MyFitnessPal vs Cronometer (2023)

Last Updated on September 7, 2022 by Rebecca Huff

Wondering which is better, myfitnesspal vs cronometer? Both act as a roadmap on your journey to better health. Each give you access to your daily calories, and the ability to track macronutrient and micronutrient goals. However, it’s important to note thatthere is more to tracking than calorie counting.

That’s where we find some differences in these two apps. When tracking for optimal health you’ll wnt to be aware of and take responsibility for what you eat, and when you eat it. Technically speaking, you could even track how you eat it, since eating in a rush vs. eating mindfully makes a difference.

Tracking has come a long way

Back in the day, we used a paper food diary. Tracking my food intake and calculating nutrient levels on food entries was something I did whether I was dieting or not.

Eating the best food possible helped me keep my immune system at optimal performance. Back then, I used books to calculate the calories, fats, and proteins of food items.

Later, mobile apps and calorie counters made it easier for us to adjust our serving sizes based on our goals. For years, I used myfitnesspal, then I was introduced to Cronometer in May 2017. which I grew to love because of the enhanced functionality in tracking carbohydrates on the keto diet.

Both apps are helpful and I’ve outlined some of the details about each below to help you decide which is the best app for you. Although I wouldn’t say this is an exhaustive list, it’s a good starting point for assessing which app will best suit your goals.

Whether you use one or the other, keeping track of what you eat can be an eye-opening practice.

Cronometer vs MyFitnessPal

MyFitnessPal and Cronometer work on both apple ios and android devices.

Each has the ability to scan newfood items using a barcode scanner. For both apps, you simply place thebarcodebehind the camera, where you can see the barcode label while looking at the screen of your smartphone. This will start a search of the database for that particular food.

The barcode scanner makes it faster, easier, and more accurate to log the exact food and serving size.

(Video) MyFitnessPal vs Chronometer | Best App To Track Your Nutriton?

Update 2022 MyFitnessPal puts barcode scanner behind a paywall

MyFitnessPal has just announced that they will put the barcode scanner behind a paywall starting October 1, 2022, costing premium users about $20/month. This means that the only way to get a free barcode scanner to log calories will be with Cronometer.

All Cronometer users have access to our Barcode Scanner. Quickly scan the barcode to match the product to the correct item in our database.

As mentioned above, the barcode scanner is useful in making sure you are logging the exact food in the right serving size. Without using the barcode scanner, it can be difficult to locate the exact food due to varying packaging, serving sizes, and ingredients. I think this will be a deal-breaker for many MyFitnessPal users who will likely now switch over to the Cronometer app.

Both are useful, but with this gamechanger combined with the fact that Cronometer has more accurate nutrient information, I believe in 2022 Cronometer has come forth as a clear winner.

Friend Requests

If you like to use the app as a form of social interaction, making friends, and sharing, myfitnesspal will allow you to add friends from contacts, Facebook, email, or their username. With Cronometer, the only way to add a friend is with their email address. (It has to be the email address they used to sign up.)

While I appreciate the ability to build community, it’s not enough to be a deal-breaker for me when it comes to which tracking app I prefer.

Ease of Use and Functionality

Both apps are appreciated for their ease of use, neither are complicated to figure out or understand. Some users say myfitnesspal is easier to use Cronometer is much more detailed and gives a better picture of thenutrient profile of foods.

From the website,

Cronometer is the most accurate, comprehensive nutrition tracking app on earth. Unlike other apps on the market, our nutritional data is curated from verified, accurate sources. We aim to provide a complete solution – no matter what diet you choose to be on.

From a visual standpoint, I prefer the look of the Cronometer app in dark mode.

Connecting other trackers and apps

With Cronometer, you can connect an Oura ring, Fitbit, Garmin, Polar, Strava, Withings, Qardio, Biosense, and ketomojo. Myfitnesspal allows connections with a longer list, including Garmin and Fitbit. However, it does not include the Oura ring, which I wear and use for tracking activity, sleep, heart rate variability, resting heart rate, and much more, so that is definitely a deal-breaker for me in which app to use.

(Video) Why I Quit Myfitnesspal For Cronometer

Nutrition Tracking and Scoring

Cronometer Gold is the clear winner when it comes to nutrition scores, with the ability to select vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, immune support, antioxidants, bone health, metabolism support, bone health, blood health, oral health, and data quality.

