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App of the week: Exercise and diet with one cool app
Posted By Suzie Mitchell On April 19, 2012 @ 3:26 pm In Technology | No Comments
Experimenting with a new app reminds me of high school in the early 70s. The banter is the same.
“You gotta try it,” a peer says.
“Really, what does it do?” I ask.
“I’m not sure, “he says, “but it’s really cool and everyone is using it.”
So I try it—I download the Lose It ! app to see what the buzz is all about. And after a few hours, I agree it’s pretty cool—however, now I must admit… I’m addicted.
I think this exercise and weight loss app is the best in its class. Unlike other apps that are just for exercise or just for weight loss—this app allows the user to keep an exercise and food log all in one location—always visible.
And the amount of exercises is huge. There are more than 100 exercises in the selection. It includes the regular cardio activities like walking, running, bicycling, and swimming but that’s not all.
It’s the array of exercises not usually found on other apps that makes this one mind-blowing. It lists pilates, playing catch, bowling, water polo, sky diving, vacuuming, home repair, house cleaning, yardwork, water aerobics and juggling just to name a few. The list is so extensive it even includes all of Wii Fit exercises.
In a nutshell here’s how it works:
These stats are all presented on a really cool timeline along with a bolded note that tells you how many more calories you can eat that day.
How great is that? You also can add friends to your group so you can share motivational support messages.
The app also can be used from a website and all entries are automatically synced between devices.
After experimenting with several other exercise apps, I can honestly say that this one is bomb . It’s easy to read and easy to use and offers users a good experience.
And, you can use the app without any worries of a having a bad trip or being arrested.
Have you tried any apps that do similar things? Tell me in the comments!
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