Had High Hopes 2/5
I love the UI of the app it’s so organized with a lot of information. The only thing that has me truly upset is that after I paid for a year’s worth of premium, if I try to choose a meal plan, the app crashes and I can’t see my meal plan. I need some sort of help because now I feel like my money is simply thrown away for a feature that I have no access to
Hard to read font 1/5
Perhaps this wasn’t made for boomers’ eyes. It is impossible to see the font. I don’t see a way to make the background darker so I can see the white lettering. This is so frustrating because I paid for a year subscription. Tried to get a refund immediately after installing. iTunes doesn’t allow cancellation. Ugh!!!
😤 Bad App...if only it worked with iwatch 1/5
DO NOT DOWNLOAD if you want to use with iwatch4. Does not sync with watch. Spent an hour on phone with Apple and confirmed no issues with phone or watch.
I even paid for Premium (oops) and after researching further I learn from their site their Mon - Fri operation is apologizing and making excuses for how complex it is to sync with watch. Maybe this Swedish company should be working 24/7 to fix. How bout informing people before they pay for Premium? Seemed like a good app...but not for watch users. 🙁
Great app but DESPERATELY need a way to add foods 3/5
By Kali Everson
It’s a great app, it’s very visually appealing, but a lot of the things I eat are not on the database, and there is no way to add them to the database like you can in most other apps. You can add the calories, but that’s it, and I have to redo it every single time. It’s very frustrating and I may get a different app for this reason.
This app works amazing! I’ve had it for a week and I’ve lost 5 pounds! I’m eating a lot healthier thanks to the app!
Best app for tracking, hands down 4/5
It is so simple to understand. It’s so full with information. It’s appealing to the eye. It’s motivational. It’s everything one needs to be healthy! I downloaded it just in the look for a 5 week program as a small goal I had for myself, but I think I may extend this onto my actual every day life from now on!
Suggestion to add a vitamin section! 4/5
I love this app! Could I suggest a place to put in daily vitamins and supplements? Perhaps a daily checklist for them? I take gummy vitamins so they do have calories but I did not see anywhere to input them.
Health app 1/5
Why doesn’t Lifesum input my calories eaten, carbs, protein, and fat data into my health app, it gets data from the health app with how many carbs I have burned because of my Apple Watch so why can’t it input that data as well ...? If this is a miss understanding and I can do this pls help and I’ll change my rating :)
Thought you could receive grocery lists for all their plans, but it’s only for a few types. So basically I paid for a glorious MyFitnessPal.
I like the aesthetic of the app so far, but there are a few things that I’m struggling with. It’s slow to sync with my Apple Watch, and it’s impossible to add meals by their macro amounts. For example, i wanted to add a treat (soy green tea frap from Starbucks) and I can’t add it unless I submit each ingredient, rather than inputting the nutrition information from starbucks’ website (title, number of carbs, protein, etc). So I end up just putting it in by number of calories (which rarely works on the first try) and it defeats the purpose. I paid for a year’s subscription— hopefully it gets better from here or I will probably cancel this month.
This apps consistently over estimates carbs when compared to my carb counting books and other websites. There is an edit button but it won’t allow you to save your choice. There is no recipe builder. Look for another app before you purchase this one
I don’t know what to do 2/5
Last night I purchased the yearly plan not aware that I would be paying the amount in full but it wasn’t until this morning when I checked and saw that my money was missing. I thought it would instead be taking out monthly payments or something of that sort. I don’t know what to do. Is there any possible way to get a refund?
I like but... 3/5
I like this app but I feel like some of the foods are inaccurate for calorie count. Like 136 calories for 136 grams of grapes.... can’t be true
Needs improvement 4/5
I think overall it’s a good app. I can’t afford the premium features so I basically have to ignore the day ratings. You can’t customize the macro goals unless you have premium and mine are different from the ones they set for me. The one thing that really irks me is their meal rating system. It doesn’t teach indulgence in moderation, which I think is key to maintaining a healthy diet, and it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. If you eat one sweet thing it ruins your entire meal rating. For example: I had scrambled eggs and protein powder in coffee this morning — it gave both of those an excellent rating on their own, but didn’t give the meal as a whole a good rating because I hadn’t consumed enough calories. Then I had half a serving of honey vanilla Greek yogurt and it gave it a :| rating, which then ruined my whole meal rating. And you can get an explanation for why things are rated that way unless you pay for premium. I try to get good ratings all day so it really bugs me when I get a bad one. I’m starting to just not take them seriously.