Calorie counting doesn’t have to be complicated but it does need to be accurate!

Accuracy with Database

Here’s an area where Cronometer is a clear winner. When I used MFP to track for the Trim Healthy Mama diet, I noticed so many discrepancies in the macros of certain foods. There were times when I wondered if some troll was intentionally adding foods with incorrect macros, it was that bad.

With MFP, community contributions allow a huge margin for error. Reading the reviews, you’ll see it can be a problem with accuracy.

I started Keto in July. MyFitnessPal seemed pretty cool. Spent hours setting it up and entering recipes only to discover the macros were not reliable due to all the contributions by the community. I was so frustrated. Then I found a review of several apps (on the Keto Mojo website) and discovered I wasn’t the only one concerned about the unreliability of the macros on both MFP and CarbManager (tried that too). Behold Cronometer! I love this app. It draws from nutrition databases with minimal community contributions so much, much more reliability. There are many more free features. The user interface is easy to navigate. I’m very happy with Cronometer

User Review on Cronometer

Cronometer Pros and Cons

Count your calories, ensure you’re meeting nutrient targets, and see your progress over time. You can edit a serving size, activity, biometric, or note at any time by tapping directly on the item itself. You can find editing options by selecting the settings menu or swiping an entry to the left or right.

Recent updates give you more ways to customize your targets including the thermic effect of food, the ability to exclude

Cronometer Upgrade

For me, it’s absolutely worth it to upgrade to Gold.

  • With Cronometer Gold you can use certain features to organize your diary into separate groups or meals.
  • This also allows you to start including timestamps.
  • Track 89 micronutrients.
  • Set custom weight, macro, and nutrient targets to help you meet your personalized goals.
  • Fasting timer will help you track your intermittent fasts and see the benefits over time.
  • Accurate Nutrition Data – Every food submission is verified for accuracy.
  • When you join the community you’ll get tips and inspiration from other users in the Facebook groups and on the Crono Forums.
  • Create custom foods, recipes, exercises and your own biometrics to track your progress.
  • Share your custom foods and recipes with friends who use Cronometer.
  • Choose diet support based on the type of diet lifestyle you follow; whether Vegan, Keto, Paleo, or any diet plan recommended by your physician.
  • Access to Nutrient Oracle – discover top contributing foods of specific nutrients with the Oracle feature. (Especially helpful if you know which nutrients you need more of, say for example, magnesium.)

Using Vital Wellness cards, I discovered I’m low on magnesium. With Cronometer Gold, I use the Nutrient Oracle to see exactly what to eat to reach my daily target of 400 mg per day.

Using the app, I discovered that Hemp Seeds contain 700 mg per 1.27 kcal. Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of magnesium! Fish sauce contains a surprising amount of magnesium as well.

Cronometer Hacks

While you can create a recipe using the recipe editor on the foods tab, Gold users can also create recipes on the Diary page. Enter all the ingredients of your recipe into your diary. Then select all of the items by holding down the shift key on your keyboard while clicking the diary entries. Then, right-click on your selection and choose Create recipe from selected items. This will bring you to the Foods tab recipe editor with the ingredients list of a new recipe pre-populated from your diary. Simply add a name and serving size and save your recipe so you can use it again! You can also use the Explode recipe option to do the reverse of this!

(Video) Cronometer Review: You Won’t Believe Everything It Tracks

Default Macronutrient Targets

With Cronometer Gold you can set your macro ratios to fixed values or use a Keto Calculator.

With the Keto Calculator, you can choose the program level you prefer – rigorous, moderate, relaxed, or customize. Setting your default to “rigorous” will set your non-fiber carbs to 20 grams per day whereas the relaxed setting will change it to 50 grams.

In addition, you can check or uncheck tracking of fiber, sugar alcohols, allulose, and fructose. With this feature you can track net carbs or total carbs, it’s up to you.

Energy Settings

Within the energy settings, you can adjust foryour activity level.Lightly active, sedentary, moderately active, or very activeare the choices here. When you change the setting for your activity level the app will adjust your daily calories to include total energy burned.

