|Calorie counter by FatSecret||By FatSecret|
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|Security and privacy||Does the app:
|Cost||Free (option to upgrade to Premium with in-app purchase, which include meal plans, custom meals and water tracker)|
What does the app do?
This app uses a food intake and physical activity log to help you manage your weight. The app also includes a body weight tracker and a variety of quick and easy recipes. For a more detailed description of the app, go to the app website(external link), Google Play (external link)or App store(external link) and, for a detailed review, see Reviews.
✔ The graphs clearly show the user's progress against goals.
✔ The database includes New Zealand foods, brands, restaurants and recipes.
✔ Connects to other devices to track movement.
✔ Customises to your goals.
✔ Provides a breakdown of macros and nutrients in your diary log.
✘ There is no interpretation of nutrition quality or the amount of physical activity achieved.
✘ The app is not very intuitive, having lots of repetition, and could lead to user fatigue and boredom.
✘ You must upgrade to Premium to access meal plans.
Privacy and security
- February 2021, Version 8.15, Apple
- January 2021, Version 22.214.171.124, Android
- June 2016, Version 126.96.36.199.4, Android
The following references relate to articles about apps for weight loss.
- Chen J, Cade JE, Allman-Farinelli M. The Most Popular Smartphone Apps for Weight Loss: A Quality Assessment(external link). JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2015 Dec 16;3(4):e104. doi: 10.2196/mhealth.4334.
- Coughlin SS, Whitehead M, Sheats JQ. Smartphone Applications for Promoting Healthy Diet and Nutrition(external link): A Literature Review. Jacobs J Food Nutr. 2015;2(3):021
- Flores Mateo G, Granado-Font E, Ferré-Grau C, Montaña-Carreras X. Mobile Phone Apps to Promote Weight Loss and Increase Physical Activity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis(external link). J Med Internet Res. 2015 Nov 10;17(11):e253. doi: 10.2196/jmir.4836.
- Hingle M, Patrick H. There Are Thousands of Apps for That: Navigating Mobile Technology for Nutrition Education and Behavior(external link). J Nutr Educ Behav. 2016 Mar;48(3):213-218
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