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Not ready for the iPhone X
I’ve used a few calorie counter apps before, and this one seemed good at first. However, there are a few options that are not user friendly. I have the free version so they may be better on the subscription version. But, for one it’s hard to determine exactly where it is deriving the caloric limit from and it doesn’t automatically update with weight loss or gain, you must manually recalculate each time. Then, it doesn’t tell you the exact calories you have expended for the day (even wearing an Apple Watch), it just gives you a goal to burn each day based on information entered in to the bio. I have yet to determine what the color of the circle for each day indicates since there is no explanation for that. Also, I’ve yet to come across any of my foods that have the barcode information entered into their food database. A lot of the foods I'm scanning are common foods. It’s extremely time consuming and frustrating to have to enter all the information about every ingredient in each meal in manually. It also only gives a few options for serving sizes instead of multiple options. Most of the serving sizes on the packaging of my foods don’t even match up with one of the serving size options given. Lastly, the app crashes on my iPhone X every time I try to search for a food. This is by far the most frustrating issue I’ve had with it. If it crashes every time I try to enter my food, how am I supposed to actually track my calories?
Good, but needs work with the food database
My main gripe with this app is that the food database makes things more difficult than they need to be. It’s very small, and usually the entries that are there are just plain wrong. About a quarter of the time I just fill out my own entry, which only adds to the problem because now there’s another entry and unless people look up the nutrition info they don’t know which one is right. Also you can’t change what the app considers a standard portion, it’s stuck at oz by default. For example, I recently added 7-Eleven’s Chicken Dippers to the database. The 7-Eleven website lists the portion as 1 piece at 70 calories, one piece being 24g. When I entered the food I set the standard portion as 24g and even set up another portion as 24g labeled “piece”. When I finished the entry the default portion is labeled as oz and defaults to 1oz, which is slightly more than one portion. You can still change it to 1 piece and have the correct info, but the default being wrong might confuse users. Other than that the app is great. I don’t have problems with step counting like I do on other apps, and the UI is clean. I also appreciate not having to create an account, I’ll give it five stars because I believe the database problem is fixable. Although seeing reviews here with similar problems from a year ago doesn’t give me hope.
I started this app as a slim 17 year old kid getting ready to go to college. My goal has always been to play lacrosse at Syracuse and this app is helping me immensely. I set my goal to building muscle as I started as an athletic but still somewhat scrawny kid. I started at 135 and set my goal weight for 155 to start. With the help of this app, I have been able to get the proper amount of calories I need for my goal AND I get a step counter and calories burned counter. This app does all the math for me and I am no longer struggling with my calorie counting like I was before this app. In 2 weeks I have gained almost 6 pounds of almost 100% pure muscle. This app has made it easy to meet daily goals with reminders and helpful tools throughout the app. The recipe ideas are also helpful even if you don’t have the pro membership.
New from MyFitnessPal
I’m trying this after being a MyFitnessPal user for a long time. The things I really like about this are (1) it makes really good use of its Apple Watch app, way more than MyFitnessPal, and (2) it’s a much cleaner look. With MyFitnessPal I always hated how the initial screen was basically an ad for their other products, despite having paid for the full subscription. The downside of YAZIO is that the database doesn’t seem as full, although so far it has been pretty good. The bigger frustration I’ve run into is that when I tried to add foods that weren’t in the database I got an error saying that my calories didn’t match what the macronutrients were, despite the fact that they were definitely what the label said. At $22 per year so far it’s definitely been worth trying out. They also have a lot of different diet options with food recommendations, which I’ll be checking out after the holidays.