In addition, you can check the box for “Thermic Effect of Food” which is an estimate of the energy needed to digest your food. This will dynamically update your calories burned based on the foods you log in your diary.

This is helpful if you’re eating foods with a high fiber count and low calories. Some call these “negative calorie” foods because they require more calories to chew and digest than they contain. For example:

  • celery
  • broccoli
  • lettuce
  • grapefruit
  • cucumbers
  • tomatoes
  • lemons
  • cabbage
  • zucchini

Either way, you choose whether to toggle these on or off when using Cronometer. I love to see how the thermic effect of food adds up and find it encourages me to eat more vegetables, so I have mine toggled on.

MyFitnessPal Pros and Cons

The free version of MyFitnessPal allows for nutrition tracking with the food database. Although to do much else, you’ll need the premium version. With the free version, there are lots and lots of ads.

One “pro” for myfitnesspal is the addition of workouts, although you do get more if you upgrade, there are some available on the free version. The “Recipe Discovery” section is also new and has recipes grouped into categories like “pantry staples” and “low sodium” as well as breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, and so forth. If you choose to make a recipe, you can click the “log to diary” button at the bottom of the page to add a serving.

That’s a pretty awesome feature, although I don’t see myself searching recipes this way, since I prefer physical cookbooks or making up my own recipes. This feature is a bit lacking with Cronometer.

Adding Recipes

When you add a recipe to your database with myfitnesspal, you can import from a URL, making it fairly simple to add recipes you’ve found online. It would be great if Cronometer could catch up in this area for those who like to use recipes found on blogs, etc. Again, not a deal-breaker for me since I would have to manually input recipes either way because I prefer physical cookbooks.

(Video) How To Use Cronometer - Track Your Calories & Macros Beginner's Guide

While you can create a recipe on using the recipe editor on the foods tab, Crono Gold users can also create recipes on theDiary page. On a computer, just enter all the ingredients of your recipe into your diary. Then select all of the items by holding down the shift key on your keyboard while clicking the diary entries. Next, right-click on your selection and choose “Create Recipe From Selected Items.”

Doing this will bring you to the Foods tab recipe editor with the ingredients list of a new recipe pre-populated from your diary. Now you can simply add a name and the serving size and save your recipe to use again. Use the Explode recipe feature to do the reverse of this.

Exploding a recipe can help to highlight ingredients within a recipe or make one-time changes to recipes easier. To explode a recipe, add the recipe to your diary, then right click on the entry. You can do this on the mobile app by swiping the diary entry to the right to reveal the settings menu. Then choose Explode Recipe. The ingredients will now be separated into their own separate entries where you can choose to delete, edit or add ingredients. You can easily save this new version by multi-selecting the ingredients and choosing “Create Recipe from Selected Items.”

MyFitnessPal Upgrade

According to MyFitnessPal, premium members are 65% more likely to reach their weight loss goals. The ads are really obnoxious, so when I used MFP I paid for the premium version. This is another reason I prefer Cronometer Gold, as I feel like if you are going to upgrade, you get more. At the time of this article publication, it costs a full $10 more (annually) to upgrade MFP than Cronometer. Unless you’re using it for the workouts and recipes, the upgrade doesn’t seem worth it to me.

Only the paid version includes:

  • Tracking macros by gram or percentage. Customizable Carbs, Proteins and Fat Goals
  • Guided Fitness & Nutrition Plans – Coaching and content that helps you reach your goals.
  • Home Screen Dashboard Customization – Put what’s most important to you on the main screen dashboard.
  • Food Analysis and Insights that help you follow your progress with data tracking.
  • Meals and Recipes so you don’t have to spend time planning – just learn how to eat with your specific goals in mind.
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  • Adjust your day’s calorie goals automatically when you log your exercise for the day.
  • Quickly add carbs, fats, and proteins with the quick-add feature that helps you log your meals super quick and with little effort.
  • Export your progress by downloading it as a CSV file so you can import to a spreadsheet.

Other Tips for Using the Tracking Apps

Creating healthy meal plans each week also helped to make sure we ate a well-balanced diet. When I needed to adjust, food tracking gave me the motivation to stay at my goal weight.

Meal prep veggies if nothing else and you’ll be that much closer to sticking to your goals. Each week cut up celery, carrots, radishes, cucumbers, and other veggies to store in containers that you can easily grab when you need a bite to eat.

