There are plenty of smart bands and fitness trackers available in the market right now. While maintaining a minimal number of steps per day is good for health, food intake is still equally as important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Most of these wearables or fitness trackers won’t be able to tell how much food you would stuff yourself each day. After all, you are what you eat.
Introducing BitBite, which tracks what you eat and how you eat with this nifty in-ear smart wearable. While you chew, it analyses the sound of your food and determines whether you’re eating right or if you’re chewing too fast for your own good. When not in use, you can store it on the wrist like the Huawei TalkBand B1 or stow it in a clip that you can hang around your neck. In case you’re wondering, it also works as a wireless bluetooth headset.
The BitBite device itself is made out aluminium and ABS plastic. To avoid blocking off sound while in use, they have included an air flow opening at the sides. On-board it gets an embedded battery and it has mic and speakers too. So if you’re eating too fast, BitBite will tell you to slow down and to munch for longer durations. It charges using USB with a special cable that uses connector pins.
BitBite is currently open for crowdfunding and so far they have achieved US$45K out of its US$60K goal on IndieGogo. If you’re interested, you can order a unit for US$109 (about RM365) and you would be required to top up US$25 for international shipping. It would be interesting to see if this little gizmo can tell the difference between eating an ice cream and a durian.