The good: interface, doesn’t push fad diets (but supports them, you Keto people), nice recipes section. The neutral: pro version cost, database needs work (but works well enough, and doesn’t play games with serving sizes so far) The bad: calorie calculation for goals. Oof, this one is a big one. If you’re the kind of person who has success with straight calorie tracking as opposed to food category restriction (which is just a convoluted way to get to calorie restriction), then you should be familiar with BMR calculations. My BMR is about 2500 Calories when sedentary, and and activity beyond that raises my caloric needs. This app adds movement Calories from Apple Watch, Fitbit etc. That’s great! But... they add movement Calories into your baseline! What does this mean? If I want to lose 1lb a week, I should be eating 2000 Calories plus more for movement. But this app starts me at 2500 and THEN adds my movement Calories. So if so burn 500 on average, this app says I should eat 3000... or 3500 if I want to maintain weight. You can set caloric goals manually, but if you’re going to try counting calories with this app, you’re going to maintain or gain weight, not lose. This app isn’t the only one to do this, but given how good the interface is for straight calorie counters... it’s just frustrating. So just don’t rely on their Calorie goal calculator, do a BMR calculation online and remember 500C/day is 1lb/week, then go from there.
Need Better “Add Food” Support
I was a long-term user of another popular calorie tracking app, but found myself looking for an app that synced better with other tracking apps. Enter YAZIO. So far, I find the app absolutely fantastic. The UI is clean and simple, the tracking feels accurate, and the logging is very nice. I’m starting to feel like a permanent convert! However, there is one significant issue: the “Add Food” capability. It certainly makes sense that the food library is smaller than some apps that have been on the market longer. I can’t fault them for that, and have been more than willing to take the time to add foods to their library that I eat and can find the nutritional info for. The issue is that there’s no way to “name” a standard serving. This makes adding food, or logging food another user added, extremely difficult. I understand that it’s oz based, but some menus don’t provide caloric info based on the oz’s of, say, rolls. They tell you how many calories are in a roll! If they offered the user the chance to rename a “standard portion” to something more useful (for example, “1 Roll”) it’d make the database so much more useful! Other than that, the app is fantastic, but this ends up being a bit of a deal breaker. I don’t want to have to add custom foods every time because I can’t figure out what other uses used for their “standard portion” baseline.
Needs a much larger food database!
I was using MyFitnessPal for years and thought I’d try this because I don’t want to just know the calories, but also want to know the quality of the food that matches my goals. This seemed like the perfect fit at first. As I have been using it (in USA) I have found the food database to be woefully lacking. It has nothing to do with barcodes or barcode reader, the foods aren’t in the database. Some very common foods from any chain restaurant are missing. I have to add almost EVERY item manually. That’s a non-starter after having used MyFitnessPal and never having this issue. Like other comments, everything seems to be listed as a 1 ounce serving size. Not very helpful when dealing with grapes, avocados, etc. The app has great potential, but too labor intensive to get the information into the app. I’ll keep looking for an app like MyFitnessPal that has the food quality ratings like this one if it exists.
I love this for the most part........
I recently started using this app and so far I love it BUT! I don’t understand the point of the app asking for a unit when creating a food for the database, (such as ml, gram, etc) if it’s still not going to allow me to document my food by that unit. For example, I added a product to the database and wanted to document it in the diary by a ml measurement. Even though I selected ml as a standard unit it still gives me oz when it comes tine to journal how much of the product I ate. PLEASE give us more options for measuring the food please! I prefer to measure most things by gram since I believe it’s the most accurate. Or maybe I’m missing something? 🤷🏽♀️🥴
Good, but recent UI update is a step back
Love the functionality, tracking, and reporting, but the recent UI update requires more clicks than before to navigate into and out of meals to add items, and when you’re in a meal making additions you can’t see your daily totals. Given I often use the tool to plan my next meal ahead of time, not being able to see my daily overview while in a meal is a challenge. Also, the scrolling units entry feature is frustrating. If the default is 1 ounce, but I want to enter 7 grams, I scroll the number 1 to a 7, then the Ounces unit to Grams. When I change the units, the number scrolls back and resets at 1, forcing me to have to scroll the number back to 7 again. Hopefully they’ll address these issues and make the tool easier to navigate and make it easier to make entries. Overall, still useful and robust.
