Linking Samsung Health
To Link Samsung Health:
- Open MyFitnessPal app
- Find Apps & Devices under the Menu (More...)
- Search for Samsung Health and then tap Connect.
- You should see a pop up for permissions regarding the Samsung Health integration.
- Turn the integration On and then allow all permissions (needed for sync to work properly)
- Please note you will need to scroll down on this pop up to see all of the permissions.
- Finally, Tap Done to finish the set up.
To Set Samsung Health as your Step Source:
- Open MyFitnessPal app
- Find Steps under the Menu (More...)
- Select Samsung Health
What Syncs Between Samsung Health and MyFitnessPal?
Weight - Weight will transfer between both apps, updating in both directions (Body Fat % does not sync at this time)
Food - Calories added to MyFitnessPal will transfer to Samsung Health.
(Please note: Food copied from a friend's diary will not transfer to Samsung Health.)
Steps - Steps tracked in Samsung Health will transfer to MyFitnessPal once selected as a step source in the MyFitnessPal app
Exercises - Some Exercises will transfer between both apps. Workouts added to Samsung Health will transfer to MyFitnessPal and workouts added to MyFitnessPal will transfer to Samsung Health.
(Please note: Strength training workouts do not transfer from Samsung Health to MyFitnessPal)
Samsung Health Troubleshooting
If you find that your Samsung Health app is still not syncing properly with your MyFitnessPal app on Android, could you please try unlinking Samsung Health in our app, uninstalling and reinstalling our program, then relinking Samsung Health to see if that helps?
Following these steps in this order should reset the connection:
First go into MyFitnessPal and find Apps & Devices under the Menu Bar. Find your Samsung Health integration and disconnect. Next you will want to uninstall and then reinstall the MyFitnessPal app on your device.
*Note: Please make sure you know your username and password before reinstalling the app. Also, please note that any information that has not previously synced will be lost. Please make sure your information is found online at www.MyFitnessPal.com (sign in with the same username and password as the app). If you are seeing your information online, it will sync back to the app*
Here's what you need to do to uninstall and reinstall the app:
First, you need to try to sync the app to make sure you data has been backed up. Open the app and login. Then at the bottom of the menu on the left, tap the "Sync" option. If the app reports it has not synced recently, tap the Sync item to force a sync. Make sure that your phone is connected to the internet when you are trying to sync. If you are not able to get the app to completely sync, then unfortunately, when you uninstall the app you will lose any changes that you have not synced.
Next, clear the cache on your app.
Go to Settings, then Applications (Apps), then find MyFitnessPal and tap on it, (you may need to tap storage) then tap clear cache.
Next, remove the app by closing the app.
Go to Settings, then Applications, then Manage Applications. Find the MyFitnessPal app and tap on it, then tap the Uninstall button.
Once the app has been uninstalled, open Google Play (formerly the Android Market) and search for "myfitnesspal", then reinstall the app.
Finally, once the app has been reinstalled, open the app and login using the same username and login you had been using previously. All of the data for your account will be synced from our website back to your phone.
Once completed, go into MyFitnessPal and find Apps & Devices under the Menu Bar. Search for Samsung Health and then tap Connect. You should see a pop up for permissions regarding the Samsung Health integration.
In order for it to work properly, turn the integration On and then allow all permissions. Please note you will need to scroll down on this pop up to see all of the permissions. Finally, Tap Done to finish the set up.
At this point if you are not seeing information transfer automatically, please email our support team at https://myfitnesspal.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new for additional assistance.
Which Specific Exercises Sync from Samsung Health to MyFitnessPal?
If you have the latest version of the Android app on your device, some, but not all of your Samsung Health exercises will sync to MyFitnessPal. Strength Training and Bodyweight training workouts do not transfer at this time.
The following chart lists the exercises available on Samsung Health and what they will transfer to MyFitnessPal as (if transfer is available for that exercise type):
|Syncs to MyFitnessPal as:
|Alpine Skiing||Snow Skiing|
|Aqua Aerobics||Water aerobics, water calisthenics|
|Arm Curls||Does not transfer|
|Arm Extensions||Does not transfer|
|Back Extensions||Does not transfer|
|Badminton||Badminton, social, general|
|Ballet||Dancing, aerobic, ballet or modern, twist|
|Ballroom Dancing||Dancing, ballroom, slow|
|Beach Volleyball||Volleyball, beach|
|Bench Press||Does not transfer|
|Boxing||Boxing, in ring, general|
|Burpee Test||Does not transfer|
|Canoeing||Canoeing, rowing, moderate effort|
|Circuit Training||Circuit Training|
|Cricket||Cricket (batting, bowling)|
|Cross-country Skiing||Traditional cross country skiing|
|Crunches||Does not transfer|
|Deadlifts||Does not transfer|
|Elliptical Trainer||Walking, Elliptical|
|Exercise Bike||Gym, exercise bike|
|Flying Disk||Frisbee playing, general|
|Front Raise||Does not transfer|
|Horseback Riding||Horseback Riding|
|Hula-hooping||Does not transfer|
|Ice Dancing||Does not transfer|
|Ice Skating||Skating, ice, general|
|Ice Hockey||Hockey, ice|
|Inline Skating||Roller blading (in-line skating)|
|Jump Rope||Rope jumping, moderate, general|
|Jumping Jacks||Does not transfer|
|Kayaking||Whitewater rafting, kayaking, or canoeing|
|Lat Pull-downs||Does not transfer|
|Lateral Raises||Does not transfer|
|Leg Curls||Does not transfer|
|Leg Extensions||Does not transfer|
|Leg Presses||Does not transfer|
|Leg Raises||Does not transfer|
|Lunges||Does not transfer|
|Martial Arts||Martial Arts|
|Mountain Biking||Bicycling, mountain|
|Mountain Climbers||Does not transfer|
|Plank||Does not transfer|
|Pull-ups||Pull Ups (pull-ups) *no calorie adjustment*|
|Push-ups||Push Ups (push-ups) *no calorie adjustment*|
|Racquetball||Racquetball, casual general|
|Rafting||Whitewater rafting, kayaking, or canoeing|
|Rock Climbing||Rock Climbing|
|Roller Skating||Skating, roller (rollerblading, roller blading)|
|Rowing||Gym, rowing machine|
|Rowing Machine||Gym, rowing machine|
|Sailing||Sailing, boat/board, windsurfing, general|
|Scuba Diving||Skin diving, scuba diving, general|
|Shoulder Presses||Does not transfer|
|Sit-ups||Sit-ups *no calorie adjustment*|
|Skiing||Skiing, snow, general|
|Softball||Softball or baseball, fast or slow pitch|
|Squats||Does not transfer|
|Step Machine||Walking, elliptical|
|Table Tennis||Table tennis, ping pong|
|Water Skiing||Skiing, water|
|Windsurfing||Sailing, boat/board, windsurfing, general|