When comparing Lifesum: Healthy Lifestyle, Diet & Meal Planner vs Lark - Personal Weight Loss Coach & 24/7 Nutritionist, the Slant community recommends Lifesum: Healthy Lifestyle, Diet & Meal Planner for most people. In the question“What are the best apps to track diet and/or exercise?” Lifesum: Healthy Lifestyle, Diet & Meal Planner is ranked 3rd while Lark - Personal Weight Loss Coach & 24/7 Nutritionist is ranked 13th.
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Pro Beautiful design
Pro High usability
Pro Big database of recipes for more nutritious meals so you can eat wiser
Pro Nutrition grade system for food
Each food has a grade from A to F based on its nutritional values.
Pro Barcode scanner
Pro User-friendly chat interface
Lark feels like a friendly personal trainer that chats with you every day to log your exercise and meals, while providing semi-automated responses. It's easy to use and feels like having a conversation instead of filling out a form.
Con Expensive "Premium" membership
Anything of personalized value within the app requires a "Premium" membership. You need to pay $4.00/month for 12 months or $7/month for 3 month periods, which is absolute insanity.
Con Aggressive upselling (in app)
Con No longer has web-version
Lifesum had the web inteface but they no longer support it and cut it out from the new version of their website.
Con "Rate Us" Nag screen
Con Poor database for food
While Lark recognizes simple dishes like pasta and understands various vegetables, cuisines like Chinese and Indian won't have any dishes that get recognized by Lark. Users will have to resort to trying to fit their meals into cookie cutter ingredients and the closest substitute.
Con Conversations can feel forced
Despite the app's best intentions of sounding like a person, having a conversations to log daily exercise and meals can feel inefficient and repetitive.