As we are inching towards the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, the awards have already started to trickle out. One of the 2016 CES Innovation Awards has just gone to one of the more interesting products we have seen in some time: LifeFuels. The company took home the award in the Fitness, Sports, and Biotech category. Although LifeFules in not yet available, it is poised to own the smart/connected water bottle space.
IF you have not heard of LifeFuels, it is really three products in one. It is a water bottle, with a Keurig-style flavor/vitamin dispensing system; it is a smart bottle, that tracks your intake; LifeFuels also includes a robust app that learns your hydration habits and makes recommendations. Pretty damn innovative if you ask me. Perhaps the most striking feature of LifeFuels is the price tag. The company sold out of their initial pre-orders, but those were going for $99. It stands to reason that the price may go up in a retail setting, but a floor of $99 is quite reasonable.
Beyond the features listed above, the nature of the device is such that it can help provide a more holistic view of health and fitness. LifeFuels CEO Jonathon Perrelli said as much an a press release about the award:
We’re honored that our Smart Nutrition Bottle stood out in such an amazing field of new Fitness, Sports, and Biotech products. We think it bridges a crucial gap in the market because most wearables track output which only creates a partial view into our wellness picture, LifeFuels completes that picture by using cutting edge technology and an intuitive app to smartly automate and track what we are putting into our bodies.1
If you are going to CES, you can check out the smart water bottle at LifeFuels booth (#74724), or during two separate events within the show: CES Unveiled Las Vegas (Jan. 4) and the CES Innovation Awards Showcase (Jan. 6-9).
- MarketWired, “LifeFuels Smart Nutrition Bottle Named 2016 CES Innovation Awards Honoree,” 11 November 2015 ▲