November 21, 2014 8:21 am
Updated: November 21, 2014 8:25 am

New wearable device tracks what you eat, tells you to chew slower


TORONTO – A new wearable ear device that monitors eating habits and helps improve them has been launched.

The makers of BitBite says it’s a revolutionary wearable device that is meant to track, analyze and change the way you eat.

“When you slow down, chew more and eat at regular intervals you’ll be improving your nutrition, feel better and shed those extra pounds,” the company claims.

BitBite will cost $109 is planned to be available in June 2015.

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The lightweight device reportedly does not interfere with hearing and is worn every time you eat.

Bitbite claims to be the world’s first ‘hearable/wearable’ device that automatically tracks a user’s eating habits and provides real-time dietary suggestions.

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To begin, the user informs the voice activated sensor what they are eating. A microphone and additional sensors on the device records and performs initial processing of the incoming sounds (i.e. the chewing of food), while the smartphone app acts as the gateway between the ear clip and the Cloud by reporting essential diet information and live feedback to the user’s smartphone.

The device will even tell you to “slow down” if you are chewing your food too quickly.

The information is displayed on your smartphone and users can wear a slim bracelet or pin when they are not using the earpiece.

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Available in June 2015, the device is set to cost about $109. The Tel Aviv-based company has launched its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise $60,000 for the development of the technology.

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