BiteSnap (Version 1.5.7)

Synopsis of the App: BiteSnap uses artificial intelligence to log meals and track calories by simply taking a photo. It’s the self-proclaimed “easiest way to track what you eat.”

Price and Platform: Free. Apple and Android.

RDN Score: 4/5

Pros

  • Simple and intuitive design that makes it fun to capture what you eat in a day.
  • Take a picture of your plate or scan the barcode on packaged foods to easily log meals and snacks.
  • App uses artificial intelligence to recognize what’s in a photo. Easily add portion size and extras like barbecue sauce to improve accuracy.
  • App calculates calories and nutrients almost automatically without the typical search, scrolling or tedious food entries.
  • Import old photos from the camera roll to log previous meals and automatically include the date and time.
  • Judging by the sample logs used in this review, calorie outputs are fairly accurate.
  • Personalize your experience by importing data from your phone’s health app or manually enter weight, height, age and activity to calculate a target calorie level.
  • Includes a seven-day challenge to help keep new users engaged and accountable.
  • Add text, copy meals or change times with ease. Add a meal description. Send and share via email, social media or to your computer.

Cons

  • The app requires a bit of help including selecting from a list of suggestions and setting portion sizes for the most accurate results.
  • App is based on the theory of calories and doesn’t account for food quality or satiety.
  • The app can encourage a focus on calorie counting as a way to lose weight.

Bottom Line: BiteSnap is ideal for meal-logging, calorie-conscious people looking for a way to track meals with ease.

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Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, LD, is based in Atlanta and specializes in culinary nutrition, communications and consulting. She blogs at marisamoore.com. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.