BMI Calculator – A Weight Management Tool

Total Score:  26

One aspect of managing weight loss is knowing your Body Mass Index.   This is a single function app that provides you clear and concise information.

Price Rating = 5      free

Ease of Use Rating = 5     The graphics are clear and easy to use.

  Readability Rating = 4      Reasonable size font.

 Will You Use It Rating = 4     It is not something you need to use every day, but it is a helpful tool for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

 Downsides Rating =  0  No downsides.  No ads are included (unless you count the support from the National, Heart, Lung and Blood Institute).

  Consumer Review Rating = 3    With 400 reviews, the average rating was three and stars.  The only complaints were that it does not take into account age or gender.

 Why Do You Need This App Rating = 5    Knowing your BMI is a vital part of weight management.

How does it work? 

This app is pretty straightforward.  You enter your height in feet and inches (there is an option to switch to metric) and your weight and click the Calculate BMI button.   A scale appears below your information that lets you know where you fit from underweight to obese.   Your goal, of course, is to be in the normal range.

This app, along with one of the food logging apps can be a great tool to reach or remain at a healthy weight.

There is an info button at the bottom right of the screen.  Clicking it takes you to a little information about the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and offers you a link to their website.

Devices:  This app can be used on either the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.  It requires iOS 3,2 or later.  App developed by National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.


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