A plate that costs $199? It’d better be fine china. Actually, it’s SmartPlate: a new dishware technology that’s the first Bluetooth-connected plate on the market. As if you needed something else in your house that connects to the Internet. But this plate isn’t for playing Angry Birds on (although that would be cool): it’s for counting calories. SmartPlate allows you to instantly track and analyze everything you eat. The plate doubles as a digital scale so you can figure just how many calories that homemade burger was (or how many grams of protein, or sodium, or fat…).
It’s not a reality right now, but SmartPlate could be possible in the near future. The gadget has already raised almost $20,000 on Kickstarter, and inventors plan to release it to the world by June 2016.
"As we continue to grow, the SmartPlate will get smarter as we also leverage consumer input,” Anthony Ortiz, founder and CEO of Fitly, the company behind the plate, told CNBC. “As far as the limitations are concerned, the SmartPlate itself is not microwaveable. However we do have a portable microwaveable lid that will be utilized to heat up the food.”
The plate also connects to your smartphone (of course), where you can track exactly what you eat and enter it into a digital diet journal. Welcome to the future of getting fit.