Kurbo health coaching

App review by Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Controversial dieting program best used with caution.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 18+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 12+

Disappointing

DON’T WAIST YOUR MONEY. My 16 year old daughter tried this ‘red light green light’ system and it’s nonsensical. There’s no actual accountability to this program, HORRIBLE. Buy an elliptical instead of the monthly fee, you’ll be ahead!
age 12+

Terrible Support

It was not only the coach that didn’t respond it was customer support. Not until I request cancelation did I receive a reply. I simply can not justify the fees based on my experience with Kurbo. Excellent idea but failure on execution. Too bad because my child was excited and inspired to get healthy. This program failed on many levels, most disheartening is the failure to follow through for a child. Adults assume an element of risk with apps and weightloss but people that prey on children are a special kind of “bottom of the barrel”. I am quite surprised based on the esteem I previously had for WW.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: applying information, decision-making, part-whole relationships, thinking critically, Self-Direction: achieving goals, goal-setting, self-assessment, set objectives, Emotional Development: persevering, self-awareness, Health & Fitness: balanced diet, exercise, fitness
  • Pricing structure: Free (Live coaching available within the app for $69/month, $189 for 3 months, or $294 for 6 months)
  • Release date: August 22, 2019
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Publisher: Kurbo Health
  • Version: 3.0.2
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 10.0 or later; Android varies with device
  • Last updated: August 26, 2019

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