Too Phat Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about Too Phat

Can I take photos with the camera on my iPhone/iPod Touch?

Yes, you can use the built-in camera to take photos in Too Phat. You can also use a photo from your phone’s photo library or take a photo with the camera on your laptop or desktop computer using Too Phat Remote Cam.

How do I set my goal weight?

You can set your goal weight by tapping the Settings button on the main screen and then tapping Goal Weight in the Settings List. Setting the goal weight to zero is the equivalent of not having a goal weight.

How do I setup Too Phat for left handed or right handed orientation?

Tap the Settings button and then select either Right or Left for Hand Preference in the Settings List.

What are the height, gender, and date of birth settings used for?

Your height is used in conjunction with your weight to calculate your body mass index (BMI). Your BMI is used in conjunction with your date of birth and gender to estimate your body fat percentage.

What method do you use to estimate body fat percentage?

Too Phat uses the Deurenberg method to estimate your body fat percentage. This formula, which uses your age, gender, and BMI, is only an estimate.

How do I add a passcode to Too Phat?

To add a passcode, tap the Settings button. Next, locate the Passcode option in the Settings List and slide the switch to Yes. You will be asked to enter your passcode twice to set and verify your passcode. When passcode protection is enabled, you will need to enter your passcode every time you use Too Phat.

I forgot my passcode. Can you recover it for me?

Unfortunately there is no way we can recover, reset, or disable your passcode if you forget it so please choose one you know you will remember.

Are my weight, photos, or settings information stored outside of Too Phat or shared with anyone else?

All of the information you enter into Too Phat, your weight entries, photos, and settings (gender, height, date of birth, etc), is stored on your mobile device. If you backup your device to iTunes or iCloud, Too Phat’s data will be backed up with the rest of your device’s data to your computer or iCloud, depending on how you backup. We (Binary Formations) never have access to any of your Too Phat data.

Questions about Too Phat Remote Cam

Do I have to use Too Phat Remote Cam to take photos with Too Phat?

No. You can take photos in Too Phat using the built-in camera on your mobile device. You can also add existing photos from the photo library.

Do I need a special app on my computer to use the Remote Cam feature and where can I get it?

Yes. You will need to download and install the Too Phat Remote Cam application on your desktop or laptop computer. The Too Phat Remote Cam app is free and you can download it here.

Do I need anything special to use Too Phat Remote Cam?

You need a Mac with a camera and a WiFi network that supports Universal Plug and Play (UPnP). Both your Mac and your mobile device must be on the same network.

When I tap to take a photo in Too Phat the Remote Cam option doesn't appear. What's going on?

First, make sure that the Too Phat Remote Cam app is running on your laptop or desktop computer. Next, verify that both your computer and your mobile device are connected to the same network.

If you have a firewall enabled, you may need to give permission for the Remote Cam app to broadcast its availability to receive incoming connections and to listen for incoming connections. Too Phat Remote Cam uses Apple’s Bonjour protocol to broadcast its availability. This requires a router that supports Universal Plug and Play (UPnP). Make sure that Universal Plug and Play is enabled on your router. You may need to contact your router’s manufacturer to make sure it is configured properly for UPnP and Bonjour.

When I select the Remote Cam option in Too Phat, nothing happens. How do I get it to connect?

It may take a few seconds for Too Phat to establish the connection and for the camera to be initialized by Too Phat Remote Cam. If you have a firewall enabled, you may need to give permission for the Remote Cam app to listen for and accept incoming connections.