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Featured Partner: Withings Wi-Fi Scale - Sync your scale with MFP automatically. Get 15% off through 11/4!

We have partnered with the Withings Wi-Fi Scale so you'll never need to manually enter your weight on MyFitnessPal again!  The Withings scale is an elegant device that measures your weight and body fat and wireless sends both to your Withings and MyFitnessPal accounts.

Withings is an intelligent scale - in addition to measuring your weight, body fat, and BMI, it also recognizes who is standing on the scale.  The Withings scale automatically differentiates between different users, so it's the perfect scale for the whole family to share.

With the addition of Withings to the MyFitnessPal App Gallery, every time you step on the Withings Wi-Fi Scale, your weight and body fat % update automatically on MyFitnessPal. This makes sure your weight is accurately and instantly recorded to help you keep track of your health and stay motivated to reach your fitness goals faster!

Withings scales are also unique because of their Position Control feature. This feature detects how you're standing on the scale and makes sure that you are standing correctly in order to ensure the most accurate measurement possible. This takes the guesswork out of weighing yourself and guarantees an accurate measurement every time, allowing you to track your progress precisely.

Withings is also offering a special discount for MyFitnessPal members. MyFitnessPal members get 15% off using the code "myfitnesspal" at checkout. This offer expires 11/4/12 so visit Withings soon if you're interested.

And if you're ready to get your Withings Wi-Fi scale synced up with your MyFitnessPal account - start here.

Thanks, and hope you're enoying MFP!

Mike, Al, and the MFP Team 

Featured Partner: Bodymedia - Track your caloric burn around-the-clock. Get 15% off through 11/16!

MyFitnessPal is excited to announce another new partner to help you reach your fitness goals: BodyMedia.  

Founded in 1999, BodyMedia pioneered the development of wearable body monitors that automatically track your calories around-the-clock.  BodyMedia's proprietary technology has been clinically validated for accuracy.

The BodyMedia system includes:

  • A comfortable and adjustable Armband that automatically collects 5,000 data points per minute from 4 different sensors
  • An online Activity Manager that analyzes your data and gives you personalized feedback via the BodyMedia FIT coach (monthly subscription is required)
  • Free apps for on the go and up-to-the-minute readings throughout the day to track progress against your goals

With the integration of MyFitnessPal and BodyMedia, you will see several key benefits. You will be able to automatically transfer the calorie burn data gathered by the BodyMedia FIT system to your MyFitnessPal account. And since BodyMedia's data is based on all-day physiological measurements that track calorie burn for every kind of activity, it will be more precise than estimates.  Also, your MyFitnessPal food diary will now be linked to BodyMedia's Activity Manager so you can accurately monitor calorie intake versus exercise.
 
Most importantly, your data can be viewed in either application so you can use the system that best fits your needs.  For example, users logging their food intake in MyFitnessPal can simultaneously check their BodyMedia-measured calorie burn for the day, or users consulting ther BodyMedia Activity Manager for information on their calorie activity can simultaneously see their MyFitnessPal calorie count and nutritional summary of their food intake. 
 
This week, BodyMedia is sponsoring a giveaway of their Bluetooth-enabled LINK Armband! Head over to the BodyMedia FIT Facebook page to enter! 
 
Visit BodyMedia to learn more.  Interested in linking your MyFitnessPal and Bodymedia accounts? Check out the BodyMedia page in our App Gallery
 
Best of all, BodyMedia is offering a special discount for MyFitnessPal members. MyFitnessPal members get 15% off using the code "MFPBM15" at checkout, so if you're interested in the BodyMedia FIT system, make sure to take advantage of this discount before it expires on 11/16/12.
 
Thanks, and hope you are all enjoying MFP!
 
Mike, Al and the MFP team 

Featured Partner: runtastic - Automatically Track Your Runs, Walks, and Rides

We recently partnered with runtastic as one of the new connected apps available in the MyFitnessPal App Gallery, and so we wanted to take a few minutes to tell you about the cool features runtastic offers to make tracking your fitness activities more fun.

runtastic has two apps for your phone that help you keep an accurate count of your calories burned - the original runtastic app for tracking running, hiking, cycling, and other exercises, and the runtastic Pedometer app for counting your steps as you walk.  Best of all, both now seamlessly update your MyFitnessPal account.

For running, hiking, cycling, and other exercises, the runtastic app uses your phone's GPS tracking to automatically record your precise elapsed time, distance, calories burned, speed, and elevation.  You can set specific goals and track your progress automatically. You can even compare your results against friends!

Upgrading to runtastic Pro will turn on additional features including voice coaching, an integrated music player, live tracking and cheering, Google Earth view (Android only), and auto pause.

At MyFitnessPal, we know that we all succeed best with a little help from our friends. One of our favorite Pro features is runtastic's Live Tracking and Cheering which allows your friends to monitor your real-time progress and support you with their cheers.  You can even send them a live photo showing how awesome you are and what they are missing!

runtastic also recently released a new Routes feature that lets you create, edit, and save your own routes at runtastic.com and sync them to your phone.  You can also look for other public routes in your area - especially great if you are travelling - and get new ideas and inspirations for your next activity.   Android users can even retrace their route with Google Earth 3D video playback of every run.  Pretty cool stuff!

