Tracking fitness and health status is becoming significantly easier for users of MyFitnessPal and Google Wear OS. The MyFitnessPal smartwatch app did offer a way to track your health stats, including calorie intake and gym progress, but only to a limited extent because users they could not edit or enter data directly on the wearable device. However, the latest update to the app changes everything for the better.
In a recent blog post, MyFitnessPal announced updates to make it easier to track and record fitness data right in Wear OS. Users can now track and record the information they need without taking out their phone. When wearing a compatible Android smartwatch, users will have access to new options – specifically, they will be able to record the foods they eat regularly and track their daily nutrient intake (such as sugar, fiber, fat, calories, and even hydration). Users will also be able to directly from their wrist view a quick overview of the entire day.
The MyFitnessPal app is available for download on the Google Play Store for users with Wear OS smartwatches. Interestingly, Apple Watch owners have been able to use a similar function for a long time.
However, health monitoring is very popular among users of wearable devices and is often one of the main reasons why they decide to buy a smart watch. Any innovation, big or small, that makes it easier to track health statistics is therefore always a good step.