Calorie Counter & Weight Loss, by SparkPeople
By SparkPeople, Inc.
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Count calories, track food & exercise, and lose weight with SparkPeople’s Diet & Food Tracker. We think it’s the best calorie counter and weight-loss app you can find, and we think you will too.
This app brings the tracking and calorie-counting tools, exercise demos, and fitness reporting that have helped millions of SparkPeople members lose weight and live healthier, better lives. Our app fully integrates with our site, giving you access to detailed reporting, articles by our health experts, thousands of healthy recipes and more.
WHY YOU SHOULD DOWNLOAD OUR APP RIGHT NOW:
The Biggest Food Tracking Database: With over 3,000,000 foods tracked and more being added every day, it’s easy to count the calories of what you’re eating.
Fast Fitness Tracking: It’s simple and quick to track your workouts and the calories you burn. Track both strength and cardio, with custom fields for repetitions, weight and weight per rep.
Hundreds of Exercise Demonstrations: Get fit and avoid common exercise injuries with our short demos of licensed trainers performing cardio and strength exercises. Learn how to exercise the right way, every time.
Barcode Scanner: Scan the barcode of any food and find its match in our food database.
Quick-Glance Home Screen: See a daily log of calories eaten, calories burned and fitness minutes as soon as you open the app.
Daily Weigh-In Page: Keep track of your weight-loss progress with an easy daily check-in.
GPS Tracking: Use your iPhone’s GPS to track how long you’ve run or walked, right from the app! This optional feature will record the distance, current speed and average speed of any walking or running workout and sync it automatically with your account.
Health & Fitness Articles: Read articles from SparkPeople’s nutrition and fitness experts to learn how to be a healthier, more motivated you.
Total Integration: You can access all fitness and nutrition logs from your computer, tablet or smartphone, so you always have the information you need, when you need it. Plus, you’ll always have an online backup of all your data.
Get Motivated with SparkPoints: If you’re a SparkPeople member, you’re already well-aware of the motivational power of SparkPoints. If you are new to our program, SparkPoints is a game we’ve woven through our program that makes getting fit fun.
SPARKPEOPLE ISN’T JUST AN APP, WE’RE A COMMUNITY
The SparkPeople Diet & Food Tracker fully syncs with your online SparkPeople.com account. Since 2001, SparkPeople.com has helped millions of people just like you lose weight and stay fit, and we do this by offering support, education and powerful weight-loss and fitness tools. With your SparkPeople account, you can also access:
- SparkPeople.com's vast library of healthy living articles, fitness videos, and exercise planning tools.
- SparkRecipes.com, our healthy recipes site. You’ll find almost 500,000 healthy and easy-to-cook recipes that help you reach your nutrition goals while still eating well.
- The web’s friendliest, most supportive healthy lifestyle community. Learn from others who have been right where you are, and reach your weight loss and fitness goals while having fun.
Our #1 goal is to make you happy. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please email us at email@example.com Thank you for using our app!
Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
What's New in Version 2.5
-Ability to add photos to Status updates and Blogs
-Home screen re-design
Buggy and missing key features
The app crashes very often, particularly when switching from any open app to this one if it’s already running. If the app is closed, it crashes upon opening it almost 100% of the time.
The app itself is missing key features that exist on the SparkPeople web site, like the ability to create food groupings, or suggest corrections to nutritional info of products that are scanned in. Now, let’s consider that for just a moment. Almost every barcode I’ve scanned in has incorrect nutritional info, sometimes dramatic. Luckily, SparkPeople lets me suggest corrections. But not on the phone, only on the web site. But the phone is the device I’m using to scan in barcodes. How does it make any sense to require that I then go to my computer and look up the product manually to suggest nutritional corrections? Let me do it on my phone!
Finally, how about enabling the sharing of favorite foods or food groupings with others? My wife and I are both users, and find ourselves spending TONS of time duplicating the same darn things. I’m pretty sure typing on my phone doesn’t count as exercise.
I've been using this app and spark people's website for several years now. Although the journey has been on and off, I always return to spark people because I can track my food, my exercise, And use the SparkRecipes database to store my personal recipes. This is a bonus in itself. Although the app is not perfect, it is free and there are lots of support of members. Once you start using the app or website and list all your food that you frequently eat, it is very easy to track your calorie intake and expenditure. As much as I don't like advertising, I truly appreciate the free website versus paying for a monthly or yearly fee. Kudos to Sparkpeople! Also on the online website, you can map your route and use it to log your exercising.
Limited connectivity and not extensive enough
After using MyFitnessPal for years, attempting to use other apps always results in disappointment. First, it's great that you can connect to FitBit, but there are two other apps I use that don't seem to be supported. For example, I use a Bluetooth chest strap to track my workouts because to be honest the manual entry option is WAAAAAAY off from what I actually burn. The second thing is that the food search is not as extensive as one would hope, and scanning regular self items doesn't always work. I can patiently wait to enter recipes I'm cooking and determine servings based off of ingredients (an option available in MFP), but I don't have the patience to enter individual foods or meal around for typical household items or restaurant foods that are pretty common. This app is great if you have the patience for it, I'm sure, but I don't. I'll stick to MFP.
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- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Mar 17, 2015
- Version: 2.5
- Size: 22.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: SparkPeople, Inc.
- © 2015 SparkPeople, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.