The Top 10 Best Fitness Tracker for MyFitnesspal / MFP

There are a lot of apps that count your fitness progress. One such app is MyFitnesspal (MFP). This is the most famous calorie tracking app that keeps a record of your diet and overall vitals.

MyFitnessPal is a smartphone app and website that is an all-in-one solution to dieting, exercise, and fitness. For MyFitnesspal, there is a range of different fitness tracker devices that are compatible with the app.

It’s best to pair your app with these devices as it can help keep your data in one place.

Choosing The Best Fitness Tracker for MyFitnessPal

Here are some of the features you should definitely check before choosing the best fitness tracker for yourself:

  • It must count calories. Given the main purpose of this article is to find a compatible tracker for MFP, a device that correctly tracks your calories must be on the top of your priority list. 
  • It must have a feature of noting down weight and keeping track of workout sessions. Whether or not your device retains this information for long enough is another story but it should have at least a 24-hour track.
  • You should at least show pictures of progress for motivation. After all, nothing speaks more than animations and graphs telling you to keep going. 

My #1 Choice ❤️

Allow me to cut the chase and be biased for a second. If anyone were to ask, my #1 choice for a fitness tracker would undoubtedly be the Apple Watch SE.

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  • WHY APPLE WATCH SE — It has essential features to keep you connected, active, and healthy. SE is 2x faster and has a 30% larger display than Series 3. And safety features like fall detection and Emergency SOS can get you help when you need it.
  • EASILY CUSTOMIZABLE — Available in a range of sizes and colors, with dozens of bands to choose from. Change up your look by switching your band or by customizing your watch face in millions of ways.
  • SIMPLY COMPATIBLE — It works seamlessly with your Apple devices and services. Listen to music with your AirPods. Unlock your Mac automatically. Find your devices with a tap. Pay and send money with Apple Pay. Apple Watch requires an iPhone 6s or later with the latest iOS version.
  • GREAT DURABILITY — Swimproof and built to be tough. Take it on a hike, hit the gym, or catch some waves without worry.

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I have rated it at a 4.8 because it is certainly my favorite choice.

It’s my favorite because: It has an easy-to-see and quick-to-wake-up screen. This gives the ultimate experience in using a smartwatch. The watch is exceptionally quick in opening apps. 

One of the top-ranked watches to date, the Apple SE has an ECG and blood oxygen monitor, which makes it a top fit for a fitness tracker.

10 Best Fitness Trackers For MFP Compared

There still are many compatible and worthy fitness trackers aside from the charge 5, too. To get an overview, here are the top 10 best fitness trackers that work with MFP. 

NamePriceRating
Misfit Shine Activity and Sleep Monitor Price not available⭐⭐⭐
Garmin Vivosmart 4$99.99⭐⭐⭐⭐
Garmin Forerunner $134.95⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Fitbit Charge 3$134.00⭐⭐⭐⭐
Nokia Steel$179.95⭐⭐⭐⭐
Fitbit Sense Advanced$218.49⭐⭐⭐⭐
Apple Watch SE $229.00⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Apple Series 6 $254.00⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Fitbit Alta HR$192.00⭐⭐⭐⭐
Garmin Fenix 7$884.99⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Let’s discuss each fitness tracker in detail.

#1 Fitbit Charge 3 Fitness Activity

Price Range: $$
Best Sports Lounge Rating: 4.5/5

Key Features:

  • Its swim-proof 
  • Has touchscreen 
  • Goal-based exercise modes 
  • Enhanced heart rate technology 
  • Spo2 sensor 
AttributeSpecifications
Display TypeGrayscale OLED
Weight29g
Touch SensitiveYes
ConnectivityBluetooth, Wi-Fi, and NFC
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion battery, up to seven days usage per charge.

The Charge 3 continues to be one of Fitbit’s best designs yet.

Charge 3 gives you a range of measurements including exercise activities, sleep patterns, heart rate, and even 50-meter swim resistance.

