Weightmania Pro is a fitness journal that tracks workouts, meals, measurements, dieting progress and medical information. Track up to 17 measurements daily including blood sugar (diabetes), blood pressure, cholesterol, sleep and body fat. This includes body fat caliper measurements. It supports both cardio. and weight training, accommodates any workout or diet plan, and tracks multiple people. Visualize your progress, judge the effectiveness of diets and workouts, and reach goals sooner. Includes a simple journal for recording information and five major tools to view and analyze progress. We also added nine fitness calculators, an 8000-food database, plus tools to create meal programs, workout programs and your own custom food database. On top of this, there are tools to track and manage recipes, grocery lists, favorite Web links, equipment and routes. Look up nutrients in almost any food and view percentages on a pie chart. Edit and store digital photos for any calendar day (makes it easy to visualize progress over time). Calculate calories burned for 240 activities, daily calories required, percent body fat, body mass index (BMI), basal Metabolic rate (BMR), target heart rate, distance-time-pace-speed and splits. A 42-key calculator performs numerous calculations and conversions (such as Metric to English). There is a full size color-coded calendar, report maker, statistics tool, nutrition tool and chart tool. Create line, bar, area, and moving average graphs. Compare data on multiple graphs simultaneously. Provides multiple ways to minimize data entry time, including copy and paste, drag and drop and input wizards. Enter meals and workouts in one mouse-click! Great for tracking any diet plan or exercise including running, cycling, weight lifting and walking. Designed for anyone interested in improving their health and well being.
What's new in Weightmania Pro
Track up to 107 things daily.
Over 20 major tools, 400 exercises, 14,000 serving sizes.
Many more enhancements.
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The interface is somewhat primitive looking. The food database is lacking. The app has loads of things to track, but if much of it does not interest you, you can't turn much of it off. Email to support was never answered. I gave up and asked for a refund, which took multiple emails and a phone call to secure. I had great hopes for this software, but the experience was pretty much all negative.
I have tried most diet/exercise programs. I keep going back to Diet Balancer, which is old and very limited, but it has a good database of foods and it is simple to customize.
I've only tried it briefly and here are some observations:
-Frequent major updates. From what I can tell, these are not free and cost $20
-Price has increased. I've seen historical prices for older versions at $50. Version 4 costs $80, or $50 "for a limited time."
-It has design flaws. I have deleted my trial, but IIRC there was no way to some windows except to save changes, even if no changes were made. I also got many "beep" sounds while closing a Window.
I have Bodyfitdb. I liked it but has not been updated and the promised version 3 has not been released. Version 2 is being offered for free now, and as a paying customer I never got a response to a couple of questions to customer support. Version 2 is good, but version 3 was supposed to add an export feature. This is important for me since I have added many custom foods and exporting/importing would save time.
I also have HealthEngage Diet + Fitness. Using it is a frustrating experience. Some calculations appear to be flawed.
DAX-pro seemed great but will not run on a PPC Mac.
I'll try CRONoMeter next. If that does not work for me, I'll create my own simplified solution in Panorama or Excel, and will try Weightmania again by version 5.
Color me extremely disappointed. I just upgraded to 3.01 and completely lost a year's worth of data.
WHEN UPGRADING: DO NOT COPY THE ENTIRE FOLDER OVER YOUR PREVIOUS ONE AS YOU WILL LOSE YOUR DATA. BACKUP EVERYTHING. I thought I had, but the backup file is gone.
I liked the program, despite it's unMac-like appearance.
The developer is responsive to support. Unfortunately he won't be able to do anything to help me get my database back.
Very much agree with globetrotterdk review. While the application in itself is stable, it doesn't have a Mac "look & feel" to it, Metric definitely seems to be an afterthought (some fields are duplicated for both systems in some views), and the user interface is complex and not very esthetically pleasing; while at the same time not being customizable. Furthermore there is currently no way to import data from Garmin and Polar HR monitors and the food database is simplistic at best. Overall the tool is not bad and the underlying all-in-one concept is sound, it is nevertheless quirky, incomplete and rather on the expensive side.
Possible to add many kinds of health/fitness/workout data. Expensive. Layout doesn't live up to what make users are accustomed to and the app is counter intuitive. Metric measurement preferences seem to be an afterthought, are difficult to find and do not function well. Lacks ability to use comma as decimal point. No 24 hr clock preference. Uses a very basic USDA foods database with no EU or metric alternative for non-US residents.
First priority for the developer should be to provide better support for users outside of the US. Second priority should be to provide the ability to add diagrams of weightlifting equipment to each exercise in the workout list. (Try looking at http://www.exerciseorganizer.com/ )Third priority should be to create an interface that is more intuitive and conforms to Apple standards.
Despite my comments, I believe this software has potential. It is also nice to see that OS X Tiger is fully supported.