In this review, I’ll share what I like about the Weight Watchers Free App as well as what I don’t. I’ll also include some tips and an app that might save you a monthly fee if you’re willing to spend under $5. Actually, let’s do that first.
The Best Weight Watchers App for Budget Conscious Weight Watchers
My favorite app for Weight Watchers is iTrackBites app by Ellisapps Inc. This app has everything the Weight Watchers Free app has except chat functionality and the price is so affordable. While it used to be free, the developers have put a lot of effort into it so the $3.99 price tag is affordable especially compared with the hundreds you’ll pay Weight Watchers in the course of a year.
When I purchased the app, I also purchased the recipe builder. You can also purchase the app for your iPad. If you are an android user, you can also purchase this app in the Google Play. If you purchase this app, I recommend adding the recipe builder for another $1.99. I love that there is only a one-time fee instead of having to pay monthly. Don’t get me wrong, I still pay Weight Watchers for many reasons, but sometimes when months are tight, I go to my trusty ITrackBites app.
The ITrackBites has SmartPoints tracking as well as the older Weight Watchers tracking functionality. It has a recipe builder and a community as well. Basically everything that the Weight Watchers free app has, but without the chat functionality and price tag. Click here for more information:
iTrackBites Plus – Smart Weight Loss Tracker & Points Calculator for Diet Nutrition Watchers – Ellisapps Inc.
Weight Watchers Free App
The Weight Watchers Free app. Isn’t really free. The app is available to download for free, but you must have a subscription to Weight Watchers to login and use it.
My favorite thing about this app is the 24/7 chat support. Just click the button and wait for a few minutes depending on the chat volume and you can begin chatting with experts immediately. I love the chat functionality especially when my friends and I are debating on what’s allowed and what’s not on the program.
The community on the Weight Watcher’s app far surpasses the ITrackBites community. It works just like most social media apps. Post a status update and include a picture to get the most feedback from the group. You can follow other weight watchers, comment on their picture, and glean helpful tips.
The tracking functionality works amazing. I haven’t had an issue with scanning foods, tracking my SmartPoints and logging my weight. My favorite part about the weight watchers free app is the ability to scan my foods fast. I don’t have time to track, so the fact that they made it easy makes me happy. Yay.
The app also has a recipe builder and finder. It’s nice to be able to enter or find a recipe on the fly. Then simply add the points to your daily tracking and you’re done. They’ve really made it easy with this app.
Overall, the Weight Watchers free app is fantastic! Especially if you’re paying the fees for the program. If you have a tight month like I do sometimes, it’s nice to have an alternative. That way you can keep on program while you get through that season.