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April 1, 2012 2:54 PM
I have linked my fitbit with digifit, which uses a heart rate monitor to calculate calories burned. I can sync my workouts to fitbit. Is there a way to sync the digit with myfitnesspal as the instructions say I need to enter my exercise through myfitnesspal?
April 2, 2012 10:42 AM
Currently MFP is not integrated with digifit- we will consider this for a future update.
April 25, 2012 2:31 PM
that would be terrific if digifit and my fitness pal were integrated! I use digifit on my iphone. Would be much easier than transcribing the data manually. :)
April 26, 2012 7:33 AM
+1 on this. I use fitbit, and digifit. Myfitnesspal could be the total portal for food, activity....
April 26, 2012 7:51 AM
If the digifit HRM and calorie burn info end up on FitBit site, correcting what the FitBit had for a workout, then that will ultimately sync over to MFP as calories burned, just not a named workout.

But since the workout info on MFP aren't that great, you'd probably really want to use the digifit site for actually training level info to use.
May 21, 2012 12:44 PM
Any new work on syncing with DIgiFit? At this point I might switch to another app that has that integration unless there are plans to integrate in the near future.

Currently my girlfriend and I use MFP to track more than 30 or so clients in MFP but would really benefit from having the Digifit data all in one place to be able to track nutrition, calorie intake and exercise.
June 2, 2012 9:19 AM
i agree on the Digifit. This is a great app for monitoring fitness. While Fitbit tracks walking, Digifit is much better for tracking cycling.
June 2, 2012 9:43 AM
Ditto on Digifit. I use it also. If I could just upload all my biking, walking, weightlifting circuit training and calorie burn information up to this site - it would make it so much easier. Fitbit does not track biking
June 3, 2012 12:56 AM
Yes!!!! Another +1 here to auto sync MFP with DigitFit!!!!
June 5, 2012 3:26 PM
+1 for syncing with Digifit. That would be wonderful.
  24081686
June 6, 2012 2:32 PM
I'll add my voice to the growing crescendo of people wanting Digift and MFP to sync.
June 9, 2012 12:33 AM
+1 here also. I just recently started using digifit with my HRM. Syncing directly with MFP would save a lot of time. Please add this feature in a future update.
June 17, 2012 6:50 PM
++++1 here. Please update the programming to include digifit to MFP...both are excellent but it's a pain in the butt to manually enter the data.
June 17, 2012 6:55 PM
QUOTE:

I have linked my fitbit with digifit, which uses a heart rate monitor to calculate calories burned. I can sync my workouts to fitbit. Is there a way to sync the digit with myfitnesspal as the instructions say I need to enter my exercise through myfitnesspal?


I just started using Digifit as well (after trying a bunch of others). I've got MFP and Digifit linked to FitBit. My Digifit workouts go to Fitbit, and are then included in the calorie adjustment that Fitbit sends to MFP.
  1897001
June 20, 2012 12:14 PM
QUOTE:

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I have linked my fitbit with digifit, which uses a heart rate monitor to calculate calories burned. I can sync my workouts to fitbit. Is there a way to sync the digit with myfitnesspal as the instructions say I need to enter my exercise through myfitnesspal?


I just started using Digifit as well (after trying a bunch of others). I've got MFP and Digifit linked to FitBit. My Digifit workouts go to Fitbit, and are then included in the calorie adjustment that Fitbit sends to MFP.


I have the same setup and I was confused as to whether I needed to log my exercise on MFP. Since the Digifit goes right to Fitbit, it's all included in my calorie adjustment right? I don't need to log anything manually on MFP?
Edited by EliTheRev On June 20, 2012 12:15 PM
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June 20, 2012 2:04 PM
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I have linked my fitbit with digifit, which uses a heart rate monitor to calculate calories burned. I can sync my workouts to fitbit. Is there a way to sync the digit with myfitnesspal as the instructions say I need to enter my exercise through myfitnesspal?


I just started using Digifit as well (after trying a bunch of others). I've got MFP and Digifit linked to FitBit. My Digifit workouts go to Fitbit, and are then included in the calorie adjustment that Fitbit sends to MFP.


I have the same setup and I was confused as to whether I needed to log my exercise on MFP. Since the Digifit goes right to Fitbit, it's all included in my calorie adjustment right? I don't need to log anything manually on MFP?