Nutritional Information WRONG 1/5
At first I loved the app! I just started eating healthy again and it was easy to input my food and keep on track. After looking at the nutritional information and comparing it to the actual packaging of the food I realized majority of it was wrong! The protein and calories aren’t correct! I’m not sure if anyone has had the same problem, but I’m glad I didn’t pay for the upgrade.
Waste of money 1/5
This app isn’t nearly as helpful as it should be given the cost. I have used a few other macro tracking apps and I’m unsure as to what I paid extra money for with this one. It’s difficult to find foods even when you search them by their very specific names. Do yourself a favor and use MyFitnessPal or MyNetDiary instead.
Unauthorized Charge 1/5
By evie reviews
I got charged the annual fee even though I cancelled my subscription and deleted the app at least 6 months ago. I never had a problem with the app itself, I just wasn’t using it anymore, but it’s not okay to charge people without their permission for a service they cancelled.
If only it linked to my Apple Watch 4/5
I love this app and the customer service team is great. The ONLY two downsides are that it doesn’t really sync to my Apple Watch and it clears the search after you add an item to your diary. On my watch it doesn’t show the correct macro breakdowns for the plan I’ve chosen, adds in exercise calories even though they are not added in my diary, and the complication doesn’t update on my watch face. When I search for a restaurant and want to select multiple items I can’t and have to search after each selection. Kinda time consuming and frustrating.
Not really useful? 3/5
By Jolie Gosier
The app is really good to keep you on track for the day. Without premium you can get an accurate measure of how many calories you should be eating and how many you do eat. It also keeps track of the amount of water you drink. The problem is if you can afford premium the app really doesn't do much for you. You cant get help with dieting, personalized insights, recipes, or any suggestions on what you should be eating. Without premium the most you get is a smiley or sad face that shows that you didn’t eat enough calories. I feel the free option should include mote features rather that almost being a journal of food.
Notifications doesn't work 3/5
I give permission, turn on notifications in app, but it still doesn't work, reinstall doesn't help to.
Comparable Apps are Better 3/5
By Alex 🌼
I would like to get premium, just because this app works better on my Apple than Samsung Health does. Unfortunately, Lifesum doesn’t allow you to set your own eating times (for things like intermittent fasting) and ends up telling you that you’re bad for eating too much for lunch. I also can’t create my own recipe meals with a higher detail and I can’t input nutritional value. So, I’m sticking with Samsung Health until updates are made to fit multiple lifestyles
Need my money back 2/5
The app was great for the first few days and than as soon as i purchase the plan it doesn’t open anymore. Every time i try to see the mean plans it crashed down.. so frustrating and this is the fist day that i use the tracker.. i need my money back
Horrible ... App calorie goal is 6 cal per day 1/5
By Time Mgt Expert
I am a vegan and it put me on the clean plan but is only allowing me to eat 6 cal per day… Major bug! I paid for the three month premium plan… Waste of money!
Got the app to specifically log daily intake through Apple Watch because that feature isn’t offered on my My Fitness pal app but apparently I can’t do it with Lifesum either. All it shows you on your watch is what you’ve logged on your phone with no option of adding intake through the watch itself. A little bit upset since I’ve already paid for a premium account had I known I can’t log right through my watch I wouldn’t have purchased premium. Other than that the little Apple character is a cute touch.
Not worth purchasing 1/5
By Not that great but ok
You don’t get much more for paying extra.
