Exercise tracking platform MapMyFitness will now support two popular wearable fitness bracelets: Nike’s FuelBand and Jawbone’s UP.
The new integration, announced Thursday, strengthens MapMyFitness’ already lengthy list of supported and compatible devices that can sync fitness data with the popular platform. MapMyFitness (free for iOS and Android) is a platform supporting apps that utilize GPS technology, so you can map and share your workout routes. The flagship standalone apps are MapMyRun and MapMyRide, for running and cycling, respectively.
To integrate data from your Jawbone UP, it just needs to be connected to your MapMyFitness account and the activity will be synced nightly. That way, you’ll be able to see workout data and how many steps you took while wearing the UP bracelet. The main hitch with this integration currently is that MapMyFitness does not support your UP’s sleep data or manually-logged workouts.
With the FuelBand, the integration works similarly: Connect your Nike+ account to MapMyFitness and your workouts and steps will sync nightly. But because Nike uses its proprietary Fuel points to measure activity, MapMyFitness just translates that into steps. This integration gets a bit tricky if you use both the Nike+ app and FuelBand during your runs This integration gets a bit tricky if you use both the Nike+ app and FuelBand during your runs, since MapMyFitness will read that as two separate workouts.
While MapMyFitness’ integration is not perfect with the FuelBand and UP, it could add insightful tracking data of your daily physical activity, if you regularly wear either of those devices throughout the day — not just when you work out.
MapMyFitness has more than 18 million members and a large database of 80 million global routes for users to search through. In addition to the running and cycling apps, the company has similar standalone apps for walking, hiking, training and dog-walking.