Horrible food entry
Having used MyFitnessPal for years. I decided to switch to an app which worked better with Apple Health. After one day of frustrating food entry I wish I could get my money back. First of all it requires you to enter all food by the ounce/gram. This might be the most idiotic entry system ever. If I am on the run and stop at Chik-Fil-a for a chicken sandwich. I don’t have a scale on me to weigh it on. If I go to any major vendor or restaurant for nutritional info. It’s based on the item not the ounce. Why can I not enter food by item and a nutritional average. It say in the FAQ if I don’t make the item visible to others I can make serving size whatever I want. This wasn’t true. I unselected visible to others. Went to select and was only given weight options such as gram/ounce. How about sandwich or serving size large, medium or small. This food entry just isn’t for real people with day to day lives who can’t weigh every portion or cook every meal. It’s a real shame as I love the way it looks.
Food Database Needs A Lot of Work Ahead
This is a great app and honestly it would deserve a 5 star rating. I really enjoy it, I’m eating healthier and seeing results just after a week of using it, BUT that’s because I realized of the tons of mistakes other users have made when entering nutrition facts into the database, and I’ve spent quite a deal of time entering my own data. The app allows you to create food items entering any name for any kind of food with almost any nutrition facts and share that data publicly. It seems no one is checking all this data, resulting on a public database with lots of duplicated items, different nutrition facts for the same item, and misleading info. The developer must create an efficient way for users to report wrong information and remove those items from the database. Bottom line, a really good app if you’re using your own data.
Free App is not the best
I find creating new foods to be difficult when entering portion sizes. Sometimes I get the correct portion size in there and sometimes it just shows 1 oz for the portion size with the nutritional value for a true portion, ie 3 oz. A lot of other people seem to have the same problem. Sometimes there are several entries for the same food with very different calorie counts. And why isn’t the default weight grams, as that is the measurement on many packages of food. Why can’t I use grams and fluid oz. instead of grams and ml? Also, I don’t think you can copy foods to different days without paying for the app. I get frustrated going in and searching for foods and then trying to figure out which is the correct one. The reason I use this app is to track my husband’s nutrition and calories. The one I use for myself is much more user friendly and flexible.
Need a little more
I love the app so much so I use it everyday compare to other nutrition app on my phone. The only problem I have is creating a meal is hard for me. So I tried putting in okra soup but the only option I had was Nigerian okra soup. Am African yes but not Nigerian so the way my country okra soup is made is very different from Nigerian Okra soup. There was an option to creating your meal by adding things in but is so difficult to manage I had to settle for the option of Nigerian Okra soup which gave me more calories than I had actually consumed. Besides this great app I would recommend it 100 times more than any nutrition app on my phone. Great Job Team YAZIO
Good not great
New user here coming from MyFitnessPal, so far I like the app and like everyone, the interface is great! I love the integration with Apple watch so much I have added a complication to my watch face! The only complaint is that the data base needs work. I scan items and they are not found, but those same items are in MyFitnessPal. Also there are only 4 meals, I wish I could customize the meal number or like in MyFitnessPal it gives pre workout meal plus 5 meals. In the Yazio app I have to double my breakfast or other meals to make up for it. All in all I do like the app but the data base is killing it, I hate having to substitute a brand to get as close to the macros as I can when it's a name brand food. I am a pro member and bought the 12 month subscription also so.....
So Far So Good!
I’m only a couple days into using YAZIO— but that’s a couple days more than I’ve ever used any other fitness app. I really like how easy it is to track meals and the bar on top makes it very convenient to see when you are at your daily max for calories. I also really like that there are a couple integrative options for tracking your daily fitness efforts. Connecting the IPhone step counter was very easy and I like that the exercise is factored into the daily calories remaining bar. The recommended recipes feature is a nice addition as well, but most require a membership to access. (Many don’t look complicated however and I think just by looking at the photo you can kind of guess how to cook it for yourself.) My only objection is that the app is advertised as an app for dietary/health management with a specialization in fasting. However, when you get the app, you will see that you must buy a membership in order to unlock the fasting options. Otherwise, the free functions are still very helpful and I have to see what happens! I’ll update if I manage to lose any weight :)
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