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Weightbot

Tags: diet , nutrition

Weightbot is basically a tool for tracking your weight. But its fun and informative interactivity could make what is often seen as a confronting chore (and so becomes short-lived) a more engaging prospect.  And like tracking of food and activity, regular tracking of body weight has been linked to better weight management success as it helps you to stop and think about your food and activity choices.

The best way to use it is to start by going to the settings section (via the information button) and enter your current weight and height, and weight goals (including a goal date). Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is calculated and a progress graph set up. This key information is also displayed on the main screens and, when you tip your device, graphs appear which give clear information about your weight progress, including average weight loss per week and month.

The main issue with the App is that it allows you to set a goal weight which would be classified as ‘underweight’ (a BMI less than 18.5).  Any weight management-related App should have a block on this happening e.g. if a user enters a goal weight that results in a BMI less than 18.5 then a message should come up explaining healthy weight ranges.

Summary: An engaging way to track your weight in relation to your weight management goals.  If you wanted more detailed guidance then a food and activity tracking App would be a better option.

App rating: 2.5 out of 5

Lyndel Costain

Cost from iTunes GB: £1.49

http://tapbots.com/software/weightbot/

 

 


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