June 11, 2010 in Health and Fitness (E)
[prMac.com] Herdecke, Germany - Highly anticipated and finally available: Starting from now Cal2Go is available in Apple's AppStore for download. Developed by danholt4mac this iPhone-Client is one of the most requested Apps, designed as an enhancement to the beloved Calories 2 application - from now on you have the ability and the power to track all your nutritions, your activities and body data on the go, only carrying your iPhone or iPod touch and Cal2Go installed.
Cal2Go offers exactly those functions you need on the go when away from home. The key input-features "Meals", "Weight" and "Activities"are provided in the same way as known from Calories 2 desktop or laptop installation(s). You will become familiar with Cal2Go instantly.
Tracking your daily nutrition:
Tab the Meals button to see the meals overview. Tab a meal and you reach the foods view for that meal. Tab into the search field to look for a food to add. You have the choice to search for foods locally (on the device) or search the web. Locally saved foods are all your custom foods and foods you already have used before in Calories 2 or Cal2Go. Searching the web is for finding and adding foods to the current meal you have not used yet. Once you fetched a food from the web, this food will be available locally and there is no need any more to grab it from the web again.
When the right food is found, set its portion and amount by tabbing the arrow. Setting up portions and amounts is straight forward. Tab the save button and you are done. Back in the meals view, you have full control over your consumed calories, burned calories, your goal and a graphical balance indication tells you briefly if you can go for more or if you should burn some calories by doing some sports first.
Tracking body data:
Tab the Weight button and you are in the weight panel. You should know it from Calories 2 ... the same look and feel.
Select the sun or moon icon depending if you wish to enter weight data from a morning or an evening measurement. Turn the thumb-wheel to set your current weight.
If you own a body analysis balance you may want to add additional data for fat, water, muscle and bones... you can! Simply turn round your iPhone or iPod touch to landscape. Turn the thumb-wheels and set the values. By the way - do not worry that this will take too long. Once you have entered values, Cal2Go remembers these values for the next day and you only need to make little adjustments! Because the Calories Sync Service also respects your user profile, Cal2Go is able to calculate your current BMI instantly when entering the weight data.
Tracking activities and sports:
Very important on the go is the ability to track activities and sports. Tab the Activities button and you reach the actvities list view. Tab the search field to look for a predefined activity. Select the activity you have done to add it to the list. Tab the arrow and set its duration by turning the thumb-wheel. Because Calories Sync Service knows your weight, gender and age, it can calculate the burned calories for the chosen activity in respect to your personal body data. Alternatively you can add burned calories directly by tabbing the plus-button in the list view. If you are using a Nike iPod kit or any other device that already calculates burned calories, you can simply add those values to your list of activities.
Cal2Go will force a new activity:
Shake all you have. When you have made your entries you need to synchronize them with your other devices or Calories 2 installations. There are no buttons or knobs and no menu provided for doing so. Simply shake your iPhone or iPod touch! Shake it and the synchronization panel will appear. Tab Sync now. That's it.
Pricing and Availability:
Cal2Go is an iPhone / iPod touch client. To use this software on your devices you need a Calories 2 v.2.5 installation on a desktop or laptop computer. Cal2go is available from AppStore for $3.99 (USD). For installing Cal2Go please have a look at the Quickstart Guide for the first setup of the Sync server account.
Calories 2 Single-Version (as Download): $29.90 (USD). Family-license (as Download): $59.00 (USD). Furthermore danholt4mac is offering a special Bundle: Wireless Withings-WiFi balance + CD version Calories 2 Family-License for only $194.90 (USD) + shipping (you save $23.10 USD).
Located in Herdecke, Germany, danholt4mac is a privately held company founded in 2001 by Daniel Holtwiesche. Leveraging their longtime experience in third party development and localization, danholt Consulting Services is a premier solutions provider utilizing the most modern techniques for the Mac platform. Apple softwareLocalizations offered are for the English, German, Spanish, French Chinese and Japanese languages. Other services include graphics and DTP, computer aided design, CD/DVD publishing, productivity and business software. They are a distributor of some well known software firms. Beside that danholt4mac develops own software applications like Calories and Cal2Go, iStock and fritz.mac Suite. The complete supply is available in danholt4mac's own online store in 8 languages and via several resellers. Copyright 2010 danholt4mac. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.