Losing weight is tough. And it’s hard to do it on your own. That’s where Motivatr comes in.
Motivatr is simple. Set a weight loss target, and put down money to help motivate you to reach your goal. Don’t want to go to the gym today? What if continuing to miss your workouts meant you’d lose your $500 pledge?
No more relying on friends or expensive trainers to motivate you. Nobel Prize-winning research shows that the prospect of losing money is one of the greatest motivators. With a Motivatr pledge, you’re finally going to achieve your weight loss goal in the next 28 days.
Keep your money. Lose the weight.
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Ratings and Reviews
One of the most shameful apps in the store
It’s built on a true premise. If you are at risk of losing something you care about you will work harder to keep it. The real issue here is that the developers of this app really don’t provide you with a service other than promising they will definitely take your money if you fail, and if your failure gives them a comfortable passive income, hey maybe they will get fat and happy. Don’t count on them coming to you to hold them accountable for their weight loss goals though. They make a big point to say they maximize weight loss to a healthy 10lbs a month. They don’t have similar concern for your financial health though. You can bet up to $10,000 a month. Ha! Dream on dev. ANYONE EVEN REMOTELY INTERESTED IN THE CONCEPT OF THIS APP SHOULD TRY DIETBET INSTEAD. In the dietbet app you do wager your money, but if you win you also get a cut of the pot. With the dietbet method you get the potential to win money as well as the motivation from potential loss. I personally find it abhorrent when people try to sell others a service that puts them at risk while counseling them it is for their own good, when it only ever benefits the seller. Congrats dev, you fit the bill. I find you abhorrent. Shame on Apple for promoting this.
Developer Response ,
Native Code, thanks for your feedback. You are ignoring the fact that weight loss can be a deeply personal and lonely undertaking for a lot of people. This app is designed to help those people: people like us, who have unsuccessfully tried a lot of apps and diets to lose weight. Dietbet is a great app that works for a lot of people - but it didn't work for us, which is why we built Motivatr. If someone is more motivated by the opportunity to gain money instead of loss aversion, those people will definitely use DietBet or any of the other apps that are similar to that (and we encourage them to do so).
So excited for this!
I love this idea!!! I'm so frustrated every time that I try a different diet or exercise plan in an attempt to get fit, and it just feels like money down the drain if I don't meet my goals. Let's be real-- weight loss companies and trainers don't actually have any personal investment in whether you meet your goal, and ultimately it comes down to your own motivation. This app feels different because I get to set the goal and I'm held accountable for not meeting my own goal. It's clear that the app doesn't aim to take your money but rather force you to succeed, and that's something I need that I've never had before. Not to mention, it lets you choose your weight loss goal so I can customize it to what I think will help me be happy and fit, and I get the extra satisfaction of knowing that I was the biggest factor in my own success! Maybe it's just the new year's resolution in me talking, but I'm super excited to use this app and have already told my friends about it!
Developer Response ,
Thanks, Emily_C_85! We agree that there are so many ways to spend your money in trying to lose weight healthily: hiring trainers, nutritionists, "weight loss" products. There are going to be some Motivatr users that are using this in conjunction with trainers or nutritionists, which we think is great. Best of luck on your Motivatr! We know you can do this!!
Edit: the only thing that I wish was implemented is the before and after picture when you complete your goal. Like come on. You had a chance for a great ending to the month with a before and after success pic. We are entering the pod anyways, why not use them?
I read people complaining about this app and they don’t even try it. If you’re mad about the money, that’s the point of the app. You have to be mad and create a fire in yourself to lose weight. You want to lose weight more than you want to lose money and that’s they point. People get mad about the price. If you’re broke, stay home and go see how those results are working out for you. This app is perfect for me. Lost 10 pounds in a month and will continue until I hit my desired goal! Thanks! If you think of this app as a money grab, then you’re an idiot. Try to keep them from taking your money by losing weight, duh!!!
Developer Response ,
Thanks Deb eq cred! And awesome idea - we are definitely going to implement a couple of different versions of the photo stitching for a before/after.
- Phoenix Goals LLC
- 18.8 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Unrestricted Web Access
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.