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35BYMAY SparkPoints: (1,477)
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1/15/13 7:32 P

I just bought the app, wished it was free, but I really needed to have it so I could track on the go... and yes, it has the barcode scanner, which works on regular things, but sadly, it doesn't register a ton of the food I eat... maybe because I am in Canada... kind of annoyed.

eat food. not too much. mostly plants.

Goal 1: 160lbs by May 15 (breast reduction day!)
Goal 2: 150 by July 1 (summer!!)
Goal 3: 135-140 by December 1 (ultimate goal weight)
1/15/13 4:22 P

I had the free app., but then upgraded my phone and lost the free version. I was a little disappointed that I had to buy it, but it isn't that much and it seems to have more on it. I love it and don't regret the purchase. It will scan barcodes, which really helps with time. I enter on my tracker on computer, but there are plenty of times I also enter tracking information on the phone. I recommend the phone app.

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SOCCERTAZ SparkPoints: (27,982)
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1/15/13 3:43 P

I like the App a lot. I don't remember paying for it tho. It is really handy because I can just enter food, fitness, and weight and not worry about being around a computer. It is nice to have the bar code scanner because people enter everything in differently.

YOJULEZ SparkPoints: (15,900)
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1/15/13 2:59 P

I have it, and yes, it scans barcodes. You still have to select the food from a list it pulls up after you scan it though, but it saves the effort from having to type in the name etc. You also still have to push a few buttons to add it to the tracker, after you select the meal it's for etc.

While I don't use the barcode reader that much since a lot of what I eat is homemade, I really do like the app, $5 is a nominal fee I think for something that's so useful. I especially like it if I'm away from home and faced with eating fast food, I can look up the various options before making my decision. I also use it in the mornings when I'm brain dead to make sure I'm packing everything I need for my snacks and lunch (I put them in the tracker ahead of time), instead of having to open up my laptop to look. The only thing I wish it was better for was linking to sparkrecipes so I can add something from my list of recipes to my tracker from the phone.

Edited by: YOJULEZ at: 1/15/2013 (15:00)
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BME_22 SparkPoints: (20,012)
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1/15/13 2:59 P

My Fitness Pal is free, and includes a barcode scanner for quickly entering food. Just sayin'.

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MUZIKGAL21 SparkPoints: (4,972)
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1/15/13 2:21 P

I feel like the app used to be free... I'm a little saddened that you have to pay for it. I, too, am skeptical about paying the money for it. It'd be convenient to have on my phone, but I can just as easily log into my computer once or twice a day to do all the logging I need to. If anyone can tell us how useful this app really is, I might consider buying it!

MLAPIERRE425 SparkPoints: (660)
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1/15/13 2:18 P

I see that the app is 4.99, I am thinking about buying it but I want to know if there is a barcode scanner so that when I want to log my food I can just scan the barcode and be done with it. Does anyone that has the app tell me if this is a feature?

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