You know smart devices are great for making your home connected and life operate more seamlessly but did you also know they can add enjoyment, safety, and ease to your social activities (particularly those that involve drinking)? That’s right, smart gadgets for drinking have arrived and they’re more handy, not to mention inventive, than you’ve probably ever thought possible.
Installation & Ease of Use
Most smart gadgets for drinking compliment, rather than interrupt your drinking activities and require minimal to no setup.
Smart devices for drinking range in price depending mostly on their level of technology advancement and number of customization features. While some cost less than a well-balanced bottle of wine, others, the more high-end devices, will set you back a bit and are best for those who entertain often. In general, the more the device replaces what a person would manually do, the more it’s going to cost.
Ready to enter the world of drinking with smart devices? Read on to learn more.
Make perfect cocktails every time
Craft and serve perfect, mixologist-level cocktails every single time.
Thanks to the popularity of speakeasies in recent years, savvy bartenders, and everyone else who can pour well-crafted cocktails, have come to earn new, highly acclaimed titles as mixologists. Usually, you’ll find them at underground bars and 1920-era ambiances, putting together insanely-creative, perfectly balanced drinks that just hit the spot. Unfortunately, a drink at these watering holes usually costs more than a meal at a mid-level restaurant. But now with new cocktail making smart devices, you can make your own high-end, signature cocktails in the comfort of your home to both impress your guest and keep your spending on track.
Enter the Perfect Drink Smart Scale and Recipe App. This smart drinking device takes the guesswork out of how much of each substance to pour into a drink, without the hassle of measuring cups and utensils. Simply place your glassware of choice on the scale, and using an iPad or smartphone with the free connected app installed, follow the instructions on the screen which will tell you exactly how much of each ingredient to pour and in what sequence.
This is more than reading off a recipe. The scale actually measures the units of fluid in your glass continually as you pour and allows you to view an on-screen virtual replica of the drink as it is being made and when finished. Better yet, if you overpour by accident there’s no reason to toss the drink or waste any ingredients. Instead, the device will tell you how to fix the drink, based on what you’ve already added, ensuring you make perfectly portioned drinks every time.
The smart drinking device is perfect for both entertaining and experimenting. Hosting a party? Don’t worry about spending too much time individually pouring each drink. Simply set the serving size mode to something larger, such as pitcher, and create multiple drinks from one pouring session. And as for when you’re just in the mood for a drink but don’t want to go out and spend an arm and a leg on 10 different ingredients, you can concoct unique drinks from what you already have in your home by telling the Cabinet feature on the device what you have in stock. Choose from over 400 popular and rare cocktail recipes or play around with the device, creating and saving your own custom cocktail recipes – which very likely will put your reputation and ego at a mixologist level.
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Get your own, in-home personal bartender
Enjoy more social or party time when you let smart devices make your drinks for you.
Sure, being the bartender at a party can be fun, but it also takes you away from socializing and can make proper entertaining nearly impossible. In order to keep everyone engaged and in full enjoyment at a social event, the host usually needs to bounce from group to group, ensuring everyone is introduced and feels comfortable. Hiring a bartender is expensive, and you never quite know what type of shenanigans he or she may get into. Instead, put your liquor cabinet contents and drink-making abilities in the hands of a smart device that caters to you and your guests’ drink desires.
The Somabar is the virtual version of the personal bartender you always wanted. This smart drinking device is the first app controlled robotic bartending appliance that was created specifically for home use. Sleek and decorative, and offered in a variety of colors, Somabar fits in perfectly with any home kitchen or party decor. Aesthetics aside, the smart device does what a personal bartender would do, only faster: creates cocktails, including infusing bitters, in mere seconds.
The device is slim enough to fit in most standard kitchens, yet is smartly designed to hold all the basic ingredients needed for most cocktails. Stock your robot with up to six easily refillable ‘Soma Pods’, each of which is dishwasher safe and removable. Soon to be available in countries around the world, the smart drinking device accommodates both 110v and 220v outlets and will be released with an ever-expanding drink library (starting with 300 preset cocktail recipes) to which any user can add his or her own custom recipes.
The smart drinking device features an app-controlled operating system, meaning the press of a button gets you the drink of your choice. Somabar can add bitters to any drink – the distinctive mark of many good cocktails – and fully mixes all ingredients before pouring. After each drink is created and removed from the serving stand the smart device self water-flushes itself to ensure each drink made is as pure as the next.
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Track your BAC to know if it’s safe to drive
Know with complete certainty that you or your designated driver is sober enough to drive safely.
Drunk driving is no joke in the eyes of the law and all of those who have experienced tragedy from drunk driving incidents. Although there are general ‘guides’ to go with floating around, such as if you have one drink every hour you’ll be okay to drive, sadly many of them are based more on myth the science. And for the record, no, coffee does not sober you up. Drinking and having a good time with friends is so much fun, but unless you live in a mass-transit city, when the party shuts down and it’s closing time, without a true BAC (blood alcohol level) indicator, you never know when you’ve had one too many to be behind the wheel.
