Any my fitness pal users get there workouts to show up from watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by mellofello, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. mellofello macrumors 65816

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    Getting pretty serious about losing some weight this year. Started tracking all food in with my fitness pal. It is integrated with my watch, and counts all my daily steps, and runs against calories I eat.

    Most of my workouts are strength, and cycling though. I use the outdoor cycle, and other workouts to track my calories burned. For whatever reason they will not show up, only my steps are counted.

    Has anyone had success inter grating exercise besides running?

    Do I need to track the workout in strava then export it?
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

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    MyFitnessPal has no problems auto importing all my :apple:Watch workouts from the Health App.

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  3. mellofello thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hmm I wonder were mine is tripping up.

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    I had 3 different cycling sections, and a brief other workout, and none of them transferred.
     
  4. mellofello thread starter macrumors 65816

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    If I can get this working then I finally found the killer app that makes the watch worth it.
     
  5. Julien macrumors G3

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    In the Health App do you have MyFitnessPal Allow Write and Allow Read data cut on under Sources?
     
  6. redrog macrumors 6502

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    Right, this is what I don't understand - why is your step contribution 0? Presumably the activities you did were in addition to some steps?

    Mine does the exact same thing ie. the step contribution reduces after other activities are added. It drives me mad.
     
  7. mellofello thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Not sure why but I disabled and reenabled the my fitness pal, and now the amount of fields in health went way up. Working as it should.

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    Also received this withings wifi scale from Amazon. This thing ties into health, and my fitness pal. It lets you track your weight, and body fat percentage automatically filling the fields in both apps. If you do a lot of lifting the body fat % is a more important metric then weight. Stoked to try it out over time.

    No more excuses
     
  8. lenard macrumors 6502

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    Make sure the Health app is taking source data from fitness pal and check the setting also in fitness pal
     
  9. Ant2369 macrumors member

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    I use an app called Gymaholic. it has pre loaded workouts that you can use or if you're daring like i was i created al my own. it takes some time but its so worth it. The app syncs with the watch so you can check off your sets from the watch and once you finish a workout it syncs the data with the health app and will also send it to my fitness pal to accurately adjust your calories. I have been very satisfied with how both apps sync I actually purchased their $14.99 Gold version of the app...Hope this helps
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    Once you hit over 10k steps the Steps Calorie Adjustment goes away Basically the Step Calorie Adjustment is the app predicting how many calories you will burn. If you look at the FAQ it explains in detail why they go to zero and how it all works
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    I also have this Withings scale it works awesome!!! you'll love it and they all sync great between Watch, Phone and Apps
     
  10. BarracksSi macrumors 68040

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    Downloading Gymaholic now.

    What does the Gold upgrade get?
     
  11. RadioGaGa1984 Suspended

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    You get upgraded to the pro version $3.99 and give the dev a $11 donation.
     
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  13. mellofello thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Just want to update that I got everything working in harmony. What a great motivator it is to see your exercise correlating with your calorie intake. Then having the weight auto populate and chart really gets you motivated to run that extra mile, and skip desert.
     
  14. BarracksSi macrumors 68040

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    Run two extra miles and you can have dessert. ;)

    (I know it's more complicated than that, but hey…)
     
  15. mellofello thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Depends on the desert, but yeah pretty much lol
     
  16. redrog macrumors 6502

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    Huh? Sorry, that makes no sense to me. If I have earned extra calories through steps, how can my step contribution then go down when I do extra exercise?

    Have you a link to that FAQ, I can't see it anywhere?
     
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    I'm still waiting for it to support the "Other" category from the Apple Watch.
     
  19. comics addict macrumors 6502a

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    On myfitnesspal? I have mine show up just fine both with the Apple Watch workout app as well as a weightlifting app that are setup to user healthkit.
     
  20. Julien macrumors G3

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  21. comics addict macrumors 6502a

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    Do you only use the built in optical heart rate monitor? 'cause that caloric burn is very low for a weight lifting session of 50 minutes. Well, that is if one can trusts apple's workout app in it's estimates for strength training.
     
  22. Ant2369, Jan 26, 2016
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    Sorry for the late reply. I'm on daily but forget to stay logged in to see notifications. There's a 3.99 and 14.99. The 3.99 gives you a ton of new features. The 14.99 basically gives them a $11 donation towards helping the developers add new features and keep updates regular. I was so impresses after using it a did that one. When I did it the upgrade was 9.99 and the gold was still 14.99. Nice price drop for 3.99. Beyond worth it
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    Inside the app click Diary. Scroll to excercise. Click. steps calorie adjustment. The click learn more
     
  23. SparkFlash macrumors 6502

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    This thread is cool! My apple watch arrives today and its main purpose for me was exercise and more. Awesome seeing what people are using. Thanks!
     
  24. mellofello thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It really lights a fire under your butt. Gotta close those rings!
     
  25. Gonky macrumors regular

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    Do people get the MFP step goal notifications? Once I got a 'you are 61% of the way to your step goal' message and that's it - never heard from it again!
     

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