Announcing CRON-O-Meter Gold

Today we are announcing a new premium subscription version:  CRON-O-Meter Gold. For Gold subscribers, we can offer CRON-O-Meter advertisement-free. We also offer priority support, new chart and analysis options, food sharing (for couples), and will be offering subscribers early access to our android mobile app.

Gold subscribers get some new analysis options in place of those pesky advertisements. The nutrition summary now has a nutrient balance display for your Zinc : Copper and Omega-3 : Omega-6 ratios. These nutrients are important to get in the right ratio and not just adequate amounts. These balance widgets help show where you stand relative to the optimal ratios.

Nutrient Balances

The metrics chart can now display smoothed trends instead of the actual data points, making it easier to see your overall trend amidst what is often quite noisy data. The biometrics data can also be exported to .csv format so you can open it in a spreadsheet and do further custom analysis.

The food sharing feature is ideal for couples that are sharing a lot of common meals. Once you link your accounts, your custom foods and recipes can be shared with one another. So if one person enters tonight’s dinner as a recipe, the other one doesn’t need to go through the trouble of entering the same recipe details. The other’s items will show up in their food search results.

Advertising revenue is not enough to fund full-time development of and corresponding mobile apps, so subscribers can help fund the further development of and related apps.  Consider subscribing today and helping us to continue making the best heath tracking package there is!

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39 Responses to Announcing CRON-O-Meter Gold

  1. Shark says:

    I am having some trouble understanding how the omega 6 : omega 3 balances should be read on the site? I know how to read ratios, but the widget shows a decimal number? Could you provide an example of where for instance 1:3 (omega 3 = 1 & omega 6 = 3) would be on the widget? And what decimal?

  2. Julia says:

    I was wondering if both my husband and I have to be subscribed to Chr. Gold in order to be able to share foods with each other, or if only one of us has to get it.

    • admin says:

      Just one of you should be enough to share.

      • Kari says:

        Hi admin, I agree with Tszeecous that your response lacked certainty. My wife and I are considering upgrading to Gold to share recipes, but $70 is too much to be justifiable to us. Will we, for sure, be able to become friends and share recipes with only one Gold account? If so, will we need to share the recipes from the Gold account to the standard account only, or will the sharing working both ways? Thanks for the help.

    • Tszeecous says:

      The admin’s response lacked certainty. Did you ‘go Gold’? If so, are you able to share foods with your husband’s cronometer account with only one Gold subscription?

  3. Les Weldon says:

    I just noticed that my mobile ios app version no longer shows the Omega3/Omega 6 quantities. Why was this changed? That was a great at-a-glance feature!

    Can you restore it, please? 🙂

    • admin says:

      Les, log into the web version and make sure you have Omega-3 and Omega-6 set to visible in the Nutritional Targets section of the ‘Profile’ tab, then log back into the mobile app, they should be there.

  4. Lisa says:

    Hello I am a Gold Member. My question is do I have also buy a membership for my Samsung 4 android phone. Everytime I try to download the app from google play they say I have to pay for it again. I also tried downloading the application from this site also. So even if I am a gold member do I have to pay extra for the android application? Thanks

    • admin says:

      Hi Lisa, the apps are sold separately from gold membership. Google play’s app store is usually smart enough to know if you’ve bought the app before and won’t charge you a second time to download it — was it bought under the same account previously?

  5. Jackson says:

    My girlfriend and I are both gold subscribers—and she often enters custom foods. For some reason, they’re not showing up in my search. Is this a known issue?

  6. Trix Wollen says:

    I have upgraded to Gold for life and I can see my name in my husbands profile as pending How and where do I accept in order to be part of the same program

  7. Andy says:

    I have tried increasing the amount of “Nutiva, oil, hempseed, Nutiva, cold pressed” from the actual amount consumed to larger amounts, sometimes MUCH LARGER amounts (just as an experiment) but the Nutrient Balance Omega-6:Omega-3 indicator does not change at all.

    I was under the impression that hemp seed oil was a good source of Omega 6 and Omega 3.

    Why does the Nutrient Balance indicator not change?

    • Andy,

      It all comes down to what data is actually in the database and that is dependent on is reported. We purchase the databases and are under licensing agreements and usually can’t edit any of them. By looking at that item there is no omega 3 or 6’s reported in the data. Now that doesn’t mean it isn’t there it just means it wasn’t reported or tested for.

      You can edit the food and put in values you believe to be true as well.

      Sorry reality isn’t better, but that is it.

      Best regards,


  8. Lora Walker says:

    I don’t see any difference getting the gold version.

    • Functionally as of this post, they are the same. The gold app will allow only gold members to download and login to the app. It is a way for us to get gold members the app for free. We are working to get gold features on the app but we are a small company and we don’t have any time frame for any of those features at this time.

      Best regards,


  9. Suzanne says:

    How much is Cronometer Gold? Dr. Mercola is offering 20% off as a bonus if you buy his new book, Fat for Fuel. Is it worth it?

  10. Butch Benda says:

    I would like to purchase the Cronometer for Life program. Please let me know how.
    Thank you.

    • Butch

      We changed that 6-7 months ago. If you had an account before that time you can get a lifetime subscription as you were grandfathered in. If after that, that option is not available any more. From any page, click on the dropdown under your email address at the top right of the page. Click gold subscription and you will have the appropriate option associated with your account. I assume you will not have a lifetime option there, which means your account was created after the change.

      Best regards


  11. Arman Khan says:

    I am using android version 5.0 lollipop. It is not working on my phone.
    any solution ?

  12. Hi, May I know the price of premium subscription ? CRON-O-Meter Gold

  13. John Vance says:

    I just purchased a Gold membership. I already have the regular pay version of the iPhone app. Do I need to download the Gold app for full functionality, or did my purchase unlock Gold features in the regular paid app?

    • John

      The regular app and the gold are the same in functionality at this time. The gold app is a free download, but only allows gold subscribers to login to it. It is the only we can get the app to you free through iTunes.

      Best regards


  14. Renato Santos says:

    These features are great but I would like to see the breakdown of Essential Fatty Acids. Omega 3’s, 6’s and 9’s are very distinct in what they are.
    What I am talking about is already available in the USDA Databases
    Linoleic Acid
    α-Linolenic Acid
    Gamma Linolenic Acid
    Omega 3 – EPA
    Omega 3 – DHA
    If this would be possible at least to connect to the USDA database items (that contain this information) that would be excellent. This would also give us the ability to edit foods and supplements accordingly.

    • Renato

      Where are you seeing that with the USDA? We have the current data of SR28 in Cronometer. They typically only have limited data reported for omega 3 and 6’s and do not break them down any further. That is why we do not have LA, ALA, and GLA listings for you to add.

      If you have more info please let us know and we can look at.

      Best regards


  15. I subscribed to the Gold version so that I could edit the reports. I think it the advertisement said, “…make professional looking reports.” How do I edit the reports?

    • Maureen

      On the Trends page in your full reports tab, you can create reports. Set the parameters you desire and generate the report. You can print and save as pdf’s.

      Best regards


  16. Joan Stead says:

    I just downloaded Cronometer 2 days ago, forgetting that in the book fat for fuel, we can get 20% off the gold app. I am considering upgrading to the gold after using it for two days, but will I have to uninstall this app, as I forgot to download using mercola?

  17. Renee says:

    I bought the gold version. I have watched UTube videos and read the resources under help. I need to set my macros but everytine I do it they change back to some system default. The videos and resources offered show me settings and screenshots of things that I don’t even have on my screen so I am not sure how I am suppose to follow any of it. How do I set my macros and have them stay as fixed values???

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