While it is pretty loaded on the features, it does lack features like app stores and messaging notifications. But I think it’s perfect if you’re looking to combine your MFP with a simple fitness tracker. 

It even has some of the most advanced features like a notification feature linked to your phone and a daily weather forecast.

Here’s an article on How to Reset Your Fitbit Charge Device.

It also has a timer and stopwatch so you can forget to worry about setting the time from your phone. For such a complicated app I find that the Fitbit is the perfect device one needs to balance everything out. 

ProsCons
Affordable No onboard GPS 
Lasts up to 7 days Can’t get new apps 
Works with ios and android No music storage 
Has weather smartwatch and timer features No remote playback 
can receive app notifications
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  • Quartz Movement
  • Case Diameter: 59.1mm

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#2 Fitbit Alta HR

Price Range: $$
Best Sports Lounge Rating: 4.4 /5 

Key Features:

  • Heart rate monitor 
  • 3 axis accelerator 
  • Vibration monitor 
  • Radio transceiver 
AttributeSpecifications
DisplayOLED
ConnectivityWireless Connectivity. Bluetooth
BatteryEstimated Battery Life = 7 Days
Performance.Sensors. Optical Heart Rate

Proven to be the best fitness buddy, Fitbit’s Alta HR is their best invention. It has a better battery life, continuous heart rate measurement, and basic mobile notifications. 

The Alta HR is not much different from Fitbits usual watches; containing all the usual fitness fiasco. What makes Alta HR stand out, however, is its homogeneity. 

Throughout the day you’ll receive calendar events, reminders, and important call notifications.

At 5-second intervals, your Alta HR will record your heart rate and by the end of the day, it gives a compilation of your resting and working heart rate in a graph. 

I have written a separate guide on How to Connect Your Fitbit With MyFitnessPal

ProsCons
Slim and stylish Can’t manually start workouts
7-day battery life Not waterproof 
All-day heart rate tracking no on-band controls 
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  • Hourly time signal, hand shift feature, battery level indicator, power saving, full auto-calendar (to year 2099), 12/24-hour format, button operation tone on/off
  • Quartz Movement
  • Case Diameter: 59.1mm

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#3 Garmin Forerunner 45

Price Range: $
Best Sports Lounge Rating: 4.6/5

Key Features:

  • Heart rate monitor 
  • Wrist-based heart rate 
  • Built-in sports app
  • Stress tracking 
  • Energy monitoring 
  • Fitness tracking 
  • Safety and tracking features 
  • Music control 
AttributeSpecifications
DisplayLCD
Battery Life7 days
CompatibilityAndroid and iOS
BodySilicone, Fiber-reinforced polymer
Weight36 grams

This tracker is a good device to consider when setting out in your fitness venture. It has the function of recording your sleep, heart rate, and even stress levels. 

Once connected with your phone it also receives call notifications and text messages. And, my point of concern, it easily connects with apps like MFP. You’d think syncing has never been this easier. 

Garmin would be the best in any woodland horror movie as it even has tracking software that shares your live location with your chosen contacts.

I think it’s quite remarkable how deep they’ve thought on this piece. 

ProsCons
Accurate step count and heart rate Distance tracking is not very good
Long battery life 
Comfortable 
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  • Hourly time signal, hand shift feature, battery level indicator, power saving, full auto-calendar (to year 2099), 12/24-hour format, button operation tone on/off
  • Quartz Movement
  • Case Diameter: 59.1mm

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#4 Apple Watch Series 6

Price Range: $$$
Best Sports Lounge Rating: 4.8/5 

Key Features:

  • Always on retina display
  • Blood oxygen app
  • ECG monitor 
  • irregular heart rhythm notification 
  • GPS + cellular 
  • High and low heart rate notifications 
  • Has handwashing timer 
  • Sleep tracking 
AttributeSpecifications
TechnologyGSM/ HSPA/ LTE
Weight47.1 grams
Resolution448 x 368 pixels
Memory32GB

Apple is just the baseline for smartwatches. Something about its impeccable app choices and vast features all make it stand out.

