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Original author(s)Albert Lee
Mike Lee
Developer(s)MyFitnessPal, Inc.
Initial release2005
Operating systemAndroid, iOS, watchOS, Wear OS
TypeHealth informatics, physical fitness

MyFitnessPal is a health and fitness tracking smartphone app and website. The app is available for Android and iOS devices.


MyFitnessPal is a smartphone application which uses gamification elements for exercise and diet management. The app provides multiple features for diet management. These features include the ability to enter data about food consumed, either manually or by scanning bar codes[1] and Meal Scan, a computer vision technology developed by Passio Inc., that allows users to log meals by pointing their cameras at ingredients and recipes.[2] MyFitnessPal has a database containing over 14 million foods,[3] with metrics to track exercise and calories.[3] MyFitnessPal can be used to accurately track the macronutrient content of all foods as well as the user's total carbohydrate, fat and protein intake.[4]

MyFitnessPal connects with other fitness apps like Garmin Connect, Fitbit, Samsung Health, and Apple Watch. The app is free with extra features available for purchase.[5]


Released in September 2005, MyFitnessPal was developed by Mike Lee, with his brother Albert Lee later joining him to launch the app and the company.[6][7]

On February 4, 2015, MyFitnessPal was acquired by athletic apparel maker, Under Armour, in a deal worth $475 million.[8] MyFitnessPal had 80 million users at the time.[9]

On May 4, 2015, MyFitnessPal introduced a premium subscription tier for its applications.[10]

In January 2017, founders Albert Lee and Mike Lee departed from the company to pursue other business ventures.[11]

On October 30, 2020, Under Armour announced that MyFitnessPal would be sold to the private equity firm Francisco Partners for $345 million and that it was shutting down Endomondo.[12][13] In 2021, MyFitnessPal partnered with Sprouts Farmers Market. Through this partnership, users were introduced to new healthy recipe ideas, food and health-related articles and other content.[14][15]

Security breach[edit]

On March 29, 2018, Under Armour disclosed a data breach of 150 million accounts at its subsidiary, MyFitnessPal.[16] The compromised data consisted of usernames, e-mail addresses, and hashed passwords, but not credit card numbers or government identifiers (social security numbers, national identification numbers). Under Armour was notified of the breach the week of 19–25 March and learned that the leak happened sometime in February.[17]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Donna J. Scott (October 15, 2017). "How Much Does MyFitnessPal Premium Cost and is it Worth?". ModernFit. Retrieved June 22, 2019.
  2. ^ "Essential Guide To MyFitnessPal Meal Scan". Passio.ai. 2022-12-23. Retrieved 2022-12-23.
  3. ^ a b Garritano, Kayla (2022-06-07). "I Kept a Food Journal for a Month—and the Results Surprised Me". Eat This Not That. Retrieved 2022-09-15.
  4. ^ "Essential Guide to Macros | Nutrition | MyFitnessPal". MyFitnessPal Blog. 2022-06-08. Retrieved 2023-04-13.
  5. ^ Gariffo, Michael (2022-06-02). "MyFitnessPal review: It does everything but exercise for you". ZDNET. Retrieved 2023-02-23.
  6. ^ "MyFitnessPal claims 30M weight losers". www.bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2022-03-25.
  7. ^ "How MyFitnessPal Became The King Of Diet Trackers". ReadWrite. 2015-02-23. Retrieved 2022-08-31.
  8. ^ Olson, Parmy. "Under Armour Buys Health-Tracking App MyFitnessPal For $475 Million". Forbes. Retrieved 2022-09-08.
  9. ^ Perez, Sarah (Feb 4, 2015). "Under Armour Snatches Up Health And Fitness Trackers Endomondo And MyFitnessPal". TechCrunch. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  10. ^ Popper, Ben (May 4, 2015). "MyFitnessPal rolls out its first paid offering, a premium service for exercise buffs". The Verge. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  11. ^ "With MapMyFitness cofounders' departure, Under Armour loses last of its health app founders". MobiHealthNews. 2017-12-05. Retrieved 2022-09-08.
  12. ^ Low, Cherlynn (October 30, 2020). "Under Armour is selling MyFitnessPal for $345 million". Engadget. Retrieved November 4, 2020.
  13. ^ Dignam, Larry (2020-10-30). "UnderArmour sells MyFitnessPal for $345 million, bets on MapMyRun and connected running shoes". ZDNET. Retrieved 2023-02-23.
  14. ^ "Sprouts becomes MyFitnessPal's first retail partner". Supermarket News. 2021-07-14. Retrieved 2022-09-08.
  15. ^ "Sprouts Farmers Market Teams Up With MyFitnessPal". Progressive Grocer. Retrieved 2022-09-08.
  16. ^ Baker, Mark (2021-10-01). "Everything You Need to Know About the MyFitnessPal Data Breach -". uktechnews.co.uk. Retrieved 2022-09-08.
  17. ^ Agencies (2018-03-30). "Hackers steal data of 150 million MyFitnessPal app users". the Guardian. Retrieved 2022-08-31.

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