The Weight Watchers Barcode Scanner is here!

by Queen of Points on December 15, 2011

I use my Weight Watchers mobile app quite a bit — mostly when I’m shopping. I call up the PointsPlus calculator and enter in the grams of fat, carbs, fiber, and protein to see if I can work a given product into my program. I’m glad to have it, and have found some great stuff (snacks!) this way.

Figuring out points while shopping just got a whole lot easier if you have an iPhone (there doesn’t appear to be one for Android yet).

The new Weight Watchers Barcode Scanner lets you scan a barcode, get the fat/carbs/fiber/protein details, and shows you the PointsPlus value at the same time. Seriously handy.

2 screenshots from the Weight Watchers Barcode Scanner iPhone app

But wait, there’s more!

Once you’ve scanned an item, you can choose to “track this item,” which adds it to your personal tracker, making adding foods and recipes much quicker. There’s also an “light” option available when you’re scanning, for when you’re, uh, grocery shopping in the dark, I guess.

I think it’s great that Weight Watchers has released this. I know I’ll be using it a ton.

Note: you must have access to Weight Watchers eTools to use the mobile and barcode scanner apps.

Do you use the mobile app much? Think you’ll use the barcode scanner app?

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