
- Tracks steps, distance and calories burned, monitors sleep and provides a personalized daily step...
- Safe for swimming and showering
We’re going to give you a few Garmin suggestions because between this brand and Fitbit (which we’ll cover next), they offer the best fitness trackers and have an established relationship with MFP.
With that said, another popular one of Garmin’s MyFitnessPal compatible fitness trackers is the Vivosmart 4.
Another lightweight and sleek number with a slim bracelet. It comes preloaded with an abundance of useful health and fitness features and, best of all, you can wear it swimming. Perfect for those of you with a lifestyle that’s always on the go.
It has a pulse ox sensor right on your wrist, which means you can monitor your blood oxygen levels overnight (or any time you want during the day).
It’ll also keep an eye on your stress levels too, which you could cross-reference with your MFP diary to see if maybe you indulged in comfort food that day.
What’s great about the Vivosmart 4 is Garmin’s branded Body Battery feature, which lets you know what your energy levels are and advises if you need a rest or if you’re good to go. You’ll get up to a weeks’ battery life, too!
This is a superb little tracker to help meet you goals, and it’s under $100.
- Slim, smart activity tracker blends fashionable design with stylish metal accents and a bright,...
- Includes advanced sleep monitoring with REM sleep and can gauge blood oxygen saturation levels...
- Fitness and health monitoring tools include estimated wrist-based heart rate, all-day stress...
The Forerunner 45 is a little more expensive, but it’s more of a fitness watch with smart features, so you should expect a higher price.
Actually, it’s one of the most affordable fitness trackers you’ll get your hands on in 2021. What’s more, it comes with a host of advanced features compared to it’s Vivo siblings. For example, there’s an accurate heart rate monitor on board and comes with lots of activity tracking.
Also, it has on-board GPS, which is great for tracking your outdoor activities too. Which, if you’re using MFP, you’ll likely be walking or running a lot.
You also get sleep and stress tracking, so again if you’re prone to overeating when stressed or tired, a Forerunner 45 can help identify and manage that.
You should be able to find this watch around $199.
- GPS running watch with Garmin Coach training plan support
- Easy-to-use running watch estimates heart rate at the wrist and features GPS to track your pace,...
- Works with free Garmin Coach adaptive training plans that bring expert, personalized coaching right...
Fenix 6 Pro
The Fenix range is the top-shelf line from Garmin and, as such, comes packed with advanced fitness and health features. Really, they’re designed for athletes.
With a Fenix 6 Pro, you can enjoy the most accurate GPS thanks to the combination of GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo satellites.
If you’re into a range of sports, the Fenix 6 Pro has preloaded modes for things like yoga, climbing, cardio, indoor rowing and a whole lot more. If you’re into sports that burn a serious amount of calories, the Fenix 6 is undoubtedly one of the best MyfitnessPal compatible watches you could dream of. You’re going to need to keep your body accurately fuelled.
The Fenix 6 Pro also comes with a blood oxygen sensor that shows you the oxygen saturation percentage of your blood which hints at potential lung issues.
It has a great battery life, which is more than any Apple Watch can offer. It’ll go 14 days between charges. Imagine!
So if you’re a little more advanced in your fitness journey and use MFP as a means of eating enough calories to sustain your activities, we cannot recommend the Garmin Fenix 6 Pro highly enough.
This is a little closer to $500.
- Fit for performance with rugged, sophisticated design that features an always-on 1.3” (18% larger...
- Enhanced estimated wrist heart rate and Pulse Ox to support advanced sleep monitoring and altitude...
- Advanced training features include PacePro for grade-adjusted pace guidance throughout your activity...
It’s fair to say that Garmin and Fitbit rule the fitness tracker market. Indeed, the Fitbit Sense came along in 2020 and even gave the Apple Watch a run for its money. The best thing about Fitbit is how easily it talks to MyFitnessPal. Synching data is almost effortless.
The Fitbit Sense is well-equipped with the modern features of a smartwatch, but its focus is fitness. One unique thing that Fitbit is leading with is the temperature monitoring sensor, which Apple doesn’t even offer (yet).
Plus, there’s an SPO2 and ECG test.
Of course, as an MFP’er, you’ll want multiple sport modes, and the Sense offers just that. Plus, you can enjoy 6 months’ free Fitbit Premium membership to get the most out of your watch and help reach your goals.
