Food allergen app Soosee gains Apple Watch feature to explain requirements when abroad, and more

Soosee Lifestyle Hero
Soosee Lifestyle Hero (Image credit: Good Snooze)

What you need to know

  • Allergen app Soosee now helps you explain dietary requirements using your Apple Watch.
  • Travel Cards take your words and translate them right on your Apple Watch.

Soosee was already a great app for people with special dietary requirements before today's big new update, but it's taken things to a whole new level. Previously, Soosee could look at food and tell you which ingredients were troublesome for you personally, and now it can help tell other people about your requirements as well. And it can do it from your Apple Watch.

Celebrating Soosee's one-year anniversary, this new update adds a ton of new features that you should check out including new Home screen widgets. But it's the Travel Cards on your watch that could quite literally safe lives.

Check it out!

TRAVEL CARDS - Travel Cards help you explain your dietary constraints when you're abroad - Simple sentences, translated to different languages that will help you explain your allergies - Vegan and vegetarian sentences can help you find alternatives at restaurants - Emergency cards can help you get the help you need if things go wrong - Available in English, Dutch, German, French and Italian. The rest of the languages will be released over the next two weeks.

Pretty sweet, right?

The kind of app that would be right at home during an Apple Watch health reel at WWDC, Soosee has more than 30 categories "for common allergies, a vegan lifestyle, pregnant women, high environmental impact, additives, health and more!"

The new update is rolling out to the App Store now and is available as a free download with in-app purchases available.

Planning a trip with Soosee? Treat yourself to a new watch with these Apple Watch deals before you set off!

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.