Platform and Price
iOS, coming Soon to Android, free for limited time
2 out of 5
Synopsis of the App
Penned a virtual nutritionist on the go, Nutrino proclaims to be the first food recommendation platform that creates a customized meal plan based on learned habits and preferences.
- Initial assessment gathers pertinent data including basic anthropometric data plus body fat percentage, waist size, and weight goals.
- Provides menu suggestions and recipes based on diet preferences including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free diet options.
- Easily add recipe ingredients to shopping list with one touch
- Includes basic nutrition information for each recipe
- Menu section offers swaps to easily substitute foods for suggested ones
- Learn section provides articles on health and nutrition
- Includes extras like the “Know Your Heart Age” quiz which asks pertinent heart health questions and provides an “age” but doesn’t offer instructions on how to interpret it
- “Your Day in Review” graphically depicts calories, carbs, protein and fat intake and daily score
- Sync with Fitbit for meal plan adjustments based on daily activity record
- Goal reminders available to stay on track
- Option to share menus via Facebook
- No advertisements
- App crashed several times during the review period
- Food preference assessment omits common foods like oatmeal and may impair profile accuracy
- Suggested daily menus are not always nutritionally balanced
- Users are assigned a daily food score with no interpretation instruction.
- Some features are incomplete
- App references items not readily available in the United States such as “Withings” devices and British food terms that may be unfamiliar such as courgettes and pots
While Nutrino claims to require minimal involvement, significant input and additions appear to yield the best results. Though it has an attractive and engaging design, in it’s current form Nutrino may not be the best option for users seeking balanced and healthy meal assistance on the go.