There are 17 apps in Weight/obesity


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Argus - Pedometer, Run, Cycle

Argus - Pedometer, Run, Cycle
developed by Azumio Inc


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsRemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English

Cost: Free
Health-and-fitness monitor for walking, running, cycling, sleeping, calorie and liquid intake, and heart rate.
“Argus is good, but takes a lot of battery life, and you have to leave it running constantly for it to be effective. I like the way it keeps the information in one place, and measures different things. But it takes time to input the data each day.” Person living with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, UK | PatientView survey, August 2014


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

C25K - 5K Trainer Free

C25K - 5K Trainer Free
developed by Zen Labs LLC (Michael Moon, Bradley Duong)


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free
Provides training in how to run for five kilometres.
“C25K running app. As a carer, I find running can keep me fitter, and give me a break, and make me feel better mentally.” Carer of a person living with frailty, UK | PatientView survey, August 2014


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Calorie Counter by FatSecret

Calorie Counter by FatSecret
developed by Secret Industries Pty Ltd, Australia


TrackersInformation

Chinese / Dutch / English / French / German / Indonesian / Italian / Japanese / Korean / Polish / Portuguese / Russian / Spanish / Swedish

Cost: Free

Allows a user to find nutritional information about food, and to track meals, exercise and weight.

“I've been using ‘FatSecret’ for about six months, with no problems. Things I like about it: good mobile app; can set nutrient tracker to show net carbs, instead of total carbs; has an iGoogle widget, so that I can make quick updates from my home page; large database of foods; easy to use. What I wish it could do: Better reporting. Would love to be able to view full nutritional data, so I could track vitamin and other nutrient intake, instead of just calories, fat, protein and carbohydrates.” Blogger on the AskMetaFilter site, USA | http://bit.ly/fnEuv2


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

CalorieKing Australia Food Search

CalorieKing Australia Food Search
developed by CalorieKing Wellness Solutions Inc, Australia


Information

English

Cost: Free
Allows the calorie, carbohydrate, fat, and kilojoule content of foods to be checked.
“Carb counting.” Patient group specialising in diabetes, Australia | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

FitDay Mobile

FitDay Mobile
developed by Jim Determan, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English

Cost: Free

Diet and weight-loss journal that offers an online ‘account’ to track food consumption and exercise levels.

“I just use the ‘FitDay’ app because it’s tied into my FitDay account. Not sure it’s the best, but it works for me. It’s free, of course.” Blogger on Low Carb Friends, USA | http://bit.ly/OEVhL3


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Global Corporate Challenge

Global Corporate Challenge
developed by Helsinki Agency Pty Ltd, Australia / Get the World Moving


Self-monitoringTrackersInformation

English / French / German / Spanish

Cost: Free

Designed to be used during the annual ‘Global Corporate Challenge’ (GCC) walk, a virtual event intended to promote personal fitness and better health. Android app no longer seems available.

“Tracks your daily steps to encourage you to walk 10,000 a day. The app makes it much easier to keep track of your walking. No downsides, except that the step count does not sometimes correlate with steps taken.” C3 Collaborating for Health, UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

HabitRPG

HabitRPG
developed by OCDevel LLC (Tyler Renelle)


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English / German

Cost: Free
Role-playing game (RPG) that offers the user ‘virtual’ rewards for having good personal habits.
“HabitRPG is a productivity app in which you get to insert your own metrics to measure yourself against. So, for example, as I have a connective tissue disorder, I need to ensure that my joints don’t get stiff. So, regular stretching is one of my metrics. Eating a certain amount of fruit per week is another. I get role-playing game (RPG) videogame-style rewards (experience points; avatar upgrades) for successfully completing these metrics each day/week/month.” Person with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Norway. | PatientView survey, October 2014.


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Healthsome G for Glucose

Healthsome G for Glucose
developed by Taconic System LLC


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

Chinese / English / French / German / Japanese / Korean / Spanish

Cost: Free
Tracks glucose, meal types, medication, and weight.
“Using Healthsome G provides daily results that help me stick to the plan I have worked out for me. No real National Health Service (NHS) support for what I am doing. When I suggested to my GP, I was told most people would not want to record like this, so it is not worth them offering anything. My type-2 diabetes, my blood pressure, my cholesterol are all controlled. I did not take medications. I researched, and, using apps, have won.” Person living with post-polio syndrome and type-2 diabetes, UK | PatientView survey, August 2014


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)  ·  Medical

Libra - Weight Manager

Libra - Weight Manager
developed by Daniel Cachapa, Germany


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English / French / German / Spanish

Cost: Free
Allows users to track their weight with a trend line recommended by the ‘Hacker’s diet’.
“Accessible, easy to use, provides correct information, and practical advice.” Headway East Lothian, UK | PatientView survey, November 2011


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Lose It!