Series 6 has the addition of measuring your blood oxygen saturation which, at such a crucial time as the unprecedented days are of utmost importance. To be able to constantly track your SpO2 is a great feat and oftentimes even lifesaving. 

Apples made a new and improved 18-hour battery life which has been a lifesaver. Now, with a faster processor, this is less of a watch and more of a phone. 

It even has a sleep tracker and a 20-minute handwashing timer because hey, the Apple watch stays on during hand washing. 

ProsCons
Measures Spo2 on demand Expensive 
Fast processor Only slight battery improvement
Best third party app selection
Improved wrist down screen brightness 
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  • Hourly time signal, hand shift feature, battery level indicator, power saving, full auto-calendar (to year 2099), 12/24-hour format, button operation tone on/off
  • Quartz Movement
  • Case Diameter: 59.1mm

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#5 Misfit Shine Activity And Sleep Monitor

Price Range: $
Best Sports Lounge Rating: 3.5/5 

Key Features:

  • Swimproof 
  • White LED display 
  • Automatically tracks sleep, distance, calories, and steps
  • replaceable battery 
AttributeSpecifications
Total weight9.4-gram
Dimensions27.5 x 27.5 x 3.3mm
Water-ResistantWR50

The sleek design of the Misfit Shine is perfect for every occasion. It barely lets anyone know that you’re wearing a fitness tracker. 

More closely resembling a piece of jewelry than a misshaped fitness device, Misfit is maybe the lightest tracker there is. It’s also water-resistant so you can take it with you while swimming. 

Sadly, it only tracks basic information such as steps, distance traveled, and so on. There’s no measure of heart rate or any music/storage feature. 

When paired with MFP the tracker comes in handy. Syncing with the app gives you a wider spectrum of information, helping you keep a more vast track of your progress. 

ProsCons
Good looking Limited data analysis 
Includes clip and wristband options No web app 
Function as a watch lacks weight tracking and calorie counting 
Fully waterproof 
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  • White LED progress and time display
  • Wirelessly syncs with paired smartphone to upload data
  • Automatically tracks steps, distance, calories, and light and heavy sleep

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#6 Garmin Vivosmart 4

Price Range: $$
Best Sports Lounge Rating: 4.3/ 5

Key Features:

  • Ultraslim design 
  • New pulse ox sensor 
  • Body battery energy monitoring feature 
  • Safe for pool and shower 
AttributeSpecifications
Display TypeOLED
Resolution48 x 128 pixels
Weight16.5 g or 17.1 g
Batteryup to 7 days 
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.0, Wifi, NFC

If you’re on a budget, then the Vivosmart 4 is your best option. A classified fitness tracker with no smartwatch features; keeps you precise on your motives. 

This remarkable smartwatch measures steps, calories, heart rate, and blood oxygen saturation for a lot less than your average smartwatch. Paired with its sleek design, it might just be an advantage against all other trackers.

With an easy connection to your phone via Bluetooth, the combined result gives you an in-depth analysis of your overall vitals.

Vivosmart contains a SpO2 sensor, ambient light sensor, an accelerometer, and a heart rate monitor. These work at regular intervals keeping every minute detail in account. 

An added perk is that it gives deeper insights into your fitness routine so you can pinpoint your progress.

ProsCons
Accurate Uses proprietary charger
Long battery life Touchscreen is not as responsive 
Automatic activity tracking 
Measures blood oxygen
Measures sleep, stress, and body activity 
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#7 Nokia Steel — Activity And Sleep Watch

Price Range: $$
Best Sports Lounge Rating: 4.⅖

Key Features:

  • Heart rate monitoring 
  • Activity tracking
  • Sleep monitoring 
  • Digital screen 
  • Long battery life 
AttributeSpecifications
Weight49-gram
DisplayOLED +analog watch face and subdial
Battery life25 normal days, 5 workout days
SensorsDay & Night Motion SensorHigh precision MEMS 3-axis accelerometerOptical Heart Rate Sensor
ConnectivityBluetooth low Energy (BLE, Bluetooth Smart Ready)
compatibilityiPhone 4s and ab, iPod 5th gen, iPad 3rd gen, android 6.0

If you’re looking for a cheap, minimal watch that can track your fitness progress and disguise itself as a regular watch then Nokia steel has got your back. 