For Keto dieters, keeping serving size containers of nuts, cheese, chicken, grilled steak, and avocado on hand will ensure you have something to eat when you start feeling hungry.

Turn on reminders within the app that will prompt you to track your foods.

Bottom Line: Use it and Lose It

Whether you decide on MFP or, the main thing to note is that you have to use it to lose it! Having the app on your phone, or even paying for the premium version won’t help you lose weight or get healthy unless you use it.Both MyFitnessPal and Cronometer are beneficial for keeping you aware of what you eat and how you feel.

You can still do it the old-school way! The yearBody for Lifewas published was in 1999, after my fourth child was born, I picked up a copy of this book. I was ready for a challenge. That was the first of many macro tracking books I’ve followed. Using a tracking app makes any challenge, diet or fitness plan a little bit easier and makes you more successful.

Want help tracking macros, choosing a diet plan, staying on track with your fitness goals and more? I’m happy to help. Contact me at [emailprotected] or add me on either app.

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Is Cronometer better than MyFitnessPal? ›

Cronometer gives you much more data which will be gladly received by anyone who loves their data - but may be a bit off putting for those who don't. The thing that REALLY bugged me about Cronometer though was the long list of foods with no ability to separate it into meals or to review the timing.

What are the disadvantages of MyFitnessPal? ›

While MyFitnessPal allows people to scan the barcode of a food product to go into their digital diary (and record all nutritional information), sometimes the scanner will not find the product, and needs constant updating. Additionally, the program does not let members edit certain amounts of consumed food.

Is MyFitnessPal still the best app? ›

MyFitnessPal earns the top spot for features. This app allows you to log and count calories, track exercise, view weight-loss progress, and connect with friends for support. Health and fitness advocates and professionals herald MyFitnessPal as one of the best healthy-living apps on the market.

Is Cronometer actually free? ›

All of the features and functionality of the Cronometer basic account, which is available to everyone free of charge.

Why is MyFitnessPal so popular? ›

There's no easier way to track your food, activity, steps, water, weight and measurements than MyFitnessPal. That's why more than 200 million people use the app to to achieve their health and fitness goals. All of our features are designed to set you up for success.

Is it worth paying for MyFitnessPal? ›

Ultimately, MyFitnessPal is a tool that you'll need to pick up and use on a daily basis. In my opinion, it's an absolutely invaluable one. Whether you're trying to lose weight or improve your health, it will walk alongside you, providing you with all the data, metrics, and historical tracking you'll need along the way.

What is the controversy with MyFitnessPal? ›

In recent years, however, MyFitnessPal has attracted controversy, with critics alleging that the app exacerbates eating disorders for some users. Researchers at the University of Louisville conducted a study that surveyed 105 diagnosed eating disorder patients.

Why are the calories wrong on MyFitnessPal? ›

If your calories burned for exercise are extremely high or extremely low, this could be due to an accidental weight or profile entry. Your calories burned are derived from your weight and other profile information. We recommend double checking your entries.

Do people lose weight using MyFitnessPal? ›

MyFitnessPal can be a genius weight loss tool—especially if you have a tendency to munch mindlessly or have no idea how many calories you're eating in the first place, says Christy Brissette, R.D., president of 80 Twenty Nutrition.

What is the #1 health and fitness app? ›

MyFitnessPal is our pick for best overall fitness app because of its robust food and activity database, easy-to-use logging and tracking tools, library of workouts, and ability to connect to several other apps. MyFitnessPal has been at the top of the charts for a while.

What is the number 1 fitness app? ›

  • The 10 Best Fitness Apps for 2023.
  • FitOn.
  • Beachbody on Demand.
  • Nike Training Club.
  • MyFitnessPal.
  • Strong Workout Tracker.
  • Jefit.
Feb 14, 2023

How much does MyFitnessPal cost per month? ›

MyFitnessPal is not a weight loss program like other apps, but a tool to use if you're more of a self-motivator. Their free program has just what you need to stay successful. The premium membership is available for $9.99 a month or $49.99 for the year.

What are the cons of using Cronometer? ›

Cons: App automatically sets activity level to sedentary. You have to go into settings to change this and it can drastically change your nutrition. App automatically tracks "net carbs" which we had to turn off in the settings.

