Meal Snap - Calorie Counting Magic
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Meal Snap lets you take pictures of the meals you eat, and then magically tells you what food was in your meal. Oh yeah, we give you a rough estimate of the calories you ate too. Food tracking has never been easier.
➤ Meal Snap is brought to you by the #1 health and fitness brand on the app store, DailyBurn.
How Meal Snap Works:
1. Snap a photo of your meal.
2. Add a descriptive caption, if you are so inclined.
3. Let the system auto-magically detect the nutritional breakdown.
4. Keep track of your meals & progress over time.
Other Awesome Features:
✸ Share your meals on Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare.
✸ View estimated calories for each meal and the full day.
✸ Browse back in time to view your logged meals.
✸ Categorize your meals into Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, etc.
What's New in Version 1.1.0
MealSnap's magic gets an iOS 7 update!
Taking Pictures is a bit of a Pain ... and that's part of the Point! *Ü*
I'm already an avid user of the MFP food diary (app and website) but had seen many people showcasing a photo food diary elsewhere (on blogs and websites). I thought I'd try this in addition to my current routine. I can't say that the calorie estimates are very accurate (some are, others are way off ... hard to tell portion sizes from a photo, a good description does improve it) but just the actual process of stopping and taking a picture before I put something in my mouth has made me much more conscious and conservative. So that's a win right there! I feel the picture "shows" my day more than a written report, and I strive to make it look a little better ... better food choices, more color ... even though I am the only one looking at it (I haven't taken advantage of any of the sharing options).
I wish there was a little flexibility ... being able to change the "meals" (oops, I listed it as lunch when it was dinner). The ability to rotate the pictures would be good (I keep forgetting and taking them in landscape and then they are sideways). I am glad I can easily change the calorie count ... I am still using my traditional calorie counter (MFP) to get a more accurate actual number. But I really like the visual aspect of the food diary and it is interesting to see their estimates even if I correct them 90% of the time.
The app has become a lot faster since the last update.
The food recognition calories are pretty accurate (for what can be expected from a picture). Sometimes the calorie range is huge (~600 calories), but that can be reduced by adding text to the good description.
I'm a little skeptical about the calorie content- but it's such a nice concept that lets me get the gist of what I'm eating. This app is great if you want to know roughly how much you're eating, but not to the point of obsessive calorie counting. It's quick and convenient, and I like it so much better than standard calorie counting apps.
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Oct 04, 2013
- Version: 1.1.0
- Size: 10.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Gyminee
- © Daily Burn, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.