This week during Fitness Month we've been concentrating on apps for our Windows Phone that deals with the nutritional aspects of staying fit and healthy. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day is one dietary aspect that many overlook and there are a few apps out there to help us remember to drink plenty of water during the day.
We touched on Water Log the other day and another app jumped off the screen to help us keep track of our water intake... WaterLogger.
While Water Log is more of a simple, straight shooter of an app WaterLogger has a few more bells and whistles. WaterLogger's brightly colored icon along with the 4.5 star rating in the Store stood out to us so we decided to take a look at this fitness app. What we found was another nice fitness app for our Windows Phone.
WaterLogger's main screen is dominated by an animated water drop. When you start the day without having downed the first drop of water, the water drop looks parched and on the brink of evaporation. At the bottom of the screen are a series of containers representing the amount of water you consume. Tap on the container and color begins to be restored to the water drop and a smile begins to form.
In the upper left corner of the WaterLogger's main screen you'll find your daily stats that include the percentage completed of your daily goal, actual water amount consumed and your daily goal.
From the three-dot menu, you will find button controls to view your water consumption history, access the settings, and view the about/help screens.
WaterLogger's history page is a bar graph showing your daily consumption of water measured against your daily goal.
The settings for WaterLogger are fairly detailed. You can set your daily goal, determine the volume of each container icon, allow for partial containers, enable/disable vibrations and sound effects, enable reminders, and set the Live Tile features.
Reminder settings allow you to determine what time frame you want the reminders as well as the frequency of the reminders. Sure... some will ask, "Who needs to be reminded to drink water?" But your day to day activities can become involved enough that you forget the basic tasks. How many have gotten so involved in a project they forget to eat lunch? Drinking water can just as easily be overlooked.
Live Tile support with WaterLogger gives you the options to enable two-sided tile that will show your daily progress on the reverse side of the tile. If you don't need that reminder, you can always stick with the stationary tile.
While the animated main page may feel a little elementary to some, it makes WaterLogger stand out. The customizable water containers and goals help you be more precise in tracking your water consumption and the reminders are just a nice touch. All in all, WaterLogger is a nice option to consider if you're looking for a Windows Phone app to help you in drinking enough water throughout the day.
WaterLogger is a free app for your Windows Phone 7.x and 8 devices and you can find it here in the Windows Phone Store.