Vessyl Smart Cup Recognizes What You’re Drinking, Tracks Calories on iPhone


Have you ever wondered how you can measure and get real-time information about what you consume? There are multiple fitness tracking devices available in the Apple Store, for example, but these devices keep count of the calories users burn. But that’s just part of the user’s physical health: What we consume is just as — if not more — important. The guys from Mark One have realized this, and they already have a solution in the works: Vessyl, the smart cup that is able to tell the difference between Coke and Pepsi (via The Verge).

As Mark One CEO Justin Lee, who, by the way, is a biomedical computing specialist, reveals, Vessyl has been in the labs of the startup for seven years now. It is a slim, slightly hefty, thermos-like cup that is packed with sensors allowing the smart cup to identify and track what you drink and how much — and it does so in real time.

The cup will measure caffeine and sugar amounts as well as calories, and it comes with an app including a metric for hydration, which they call Pryme. Oh, and the aforementioned info gets displayed on the built-in screen of the cup.

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From the FAQ:

How does my Vessyl help me stay sharp (caffeine)?

Staying hydrated will help you improve your focus and concentration throughout the day. If you drink coffee, tea or other caffeinated beverages your Vessyl will also keep track of how much caffeine you’ve consumed. You’ll quickly learn how much caffeine you actually take in, how much is too much, and how you’re doing right now.

Mark One will market Vessyl for $199 when it becomes available in early 2015. Until then, you can become one of the early “adopters” and pre-order the smart cup for $99 through the MyVessyl website. Oh, well, I don’t think I will pour my espressos into this cup.