Use of Mobile Technology in Weight Watchers 360 Program
Definition and meaning
Mobile technology is described as the technology used for cellular communication. Information
Mobile technology has affected the way systems are used, especially in recent years as smartphones have evolved. Users may access applications from virtually anywhere. Portability, convenience, and ease of use are important factors to consider when building a mobile application.
Weight Watchers Program
The decades-old Weight Watchers Program exists to assist willing (and paying) participants in losing weight using a systematic method based on points. Weight Watchers strives to incorporate long-term behavior changes into a member’s lifestyle. Members attend weekly meetings and weigh in. At each meeting, members attend an information session on a predetermined healthy eating topic. A facilitator assists the group to share struggles, strategies, and successes. As technology has evolved from paper to electronic systems, this has impacted the way members participate in Weight Watchers.
Features of Weight Watchers Mobile Applications
The Weight Watchers program has evolved significantly in the past two years with the onset of web and mobile technology. The paper tracker is still available for those who wish to use it, however now a Weight Watchers member may use the online tracking tool as well as the mobile application available for smartphone and tablet devices, in order to keep track of points. The mobile application includes several useful features. The main tool is a day by day tracker whereby the user may input the food and time of day. The application is prepopulated with several thousand foods (including foods from hundreds of restaurants) so that the user may simply select it from the list. There is also an option to input the food manually based on its nutrition information, and the built in...