I love it! except for ... 4/5
I wish they had more options for meal plans with allergies. if they did i’d give 5 stars. they do have a recipe section and you can look for nut free things, but I wish they’d update it so that if you have soy allergies and choose vegan for a week, it can help you around that. Or people on keto who are vegetarian, etc. Other than that this app is INCREDIBLE! the accuracy is great unlike some other apps i’ve used in the past. So much so I bought the premium version. Helps me track my water intake, my carb intake, all my food, my exercise and the meal plans (if you don’t need really special diets) are great! It’s definitely worth the money to upgrade to premium.
Try, try again 2/5
I used this app a few years ago and ended up getting annoyed because the food info (even the ones that were “verified by Lifesum” weren’t accurate. Since some time had passed I thought I’d give it another try. Nope. This could be an amazing app, but the inaccuracy in the food database is inexcusable. I spend more time trying to fix the data than I do adding data.
Great app, quick and easy 4/5
I’ve been using Lifesum premium for almost a year now and I really do love it.my only thing is I wish I could tailor my macros and calories myself
Minimal flexibility 1/5
Can’t adjust weight loss plans for the amount of weight you want to lose per week. What if I want to lose 1/2 lb weekly versus 2lb weekly? Bought the six month subscription based on reviews and I am disappointed. Wish I could get a refund.
Not worth the price 1/5
I would say this app has great potential, but it is still in its beginning phases for sure, and therefore shouldn’t be charging $50 annually for the premium. It’s just not worth that. I like the look of it, it’s not too difficult to navigate. But, every time I scan a food item, it is either not in the system and I have to add it, or the nutritional information or measurements are incorrect. (Sometimes the calories are correct but it says the standard serving is 1 cup instead of 1 tbsp, etc). I would say this is the case for 85% of foods that I add to my day and it gets so frustrating having to change everything. I wouldn’t mind having to add a new food or correct something every once in awhile, but I feel like it happens literally every day. Even items from big companies like Quaker are not in the system sometimes. Pretty disappointing considering how much I paid.
Helping me lose weight 5/5
I really enjoy this app. I needed something where I could put in my weight loss goal and it could tell me how many calories per day to consume in order to meet that goal. It connects with other work out apps to keep track of calories burned that ways as well. It’s exactly what I needed and so far I’ve lost 1 lb per day since I started using it.
Horrible App! 1/5
Please do not use this app to track your nutrition for weight loss. First do not get the premium, total waste of money and if you pay for more than one month to get the discount they off and you want to cancel the 3 month subscription after one month you don’t get your money back for the remaining two months. Then you can’t adjust your calories and macros to what you want if have to keep them to whatever meal plan you selected. The meal plans do not have any variety and are never updated.
Waste of $$$ 1/5
Difficult to cancel, tried to cancel 20 min after purchase on 3/3 still got charged. Waste of an app, there is no value to this app and the customer service stinks.
Add a salad builder integration 3/5
I would like to see them build a part of the app where you can “build you own salad” that counts calories rather than picking from their own list.
Didn’t work and charged me for a year 1/5
Purchased premium which was advertised around $4 a month and then it charged me $42 for a whole year instead.
Also tried to put in my goal information and it told me “Sorry, you’re a little too young to be using Lifesum.” (I’m 24 and didn’t even see an option to put in my birthday..)
Will be seeking refund 🙃
Beautiful app but lots of problems. 2/5
PROS: beautiful layout, visually pleasing, able to choose meal plans, track intermittent fasting within app, easy to locate information, good tips, food and day ratings.
CONS: Fitbit syncing leaves something to be desired, calorie transfer from Fitbit looks inaccurate, unable to type custom serving labels (i.e. slices of pizza) which makes it nearly impossible to tell what a serving actually is or track it accurately, unable to choose custom water bottle sizes and sizes available aren’t standard 8, 16, etc., can’t add more than one snack time, developers don’t seem concerned with user feedback or to improve app.
***There are not enough pros to outweigh the cons. It can be as pretty as you like but if it doesn’t function like users need it to or be up to snuff with competitors then eventually people are going to stop using. If I am paying for an app, I expect it to be better than a free app but it just isn’t. Unless there are drastic improvements, I will not be continuing a subscription. Really unfortunate that you can’t get a refund because I’m actually going to stop using it ASAP.
