An app to track calorie intake (food) and output (exercise).
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Pro Easy to add food
Foods can be added from an extensive database by hand and by scanning their barcodes. Recipes also be imported from the internet by URL.
Pro Calorie breakdown
MyFitnessPal can display a pie chart showing what percentage of your food consists of carbs, fat and proteins, helping achieve a balanced diet.
Pro Social features
It's possible to follow a friend's progress and comment on their profile.
Pro Works with many fitness trackers
MyFitnessPal works with Fitbit, Jawbone and many other fitness trackers.
MyFitnesspal has a website and apps for iPad, iPhone and Android so it can sync your data between all your devices.
Pro Works out daily calorie goal to help achieve a desired weight loss
When the user enters current weight, lifestyle and period of time they want to achieve their goals in, MyFitnessPal works out how many calories can be consumed to achieve said goal.
Pro Recipes can be imported via URL
When a recipe is found on the web it can be imported it into the app by entering the URL. MyFitnessPal will estimate ingredients and show calorie, fat, protein, carbohydrate breakdown.
Pro Syncs with RunKeeper and MapMyFitness
MyFitnessPal can share information between RunKeeper and MapMyFitness.
Con In the free version, main page is bloated with low-quality ads, ads for Premium, and article links
Main activity screen of the application has full-width advertisements for irrelevant products mixed with ads for Premium features, as well as links to assorted fitness and health articles.
Con Database is often inaccurate
Database is often inaccurate and it takes time to build your own accurate database.
Con Macros hidden behind a paywall
Con Requires diligent activity tracking for accurate recommendations
Unless every movement made, food eaten and drink consumed is logged, the recommendations for how much and what kind of food should be eaten will be off.