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Lose It!

Personal Weight Loss Tracker

Published 05/10/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

Lose It! Is a weight loss application that helps users track progress and meet their health goals. Users can track all aspects of eating, right down to the money they spend on food. Lose It! Includes budget tracking tools as well as food and exercise trackers. Users can see what they have eaten and how close they are to their weight loss target. The application uses colorful charts and status bars to help the user visualize their fitness data. The application offers information on a wide range of foods and physical activities, which the user can search. Lose It! also provides social feature that lets users build a friends list. Friends can view profiles and share progress.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Lose It! is a product of FitNow Inc. of Boston, Massachusetts. The application was designed to help users get better control over their eating and exercise habits. The service was originally introduced as an iPhone version in 2008, which has been downloaded by over five million individuals. Since then, FitNow Inc. decided to grow Lose It! to include versions for the web and Android devices. The application’s many versions and features have made it quite popular with health-minded users.

What are the differences to other apps?

Lose It! seems to have all bases covered when it comes to fitness and dieting. Users can track just about every activity they want. The application provides lists of foods as well as activities that includes sports, jogging or other types of workouts like Yoga and basic daily activities like mowing the lawn. The budget feature is also very attractive. Users can learn how to make a diet fit into their regular budget and track progress using Lose It!.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Lose It! entices user with a clean, modern design. The application favors bright orange, which gives it a refreshing and friendly personality that works well. The user never feels intimidated by calorie counts or other diet activities. The organized interface manages to make tracking fitness goals a fun endeavor for most users. The service is easy to learn and provides ways to track all aspects of dieting and exercise in a user friendly interface.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can join the Lose It! community by clicking the blue “Sign Up for Lose It! It’s Free”! button along the lower, right side of the homepage. A pop up box appears and asks the user for an email address and password. The next step asks for a starting weight and a goal weight (in pounds). Next, the user is asked for their gender, height and date of birth. The following step asks for the user’s plan (how much weight they want to lose per week) which automatically reveals a daily calorie budget and the date the user should achieve their goal. After agreeing to the terms of service by checking the box in the lower, right hand corner, the user is automatically taken to their new account dashboard.

What does it cost to use the application?

Lose It! offers its services to all users for free. There are no subscription fees and the user doesn’t have to pay any extra fees or make any purchases. All users receive access to all current features. There are no limitations. This is a great way to get users to try Lose It! and possibly meet their fitness goals faster. The service is helpful and comes at a price everyone can afford.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Lose It! is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to improve their health. Users can set a weight loss goal and track progress to it. The application does all the math for the user. The user only has to add in foods they eat and physical activity they do on a daily basis. The user is even given an estimated date that they will reach their goal (provided they follow the plan exactly).

  • Create an online weight loss profile
  • Share progress with friends
  • Track diet and exercise efforts
  • Browse an enormous list of foods and activities
  • Monitor progress towards health goals

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