Kilojoules settings

edited August 2019 in Feature Requests

I just re-installed Cronometer and was immediately reminded of why I deleted it before (even though I want to like it). In Australia and perhaps other metric countries our foods usually are not labelled with calories anywhere, just kJ. Which requires getting a calculator for every energy input.

So the very first task I went to do as a user - to add a new food - I abandoned because there was too much friction.

Am sad that there is there still no user option for metric/kilojoules. It’s a simple conversion preference, easy to implement, and users have been requesting it for years. Not having a setting for kilojoules is strange in much the same way as not having a setting for centimetres. And it’s keeping me using MyFitnessPal even though I want to ditch it for Cronometer because it has better vitamin tracking.


  • Thanks for letting us know the struggles you faced here

    We are aware that this is an issue, and hope include kJ as an energy unit soon. This has been requested by a number of other users as well, and we hope to resolve the issue and make Cronometer more inclusive worldwide, adopting different unit conventions.

    I have passed along your feedback to the team.

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  • I’ve got to say, I’m in exactly the same boat. I think I last checked in with this app over a year ago. It’s unfortunate that the delay in supporting international standards can prevent the use of what otherwise looks like a really good app.

  • Honestly -i was just about to pay up for the annual sub but have decided against it - i thought I was missing some setting having only calories - obviously not.

    This is a wonderful app and i prefer it over my fitness pal - which is boring - love the colors here - but until there are KJ - it doesnt seem worth the hassle.

    In short i am invested here - i like it - but I wont part with the cash until i can use it properly.

  • @Kazz @DMon Improving internationalization is a priority for us in the coming year. This is definitely something that is on our radar. Thanks for expressing your interest, as user feedback is what drives the decisions for change in our software.

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  • when you do it you ll have me forever

  • Can I add my voice to this? I've been using MyFitnessPal and someone recommended I check out Cronometer. It looks much better, I could absolutely see myself switching in a heartbeat - if Cronometer supported kilojoules in the display. But I'm Australian, and there's just too much friction if my tracker app shows everything in calories whilst every food label in this country is in kilojoules. :(

  • Please add Kilojoules!

  • I asked about this last year. I still live in New Zealand and would really value a kilojoule option. Please and thank you.

  • hi all,

    tx looks like a good app but like others, international metrics are a must... too much effort with a calculator..


  • Just wondering if there was any update on this? Definitely the best app I've seen apart from the kJ issue!

  • 1 kJ = 4.184 kCal - should be an easy change to make! ;)

  • Hi @Mr_F Thanks for your support - we agree its the best app ;) ...we also agree that kJ would make it even better. Hopefully we will see this change in the future!

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  • cough

    just convert on form submit. Simple math. Theres probs more to it but *whines*

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