How reliable is Cronometer? ›

Is Cronometer Accurate? Cronometer is extremely accurate. Cronometer uses the USDA information for most of their nutritional information, as well as verifies all the info before user-added data is accepted into the database.

How much is Cronometer a month? ›

What does the Cronometer app cost? Most of Cronometer's features are free to use. There is also a premium version called “Cronometer Gold” which lends some additional features for $5.99 USD on month to month subscription. Annual plans are also available.

Who is the target audience for MyFitnessPal? ›

Customer Segments: MyFitnessPal is designed for anyone interested in improving their health and fitness. People who are interested in tracking their calorie intake and physical activity levels. The app is particularly popular with people trying to lose weight, gain muscle, or eat healthier.

Is MyFitnessPal no longer free? ›

MyFitnessPal is a website and app (available on both iOS and Android) that helps users track their diet and exercise. It is free to sign up and use but some features are reserved for their premium subscription.

What is the most accurate nutrition database? ›

United States Department of Agriculture National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference (USDA SR28) Curated by the USDA, this is one of the most comprehensive sets of nutrition data available. This data set contains over 8000 food entries with data on over 70 nutrients.

What is the best food tracker app? ›

If you're looking for a simple, free tracker, then MyFitnessPal, Cronometer and MyNetDiary are great options. If you want an app that's more in-depth or want to unlock specific features behind a paywall, then go for an app with a subscription plan, like Noom or WW.

What do you get with paid version of MyFitnessPal? ›

Premium features include:
  • Ad-Free. Focus on meeting your goals without distraction.
  • Macronutrients by Gram. Set macronutrient goals by either gram or percentage.
  • Food Analysis. ...
  • Quick Add Macronutrients. ...
  • Different Goals by Day. ...
  • Exercise Calorie Settings. ...
  • Home Screen Dashboard. ...
  • Priority Customer Support.
Dec 15, 2022

What is the difference between MyFitnessPal free and premium? ›

MyFitnessPal Cost: Free vs Premium

With a MyFitnessPal Premium subscription, you'll get a handful of high-end tools like barcode scanning—which lets you scan food items for easy food logging and analysis—and a meal scanner that actually lets you scan your meal to estimate macros, nutrition and calories.

Is MyFitnessPal a bad app? ›

In 95% of cases, the app (A) overestimates calorie needs, because it overestimates calories burned from activity, and (B) underestimates protein needs. In other words, if you use the app's suggestions, you'll experience frustration and disappointment.

What is not very active in MyFitnessPal? ›

Fewer than 1,000 steps a day is sedentary. 1,000 to 10,000 steps or about 4 miles a day is Lightly Active. 10,000 to 23,000 steps or 4 to 10 miles a day is considered Active. More than 23,000 steps or 10 miles a day is Highly active.

Can MyFitnessPal be wrong? ›

For the most part, our members are just as precise as we are. However, there may be some entries that are inaccurate or incomplete. At this time, the only way for a user to manually update foods in our database is on our website.

Why does MyFitnessPal say I burned less calories? ›

A negative calorie adjustment indicates that you are using fewer calories on a given day than our original MyFitnessPal estimate. To enable negative calorie adjustments in your diary: log into

Should I eat my exercise calories on MyFitnessPal? ›

According to MyFitnessPal nutritionist Elle Penner MPH, RD, it's not necessary to eat back the calories you burn through exercise. As she states, “The main reason is this: It's easy, and fairly common to overestimate calorie burn (both from everyday activity and from exercise) and underestimate calorie consumption.

Is it good to eat 1200 calories a day? ›

Calorie needs are highly individualized and depend on many factors, including body size, age, and activity levels. A 1,200-calorie diet is inappropriate for most adults, including smaller women.

How long does it take to lose weight on MyFitnessPal? ›

The calories burned through exercise + non-exercise activity + basal metabolic rate need to be more than the calories consumed through food to produce weight loss. In general, you'll need to create a deficit of 250–500 calories per day to lose 1/2 to 1 pound per week.

