Does Frustration Burn Calories?
This app has a lot of great articles, workouts, and recipes based on your preferences and needs. I enjoy the little quizzes you have daily, and the water intake tracker, but that’s really where the niceties end with this app.
Logging food is near impossible and not user friendly at all. The only measurements they have for most items is in ounces, and even then half the time it doesn’t pick up the fractions of an ounce you try to log in. Its food library is VERY limited, so good luck finding a barcode it will take. You’ll be entering in a lot of foods manually.
While the fasting countdown is a great visual to use, you can’t reset it. If you forget to hit start or stop, it keeps on keeping on. There really needs to be a way to adjust the times on it to be accurate. Plus, if you’re done eating, but not yet to the end of your eating window, you can’t start your fasting window early! Sorry, but I don’t eat the ENTIRE 8 hours of my eating window. It’s like the developers don’t understand intermittent fasting?
To top it all off, it doesn’t sync up with fitbits. It’s not even an option. So unless you have an Apple Watch and/or want to carry your phone with you 24/7, your steps aren’t counted, and you can’t manually enter steps or workouts.
Those 3 things are MAJOR fails for me as a user, and it’s very frustrating to know I paid to get a limited sliver of use from it. I really can’t recommend this app to anyone.
Has Great Potential....
I started using this App yesterday. Already have huge agitations. Let’s start with the Calorie tracker. I have used other meal log/ macro Apps that are way easier and less time consuming. For example if I meal prep I should be able to copy the meals from the day prior into my next day of tracked meals instead of individually typing items all over again, the food items are scaled to Oz even though they are inputted as grams which is time consuming to go and covert the serving unit every single time. Now let’s talk about the workout. Day 1 was labeled Brazilian Booty in which there was no glute exercise. This is a full body workout that had abs and shoulders. The movements being demonstrated are jerky and fast lacking in proper form/technique. I DO HOWEVER enjoy the way the workout is designed so you can move along with it, timer and everything. Water tracker, if I accidentally click too many times I see no way of deleting my mistake in order to accurately track water intake over time. AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST the app opens you to another item to sign up for (which also costs) once you have already paid for the services, I chose one that says “ live coach access” where is the live coach ?
Well I’ll see how I do in the end I already paid but I will be sure not to continue the subscription once completed. This app has such great potential just really needs to tighten things up for efficiency and accuracy.
Edited review after refund
*Updated review: I was told there was a return policy that I didn’t qualify for. After I gave a negative review, I was offered a refund and then was asked to edit my review. Days later, I was asked again to edit my review. I suppose I am more pleased with my experience now that I was refunded. However, my original experience hasn’t changed. I believe the only reason I was refunded was to fix their reviews. I should have been refunded right away because I was dissatisfied with the products I purchased. I would rate their customer service at a 1 and the app itself at a 3 so I will
meet in the middle and raise my rating to 2. I won’t lie and give a rating I don’t feel is true. Rating are a way for customers to get the truth before spending their hard earned money. This isn’t just a $1.99 purchase, people should know what to expect.
Original Review: I purchased the app but it was not at all what I expected. The ad was misleading and it didn’t function at all as expected. I requested a refund and they just kept replying without answering me about the refund. They finally sent me a link to their refund policy which basically told me I needed to follow the suggested diet to a T for a period of time, yet request a refund within a certain time, leaving very little time to do so. By the time they FINALLY sent me the return policy, it was too late. Waste of money!! Won’t refund if you are unsatisfied.
Not User Friendly, good customer service though
By Cr@fty Mom
UPDATE: The developer reached out to me after I wrote my review and after free emails back and forth, they kindly refunded my money. I appreciate their customer service and no hassle.
Original review: This app has some good features, but it's not user friendly. I like that there is a "to do" list each day, but you can't customize what options are in the list. I'm a nursing mom, so fasting is not an option for me, but I am unable to turn off that feature. Adding the food I've eaten in the calorie counter is pointless because it barely recognizes any food I try to enter. I end up bluffing my way through it just to get a rough estimate of my calorie intake. And, most of the measurements are in ounces. My fitness watch is linked, but my step count isn't updated with it. It seems I have to have my phone with me just to have all my steps counted properly. I like being able to record how much water I've had to drink, but I can't seem to change my goal. I like that there are several fitness options, however I haven't tried a single recipe. I don't have time to go shopping for specific food and make a meal for myself... I have 4 kids and they're not going to eat these meals! I'm really frustrated that I paid for this app. It seems totally different than what was advertised (I signed up through a link in Pinterest). A free trial wasn't even an option.
Like the App, Hate the Update & SCAM!
I got the app years ago & have been in a love/hate relationship with it since. When it first came out the exercises were not as detailed as they are now and I was impressed with the updates they made until the most recent update. I started using the app faithfully (with a faithful monthly subscription) since March but since the last update, last week I believe, every time I open the app their challenges pop up and I have to click on joining one just to be able to get to the home screen. I refuse to pay an extra $10-30 for a challenge when the app barely allows me to enter my meals daily because elf the limited food selection. I shouldn’t have to go through the challenges just to get to the home page to perform my workout, log my weight for the week, or log my water for the hour.