Instead of adding $30+ to each night out you have by using taxis and Uber’s, not to mention potentially risking your life and the lives of everyone on the road that night, invest in a device that tells you for certain if you are sober enough to drive. (Of course remember these devices measure your BAC, which at the right level puts you within ‘legal’ driving limits of the law, but they don’t take into account other factors with may impact your ability to drive after consuming alcohol, such as use of OTC painkillers or other medications and how many hours of sleep you got last night.)
When it comes to deciding to drive or not it’s best to not mess around with knock-off gadgets; Instead, stick to the #1 most-trusted brand of breathalyzers by using the BACtrack mobile smartphone breathalyzer. This portable BACtrack uses Xtend Fuel Cell Sensor Technology, which is the same police grade sensor technology used by hospitals, clinics, and law enforcement. This included high-end technology provides the highest level of accuracy and consistency for complete peace of mind.
The breathalyzer connects to your iOS or Android device using Bluetooth to show you the results of your BAC level on screen. The free app does more than just report your BAC results, it also saves and tracks results over time, allowing you the option to also save photos, notes, and drink logs. Not sober enough to drive yet? Easily wait it out as the app uses proprietary ZeroLine technology to give you an estimate of when your BAC will return to 0.00% – the level you really should be driving at.
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Finally avoid hangovers by tracking how much you consume
Take the guesswork out of how much you’re really consuming with a smart drinking tracker.
Glassware changes from bar to bar as much as it does from one friend’s house to the next. The size of a martini poured by one person very well may be double the size of the pour from another. Add in the complication of different sized and shaped drinking glasses, often used by drinking establishments an illusion to make you look like you’ve had more or less than you really have, and it’s hard to know how much you’re really consuming.
Even if you calculate your BAC, it’s hard to calculate how hydrated your body is as you drink unless you pour everything yourself and keep a running mental checklist of how much water you’ve consumed – neither of which are a desirable option when you’re just trying to have a good time.
As we all know, too much of a good thing can turn into something bad and too much booze without some water turns into a nasty hangover. Instead of guessing how hydrated you’re keeping yourself, take a smart cup with you that will do the hydration counting for you. Don’t worry, no one will judge when you explain it’s just your drinking cup, or for a younger crowd go ahead and throw out your ‘pimp cup’.
The Pryme Vessyl tracks your personal hydration level using technology, allowing it to do so more accurately than you can by counting the amount of times you drink eight ounces of water that night. The award-winning device takes into account your height, weight, age, and sex, activity levels, and even hours of sleep to give you an extremely precise hydration reading. When not drinking out of the device you can easily input your consumption using the manual entry screen. The device itself is exquisitely designed featuring an Eastman Tritan shell exterior with a soft grip touch, a nonporous glass interior which allows it to accommodate liquids other than water, and a magnetic sliding, spill-resistant lid that comes apart for easy cleaning.
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Keep your weight in check while drinking
Keep your weight in check while you’re drinking, without wearing a band on your arm.
Drinking equals fun, but it also equals calorie consumption. And despite common misconceptions about ‘light’ alcohol choices, there really is no safe way to indulge in the warm and fuzzy effects of alcohol intake without adding some calories to your list for the day.
Certain poisons of choice do lead to more visible weight gain, such as beer which has on average 150 calories allowing it to more easily cause you to develop the ever-unpopular beer belly than something with lower calories, but overall, no alcohol intake is really good for your waistline – although, yes, red wine may provide some alternative health benefits. In fact, a single 1.5 ounce shot of most 40-proof liquors, the type of alcohol that is commonly considered to be lighter in calories, packs about 100 calories. And unless your drink style of choice is straight and on the rocks, most of the most standard cocktails are made with more than one shot of liquor, and a handful of other calorie-packed ingredients.
Wear-on-your-wrist fitness trackers are certainly becoming more popular, but they’re not exactly hitting the pages of fashion magazines just yet. So what’s one to do when they want to enjoy a fun night out, without losing all sense of your body’s health? Instead of compromising style and comfort by trying to hide a fitness band under your collar – which is impossible in warm weather anyway – look for alternative tracking devices that keep you ‘on the wagon’, per say, in terms of your health.
The Belty smart belt is one of the most fashionably accepted fitness tracking alternatives on the market, perfect for both day and night wear. The smart bell has all the bells and whistles of standard wrist-worn fitness trackers in addition to some convenient add-ons including the ability to encourage you to partake in healthy activities, such as walking faster (which is proven to help you live longer), climbing stairs quicker, hydrating more often, standing straighter, recommend breathing exercises to reduce stress, and suggest power naps as needed. Camouflaged as a fashion accessory, the smart fitness tracker is ideal for wearing out when drinking, because, let’s face it, alcohol consumption increases frequency in visiting a restroom, which makes it likely you’ll notice this health-promoting device more than you would a wearable dangling on your wrist.
Alcohol consumption is weaved into our lives for many reasons – partying, relaxing, socializing, celebrating – and with smart devices designed with drinking fun in mind, there’s no reason not to have a better tasting cocktail or more healthy and safe night out when these smart devices are available to enable just that. Whether you drink rarely, in moderation, ‘socially’, or daily, there’s a smart drinking device out there that can make all your future drinking experiences even more enjoyable.
Do you like to host parties or go out often? Let us know which smart device you like in the comments below!
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