What features do you want in a fitness calculator?

Joshua Dance
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As someone who works hunched over a computer a lot of the time, I sometimes don't take care of my fitness super well. But I recently started eating healthy, working out, and started building fitness calculators. I hated how a lot of the advice was not measurable or predictable. I am down 20 pounds of fat in 60 days and using my calculators every day. I am going to release them but don't want them to be useful just to me. Wondering what other people wish they had in a fitness calculator? Currently it can help you estimate and calculate your body fat percentage, calculate your BMR, TDEE, and if you pick a caloric deficit, calculate how long it will take you to get abs. What else would you want a fitness calculator to do?

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Maxwell Davis
TweetStores - Launching 3rd February πŸš€
I think some kind of trend analysis versus targets using existing data from tracking apps.
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Joshua Dance
Engineer, Product, athlete, indie hacker
@maxwellcdavis Love this. Definitely planning on it. What other tracking apps do you think I need to support? Bit worried about all the various APIs etc.
Amarnath Nagula
APM at Startupmill.co
Well done Joshua on cutting down your body fat. Keep going πŸ”₯ In a fitness calculator, I would want something like a Pomodoro focus timer can be really helpful :)
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Joshua Dance
Engineer, Product, athlete, indie hacker
@amarnath_nagula Thank you! Hadn't thought of that. What would you use it for? Working out? Meditating? Cardio?
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Amarnath Nagula
APM at Startupmill.co
@joshdance I have struggled and still struggling with my mental focus at work, Pomodoro focus method is really helping me to focus on my priority tasks. When I struggle with my mental focus, my physical fitness and diet are getting disturbed. That's why I was thinking, It would be nice if I could have my mental and physical fitness calculator in one place :)
Johnny Fekete
making cool stuff for web and mobile
Congrats Joshua! πŸ‘ Breaking down the calories into macronutrients (protein, carbs, fats, etc) is something you should consider. And as Maxwell wrote, some kind of trend analysis would be cool, to show progress and further motivate people on achieving their diet goals
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Joshua Dance
Engineer, Product, athlete, indie hacker
@johnnyfekete Totally agree. Macronutrients are key. I have something that converts macros to calories, but I need the other way around.
Alina Ihnatiuk
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I don’t love fitness calculators, watches, what else is there ... only fitness and massage can be useful
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Ira GI
Technology girl, software development
never used similar and would not like
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Mirton Bay
Marketing specialist
I think calories counting is the most complicated for me. I'm trying to figure out how to count them correctly. I found the https://betterme.world/articles/... article useful to understand the initial difference between kilocalories and calories. So it would be great if my fitness calculator could count everything on its own.