Lose It!
developed by FitNow Inc, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringInformation

English

Cost: Free

Allows a user to set weight-loss goals, establish a daily calorie budget to meet them, and to record food consumption and exercise levels.

“I started using this food app called ‘Lose It!’ to measure food. The interface is really handy, and almost makes it fun to track. The little modes of entering data that it uses to track food are very easy to use; it uses the camera to scan bar codes; has little wheels to track serving size, so that if you eat half a doughnut, it’s easy to enter in. The database isn’t totally comprehensive; I’ve found a few things not included. But, perhaps using my experience, I’ve found things that seem close. So far, I’ve found the app very compatible with my lifestyle. When I started using it, just a week or so ago, I noticed that I would eat small snacks more often that I thought, turned my basals down, and ‘presto’, no jelly beans. I still have a few other things, but I’ve been pleased to have a handy way to track food. In some ways, it’s sort of handy to keep it separate from the diabetes gizmos (the pump, CGM, etc). I was sort of spooked this morning to check and find out that, yesterday, I had 137g of carbs on both ‘Lose It!’ and my pump.” TuDiabetes, a social network of the Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF) | Source is no longer available


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

MyFitnessPal

MyFitnessPal
developed by Myfitnesspal LLC, USA


Trackers

English

Cost: Free
Weight-loss and exercise tracker.
“Users are able to keep track of their caloric intake, as well as exercise. In addition, the exercise is included in the amount of caloric intake, so that people can see a direct correlation between exercise and caloric intake. ” Patient group specialising in learning disorders, USA | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Pact

Pact
developed by Pact


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English / Spanish

Cost: Free
Encourages healthy eating and exercise.
“It encourages monetary rewards for compliant users (those who exercise and eat well). Users can also lose money from using the platform. It is almost like bribing users to exercise.” Empowered patient, Australia | PatientView survey, February 2014


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Recovery Record

Recovery Record
developed by Recovery Record, Inc


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsRemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

Danish / English

Cost: Free
Helps people with an eating disorder to achieve recovery.
“ ‘Recovery Record’ reminds me to log meals, and allows me to create a diary alongside it.” Person with a mental health issues, UK | PatientView survey, October 2014


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Runtastic Pro

Runtastic Pro
developed by Runtastic GmbH


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

Chinese / Czech / Dutch / English / French / German / Italian / Japanese / Korean / Polish / Portuguese / Russian / Spanish / Turkish

Cost: (exchange rates are approximate) Apple: £3.99 / $6.22 / €5.59; Android: £4.99 / $7.78 / €6.99; Windows: £1.49 / $5.44 / €2.32; Blackberry: £3.50 / $5.44 / €4.89. A series of in-app purchases are available. The app is also available in a free version (Runtastic)
Tracks fitness activities (cycling, jogging, rowing or walking).
“Runtastic Pro tracks my exercise and motivation.” Person living with hormonal conditions, UK | PatientView survey, October 2014


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

SATS Elixia

SATS Elixia
developed by XLENT Consulting Group


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

Bokmål / Finnish / Norwegian / Swedish

Cost: Free
Allows a person to book fitness training classes, and log work-out and weight statistics.
“The SATS Elixia app is helping me currently, as it tracks every time I sign in to my local gym in Oslo with my card, and it allows me to book classes online through it. I can track my progress over the weeks, and if I get a personal trainer, my schedule appears on it. If I start a diet plan, it has a calorie counter and checklist.” Person with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Norway. | PatientView survey, October 2014.


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

ShopWell - Diet and Food Scanner

ShopWell - Diet and Food Scanner
developed by YottaMark, Inc


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free
Food scanner that seeks to match healthy ingredients with an individual’s personal dietary requirements.
“ ‘Shop Well’ allows me to scan the universal product code (UPC) of some food items, and I can set up specific parameters for it to search by.” Person living with coeliac disease, USA | PatientView survey, August 2014


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Súlypont

Súlypont
developed by Pharmapromo Kft


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

Hungarian

Cost: Free
Weight and body-mass index (BMI) tracker.
“The Súlypont app, which has very impressive graphics, provides an opportunity to daily record weight and BMI. Weight monitoring, according to the latest research, is particularly important; people who weigh themselves regularly, measure and monitor weight changes, are less at risk of obesity. A trend line on a graph shows clearly the longer-term evolution of your weight. It is possible that daily weight data would be disappointing, but looking at the overall trend unmistakably shows the actual weight change. The app’s BMI calculations also trace how this data changes over the longer term.” WEBBeteg—patient site, Hungary | http://bit.ly/1asoPrw


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

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