Hapifork revisited: Bluetooth vibrating smart fork aims to coach you back to health

Hapifork, the Bluetooth vibrating health fork: hands-on with the oddest fitness gadget

Remember the Hapifork? Back in January, it was one of the more notable — and offbeat — products to be introduced at CES 2013. The little vibrating fork, which aimed to help you control your eating by timing time between bites, ended up on a lot of TV shows and news blurbs. But where did it go? At last, as 2013 comes to a close, we have one here at CNET to try out. (Credit: Sarah Tew/CNET)

Hapifork, which launched on Kickstarter earlier this year and now is available exclusively at Brookstone, is, well…a vibrating Bluetooth fork. And it’s an expensive one at that: $ 99.99. The device pairs with an Android or iOS device to send feedback, can be USB synced to a PC or Mac, and has a built-in accelerometer to track hand motion. In one of two modes — Alarm, or Coaching — it issues vibrational feedback and a glowing red or green light at the end of its handle to tell you whether you timed your bites properly. (Credit: Sarah Tew/CNET)

What does “time your bites” mean? Basically, it means waiting ten seconds between bites. The Hapifork counts, and measures a hand motion registering a bite: the moment food enters your mouth and completes a circui… [Read more]

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