Actually, it will automatically analyze the molecules of whatever liquid you pour in. It works with all sorts of prepackaged beverages – coffees, beers, wines, smoothies, juices and more.
IT WILL RECORD MUCH MORE, THOUGH: CALORIES, SUGAR, PROTEIN, AND EVEN SHOW HOW DEHYDRATED YOU ARE.
Vessyl is the brainchild of Justin Lee and is the culmination of seven years of work. He sees it as “the other half of the tracking equation.” While we’ve already seen myriad devices that can passively track our physical activity, tracking what we consume throughout the day has been much trickier. Most apps today require that you manually log your food and drink. As Vessyl shows us, in a sensor-rich future this might not be the case.
Vessyl wirelessly passes information to an accompanying app every time you fill it up. There, it will record what you’re drinking, how much of it you’ve poured, and a breakdown of things like calories, sugar, protein, and caffeine. The app will also make use of a proprietary metric dubbed Pryme, intended to be an at-a-glance measure of your overall hydration, much like NikeFuel is for activity.
At $199 and the inconvenience of carrying it along with all of my other devices, I can see Vessyl to be useful as a simple QA tool in our lab. That’s my take - what’s yours?
You can read the whole article, published on Wired.com here.