Integrating Apple Watch w/ Fitstar, MyFitness Pal, etc.

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by l.marcus, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. l.marcus macrumors newbie

    l.marcus

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    I've been using several fitness apps with Apple's health app but I'm a little concerned how well they will integrate with :apple:Watch.

    For instance, MyFitness pal gives me a daily budget of calories to eat based on my activity level. If the :apple:Watch is also feeding in activity information, will this be duplicated?

    I'm more concerned about Fitstar. Fitstar takes into account my height, weight, etc. when I do a work out and calculates how many active calories I've burned. If I'm wearing the :apple:Watch, it should also be recoding my active calories duplicating the information and messing up the MyFitness Pal calorie budget.

    Thoughts? Will I need to remove my :apple:Watch when using Fitstar?
     
  2. refslady macrumors regular

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    I have Lifesum, MyFitness Pal and Fitbit. I have never had a problem with duplicate information. You also have the option of turning off what reads and writes from/to the Health App, so you can eliminate the possibility of duplication by turning off the feature in whichever app you choose.
     
  3. l.marcus thread starter macrumors newbie

    l.marcus

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    Yes you can turn off what reads and writes to :apple:Health, but I would assume that the Fitstar app, since it is getting very specific information from you (i.e. number of reps and how much time it takes to complete specific exercises) would have more accurate information than the :apple:Watch which only senses movement and heart rate. If I'm doing a wall sit, I'm not moving at all but Fitstar knows how many calories I'm burning. To me, it seems obvious that I would want the Fitstar numbers recorded but I don't want to turn off the :apple:Watch data during the rest of the day.

    This is all probably null as Fitstar (and other health apps) either make their own :apple:Watch or adapt to the constant stream of movement information being fed by the :apple:Watch.
     
  4. sterl320 macrumors 6502

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    you're asking questions no one can possibly know the answer to right now. none of us has had the watch, none of us has used those apps on the watch.

    But if I were to guess, the only way you would use those specific apps on the Watch is if they came out with apps for the watch that would communicate with the apps on the phone. If they don't, then the watch will do nothing more than give you your notifications on your watch that pops up on your phone. Your watch won't be feeding those apps any additional information.
     
  5. 3rdiguy macrumors 6502a

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    I really hope that Nike adds the ability to glance at Nike Fuel accumulated during the day.
     

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