Best food tracking app?

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  1. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

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    I use UP to input my food daily but it's a time consuming process and it doesn't port data over to the health app.

    Anyone have an app they like better than UP?

    Or is there one that communicates well with Health?

    My dream would be a Siri like app that I can just say what I ate and let it figure everything out. I don't assume there's an app that can do that, but figure there must be something close.

    And if yall think UP is the best out there, would love to hear why.
     
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  3. ErikGrim macrumors 68040

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    +1 for MyFitnessPal. It's the gold standard in fitness and food tracking. Talks to everyone: FitBit, Health etc.
     
  4. FamiliaPhoto macrumors 6502a

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    Another vote for MyFitnessPal, it has the most complete database of food of any app I'm aware of. It also integrates with Health, Fitbit and a myriad of other apps very well.

    I don't think you'll find anything with Siri commands, there are just too many variables when entering foods such as predefined meals where you are not eating part of it (i.e., a hamburger without the bun) and the amount of the portion you ate. I think the user experience would be grueling.
     
  5. MacTCE macrumors 6502

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    Another +1 for MyFitnessPal. Great food and exercise tracking.
     
  6. rwilliams macrumors 68040

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    I was a longtime user of Lose It, but just switched to MyFitnessPal. I think I'm gonna stay with MFP.
     
  7. FamiliaPhoto macrumors 6502a

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    LoseIt is a nice app but its food database is lacking, that is what drove me to MyFitnessPal.
     
  8. joejoejoe thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Seems like the consensus is unanimous.

    Thanks all!
     
  9. M0esmac macrumors 6502a

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    MFP is awesome, but it looks terrible on iPhone 6/6+. Emailed them about it, they said they don't even have an ETA on it. :(
     
  10. FamiliaPhoto macrumors 6502a

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    Your right, it needs an update for the 6 and 6+. It will come in time. They have already integrated with HealthKit, so they are on their way.
     
  11. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    I too use MFP, but you have to be careful with it; it allows users to update the database, which means that there's a lot of human error. If you don't catch it, some of the info can be really off.

    Other than that, I like it.

    The latest update also taps into the iPhone's chip to track steps and calculate calories burned.
     
  12. ErikGrim macrumors 68040

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    To be fair EVERY app developer is dragging their feet on 6/6+ native resolution updates. It’s been weeks!
     
  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    So how do many of those who have already updated to support 6/6+ fit into that "EVERY"?
     
  14. ErikGrim macrumors 68040

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    Are you always this literal when it comes to language or do you need be taught social linguistics?
     
  15. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Ah, yes, in a medium when literal writing is the basis, a purposefully emphasized and capitalized version of "EVERY" is there to mean not what it means...yeah. WINNING :rolleyes:
     
  16. grandM macrumors 6502a

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    best monitor is your belly ;)
     
  17. ErikGrim macrumors 68040

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    You are starting to learn.
     
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