If you’ve been struggling to lose weight and want some technological help to make it that much easier, we’ve got some good stuff for you. Even if you’ve been actively participating in the workout regime, you might not be able to get the most out of the exercise without keeping a proper eye on your calories. Manually tracking the number of calories you intake and burn on a daily basis isn’t an easy thing to do. Luckily, there are apps that can do this for you. Here are five of our favorite calories burn tracker apps on the market.
Fitbit is probably the most advanced calorie burn tracker in the market with a bunch of neat features that are revolutionary in smartphone-based calorie trackers. You can enter the food you consume either manually, or by scanning a barcode with the app’s built-in barcode reader.
Fitbit helps you evaluate how each of your individual food choices (proteins, carbs, and fat) affect your health. Another reason why we love Fitbit would be its community. You can connect it friends and compete in challenges to gamify workout a bit. You can also communicate with the community, read educational articles, and share your journey with others too.
If you end up liking the Fitbit app, you can take the functionality of this app to the next level with the help of a Fitbit’s own watches.
- Built-in barcode scanner.
- Track your sleep schedule.
- Manage stress with audio tracks to calm you down.
- Join the Fitbit’s helpful community.
- Compatible with Fitbit’s line of watches.
- While both the Fitbit app and watches work phenomenally alone, when paired together, users may face lots of connectivity issues.
My Fitness Pal
MyFitnessPal is another extremely popular calorie counter for Android and iOS. It does almost everything that Fitbit does, only with a few extra things that set it apart from other apps of its kind.
The first thing worth mentioning about the app is its extensive nutritional database. It contains over five million foods with tons of downloadable recipes to help you eat healthily. Apart from that, it can help you keep track of your weight and intake of food and recommend a calorie burn plan accordingly.
Most of the app’s functionalities are completely free, but there are others that require the premium version.
- Breaks down each day into pie charts for a visual demonstration of your diet.
- Compatible with a lot of fitness trackers.
- Enormous database of foods and recipes.
- Recommends calorie intake and burn numbers.
- An encouraging community filled with tons of helpful individuals.
- The ads sort of force you to go premium.
Lose it! may seem like just your average calorie burn tracker, but it’s an app that has proven its results. Throughout the course of its existence, Lose It! has helped people lose 98 million pounds (Source). That’s almost a hundred million pounds lost because of Lose It! globally. If that’s not incentive enough to install this app, nothing ever will be.
What makes Lose It! special is the level of personalization this app offers. It can give you a personalized calorie counter based on your height, weight, gender, age, etc. Moreover, you can also set personalized goals and cut down on your weight at your OWN pace.
Just like all the other apps on this list, Lose It! also has a pretty enthusiastic community. If you’re looking to take part in the various challenges the community offers, that’s an option too. Lose It! also comes with all the good stuff like a food database, barcode scanner, and even a feature that allows you to upload the images of your food to the app. There are 27 million food items in their library and promise to help you see results in just 3 days. Wild claim? Well, test it to find out. The app is completely free on iOS and Android with certain features covered by the premium version of the app.
- A lot of personalization available.
- Claims to show results in just three days.
- Helpful community.
- Food database with over 27 million items.
- Integration problem with fitness trackers.