Fitness/Dietary App MyFitnessPal Gets HealthKit Support

Fitness/Dietary App MyFitnessPal Gets HealthKit Support

Fitness/Dietary app MyFitnessPal received an update today, adding support for Apple’s Health app and HealthKit on iOS 8. The updated app interfaces with Apple’s Health app – and other HealthKit connected apps – to share three types of data: workout data, calorie intake, and weight information.


From the MyFitnessPal App Store Page:

We’ve added some exciting new HealthKit features for iOS 8 users. Apple’s HealthKit makes it easy for connected apps to work together while giving you complete control over what data is shared. For this release we focused on three new features that make MyFitnessPal do more to help you reach your goals.

  • Add your meal summaries to HealthKit – You can now share meal data with HealthKit-connected apps every time you add food to your diary.
  • Sync your weight with HealthKit – If you have an app that records your weight in HealthKit, we can automatically sync that with your MyFitnessPal account. Likewise, if you track your weight in MyFitnessPal we’ll keep your HealthKit data updated.
  • Add exercises from other HealthKit apps to your diary – When you exercise with an app that saves workout data to HealthKit, we can adjust your daily calorie goal for you.

The update also resolves a few bugs, including:

  • An issue requiring some users to log in repeatedly
  • An issue preventing iOS 6 users from logging exercise and some meals

The app joins FitPort on the list of approved apps for use with Apple’s iOS 8 HealthKit-enabled apps that work with the company’s Health app.

If you’re looking to get in shape, and are curious how apps will work within the iOS 8 HealthKit environment, MyFitnessPal might be a good app to download, as the price – FREE- is certainly right.

MyFitnessPal is available is available FREE for the iPhone in the App Store. [DIRECT LINK]