And if walking is more your speed, the runtastic Pedometer app will assist you. All you need is a smartphone and the app's on-board accelerometer will track your steps. Distance and elapsed time during your activities are clearly shown thanks to a clever built-in algorithm.  The runtastic Pedometer app can run all day in the background using little battery life.  Bring your phone in your pants, jacket, or purse, and the app will track all your steps.

runtastic's apps are available on iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone 7 and bada. Learn more the differences between their various apps here.

If you've tried runtastic, let us know what you think in the comments below!

Thanks, and hope you are enjoying MFP!

Mike, Al, and the MFP team 

Introducing the MyFitnessPal App Gallery

We are excited today to announce that MyFitnessPal has partnered with the world’s best apps and devices to make tracking your fitness activity and weight even easier.   Now you can link your MyFitnessPal account with the partners featured in our new App Gallery and automatically sync data from partner services to MyFitnessPal.  

We have 4 new types of partners to help you achieve your fitness goals:

  1. Scales - Wirelessly sync your weight and body fat % to your MyFitnessPal account with connected scales by Withings and Fitbit Aria. No need to manually enter your weight ever again!

  2. Activity Trackers - Measure your steps and calories burned with hardware devcies from MIO, BodyMedia, and Fitbit. Or use pedometer apps from Striiv or runtastic.  Watch as your MyFitnessPal goals are automatically adjusted to take into account your actual daily activity.

  3. Run Tracking Apps - Track your distance and speed via GPS when you go for a run, walk, or bike ride with Endomondo, and runtastic. The calories you've burned will automatically sync with MyFitnessPal.

  4. Cardio Devices – Track your favorite exercise activity – measure runs with the Scosche RHYTHM, swims with FINIS’s Swimsense and rides on the Expresso exercise bike.  
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be blogging about each partner in detail but below is a quick introduction to each new partner.   Check back often – we hope to be adding more connected partners soon!

  • BodyMedia – Pioneer in wearable body monitoring products that have been clinically proven to bolster weight loss efforts and will soon be used to manage other health conditions.

  • Endomondo – A popular fitness tracking app and social network that turns a GPS-enabled smartphone into a personal trainer and social motivator capable of tracking workouts, analyzing performance and allowing users to compete virtually with friends.

  • FINIS Swimsense – Interactive watch that captures everything about your swim including laps, total distance, calories burned, stroke count, distance-per-stroke, and much more.

  • Fitbit – Makers of the popular Fitbit wireless trackers and Aria Wi-Fi scale that track daily activity, sleep, and weight, allowing users to set goals, track trends and compete with friends for extra motivation.

  • Interactive Fitness – The Expresso stationary bikes make cardio exercise fun by enabling interactive and engaging workouts.

  • MIO – Innovative heart rate monitoring devices to track heart rate, calorie burn and motion. 

  • runtastic – Mobile apps that track running, walking and other fitness activities and provide comprehensive usage data including pace, distance, step counts, calories and more.

  • Scosche RHYTHM – Comfortable arm-strap pulse monitor that provides users with a simple way to manage, track and analyze their workouts.

  • Striiv – Motivational app that makes fitness "play" and gets real results. Turn taking steps into playing a game, donating to charity and competing with friends.

  • Withings – Creators of the world’s first WiFi connected personal weight scale that automatically records body weight, lean & fat mass, and calculated body mass index (BMI).
Visit our App Gallery to learn more!
 
Is there a brand you would like to see connected with MyFitnessPal?  We want to hear from you.  Leave a comment here!
 
Thanks, and hope you're all enjoying MFP!
 
Mike, Al, and the MFP team 

New Android Update (version 2.4) – Reminders and Notifications

We’re pleased to announce that a new version of our Android app is now available from Google Play.  Here's a quick rundown of the new features:

  • Reminders:  It’s now possible to set yourself reminders to help you remember to track your diet and exercise daily.  Just go to “More”, “Settings” and press “My Reminders to get started.

  • Notifications: Use Android notifications to receive real-time updates when you receive a new message, get friend requests and more.

  • Turn Off Offline Search: In a recent update, we added the ability to search a streamlined version of our food database even without an internet connection.  A side-effect of adding offline search was that we had to increase the size of the app. If you're using a phone with limited storage available, you can now disable offline searching which will reduce the size of the app. Just go to “More”, “Settings” and uncheck the option labled “Offline Search Enabled”

  • Make Multi-Add the Default:  For everyone who loves multi-add, you can now make multi-add the default way to add foods or exercises to your diary

  • Lock Screen:  A simple way to passcode protect the application to ensure maximum privacy on your phone or tablet.

  • Bug fixes: Numerous performance enhancements and stability improvements

As always, if you run into any issues with the latest version of the app, please just let us know and we'll look into it ASAP.

Hope you are all enjoying MFP!

Mike, Al, and the MFP Team

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