Lose It!

By Jonah Comstock September 29, 2016
Lose It!, one of the earliest food tracking apps, announced the beta launch of a new feature this morning: Snap It, which allows users to log food by taking a picture of it (then selecting the correct food from a list). “We’ve been thinking about it for years and years an years and the question has been, when will be the time when the technology is close enough that anyone will ever use it? And...
By Aditi Pai January 29, 2016
Health tracking apps and devices offer consumers the ability to track an increasing number of relevant metrics. Over the years a number of the companies behind them, especially the ones with larger user bases, have released their own insights based on interesting correlations in the data sets they've collected. For example, just last week, Runkeeper Director of Marketing tweeted a link to a post...
January 18, 2016
While Under Armour, Apple, and Weight Watchers, have all, to varying degrees, become more involved in the calorie-tracking mobile app space, Lose It, one of the original innovators, has been quietly chugging along, capping its funding at $7 million because, according to CEO Charles Teague, the company has been profitable since at least last March. MobiHealthNews talked to Teague about maintaining...
By Brian Dolan March 16, 2015
Boston-based weight loss app company Lose It! says it plans to take its service international some time in 2015, according to a report in Boston Business Journal. The company's app currently counts 24 million users in the US and Canada, but new markets, including Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand are among those that could go live this year. Notably, earlier this year Under Armour acquired...
By Jonah Comstock January 20, 2015
Palo Alto-based HealthTap has released a ranking of health, wellness, and medical apps based on the public endorsements of thousands of doctors who use the HealthTap AppRx platform. Although not every doctor in HealthTap's network participated and those that did didn't see all the apps, the system is designed to give each app equal exposure and to minimize bias on the part of physician reviewers...
By Jonah Comstock September 11, 2014
According to a small study at Arizona State University, tracking weight loss on a smartphone leads to more consistent tracking than paper and pencil. But a dedicated weight loss app -- in this case Lose It! -- did not improve tracking over simply using the smartphone's memo application, nor was there any difference in weight loss observed among the app users, smartphone memo users, and paper...
By Jonah Comstock January 24, 2014
MobiHealthNews started rounding up calorie counter and nutrition tracking apps as early as 2009, and as recently as last August, when Weight Watchers told its investors that free apps were probably eating away at its profit margin. Most of the healthy eating apps MobiHealthNews has tracked have relied on manual entry, giving users a space to enter information about every meal, although exactly...
By Aditi Pai November 13, 2013
During the third quarter of 2013, Android accounted for 81 percent of all smartphone shipments worldwide compared to 12.9 percent of iOS smartphone shipments, according to a report from the International Data Corporation (IDC). This is a new milestone for Android, which has been surpassing iOS shipments for a few years now. Some apps, like Basis Band's connected app, went to the Google Play store...
By Aditi Pai August 14, 2013
When Weight Watchers held its second quarter meeting, Chief Financial Officer Nicholas Hotchkin addressed the company's declining earnings, accrediting some of the loss to the "sudden explosion of interest in free apps and activity monitors". While there are countless free apps that track diet and exercise, where are dieters turning to watch their weight? Weight Watchers claims it built its...
By Jonah Comstock January 21, 2013
Nike announced Friday the opening of a developer portal for the Nike+ API. At the same time, the company announced a partnership with popular calorie-tracking and weight loss app Lose It! Although Lose It! currently integrates with several other devices, including the Fitbit line of activity trackers and the Withings connected weight scale, Lose It! will be the first third-party app to integrate...