Does Fitbit Work With MyFitnessPal? (Question Answered!)

With the MyFitnessPal you will be able to keep track of your fitness, nutrition, water goals, and calorie burn (weight loss). Our question today as Fitbit users is, does Fitbit work with MyFitnessPal?

The direct answer is Yes! There are two ways to connect your Fitbit to the MyFitnessPal (MFP) app. You can do it through the MFP app on your smartphone or through the MyFitnessPal website.

Now that you know Fitbit can work with MyFitnessPal, I can assist you with seamlessly connecting them. I will guide you through two easy methods to ensure that you are connected and ready to track Fitbit data from the MyFitnessPal app without any delay.

How to Sync Fitbit With MyFitnessPal in Two Ways

Before I present to you the two methods of connecting Fitbit to MyFitnessPal, I would like you to visit the Google Play or Apple Store depending on the phone you use, and download the MyFitnessPal and Fitbit apps if you don’t have them, and then proceed with the Method 1” below:

Method 1: Sync Fitbit with MyFitnessPal through the MyFitnessPal App

When the MyFitnessPal and Fitbit apps are downloaded to your phone consider logging in to both apps.

Step 1: Tap on the MyFitnessPal app on your smartphone. If you have an iOS device tap on “More” and if you have an Android tap “Menu”.

Step 2: Select the “Apps & Devices” option and scroll through to find Fitbit Tracker.

Step 3: Tap on “Connect”.

Step 4: A pop-up will appear to log you into your MyFitnessPal and Fitbit account (if you were not logged in). Opt for the Allow All option or choose the data you want MyFitnessPal to pick from your Fitbit and then tap “Allow” to consent.

Step 5: In this step, MyFitnessPal (MFP) will redirect you to the message, “Congratulations, your Fitbit is connected to MyFitnessPal”.

You can always disconnect when you no longer want Fitbit to stay connected to MyFitnessPal.

To disconnect Fitbit from MyFitnessPal:

Open the MyFitnessPal app, tap on the “Menu” option, select “Apps & Devices“, tap the “Connected” option, and Disconnect your Fitbit from MyFitnessPal to end the connection.

Method 2: Sync Fitbit With MyFitnessPal through the MyFitnessPal Website

Step 1: Open your favorite browser(could be Google Chrome or Mozilla) and navigate to MyFitnessPal’s official website. Enter your login information to get into your account.

Step 2: On the top bar you will see “My Home, Food, Exercise, Reports, Community, and Blog”. Click on the “Apps” option to select it.

Step 3: Go to “App Marketplace”, you will see the “Fitbit Tracker” option, click on the Get button beside it.

Step 4: You will need to log into your Fitbit account. Go ahead and log in. Click on the “Allow All” option to allow the MyFitnessPal app to gain access to all your Fitbit data.

Step 5: In this step, MyFitnessPal will send a message to confirm your Fitbit tracker is successfully linked to your MyFitnessPal account. Next, click on the Get Started Now button.

That was all you needed to do to connect  Fitbit to MyFitnessPal. You can confirm the connection by navigating to Fitbit’s official site and logging into your account. When logged into your account click on Settings and then select Applications. At this point confirm that your Fitbit is listed under the Application section and you are done.

How Do You Confirm Fitbit and MyFitnessPal Have Synced

By syncing, Fitbit is able to share your health and fitness data with the MyFitnessPal app, and with this data, MFP is able to determine your fitness, nutrition, water goals, and calorie burn.  

Fortunately, telling or verifying Fitbit and MyFitnessPal apps have synced is so easy. Use the below approach to verify Fitbit and MyFitnessPal have synced successfully:

To compare the steps on the Fitbit app and MyFitnessPal, open both apps and ensure they have successfully synced. If the step data is not the same, it indicates that Fitbit and MyFitnessPal have not synced.

To fix the problem you need to open the Fitbit app on your phone, tap on the sync button, and wait for at least 15 minutes for the sync to go through. If the approach did solve the problem consider the possible solution I’ve offered below!

Fitbit Won’t Sync With MyFitnessPal? Here is How to Fix

A complete sync between Fitbit and MyFitnessPal takes between 10 to 15 minutes but sometimes the syncing fails due to minor technical issues.

Fitbit and MyFitnessPal syncing may be affected by a backlog of data sync requests from Fitbit.

It is advisable to check your data in the evening as the backlog issues are usually resolved by then. If the syncing problem persists even in the evening, you can try manually forcing Fitbit to sync with MyFitnessPal.

But how do you force sync to make Fitbit work with MyFitnessPal? It is easy, to do it, disconnect Fitbit from the MyFitnessPal app and then reconnect it to MyFitnessPal. Give the two apps about 15 minutes and you should see your data sync.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why Are Fitbit Steps Not Syncing to MyFitnessPal?

The first and obvious reason Fitbit steps are not syncing to MyFitnessPal is because the MyFitnessPal app and Fitbit app are not connected, you need to reconnect them.

2. Why Won’t MyFitnessPal (MFP) Sync Directly with  My Fitbit Device?

Fitbit devices can only be connected directly to the Fitbit app, not the smartwatch or fitness tracker. However, you can sync MyFitnessPal with the Fitbit app to share data collected by the Fitbit device.

Final Thoughts

Connecting and syncing Fitbit with MyFitnessPal can be done in two easy ways. However, there might be some sync issues even after a successful connection, but these can be resolved.

It is important to focus on reaching your fitness goals and becoming the best version of yourself to lead a happy and healthy life. That’s all on, “Does Fitbit work with MyFitnessPal”. Until next time!

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Jashon Kanaiza

I’m Jashon Kanaiza, a lover of life, books, gadgets, and coffee. I spend hours testing, researching, reviewing, and troubleshooting wearable tech by an array of brands. My goal with JayFinity is to help you push your wearable to its limit. From tips to how-to guides to reviews, you deserve the best wearable information – without a paywall behind it.

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