Struggling with portion control or eating more slowly? Yep, there's an app and a fork for that. HAPIfork is a smart fork which alerts you whenever you get a little too enthusiastic in indulging your favorite foods. We all know developing healthy diet habits can be a little tricky with all the things you have to worry about on a daily basis. Plus, diet motivation can only go so far in helping you develop the habits you want. Automation is the best way to form new habits and a gentle nudge in the right direction goes a long way. This is where HAPIfork comes in.
The smart fork tracks the number of “fork servings” per minute, how long each “fork serving” takes, the overall duration of the meal and the exact time at which the meal starts and ends. In case you start increasing the tempo, the fork gives you a gentle vibration and an indicator light which help take you in the right direction. Now, the app part. You can upload the information via Bluetooth or using the USB cable included. The USB cable will also recharge the fork. You can also view your information from the online dashboard on your mobile. In addition, you can choose whether or not you share the info with others and add comments and even pictures.
Given the smart capabilities of HAPIfork, you will definitely wonder what is the best way to clean it. Fortunately, you don't need to take any special steps as the fork can be used exactly like a regular one. It can be washed in the sink or in the dishwasher, believe it or not and it also withstands wear and tear like falling from the table. Plus, it comes in different colors.
To be able sync your HAPIfork to your smartphone, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) compatibility is required. The smart fork is still under development and will be ready in September, yet it already enjoys a lot of popularity given the fact that goal of $100 000 was already hit. You support the effort by purchasing a fork at $89 level on kickstarter.com. International shoppers will have to add another $25 for shipping.