The App Review: Pact

Each week we review a food related app. This week it’s Pact – find out what the Lempert Report thought.

January 7, 2014

What it says it does: Pact is the most effective way to finally keep your healthy resolutions this year. Earn cash for living healthy, paid by members who don’t. Set your exercise and healthy eating goals each week and manage how much money is on the line. Pact’s proven incentives have helped members hit over 92 percent of their goals, resulting in over 5 million healthy activities. The app has been featured in the New York Times, CNBC, Techcrunch, CBS This Morning and more.

What it actually does: Pact holds users accountable for staying healthy and keeping up with their personal pacts. Whether it’s working out more, eating more veggies, and more, Pact will keep you honest. Connect with RunKeeper, Fitbit, Jawbone Up, MapMyRun, MyFitnessPal or any of Pact's partner apps to keep track of your healthy lifestyle and to get rewarded for keeping your pact. Check in to the gym, or track workouts via GPS and accelerometer. As for meals you can snap photos of your meals and verify others’ photos or use MyFitnessPal to log meals. If you miss a pact you’ll get penalized and have to pay up, so even more incentive to keep up the healthy habits you’ve committed to.

How useful is the information for target audience?: Pact is very useful for helping users stay on track to meet their goals. And when money is on the line goals are achieved!

Ease of use: Pact is easy to use and with its connection to partner apps makes logging and tracking a breeze.

Who would best benefit from the app?: The app is great for those who need a little motivation or want to put money on the line to stay healthy.

Cost: Free

Rating: 4.5 of 5

More info: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pact-earn-cash-for-living/id456068701?mt=8

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