At the beginning of February, we published the much-awaited Polar Flow update that enables you to connect Polar Flow with MyFitnessPal, one of the world’s most popular exercise, fitness and nutrition apps out there. The connection is now available on iOS, Android and desktop. Just update your Polar Flow app and follow these instructions to get going.
To give you some ideas on how to start making the most out of this integration, we asked blogger and Flow+MFP user Katie Bolden for some quick tips. (Read her inspirational story of weight-loss here).
What do you use MyFitnessPal for?
I use MyFitnessPal as a food journal and to track and count calories. When it comes to my fitness goals, I use MFP for weight-loss and maintenance.
What are the most important features of MyFitnessPal?
Important features for me would have to be the option to customize my macro nutrients. The scanner is also an important feature because putting in all the nutrition information can be daunting, so I heavily rely on the scanner. However, some things don’t always have a barcode to scan, so I also enjoy the food database feature.
How do Polar and MyFitnessPal work together in your life?
Polar helps me with the fitness and training aspects of my life by helping me get the most out of my workouts and giving me reliable and accurate information towards my training and daily activities, like steps taken, calories burned and fat burn percentages. MFP helps with the nutrition aspect of it, like how much fat, protein and calories I am taking in per day.
Why would you recommend MyFitnessPal for someone?
It works! I used MFP as a tool for weight loss and I lost 143 lbs so far. It’s great for accountability and if you use it correctly it really opens your eyes about your nutrition and caloric intake.
Any tips for using Polar and MyFitnessPal together?
Just connect Polar Flow with MFP. You can see all your Polar data on MFP instead of putting it in manually.
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Please note that the information provided in the Polar Blog articles cannot replace individual advice from health professionals. Please consult your physician before starting a new fitness program.