|Noom Coach||By Noom Inc.|
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What does the app do?
Noom is a tailored and personalised weight management programme. It offers a food and weight tracker, goal setting, coaching and education on behaviour change to achieve weight and lifestyle goals. Based on an extensive assessment Noom calculates a recommended daily calorie intake based on the user’s current weight and their goal weight. In addition it creates a customised learning journey. Users receive instant feedback on calories consumed and the remaining calories left for the day. Noom provides motivational tips and reminders. Premium provides personalised meal and exercise plans. For a more detailed description of the app, see Google Play(external link) or iTunes(external link) and for a detailed review, see Reviews.
✔ Uses an extensive assessment of goals and current behaviours which ensures the advice is specific to the user and motivation is tailored.
✘ Noom uses an extensive assessment of goals and current behaviours which includes education snippets. This can make the initial engagement with the app time consuming (~30minutes).
Date of review: April 2023
Platform reviewed: Android
App version: 11.7.1 (paid version)
The following references relate to articles about apps for weight loss.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
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