Update: I agree with other reviewers, this app is a scam! It’s not worth the $9.99/month. The calorie counter section does not include many options the barcode scanner does not pick up barcodes leaving you to enter them on your own. It does not let you go back and fix previous day entries (i.e., water intake from the previous day), if you do a different workout aside from the one assigned to you in the app or in a different app it does not count towards your progress for the day. It is pt worth it.
Great idea, poor execution
Though the idea of this app is exactly what I want, the follow through on it has been awful. For starters, the food logging system is just pitiful, you all dont have the brand options that other apps do, and it makes it very hard to accuratley track my meals. Tracking my meals has been made significantly harder too because you all use a slider for the calories. The slider does not work as it should, because it moves as soon as you lift your finger. And even when you do get it to stay where you’ve put it, the slider locks in on what appear to be very arbitrary numbers, meaning that you can’t EVER get an accurate reflection of your calorie intake. I would also argue that this slider feature would make this app impossible to use for people with any sort of disability that limits their dexterity, and for individuals with poor eyesight or diseases that cause their extremities to shake.
I have sent the above information directly to the contact listed in-app, and I would like to say that if the developers changed these two things (the slider, and the sub-par food database), as well as the lack of reasonably priced/attainable ingredients in their in-app recipes I would be willing to give the app another try and probably rate it 5 stars, but until then I’ve got a year long subscription to an app that I can’t use properly.
Great content, too many problems with the app
The set meal plan and exercise regimen is an awesome idea, and I think the workouts were pretty good and the recipes were fairly simple too. But there are way too many bugs for the price of this app. For almost a week, I wasn’t able to access the exercise videos, which is the main feature I was using. Then today I logged on and it said that my subscription had expired while I was still paying. So I cancelled my subscription and go figure even though I had paid through the 1st of April I can’t use the app any longer. I think the developers are more interested in making money off of people than providing a quality app, which is a shame because they could get so much business during this quarantine situation. Another thing is you cannot change the meal plan you are using or at least it takes a while to actually change. So that’s kind of annoying. If you use the keto plan, I checked and the recipes contained more than the 20 carbs that you’re supposed to be eating a day, so it wasn’t truly keto... But fortunately, if you have a Fitbit, Premium subscriptions are now free for 90 days, so I would just use that.
One thing that was nice was that on the Facebook page they have been posting workout videos almost daily recently, so I’ll give them that.
Not worth the $
I really wanted to give this a try. Had the free version for a while so said why not. The workouts are tailored to your goals which is rlly a nice touch and different than any other app I have used. They get points for that.
But! And it’s a big BUT. After purchasing there’s not really anything added from the free version aside from simple log/tracking, most of which it just grabs from the iPhones health app anyway. You get these ads for extra “challenges” that are like 30-60$, not included. The tracker doesn’t let you log your own work outs which you will need to do some Bc theirs feels like it misses a few things. It tends to force quit when doing the outdoor walk/running work outs. The meal logging also makes you do some guess work as to the weight of any item you eat so it’s not so accurate.. That being said, You will end up using several other apps to fill in where this one fails. They do have a great IG account with plenty of challenges and food/diet recommendations. They have a support person on your account you can reach out to as well which is nice. But again, There’s no reason to spend your money here, the price is kind of outrageous for an app considering how much better the competition is in this space.
Has it’s perks
I’ve been using betterme for 25 weeks now. My plan was to rid of all soft belly fat. I started as 125 pounds and set my goal to 112. I’m 16 just wanting to tone my stomach. It’s estimated time to reach my goal was only 28 days but I knew that would be too soon. I’m a little short of 175 days in and I’m at 115. My only adjustments to this app are in reference to messaging and meal plans. In my meals, I am allergic to all nuts and processed fish. Most of my meals have both of these, i went to the messaging app and wanted to ask how can I filter my meals to where fish and nuts don’t come into it? Instead there were prompted questions that only told me to substitute allergens. I’m not sure of alot of substitutes for fish and nuts which left me with more questions. I would only change to be able to enter allergies pre meal planning and direct messaging typing your own specific message instead of chosing between pre prompted questions.
Great app but not happy about other stuff
By stupid nicknames none avail...
I signed up bought the app, have had it for a long time pay my dues regularly except recently. I got he app because I wanted to be healthier, life had other plans. And the app and I just couldn’t do what I needed to do to to get there. So I deleted it. And then saw I kept being billed for the service that I was no longer using. And there is no where within the app to cancel the purchase. Because what’s to point in having to pay for something that you quite frankly have Zero time for let alone cannot do half or more than half of the exercises because of personal injuries I have sustained. I think this app is great for someone who 1 can afford the time and actually do the exercises within it. You will loose weight, tone up, or raise your heart rate, and if you follow the diet plans inside it you will most definitely have a healthier disposition to be sure. My biggest issue here is I cannot use this app and I have no way of removing it from my phone let alone from having to pay for it each month. Which is not working for me. So please tell me how I fix this issue I just want it gone. I know I can remove it from my cell and have done so before, but I think it’s just crazy to have to continue to pay for it when you cannot use it. Please help me. Thanks...
-Not to happy-