How do I install the MyFitnessPal Apple Watch app?
If the auto-install option is on in your Apple Watch app, the MyFitnessPal app for Apple Watch will install automatically once you've MyFitnessPal on your iPhone.
If auto-install is off, launch the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, and near the bottom of the My Watch page you should have an option 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 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!
- add water to your diary
- quick add Calories
- view your remaining calories for the day
- view your remaining nutrient amounts for the day
- view your steps and your step goal for the day
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 > Sync on the MyFitnessPal iPhone app.
Why don't my Apple Watch Active calories sync?
At this time we are currently only reading the step data, and individual "other" workouts sent from the watch via what transfers directly from Apple Health. We are not yet considering the active calories amount, also being measured by the watch.
In the meantime, you may notice that your total calorie burn showing on the watch, does not match the total being reported to MyFitnessPal by Apple Health. This is to be expected. Please do, however, let us know if your step count is not matching up or you do not see your "other" workouts displayed in your MyFitnessPal Diary as "Apple Health Exercises."
Apple Watch Exercises
If you have the latest version of the iOS app on your device, all of your Apple Watch exercises will now sync to MyFitnessPal as long as you've already gone through the Apple Health linking process found here.
The following chart lists the exercises available on your Apple Watch. You may notice that some exercises are not visible to start in your Apple Watch Workout app, but if you start an "Other" workout and choose to rename it when you are done, the exercise should appear there.
Please note that even though an exercise may have an assigned label, it may still appear as Apple Health App Workout when it syncs over to MyFitnessPal, but the Duration and Calories Burned should still be the same.
If you are having any issues with an exercise syncing, please contact us here so our support team can take a closer look.