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Ember's smartmugs can now track caffeine intake via the Apple Health app

Ember, the maker of smartmugs can that automatically regulate temperature, has added support for Apple's HealthKit platform as a way of monitoring caffeine intake.

Ember Travel Mug and iPhone



The feature is possible because mug owners can manually enter what they drink into the Ember iPhone app, and sensors can detect how much liquid is actually remaining. That data is analyzed and synced with the native iOS Health app.

If a person consumes too much caffeine, Health should be able to flag this problem and warn how it might affect things like sleep and heart rate, CNET noted.

Few if any other HealthKit-enabled accessories are able to track nutrition. Most are limited to tracking activity, weight, and/or heart rate, leaving nutrition to manual entry in apps like MyFitnessPal.

Ember sells two mugs through Amazon fulfillment: a ceramic one for homes and offices costs $79.95, while a larger travel mug retails for $149.95. A white version of the travel mug is available from Apple.