How much of a calorie deficit do you need to lose 2 pounds a week? ›

Generally to lose 1 to 2 pounds a week, you need to burn 500 to 1,000 calories more than you consume each day, through a lower calorie diet and regular physical activity. Depending on your weight, 5% of your current weight may be a realistic goal, at least for an initial goal.

What is the best fitness program? ›

  • Best Online Workout Program of 2023.
  • LesMills Premium.
  • Fit Fusion.
  • Neou Fitness.
  • Peloton.
  • Daily Burn.
  • Booya Fitness.
  • Obé Fitness.
Feb 21, 2023

Which fitness app is best and free? ›

The Best Free Workout Apps to Try This Year
  • Nike Training Club.
  • Sweat.
  • Fiit.
  • Nike Run Club.
  • AllTrails.
  • MapMyRun.
  • Train Fitness.
  • Johnson and Johnson.
Jan 20, 2023

Can you lose weight by walking 30 minutes a day? ›

Physical activity, such as walking, is important for weight control because it helps you burn calories. If you add 30 minutes of brisk walking to your daily routine, you could burn about 150 more calories a day. Of course, the more you walk and the quicker your pace, the more calories you'll burn.

What apps are better than MyFitnessPal? ›

Healthline's picks of the best calorie counter apps
  • MyFitnessPal.
  • Lose It!
  • FatSecret.
  • Cronometer.
  • Noom.
  • Lifesum.
  • MyNetDiary.
  • Calory.
Sep 29, 2022

What fitness app does Carrie Underwood use? ›

fit52 is simple, fun and takes the guesswork out of working out, which is why this has been Carrie's go-to fitness routine for years! Now Carrie's fitness routine is available to all, appealing to anyone who's ready to get active and build healthy habits. All you need is you and fit52!

How many people use MyFitnessPal? ›

MyFitnessPal said it had 200 million users when it was sold by Under Armour to Francisco Partners. Terminology is a bit confusing, we suspect this means 200 million registered users.
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Jan 9, 2023

Can you use MyFitnessPal without subscription? ›

MyFitnessPal has a free tier of service, plus a Premium membership. Premium costs $9.99 per month or $49.99 per year. With a free account, you can track food and calories, activity, weight, and a few other metrics.

What age is MyFitnessPal for? ›

It is best suited for children aged 6 and older, with proper parent supervision. MyFitnessPal is an excellent app for helping your child utilize the Self-Awareness and Planning thinking skills.

Can I get MyFitnessPal premium for free? ›

Can I try Premium for free first? Yes! If you've never upgraded to MyFitnessPal Premium or never started a Premium trial before, you are eligible for a 1-month free trial. Start your free trial now.

What is the best way to use a Cronometer? ›

Mobile - Quick Start Guide
  1. Download the Cronometer app from the Google Play Store or Apple Store.
  2. Tap on the Sign-Up button to create a new account. ...
  3. Enter your details correctly as they will be used to calculate your targets.
  4. Use the Slider to choose an activity level. ...
  5. Use the slider to choose a weight loss/gain goal.
Jan 25, 2023

What does Cronometer stand for? ›

Our History

Originally, he developed an open source desktop app in 2005 as a side project to create a solution to tracking his nutrition due to a lack of reasonable alternatives. At the time, he was following the CRON diet (Calorie Restriction with Optimal Nutrition), hence the name Cronometer.

What are the advantages of using Cronometer? ›

Cronometer Pro allows you to view each of your client's nutrition data in one place. Easily add clients, analyze their macro and micro nutrients, share recipes and communicate with them via a chat window, all in the platform.

Who owns Cronometer? ›

About the Company

Our CEO, Aaron Davidson, built Cronometer as a side project in 2005. He was following the CRON diet (Calorie Restriction with Optimal Nutrition) and being the nutrition nerd/software developer that he is, decided to build an app to track his diet. Thus, Cronometer was born.

Does Cronometer count macros? ›

Track up to 84 nutrients and other compounds

Log your meals and track all your macro and micronutrients.

Does Cronometer have a food scanner? ›

You can select the Scan Food icon in the bottom console to access the barcode scanner. You will be prompted to scan the barcode on the package. The camera will capture the barcode automatically without having to tap any button.

Can you print from Cronometer? ›

To generate your report, choose which details you would like to include, then click Print Report. Clicking Print report will generate a Printable version. You must then click the print button found at the top of the report that is generated.

