App Review: Track It to Lose It
January 2013- If a healthier diet and weight loss is among your New Year’s resolution, you are not alone. According to the World Health Organization, in 2008, more than 1.4 billion adults, 20 and older, were overweight. It has been well noted that being overweight is the fifth leading risk for global deaths, many serious illnesses are linked to obesity, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and stroke. Rather then putting in guesswork into your weight management program and risk failure, keep track of your calorie loss and intake using Track it to Lose it for the iPhone to reach your weight loss goals.
Upon opening the Track to Lose It app the user is asked if they would like to use the calculator feature to determine their daily budget. Also, diet settings must be completed before using the app, such as your daily budget, activity goal, first weigh in, goal weight, and how you budget your food cost. Each day users will input the meals they have for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack and are asked the number of servings and cost of the food.
The user can edit the time periods, and add an extra meal, input their favorite foods, and an activity list management. Another helpful aspect of this app is you can keep track of how much water you drink by tapping the glasses of water on the interface Track it to Lose it acts like a calculator to keep track of calories, weight gain or loss, as well as a log for physical activities completed. This app helps users stay on track with their health, fitness, and budgets and has links to blog posts pertaining to those categories.
Navigating this app is confusing although the main points are clear; there are no distinct instructions on how to help you grasp the concept of the app. The app’s interface is not motivating or inspiring nor does it match the theme of the app. In order to successfully use this app one must go through each setting and each segment and make sure to set all of the settings so they match the specific user.