No more cupcake! Google Maps kills calorie counter

Updated 2017-10-18 14:02:55 CGTN

Those of you who were thinking of using the new calorie counter of Google Maps to lose weight will need to switch to a new tool because the company is taking your "cupcake" away.

The experimental iOS feature, which began rolling out to some users around a week ago, was removed on Tuesday, said the BBC.

The feature calculated how many calories users could burn by walking a route. Those calories were then converted into mini cupcakes. According to the app's counting, one pink cupcake was equivalent to 110 calories.

The search engine giant decided to remove the calorie counter "based on strong user feedback." Some people claimed that the feature could be damaging for people with eating disorders since it appeared every time users visited the web mapping service, TechCrunch website reported.

The accuracy of the app's calculation of calories has also been questioned.

The calorie counter didn't appear when CGTN Digital tried to test the service on Wednesday.

More about the Maps

Although the "cupcake" didn't work out, you will get the opportunity to explore space on Google Maps.

The California-based service announced on Monday that it has added 12 planets and moons to allow users to navigate the universe at home.

Google Maps partnered with NASA and the European Space Agency to generate new detailed maps of Venus, Pluto and many of Saturn's moons.

Also in the News

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time
Showbiz2016/06/16 13:58December 13 2018 19:18:41

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time

Attending Shanghai International Film Festival, Nicole Kidman talks about her role in "Grace of Monaco".

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts
Also in the News2014/05/01 12:16December 13 2018 19:18:41

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'
Also in the News2014/04/18 13:18December 13 2018 19:18:41

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'

Hollywood star Johnny Depp's speech in the upcoming new film "Transcendence" has been disclosed on Friday, April 11th.

China World Business Sports Showbiz Audio
C4 My Chinese Life The Sound Stage China Revealed Showbiz Video Travel Video
China World Fun Travel Entertainment Sports
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou
Live Music Opera & Classical Movies Traditional Shows Exhibitions
Learn Chinese:
Chinese Studio Living Chinese Everyday Chinese Just For Fun Chinese Culture Buzzwords