iPhone-Connected Vessyl Smart Cup Tracks Drinking Habits

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Vessyl, a smart cup designed by Yves Behar, is designed to measure and track any drink poured into it in real-time. Using sensors, Vessyl is able to detect drinks that are poured in to it, from water and soda to homemade smoothies, alcoholic beverages, coffee, tea, and more.

    When a drink is poured into Vessyl, an accompanying iPhone app displays all of the relevant nutritional information about the drink. Vessyl is able to track many pre-bottled drinks, but it is also able to determine the nutritional content of handmade beverages, such as smoothies or mixed drinks. The Verge was able to test Vessyl and has a detailed piece on the cup, including notes on its accuracy.
    Along with displaying nutritional information, Vessyl also keeps track of what a user drinks during the day, tallying statistics like calories consumed, caffeine levels, hydration, and more. Users can set goals within the app, tracking all of these metrics and more. Vessyl also tracks and estimates a person's real-time hydration needs based on how much they drink, which is measured through the liquid level in the cup.

    Vessyl, which holds 13 ounces of liquid, has a built-in display, a spill-proof lid, and a non-stick interior. It connects to an iPhone using Bluetooth 4.0 to upload nutrient data to its accompanying iPhone app, which also integrates with popular activity trackers. The cup lasts for five to seven days on a single charge and uses wireless charging.

    Vessyl can be pre-ordered for $99, but will later retail for $199. It is available in three different colors (Shadow, Snow, and Steam) along with several accent lid colors, and it is expected to begin shipping in early 2015.

    Article Link: iPhone-Connected Vessyl Smart Cup Tracks Drinking Habits
  2. johnnyturbouk macrumors 68000


    Feb 9, 2011
    on the yellow [oled] brick road to tech nirvana.
    wonder if it would detect trace laments of cyanide, urine or other special ingredients i swear my local subways add to my sprite

    would find it most comical if this was sync'd to siri: i can imagine buying a bevereng and siri springing to action: "this coke is watered down like piss - enjoy" or "burger king milkshakes suck"

    Finally a real-world use for siri - thanks Vessyl,
  3. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007
    Here's the most important question:

    Can I put it in my dishwasher?

    If it does I can finally stop using other people as my poison checkers!
  4. madsci954 macrumors 68030

    Oct 14, 2011
    Sounds like it will go great with that BT fork from a year or two ago. Now I just need a smart knife, spoon, and plate to complete the set! :D
  5. herocero macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2003
    down on the upside
    a nanny cup to remind me i shouldn't be having another gin drink? no thanks.
  6. HackerJL macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2009
    Website FAQ says no
  7. linojon macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2014
  8. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007
    IDK, still need a pitcher, salad tongs, spork, frying pan, deep fryer, cookie sheet, etc...
  9. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
  10. MacModMachine macrumors 68020


    Apr 3, 2009
  11. Jared Strike macrumors regular

    Jared Strike

    Aug 10, 2013
    Curious though even washing it by hand seems like it could result into a faulty cup-essentially creating a dumb cup.
  12. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
  13. AlphaHumanus macrumors 6502a

    Feb 12, 2012
    Not at all. For $99 I can get a reading of nutritional info for homemade smoothies and juices.

    Useful and fairly costed. I'll take two please.
  14. MacModMachine macrumors 68020


    Apr 3, 2009
    i bet it works fantastic too.
  15. BGrifter, Jun 12, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2014

    BGrifter macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2012
    Hilariously overpriced at $99. $199 has to be a joke.
  16. AlphaHumanus macrumors 6502a

    Feb 12, 2012
    Well, like any unreleased product, we will have to see.

    Call me an optimist.
  17. xizdun macrumors regular

    Nov 13, 2011
    This thing is so stupid. [​IMG] Dumbest idea ever.

    Of course I want to walk around holding a cup in my hand, don't need my hands for more useful purposes.
  18. akbarali.ch macrumors 6502


    May 4, 2011
    Mumbai (India)
  19. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    So it detects different colors. Interesting. I bet it couldn't detect any of the ones that are dirty white and have different flavors though. ;)

    Looks very nice. Sadly I'm mainly a water drinker, so it wouldn't be much use to me over a regular bottle.

    Someone needs to create a device that you attach to the cup, which then measures the volume of said cup, and then does the identification that Vessyl does. The fact that you can't put these things in the dishwasher makes all these gadgets DOA.

    The ad is done very well though.
  20. Crzyrio macrumors 65816

    Jul 6, 2010
    This is rather neat. I am curious as to how it finds nutrition info on custom drinks.

    A day will come when we can throw our food into the microwave and while warming up it will sync with our phone and update all nutrition information we intake

    That would be awesome :D
  21. BGrifter macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2012
    I'm glad this product exists just for the ad. All those yuppies walking around the city pausing to take long soulful looks at a white plastic cup. It's like something from The Onion.
  22. michaelant macrumors regular


    Apr 8, 2006
    Pretty cool idea, to me at least. Not much different than other health trackers, is it? Not everyone would be interested, but if it actually works well, I'd say the price is reasonable.
  23. Oohara macrumors 68020


    Jun 28, 2012
    Tea, Earl Grey, hot.

    ...what, technology still sucks? Meh, wake me up in 150 years
  24. wlossw macrumors 6502a


    May 9, 2012
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Can it measure how much alcohol I have consumed? I have A hard time drinking enough booze, so it would be great to have a progress bar to help me reach my 24 beer per day goal. Imagine the convenience of not having to keep track of how many bottles of mouthwash, spirits, or wine I drink... This will free me up from keeping track and let me concentrate on finding new and interesting ways to ingest various alcoholic liquids.
  25. TomaxXamot macrumors regular


    Jan 15, 2009
    Sumas, Washington
    If it could that would actually be useful. Imagine bars having them to serve mixed drinks in.

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