In this relatively crowded space with a lot of competition, the winner of the best fitness app is none other than MyFitnessPal and for good reason. This is definitely of the most popular and comprehensive apps out there to monitor your fitness in all ways from what you decide to eat, to your exercises and goals. Rarely do fitness apps do as many things as well as this one does. And perhaps best of all, this app is completely free.
You can easily use the app and it will help you lose weight and be healthier without having to pay a dime. However, there are is still a premium membership which can be purchased, and it comes in at two price points. It can be bought for either $9.99 a month, or $49.99 a year. In addition to getting an ad-free experience, this premium membership contains VIP customer service and support as well as a number of other premium types of content like recipes, tips, advice and more.
While this app has so many different features and things to do on it, it is primarily a calorie counter that helps people get control of their diet and become a healthier individual and/or lose weight. This app likely has the largest database of food of all the apps out there, with more than 5 million different recognized food in the database to choose from. It also breaks up the type of food into sections like snacks, breakfast, dinner and more. Also, in addition to being packed full of different food to choose from this app is also extremely easy to use.
Navigating the app is a breeze and it is extremely simple to log and enter your food and drink. If you prefer to scan your food's barcode to enter it into the app, that is an option too. The app also allows you to save meals and learns your favorites over time to make the user experience even easier. You can even import recipes from the internet into this app and it will track them too.
It can do all of the things that most the other food tracking apps can do, but is likely the simplest to deal with. This is simply because of the huge amount of different foods and drinks in its database and the simple way of logging the food you eat. Whatever you eat or drink, there is a good chance this app will recognize it and be able to input it into your diet tracking tool with ease to give you the most accurate and fastest result possible.
In addition to its nutrition and food tracking capabilities, this app can also track your exercise with ease. The app includes 300+ different exercises and will even show you how much calories you may burn doing it, based on your own height, weight and age. It includes everything from yoga, to strength training, to cardio. Just like it is extremely easy to log your food with this app, it is quite easy to log and keep track of your exercises and workout routines.
Right from the get-go, you know you are in for a comprehensive and personalized experience with this app. When you first sign up on the app, you are asked to provide a bit of information about yourself and what your fitness and nutrition goals are. You will be asked things like your age, height, weight, primary fitness objective and more.
Once you have given all that information, the app will craft the right amount of calories for you to take in, and other personalized goals and will track them over time. You can also create and enter your own goals in fitness and nutrition and you will be able to track and view your progress over time. The app can also give your insights on where your calories are coming from and how you can possibly start to make even better and healthier choices.
The app also has a step-counter included right in it, which is another of the impressive "little things" that this app does so well. If you use another fitness device in your life such as a fitbit or a Garmin, this app can connect seamlessly with those devices and over 5o others.
There is also a big social aspect to this app as you can share your progress or food diary via social media or with your friends on the app and mee people on the app itself. In total, millions of people have used this app and had success with it helping them lose weight. If you want to have the most comprehensive app when it comes to losing weight and being healthier (and not be forced to pay a single dime for it) MyFitnessPal is for you.