This app uses a food intake and physical activity log to help you manage your weight. The app also includes a body weight tracker, a database of common New Zealand foods, recipes and a variety of exercises.
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Reviewer:Dietitian App Review Working Group, Auckland DHB, July 2015. Clinical score: ★★★★☆ Review: " A good self monitoring tool for motivated people wanting assistance with weight management. Would be most effective for people who have some knowledge of healthy eating (as you need to interpret your own results and possibly make changes to food intake and/or physical activity) OR when working alongside a dietitian/nutritionist." New Zealand relevance: ★★★★★ Comments:"The database includes NZ foods, brands, restaurants and recipes."
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Reviewer:Sara Jebreil, July 2016 Technical score: ★★★★☆ Review:
Security: This app is somewhat secure. It does not require a login but users can register for free to ensure data is retained.
Performance: Mostly functional with minor/negligible problems.
Impact of the app on battery life and device performance: Impact is minimal using an average of 21 MB of data over 3 hours.
Interactivity: Basic interactive features to function adequately.
Customisation: Allows complete tailoring to the individual’s characteristics/preferences, and retains all settings.
Data sharing: Yes, through various options such as Dropbox, iCloud, Google drive, MMS and email.
Multiple device syncing: Yes
Locations services (such as GPS): Not used
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