With regard to a person’s hydration needs, we are sure you heard about the 8-cup rule. The truth is, the fluid a person needs for a day varies from day to day, depending on the given condition. But how will you know? Vessyl will tell you. The brainchild of San Francisco-based startup Mark One, the Vessyl is a beautifully designed cup that’s loaded with sensors to identify any liquid you choose to fill it with. Yes. Any liquid. It can collect data of the beverage ranging from bottled drinks, including alcohol, to homemade juices. And it goes beyond general liquid identification; it even go to length to breakdown the makeup of the liquid and present a brief on the cup. Detailed data of your drink such as how much caffeine, sugar, protein and calories are present is also available, accessible from the companion app installed on your Android or iOS devices.
In a nutshell, the Vessyl is essentially an activity tracker for your hydration needs, tracking your drinking habit and it will even work with popular activity trackers to better measures your fluid intake requirement based on your activity level. Obviously, if you hit the gym for some serious routines, you will need more water, but not just any water; you will be informed, say for example, the protein you need and perhaps get recommendation to do so. Combine those bevy of information with your gender, height, weight and weight goals, Vessyl can advise you how much each beverage measured in the Vessyl will fulfill or exceed your daily goal.
Being a smart device, it is naturally, powered and in this case, the built-in battery is rechargeable wirelessly, which further up its futuristic factor and the slide-away, spill-proof lid just served to reinforced that notion. Welcome to the future.
The first wave of the cup of the future has all been accounted for, but lucky for you, Mark One is taking in pre-orders for the second shipment, which is set to ship in early 2015, as we speak. As a pre-order, you get to enjoy a special sticker of 99 bucks which you do want to take advantage of as the eventual retail price is expected to cost a cool $199.