Google Pulls Maps Calorie Estimator, Adds Planets to Visit

Google Put A Calorie Tracker In Maps & The Internet Had None Of It Thanks

After all, there are plenty of fitness and calorie counting apps that keep track of your activity and consumption - again emphasizing how misplaced the feature was.

Although the spokeswoman said the tool should no longer be appear on the Google Maps app for iOS as of Monday evening, several CNN Tech reporters could still see the feature on Tuesday.

Google is putting the kibosh on a controversial feature it recently added to Maps that estimated how many calories you would burn if you walked a certain route instead of drove.

It told people how many calories they would burn if they walked and what that was in terms of cupcakes. Horribly, it also took the extra step (sorry) of notifying you how many mini-cupcakes you'd worked off in the process. But not everyone saw it as a helpful move, as Buzzfeed notes.

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Google Maps is removing a new calorie counter feature that sparked controversy online.

"Do they realize how extremely triggering something like this is for ppl who have had eating disorders?". As many as 30 million people in the United States are estimated to have an eating disorder. A Google spokesperson told the publication the removal is "based on strong user feedback" and starting from tonight, the calorie feature will be removed from the app. It doesn't just show you the calorie count of the potential walk, it shows you what it amounts to in junk food - and in cupcakes, a type of food that is particularly associated with women.

As Politico's Taylor Lorenz noted in her tweets, there was no way to turn off the feature.

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