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Over three million people have downloaded SparkPeople’s Diet and Food Tracker app. The app’s dashboard gives a thermometer view of how many calories you have consumed and how many calories you have left for the day. It also notes how many minutes of fitness you have completed for the day and the calories burned. To keep you motivated, every time you log a meal or drink water, you are given SparkPoints. There is a SparkPoint leaderboard where you compete with everyone in the community. The app’s food and meal tracking required the fewest amount of clicks out of all the apps we tested and the easy “copy” button for each previously inputted meal makes for even quicker reporting. This theme is carried over to tracking your exercise on the app. There is an option to begin GPS tracking of your run that will automatically add to your exercises. Additionally, SparkPeople recently released an activity tracker called Spark which fully integrates with the app.
Compare this tracker to others in the Food and Calorie Apps Chart.
The app has tons of exercise demos like bicycle crunches so you can mix up your routine
What we wish it had
A slightly sleeker design
iPhone, Android, Blackberry
Photos from the manufacturer’s website