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Vessyl iOS-connected smart cup analyzes, tracks what you drink

Keeping tabs on your diet is set to become a little easier thanks to Vessyl, a new Yves Behar-designed smart cup that analyzes the chemical makeup of its contents and automatically sends the drink's nutritional information to an iOS device.

Vessyl uses a small, proprietary sensor located inside the glass-lined cup to detect what kind of liquid it's holding and how fast the user is drinking. It tracks a number of parameters —from standard nutritional information to the brand of the drink —and displays the data using a companion app or via an embedded display on the side of the cup.

Mark One, Vessyl's creators, say the 13-ounce cup can handle any kind of liquid that people normally drink. It can even analyze thicker liquids, like yogurt and smoothies.

A built-in battery will power the cup's sensor and display for between five and seven days. The battery can be topped up in approximately one hour using an inductive charging pad —which Mark One calls a "saucer" —that plugs into a wall socket.

Vessyl is available now for pre-order directly from the company's website at a discounted cost of $99. The cups are expected to ship early next year, at which time the price will increase to $199.