Description of App:
*Voted #1 Water App on the App Store!*FACT: In 2009, studies showed that 79% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. Start using this app today, and join the healthier 21%. Introduction: Track your daily water consumption in an intuitive way, and because not everyone needs to drink the same amount, it is designed specifically for you. Based on the revolutionary research done by health care professionals in recent years, we have learned just how critical it is, for your health, to maximize your individual water intake. This app is designed to perfect that routine. A consistent routine with the proper amount of water in your diet will lead you to optimal overall health. Start today for a healthier tomorrow. With your personal schedule being so hectic, it is difficult to manage how much water you have drank for the day. Finally, you have found the best solution available on the iPhone. Features:
- Immerse in an interactive, free-roaming interface to add cups or bottles of water towards your goal.
- Earn a daily and overall average grade on how well you are keeping up on your recommended amount.
- Touch and drag the containers around your table to organize them in your own special way.
- Customize your own specific water container, with images to choose from.
- Specify attributes from your personal lifestyle to get a scientifically proven daily water intake goal.
- Earn achievements for maintaining a long term high grade average.
- Use either US or metric measurements to track the amounts.
- View a line graph detailing the history of your water intake.
- Be reminded by the app icon itself of how many cups or bottles you have left to meet your goal.
- Create your own customized reminders that can notify you when you should drink more water.
- View the time and dates of every cup or bottle of water you have drank.
- Enjoy a plethora of useful facts and tips about water and human health.
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The accessibility is the same for the free version, with the exception of the Lifestyle tab, which has some issues, but otherwise, it's pretty usable.
VoiceOver reads most page elements.
Most buttons are clearly labeled.
There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.
I won't go into a lot of detail here about the workings of the app, because I already did when I reviewed the free version, which you can find here: http://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/health-and-fitness/water-your-body-lite The workings are the same, with a few exceptions. The paid version has a Lifestyle tab. This allows you to change some attributes about your lifestyle that may impact how much water you need. The only thing Voiceover reads for these are the buttons that say yes and no, but you have no idea what the yes and no applies to. Also in this tab, though, is a button for the reminders screen, which is accessible. If you tap on the reminders button, you're presented with a picker where you choose 1 through 5. This determines how many reminders you want throughout the day. Once you choose, you're presented with a time picker. Choose the time for the first reminder, and for each successive reminder. When you tap on the Done button for each time, the next one comes up, until you've set all the reminders you chose to have. Then you tap on the OK button to get out of the Reminders screen and save your changes. In the Lifestyle tab, there's also a text field that has a default value of 0. This appears to be where you can enter how many additional ounces you want to add to the assigned value, so if your default is 148 ounces after you've entered your weight and you want to add 12 ounces to that, you'd tap on this field. A number pad comes up and you'd enter 12, then the Done button, again above the 1, as in the free version's weight screen. Then, if you flick back to the required ounces, you'll see that whatever number you entered has been added to that amount. Everything else works like the free version. I gave this one a different accessibility rating though because of the Lifestyle tab. I have contacted the developer regarding both versions, so if anyone else likes these apps, please contact them and let them know that you'd like to see some accessibility changes. Otherwise, if for no other reason, it's wort the cost just to get the reminders, or at least for me. Unrelated to the app itself, but something I feel you should know is that the Web site is not accessible. I also mentioned this when I contacted the developer.