That's how it seems to work, yes. Since the exercise calorie estimates are in fact estimates, I don't necessarily trust it to the letter -- but setting myself to "sedentary" on MFP and letting the Fitbit calorie adjustment (including what Digifit sends to Fitbit) tweak my target calories seems to get me right about at the TDEE estimates that Scooby's calculator recommends.

Ref. http://scoobysworkshop.com/calorie-calculator/

Edit: I read somewhere on MFP that MFP recommends using MFP to record exercise, so what I'm doing is a little contrary to that. However, they also allow Fitbit to sync a calorie adjustment and, based on what I said above re: TDEE, it doesn't seem to be skewing things.
Edited by jasonheyd On June 20, 2012 2:06 PM
  1897001
October 16, 2012 2:10 PM
Another VERY STONG vote for DigiFit = MFP integration. I reluahced Edmundo and Runkeeper just to revisit but they are very niche and specialized and don't reorcd or do nearly as much Plus they realy need a GPS and internet connection whereas Digifit is self cntained and running - only needs to sync to report data and dashboard.

Digifit is the BEST for biking, indoor fitness, spining, fitness tests that then accuratly set your VOm2 and calories, running, GPS mapping and EXCELLENT expercise dashoard that put Polar personal trainer to shame.
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October 16, 2012 5:15 PM
Thanks for the feedback. We're definitely not done integrating with partners, this is just the beginning.

Please feel free to share your integration interest with DigiFit as well!

Regards,
Steven
MyFitnessPal Staff
October 17, 2012 1:27 PM
I've been using Digifit everyday and then manually log the calories into MyFitnessPal. Would be awesome to see the integration. Thanks for making MyFitnessPal so awesome. I hope you guys will expand the supplement and nutrition logging so I can monitor more supplements and doses in the future as well.
October 20, 2012 2:03 AM
Another vote for digifit integration, please :)
  1666608
October 21, 2012 7:21 AM
I use and like Digifit, but find the calorie burn figures way too optimistic. I am also using Runtastic (both with a Wahoo LE HR monitor). The Runtastic app calories are much closer to MFP than Digifits.

As many have reported, syncing does not appear to be working with MFP anyway - no matter what App/hardware is used.
  30651323
October 21, 2012 11:12 AM
QUOTE:

I use and like Digifit, but find the calorie burn figures way too optimistic. I am also using Runtastic (both with a Wahoo LE HR monitor). The Runtastic app calories are much closer to MFP than Digifits.


Have you used any of the Digit cardio assessments? That may improve the accuracy of the estimates for you.

By the way, I sometimes use the Compendium of Physical Activities as a benchmark, and Digifit seems to give me pretty good estimates after using the assessments.

See: https://sites.google.com/site/compendiumofphysicalactivities/

One caveat with the Compendium, "The values in the Compendium do not estimate the energy cost of physical activity in individuals in ways that account for differences in body mass, adiposity, age, sex, efficiency of movement, geographic and environmental conditions in which the activities are performed. Thus, individual differences in energy expenditure for the same activity can be large and the true energy cost for an individual may or may not be close to the stated mean MET level as presented in the Compendium."

I've found that Digifit's estimates are above the Compendium values for me, personally but, as my fitness level's improved, Digifit's estimates for a given activity (e.g. 60 minute walk/jog) have moved closer to the Compendium's baseline value.
Edited by jasonheyd On October 21, 2012 11:17 AM
  1897001
October 21, 2012 12:08 PM
Yes, I've done 3 cardio assessments. I got a reported VO2 of 54 and is suggested my MHR should be 198. I'm 56 and only started exercising again a couple of months ago. I was relatively fit over a year ago, but due to an accident I have been pretty sedentary until a couple of months ago.

No way would I take my MHR up to 198 or close. I go to 160 at the very most for 5 minutes at a time with a good 15 min at lower levels in between.

Thanks for the link, I'll take a look.
  30651323
October 21, 2012 2:47 PM
That's interesting... My VO2 showed 46, with a MHR of 168. I think the MHR might be a little low... Not sure I really pushed it as hard as I should have, and I figure I need to run it a few times to get an aggregate... The way the assessments work leaves a good margin of error, since the iPhone tells you what to do and then trusts that you've done it & done it right. :)
  1897001
December 27, 2012 7:43 AM
It's been a year since this question was posed. Since then, I've purchased a Withings scale and upgraded to Digifit for training and Fitbit for through-the-day monitoring. I get that there are a lot of apps out there to work with, but would you please consider linking to these as I'll be leaving MFP unless they are soon able to communicate. thanks!

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