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Weight Watchers Points Plus® is a program that I myself am currently on. But as all of you know, I live within a digital age. I have noticed that Weight Watchers has an app for all iOS devices, however there’s nothing official for the Android platform (at this time), so it set me on a quest to find something that is well made, that Android users could use with as-close-to accuracy of the official sanctioned app.
I came across Fenlander Software Solutions who makes an app called the Ultimate Point Calculator. This app is available on the Android Market for $4.99 and currently has 543 ratings with 4 ½ stars out of 5. So I figured I’d give it a shot, since I am a paying Weight Watchers Points Plus® member and have access to the on-line tools, I can actually compare this app against the sanctioned software that I’m paying for currently.
If you have experienced the new Weight Watchers Points Plus® system, you know how their Points Plus® program works, what you have to track, look up, etc. I have found that the on-line version is more up-to-date then the printed book, and even had this information confirmed to me, a very close friend, his aunt works for Weight Watchers® and she confirmed this via a conversation he had with her. With that said, I was confidant that I had the proper testing environment and to my surprise, this program is pretty much on point with everything that I have been able to throw at it.
The Ultimate Point Calculator has a database with over 17,500 items listing all the ready favorites one could ever have. Over 2100 every day food items including nutritional information to aid you in calculating the points for any portion you wish to consume. Also a very impressive feature is database that has over 15,500 branded foods with common portions & points listed. They also give you the ability to track in grams-ounces & ml-fl ounces for liquids.
You get all the cool features of recording your daily notes within the tracker, to keep your food diary on hand. Another cool feature is the ability to export and email your tracker data to either a spreadsheet (.csv) or plain text (.txt). You get to track your healthy checks, allowing you to track your daily intake of liquids, milk, milk products, fruits & vegetables, multi-vitamin, healthy oils & activity usage. Tracking your goals with advanced graphing facilities and the ability to track body measurements (including waist, hips, chest, calves, neck, upper arms and thighs). So far, I have been doing double duty, tracking my info via my on-line account and entering on my Android device.
Now I have to state, I do not work for Weight Watchers® and in no way am I telling you that “this is it” for the Android platform, I am however a happy Weight Watchers Points Plus® customer, and I’ve found something that thus far, seems to work for me, and the information that I’ve tracked within it, coincides with the paid membership that I have. Its nice to know, that if I am away from a computer, or an iOS device, I still have the means to track my weight loss within a system that seems to be compatible with the current Points Plus® system that Weight Watchers® offers.
In conclusion. If you have an Android device, you know you have the ability to access any Flash based website, which means you can just log into the Weight Watchers Points Plus® system and go from there. However, if you find that too difficult, you might want to try out the Ultimate Point Calculator and see if my results and experiences thus far is similar to yours. Feel free to leave your comments to this article; I’d love to know what you’ve found.