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6/13/2014 (11 months ago)

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A new cup can track how many calories you are drinking

From calorie counting apps and exorcise devices, smart gadgets are incredibly popular these days with people interested in living a healthier lifestyle. One new invention may just revolutionize this industry.

The new smart cup, named Vessyl, comes in three colors and is available for pre-order.

The new smart cup, named Vessyl, comes in three colors and is available for pre-order.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

6/13/2014 (11 months ago)

Published in Technology

Keywords: News, US, Technology


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Developed by San Francisco-based Mark One, the device called Vessyl claims to be able to accurately identify what you drink, tell you how many calories you are consuming, tell how hydrated you are and alert you if you need to drink.

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The smart cup will supposedly be available in early 2015, comes in three colors, white (snow), gray (steam) or black (shadow) and is available for pre-order for $99 with a retail price of $199.

The cup is made of a glass-like material, and has its computing power underneath the surface, though how it actually works is a closely-guarded secret by Mark One.

Text on the side of the 13oz cup reveals what drink is inside, taken from a catalog of thousands. It knows the contents and the make-up of the drink, and can tell you exactly what you are putting into your body. The cup can be programmed to display certain data, including regulating caffeine or losing weight.

Vessyl comes with a charger that works wirelessly  and a 60-minute charge can power the device for a week. It can also connect to apps on iOS and Android via Bluetooth, which will allow access of more detailed information about the drink.

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