Meet Vessyl: The Clever Cup That Knows Exactly What You're Drinking...

31 July 2014 by

If, like us, you couldn’t live without your Nike FuelBand or Jawbone, then you’ll be pretty excited to hear what’s coming next to the world of health and fitness trackers. Step forward Vessyl- the latest health tracker with a difference. At first glance, Vessyl might look like a swanky traveller’s mug, but pour something into it and it becomes something pretty clever indeed. Not only will Vessyl identify what type of drink has been poured inside it (yes, really), but will also tell you its nutritional content, such as sugar, protein, calories, fat, caffeine- even identifying the beverage by name- and will then take all of those results and synchronize them to your smartphone. Smart, indeed.

Having been in development for 7 years, and created with the skills of Jawbone designer Yves Behar, Vessyl is every health and fitness aficionado’s dream. Whether you want to keep track of your hydration levels, calories or caffeine consumption, Vessyl makes this easy work, and will look pretty chic on your desk or on the tube. With a spill-proof lid, non-stick interior and a super-cool charging coaster, this is one gadget we’re seriously coveting.

What’s more, the clever mug will also track your hydration levels in real time and will actually prompt you at certain moments during the day to have a drink if it thinks you’re lagging behind. Want to check it out for yourself? Watch the video above and prepare to be amazed- watch this space ladies, we’re predicting big things!

Click through the gallery below and check out the top 10 health and fitness trackers…

Vessyl is available to pre-order now for £59 ($99) with a retail price of £117 ($199)

GALLERY>> THE TOP 10 ACTIVITY TRACKERS

1. Atlas Wristband, £TBC

Currently drumming up funding, we’re seriously psyched about the new Atlas band, which aims to track every element of your workout. Where other wristbands only log steps, Atlas monitors your workout in 3D, so it knows whether your heart’s pumping because of squats or weights. Pre-order yours now.

2. Fitbit Flex, £79.99

New research shows that we grossly overestimate our weekly activity, so keep on track of yours with the clever Fitbit Flex. One of the most accurate pedometers out there, this wristband will track daily steps, distance walked, and even how many stairs you’ve climbed.

3. Fitbug Orb, £45

On a budget? Priced less than £50, Fitbug Orb will track your steps taken and calories burned for 14 days and doesn’t require charging. Impressive.

4. Garmin Vivofit, £100

With a battery that’ll last just over a year, Vivofit is a great choice for fitness buffs who can’t be bothered with the hassle of weekly charging. Just strap it on and get tracking.

5. Jawbone UP24, £124.95

Activity and sleep tracking wristband Jawbone just got a chic upgrade and now comes with Bluetooth connectivity. Now there’s no need to plug the device into the headphone port, instead it just easily sends data to the app throughout the day.

6. Larklife, £88.83

Like a personal trainer on your wrist, the Larklife will keep track of sleep, steps and will even provide tips on how to increase productivity. Plus, with one tap you can log your meals and it’ll work out your calorie stats.

7. Fitbug Orb, £45

On a budget? Priced less than £50, Fitbug Orb will track your steps taken and calories burned for 14 days and doesn’t require charging. Impressive.

8. Nike+ FuelBand SE, £129

Ideal for those with a competitive streak, Nike’s clever Fuel Points software means you can upload your workouts online and compare and compete with other FuelBand users worldwide. Hello, motivation!

9. TomTom Runner, £139.99

If you’re a serious runner then this is the watch for you. With impressive TomTom GPS technology and a clever built in trainer (which actually tells you to speed up if you’re lagging behind on your usual route) this is worth every penny.

10. Withings Pulse, £89.95

Love sharing your workouts on Twitter or Instagram the minute you leave the gym? This is the activity tracker for you- the nifty pulse meter will not only let you know how hard you’ve worked, but allows you to immediately upload your workout to social media. Don’t forget the selfie!


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