Can you create meals on Cronometer? ›

You can create a Custom Recipe from the Foods tab in either the mobile or web app. Check the user manual article for detailed instructions – click here for web or click here for mobile.

How accurate is Cronometer? ›

Is Cronometer Accurate? Cronometer is extremely accurate. Cronometer uses the USDA information for most of their nutritional information, as well as verifies all the info before user-added data is accepted into the database.

Which calorie Tracker is the most accurate? ›

Garmin Vivomove Sport

The best fitness trackers provide accurate data to help users make informed decisions about their lifestyles and meet their health and fitness goals. Garmin's Vivomove Sport Watch is our top overall pick for its accuracy, comfort, ease of use, and so much more.

What is the most accurate fitness tracking app? ›

  • The 10 Best Fitness Apps for 2023.
  • FitOn.
  • Beachbody on Demand.
  • Nike Training Club.
  • MyFitnessPal.
  • Strong Workout Tracker.
  • Jefit.
Feb 14, 2023

Which food tracking app is best? ›

  • Best Calorie Counting Apps of 2023.
  • Calorie Counter + (by NutraCheck)
  • MyPlate Calorie Counter.
  • My Macros + Diet and Calories.
  • MyFitnessPal.
  • Nutritionix Track.
  • Calorie Counter by MyNetDiary.
  • YAZIO Fasting and Food Tracker.
Feb 28, 2023

What are the advantages of Cronometer? ›

It Makes Your Life Easier

Cronometer Pro allows you to view each of your client's nutrition data in one place. Easily add clients, analyze their macro and micro nutrients, share recipes and communicate with them via a chat window, all in the platform.

Who are Cronometer competitors? ›'s top 5 competitors in January 2023 are:,,,, and more. According to Similarweb data of monthly visits,'s top competitor in February 2023 is with 17.6M visits.

Does MyFitnessPal have accurate calories? ›

In 95% of cases, the app (A) overestimates calorie needs, because it overestimates calories burned from activity, and (B) underestimates protein needs. In other words, if you use the app's suggestions, you'll experience frustration and disappointment.

What is the most popular calorie counter app? ›

A quick look at the best calorie counter apps
  • Best overall: MyFitnessPal.
  • Best free features: Lose It!
  • Best fully free: FatSecret.
  • Best for specific diets: Cronometer.
  • Best for weight loss: Noom.
  • Best for building healthy habits: Lifesum.
  • Best for diet quality: MyNetDiary.
  • Best for simplicity: Calory.
Mar 7, 2023

Can you use MyFitnessPal for free? ›

But with a membership to, you'll get the tools you need to successfully take weight off - and keep it off. And best of all, you can signup for free, no strings attached. So put away your credit card - you'll never have to pay a cent.

What is the number 1 workout app? ›

Best Overall: Beachbody On Demand. Best for Women: SWEAT. Best for Men: CENTR by Chris Hemsworth. Best for Free Workouts: Nike Training Club.

Who is the best tracking app? ›

Here is a list of the best phone tracker apps available in the market:
  • Google Find My Device.
  • Glympse.
  • Life360.
  • Where's My Droid.
  • Geo Tracker.
  • Phone Tracker By Number.
  • GPS Phone Tracker & Mileage.
  • Phone GPS Tracker.
Feb 20, 2023

What is the difference between free and premium MyFitnessPal? ›

MyFitnessPal Cost: Free vs Premium

The free version of the app will net you all of the basic features you'll need for meal planning, keeping a food diary and calorie tracking, while MyFitnessPal Premium gives additional bonus features well-suited for those seriously tracking their diets and workouts.

What is the best food app for weight loss? ›

Healthline's picks of the best weight loss apps
  • MyFitnessPal.
  • Lose It! App.
  • FatSecret.
  • EatMyWay.
  • Cronometer.
  • Fooducate.
  • Diabetes Tracker by MyNetDiary.
  • Strides.

Does MyFitnessPal help you lose weight? ›

By including the calories you burn during exercise and other fitness activities, MyFitnessPal helps ensure that you're also eating enough to fuel your workouts without overeating. By doing this, you'll achieve better muscle growth, which will boost your metabolism and help you burn more fat more quickly.


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