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BodyFast Intermittent Fasting: Coach, Diet Tracker

Version: 2.3.3 | Cost: In App Purchases

Level 2 - General Health
Country: DE
Category: Diet and Weight Loss
Released: 19/01/2018
Updated: 07/11/2019
Version: 2.3.3
Size: 30mb
Developer: BodyFast UG
Reviewed On: 17/01/2020
This App achieved an ORCHA score of 70%.

It was assessed as a Level 2 App. These apps are focused on general health. They may collect data and they may have a number of more advanced features. Where they collect data we assess their data use policies and compliance with relevant standards. Because they are health focused we also assess their compliance in the Clinical Effectiveness as well as the User Experience domains.

This App does collect data and it is therefore assessed and scored based on its performance in all the sections of our review.

Data Privacy
22.3/30
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Clinical Assurance
20.5/40
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User Experience
26.9/30
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Developer description
⭐️ The #1 fasting app with more than 7 million people! ⭐️ Join our movement! BodyFast is your guide to new healthy habits. Reach your dream weight and feel healthy and full of energy. Intermittent fasting is the healthiest way to lose weight - no diet, no yoyo-effect. Numerous scientific studies confirm: ○ Intermittent fasting is the most natural way to lose weight ○ The body learns anew to burn fat ○ Your body starts detox processes while fasting ○ You live healthier and have more energy ○ You prevent numerous illnesses like diabetes ○ Allergies, inflammations and food intolerances can be reduced ○ Losing weight has never been easier - without a diet! Find out more about the science behind intermittent fasting on www.bodyfast.de/en The BodyFast app ○ Intermittent fasting for beginners and experienced fasters ○ The BodyFast Coach creates you your optimal personal fasting plan each week The free features: ○ More than 10 fasting plans like 16-8 or 5-2 ○ A fasting tracker and timer guiding you through your weeks ○ Multiple notification options ○ Track your weight and body measurements ○ Knowledge pool for intermittent fasting ○ Apple Health connectivity ○ No advertisements The BodyFast Coach Your personal fasting program: reach your goals faster and more effectively! Each week, the BodyFast Coach calculates your optimal and individual fasting plan. He motivates you with extra challenges for a healthy life. The Coach features: ○ Each week a new individual plan by the Coach ○ Your personal program based on your progress and preconditions ○ Personal weekly health and fitness challenges ○ Collect trophies for your successes ○ Optional: choose between 50+ fasting methods manually ○ Take a "Joker Day" off from fasting ○ Coach users lose weight 30% faster than standard fasters Intermittent fasting with BodyFast Become a BodyFaster now! ○ It has never been easier to lose weight and feel great ○ Simply take a break from eating ○ You can eat what you want - no calorie counter needed ○ No diet, no yoyo-effect ○ Combinable with diets such as keto, paleo or low carb ○ Ideal also for water fasting and lent BodyFast works! Join our Facebook groups and discuss your experiences with more than 100,000 members. Have a try and download the app for free! BodyFast intermittent fasting website: https://www.bodyfast.de/en/ Help & support concerning intermittent fasting and the app: https://www.bodyfast.de/#contact BodyFast Privacy Policy: https://www.bodyfast.de/en/privacy BodyFast General Terms and conditions: https://www.bodyfast.de/en/terms INFORMATION ON USING THE APP AND REGARDING THE SUBSCRIPTION The download and usage of BodyFast is free of charge. Get your fasting plan and further features with the Coach, which is available in the app with a subscription. The subscription automatically renews if it is not cancelled within 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period. Your account will be charged for the next subscription period up to 24 hours prior to the current subscription expiring. It is not possible to cancel an existing in-app subscription. You can disable the automatic renewal function at any time by adjusting your Google Play account settings.
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General Information
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Alerts And Notifications
The App provides alerts and notifications relevant to its area of focus
Social Support Networks
The App has its own or provides access to social networks relevant to its area of focus
Health Tracking
The App allows users to record relevant health information either manually or automatically using connected Apps or devices
Goal Setting and Gamification
The App allows users to set health and wellbeing related goals and may support games and challenges around achieving that
Data Sharing
The App allows users to share information in the App with others or other Apps/Systems
Automated Guidance
The App uses the data it has to provide automated advice and guidance about a user's health
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Data Collection

The data collected about users is/ isn't capable of identifying that it relates to them.

The type of data that it collects isn't classified as sensitive data.

(Identifiable but not Sensitive) – The type of information this App collects is not sensitive but is still classed as identifiable data, relating to the user, and so could pose a risk in terms of user privacy and confidentiality. It is still therefore important that the publisher is clear what they do or don’t do with this information.

Data Use

The App does state that it won't share user data in any way with other people without the user's consent.

The App does allow users to share information in the App with other Apps, systems, organisations or users.

Data Security

The App does encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is transferred from the App.

The App does encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is retained by the the developer.

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Professional Assurance

It wasn't clear from our review that a suitably qualified professional or organisation was involved in the Apps development.

It wasn't clear from our review how regularly the advice and guidance given by the App was reviewed and updated by relevant professionals.

Testing

It wasn't clear from our review that the App had been involved in any clinical trials or similar testing to demonstrate its 'real world' effectiveness.

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Testing

It wasclear from our review that the App had been through end user testing as part of its design and development.

Customisation

The App does provide customisable features.

End user capacity

The App does provide support for users with poor sight.

The App does provide support for users with hearing difficulties.

Support

The App doesn't appear to have a clear approach to dealing with user issues.

Cost

The App isn't entirely free to use.

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