Google Maps ditches misleading walking calorie counter
Oct 19, 2017, 00:30
The company chose to measure calorie burn in mini cupcakes, which they probably felt was a cutesy way of getting the message across, but the whole thing came across as somewhat judgemental, patronising and potentially unsafe - as the company found when news of the feature spread to Twitter. For example, as Buzzfeed pointed out in one example, a four and a half mile walk would burn around 406 calories: "that's nearly 4 mini cupcakes", the app reads, alongside a pink cupcake graphic.
The feature was designed around encouraging users to be more active by displaying how many calories could be burned by walking to a chosen destination. "No one who eats cupcakes ever eats nearly 1 mini cupcake!" wrote a Twitter user who goes by Arch S.
Priya Tew, a member of the Association of UK Dietitians said: "Although it is good to encourage people to walk more, having the calories used on Google Maps does not seem to be the best way to do this". Furthermore, calorie estimates for "average" people is so vague that the information isn't very helpful without more context about how it was calculated.
But following a backlash on social media, the feature was shelved after critics accused Google of both fat shaming and triggering those with an eating disorder.
USA tech journalist Taylor Lorenz led the way, prompting a fierce online debate about the update after claiming it was triggering for people who struggled with their weight or eating disorders. It's interesting that many map apps have a calorie counter.
Interestingly, prior to the outcry, many on digital health Twitter were applauding the move as one that could demonstrate some of the prevailing ideas in the space about behavior change - namely that subtle nudges from the tools consumers already use are an effective motivational strategy.
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