By now, like many techies, you must be bored of step counting and heart rate tracking. You expect more from your wearable tracking devices.
Can you measure your eating habits for a fitter and happier life?
My Fitness Pal is the current leader when it comes to food tracking with over 85 million users around the globe. But it still requires the user to search for foods, guess amounts, and manually input quantities and ingredients.
Google’s Im2Calories is now using AIl to estimate the number of calories in the food you take pictures of, but unfortunately it has been known to misidentify so many types of food. The good news is like all things Google, it will learn the more it is used.
So what is the future for this niche?
There are several promising wearables in the pipeline that promise to do better. The HealBe GoBe automatically counts calories—in real time—by quantifying your blood glucose levels. Early tests show that the results are pretty accurate (there have been some questions behind this tech is being evaluated).
Google is currently developing smart contact lenses designed to track your blood glucose levels as well. The technology is designed for diabetics but may also be helpful for those who want to eat more consciously.