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September 25, 2012 9:00 AM
Hi, I have looked but can't seem to find the answer. I have a Garmin watch, is there any way I can upload my exercise stats from that into My Fitness Pal please?
September 27, 2012 11:17 PM

Thank you for reaching out to us for support. Currently our only hardware integration is the FitBit pedometer. You can however enter custom exercises by following these directions.

If you roughly know how many calories you are burning via a heart rate monitor, etc., then you can add the exercise in yourself. Just go to "cardiovascular" and then "create new exercise". Since this will be an individual estimate, it will be for your personal database and not the main database.

Or, for a "rough" estimate, you can try substituting a similar exercise already in our database. Again, please remember this will be a rough estimate.

Also please note that our program currently only calculates calories burned via our "cardiovascular" section. Estimating the calories burned from strength training is very difficult because it depends on a variety of factors: how much weight you lifted per repetition, how vigorously you performed that exercise, how much rest you took between sets, etc. Because of this, we do not automatically calculate how many calories you burned from strength training exercises.

If you like, you can try to search for the same or similar exercise in our "cardiovascular" database. If you can not find the exercise, you can do a general search for "Strength training" in the cardiovascular database, please be aware though that this is definitely a rough estimate and can be fairly inaccurate. Or you could also create your own "strength training workout" via the "create new exercise" also in the cardiovascular section.

Hope this helps for now. In the meantime, thanks so much for using the program. Please let us know if you have any additional feedback, problems or questions. We wish you all the success in reaching and maintaining all of your diet and fitness goals.

All the best,

MyFitnessPal Staff
September 28, 2012 12:16 AM
Thanks for the reply Tom. I have to say i am finding MFP extremely user-friendly, and have managed to navigate my way round more quickly than I anticipated. I added 'my own' exercise last night and it was very straightforward. :)

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