This watch is a little less than the Garmin Fenix Pro 6, at under $300.
- EDA Scan app detects electrodermal activity which may indicate your body's response to stress and a...
- Assess your heart for atrial fibrillation –a heart rhythm irregularity- and easily share results...
- An on-wrist skin temperature sensor tracks yours each night so you can see how it varies. You can...
The Fitbit Charge 4 goes back to basics and is almost a homage to the brands first offerings. Nonetheless, this is easily one of the best MyFitnessPal compatible fitness trackers in 2021 for how seamlessly it synchronises the data it tracks with the app on your phone.
It has features that will come in handy on any weight loss or fitness journey, like the PurePulse, which monitors your heart rate and makes an educated decision on how many calories you’ve burned based on the fluctuations in the beat. What’s more, it has Fitbit’s branded SmartTrack feature, which offers heart rate zones.
Simply workout as you would and your data will appear in MFP.
If you’re looking for something in the middle of a basic and advanced tracker, this is perfect.
You can find it for under $140.
- Use built-in GPS to see your pace and distance on screen during outdoor runs, rides, hikes and more...
- With Active Zone Minutes, feel a buzz when you reach your target heart rate zones during exercise,...
- Get a 90-day free trial of the Fitbit Premium to help you stay active, sleep well and manage stress....
Withings Steel HR
We weren’t going to keep offering you basic bands and chunky sport watches. You know us better than that! Here we have the Withings Steel HR, which offers all the activity monitoring you could want, wrapped up in a beautiful watch.
Track your heart rate, sleep quality and VO2 estimates; you can even swim in this watch, thanks to the 50m water-resistance rating.
Like the Fitbit Sense, this is also a smartwatch, so you don’t have to take it off regardless of what you’re doing. Get notifications from your phone, including calls and texts.
Enjoy the look of a traditional timepiece with a minimal display and a small digital sub-dial for your fitness tracking data like your heart rate.
Plus, enjoy a record-breaking battery life of up to 25 days.
For under $200, this watch does everything.
- 1 of Withings Steel HR Sport Hybrid Smartwatch (40mm) - Activity, Sleep, Fitness and Heart Rate...
- 1 of Withings/Nokia - Wristbands for Steel HR 40mm, Steel HR Sport
Another left-field offering here. Did you know you can get a pulse from your ankle, too?
The Misfit Shine is about as no-frills as it gets. But, this budget activity and sleep tracker is the perfect pal for someone using MyFitnessPal.
Wear it on your wrist or ankle, and it’ll automatically track your steps, calories, distance and sleep. You can even wear it swimming. Then it’ll smoothly sync that data into your MFP app.
We think this is so nifty for those who simply want data. Plus, it’s less than $100.
- Splashproof disc with red LED progress and time display
- Smart button enabled to control connected household devices
- Automatically tracks steps, distance, calories, and light and heavy sleep
Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro
The Gear Fit 2 Pro sits somewhere between the Fitbit Sense and Garmin Vivofit 4. It’s a fitness tracker with smart features but a basic look.
You don’t need your smartphone, though, when going out for a walk or run. It has on-board GPS to monitor your distance and speed. The HRM is accurate, so the watch will tell you when to get a wiggle or slow down to catch your breath.
The bracelet is rubber, and the watch is water-resistant so that you can wear it swimming, too. What’s cool is the automatic sport mode, so you don’t have to worry about clicking anything when you get started. It effortlessly syncs with MyFitnessPal, so all you have to do is focus on what you’re doing.
Battery-wise, you should get 3-4 days between charges, but of course, that depends on how much you need GPS.
A reliable watch from a known brand for around $225.
- Water resistant up to fifty meters, now you can own the pool, run in the rain and recover in the...
- Power through intervals to the beat of your favorite tracks with music storage on your Gear Fit2 Pro
- Boost every session with fitness apps powered by Under Armour. Count every mile on Map MyRun, and...
Getting or maintaining any level of fitness is so much easier when you have a fitness tracker. We’ve introduced you to some of the best MyFitnessPal compatible fitness trackers, depending on your budget or even aesthetic taste, from beginner to athlete.
Now it’s down to you to get moving! Good luck!
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