This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
First Look: Hapifork, the Bluetooth vibrating health fork: hands-on with the oddest fitness gadget
About Video Transcript

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

2:50 /

The long-awaited Hapifork is finally here. What does it do? Well, it times your bites for you...and tries to get you to slow down as you eat. We try one out.

Hi. I'm Scott Stein and this is a Bluetooth vibrating fork. It's called the HAPIfork. You may have heard about it because for over a year, it has been talked about in the news and we also talked about it at last year's CES and it's finally around via Brookstone and it cost $100. What does it do? Tries to get you healthy by timing your bites with Bluetooth and an accelerometer inside this fork. That's true. It pairs with your smartphone and you sit down on a meal and you take your fork with you and you time your bites. In a regular meal just swap out your regular fork and take your HAPIfork. This thing is dishwasher safe. It has a little pop out here. Make sure not to immerse this part of HAPIfork but you can put this part in a dishwasher and this part has the accelerometer and the battery and it connects with USB and you can plug it into your computer and sync HAPIfork for with the rest of your accounts so you can know how your HAPIfork progress is going. What you have to do is you have to use special HAPIfork actions to work with the accelerometer. You prefer a downward jab with your fork and then lift up to your mouth and you eat and you chew. And then if you take another bite within ten seconds, if like you're eating really fast, it vibrated because I'm eating too fast. I should slow down and not eat so fast. If you wait ten seconds, then HAPIfork is happy. And I stay in here for a while, chew my food and swallow it and go for another bit of whatever. You can eat it. Happy. HAPIfork doesn't care what you're eating. You could be eating steak or mac and cheese or giant forkfuls of a fat or vegetables or whatever. And it will still just be measuring your bites. Whatever you can fit on this fork counts as one HAPIfork, timing loop and when the fork makes contact with your mouth, it completes the circuit between metal and metal to tell you whether you made a bite. Or but it's really just a timing thing. Maybe you wanna sit down with a nutritionist and time your bites. You can maybe use this for a few minutes and no how long it takes for you to scoop up to your mouth. Do you want to carry one of these around all the time at the parties and have a strange fork in your pocket? I don't think so. But apparently, HAPIfork thinks it's an interesting solution. A hundred dollars is a lot to ask for what is a pretty gimmicky peace of health tech. HAPIfork is available now at Brookstone. It's an interesting idea when you think about using emotion to time your bites but putting all that into a fork and paying extra for it, this is where Wearable Tech has to take a stand unless you like Bluetooth forks.

New releases

The Armor A60 portable drive can...
2:10 October 24, 2014
CNET editor Dong Ngo did some blah blah talking and then a real-world drop test on the Silicon Power Armor...
Play video
Macan: Meet the very different...
21:47 October 24, 2014
Porsche Macan marks the beginning of several chapters for the carmaker, plus a new list of the safest cheap...
Play video
Help battling robots cause even...
6:03 October 24, 2014
This week on Crave, we take a closer look at the Hendo hoverboard, fly on a Virgin Galactic spaceship, and...
Play video
Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2: A...
2:00 October 24, 2014
The C5 Series 2 sounds better than the original and is one top in-ear headphones for less than $200.
Play video
Mr. Coffee gains some smart home...
2:27 October 24, 2014
The $150 Mr. Coffee Optimal Brew Smart brews 10-cups at a time and can be controlled by the Wemo mobile a...
Play video
The Philips 100W Equivalent LED...
1:20 October 24, 2014
We tested this bulb to see if it's a better buy than GE or Cree
Play video
Breaking open iPads, Groupon's...
2:54 October 24, 2014
The iFixit team reveals the secrets inside the new iPads, Groupon mimics Yelp, and Microsoft kills the free...
Play video
Vizio P series: Good and cheap...
2:31 October 24, 2014
The highly anticipated Vizio P series is among the cheapest 4K TVs available and delivers a very good picture,...
Play video