Most of the services are premium 4/5
Recipes? Tips? Advice? Got to pay the premium. Dissappointing, but they have to be paying health experts and healthy chefs in order for their work to appear on it. The little quizzes they offer are free though, so you can take your results and research what to do separately.
I love its visual style though. Cute little fruit and vegetable guys and nice pretty colors? Very nice.
At least the calorie tracker part is free and thats what i mostly need lol
Terrible Customer Service 1/5
My app reset and would not recognize that I am paying for the premium option. I have done all the steps to correct it. I reached out via email to support and I have not gotten anywhere. I am very unhappy with this application.
Hello. How do i cancel my membership?
So far 5/5
By leave sum
Lifesum has gathered enough to distinguish subject matter and healthily consume other products
One request please 4/5
I’m currently using the premium version. A visually appealing app with some nice tracking features.
Currently the home screen shows calories and macros remaining for the day, whereas I want to see how many calories and macros I’ve consumed so far. Currently you have to click the Details link to see that information which requires an extra click which I find frustrating.
Please add a setting that allows a user to decide if they the want the home screen to display either remaining calories/macros OR how many calories/macros consumed so far that day. I would rate 5 stars with that option.
The other feature I’d like to see is the ability to adjust the drink size so a user can define how many fluid ounces make up a cup or bottle of water. Right now it looks like those numbers cannot be edited. Another option may be to just allow a user to enter the number of fluid ounces when recording water consumption.
Integration with Withings and FitBit is working well. Is it possible to get a more detailed breakdown of that data? For example it currently shows that I’ve done 1hr of light activity from the FitBit and number of calories. It would be great if it could break that data down and show what time of day that activity occurred so I could correlate that with what I was doing during that time. That level of precision may not even be available from the FitBit API but thought I’d suggest it.
Overall a really solid app but still on the fence about using this long term. The app consistently over reports carbs by around 10% every day, compared to my existing app, and I used bar code scanner on each app to get a precise comparison. I checked the actual food labels to verify my findings.
Wish I could get my money back 2/5
Entering in food is not as easy or accurate as MyFitnessPal. They do not have a big enough database. I do like that I can scan items but I wish I could create my own meals and save them.
The suggestions are good and some of the features are nice, but without putting in meals the app is pointless. Therefore, I give them less stars because I’m not even using the app anymore.
It really helps 5/5
It really help even for a vegan😉
Good but not for me 3/5
So I got this app because I read about the review and I wanted to try out the premium plan. So I purchased it. I want to cancel my premium plan but it would not let me. Can you help?
Amazing to use 5/5
I have been on the hunt this year for the best of everything. I’ve literally downloaded 8 different apps developed for the purpose of losing weight and/or living a healthy lifestyle. I downloaded and learned this one, sadly, last. It’s so straight forward. I just wanted a little push to help keep me on my goals. And I’ve seen the competing apps, some I didn’t even understand what they were asking for me to input. This one has everything I need, in a comprehensive and straight forward layout. It’s detailed but simplistic. I think the only way I could do better is if I hire an actual nutritionist and personal trainer to follow me around everywhere, and goodness knows I’m not doing that. Thanks for the great and easy to use app!
This company stole my money 1/5
I purchased a premium membership on May 24th, 2018 for $29.99. It is now February 27, 2019. For several weeks I used the Ketogenic Strict diet plan and then tried out several other plans in the app. After a few months I fell off the plan. I never deleted the app but did log out. I am now attempting a lifestyle change again and logged in to my account using the email I originally purchased my membership under. The app now tells me I need to resubscribe to premium and am only on a free access account. On the free account you can’t use the Keto diet plans. I should not have to resubscribe when I already purchased a subscription that has 2 more active months. This app stole money from me by changing my account status without my consent. I do not recommend this app due to this shady practice. No telling how many thousands of other people have had this happen to them without realizing it.
App is crashing every time I try to open recipes
Charged for service - Still don’t have access 1/5
App made me go through billing but I still don’t have access to pro features 👎👎
I can barely see the green color. Please allow for color modification of script and pics within the app.