By now it’s obvious this watch can’t record more than your steps, distance, calories, and total energy expenditure. Since this doesn’t have a screen the best way to review all the stats is by connecting it to your phone. 

ProsCons
Accurate heart rate sensor Occasional BlueTooth connectivity issues 
Good sleep tracking Sleep tracking can miss some steps 
Good battery life OLED is hard to view under the sun 
Customizable screen
Smart sleep tracking features
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#8 Fitbit Sense Advanced Smartwatch

Price Range: $$
Best Sports Lounge Rating: 4.4/5

Key Features:

  • Activity tracking 
  • Google and Alexa features 
  • Temperature monitoring when sleeping
  • Built-in GPS 
  • ECG app included
AttributeSpecifications
Display TypeOLED
Resolution48 x 128 pixels
Weight16.5 g or 17.1 g
Batteryup to 7 days 

Fitbit has been on top of its game. Now with the Sense Advanced smartwatch, it introduces the FDA-approved ECG feature such as in the Series 7. 

It also has sleep, temperature, stress, and blood oxygen monitors along with regular smartwatch features.

It takes the shape of a stereotypical smartwatch with a large screen as its display. Because of its stereotypical design, it can also be connected to any ios or android device.

ProsCons
Bright display Buttonless design hard to use 
Accurate readings Choppy performance 
Detailed sleep tracking Contains bugs in-app
6-day battery life Battery life cut half when turned to always-on mode 
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#9 Garmin Fenix 7X Smartwatch

Price Range: $$$
Best Sports Lounge Rating: 4.6/5

Key Features: 

  • Map support 
  • Various sports mode
  • GPS built-in
  • Heart rate monitor 
  • Blood oxygen monitor 
  • Sleep monitoring 
  • Has flashlight 
AttributeSpecifications
Display TypeTransflective memory-in-pixel  (MIP)
Resolution280 x 280 pixels
Weight89 g
BatteryUp to 28 days/37 days ( on solar )
ConnectivityBluetooth, ANT, Wi-Fi

Here’s a list of Best Solar Powered Smartwatches (For Long Battery Life) 

The most accurate smartwatch there is, the Fenix 7X can quite literally track everything you can imagine. It can track different types of runs, skiing, and even rowing. 

Aside from its large range of sports it also measures the typical calories burned and distance covered during these sports. It even tracks your heart rate and has an inbound GPS. 

ProsCons
Durable No mic for calls 
Good battery lifeLow contrast display 
Offline mappingExpensive 
Touch controls work wellLow heart rate intensity accuracy 
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#10 Apple Watch SE 

Price range: $$$
Best sports lounge rating: 4.8/5

Key Features:

  • Optical heart rate sensor
  • Next-gen accelerometer 
  • Gyroscope 
  • Barometric altimeter 
  • Ambient light sensor 
  • Retina display 30% larger than the series 3  
AttributeSpecifications
Display TypeRetina LTPO OLED
Resolution368 x 448 pixels
Weight36.4 g
Batteryup to 18 hours
ConnectivityGPS + Cellular

The easy-to-see and quick-to-wake-up screen gives the ultimate experience in using a smartwatch. The watch is exceptionally quick in opening apps. 

One of the top-ranked watches to date, the Apple SE might not have an always-on display but it sure does have an ECG and blood pressure monitor

ProsCons
Bright and responsive screenNo always-on display
Heart health notifications Daily charging
Good fitness featuresLags sometimes
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  • Hourly time signal, hand shift feature, battery level indicator, power saving, full auto-calendar (to year 2099), 12/24-hour format, button operation tone on/off
  • Quartz Movement
  • Case Diameter: 59.1mm

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Final Review 

MFP works well with every device I mentioned, so that’s one hurdle out of your way. 

Just trust your intuition, and this article, to give you the best device. 

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