Today I wanted to take a quick look at SmartPlate and what this line of products can offer consumers in their day-to-day life. The SmartPlate TopView claims to use revolutionary Food Recognition Technology to identify, analyze, and track everything you eat in a matter of seconds.
With this sort of technology gone are the days of manually entering nutritional intake using food scales or archaic databases. The product does not work alone and comes with an app that uses your smartphone camera to identify over 1,000+ foods. So, the portable SmartPlate recognizes meals and seamlessly adds them to your digital journal.
People who have tried the product all seem to agree that is good at what it’s advertised for but is that all there is to look at? I want to dive a little bit deeper and give you more to sink your teeth into so you can know if the SmartPlate is the right purchase for you.
Features of the SmartPlate
The biggest claim I’ve found from the makers of Smartplate is the arsenal of nutritional programs there are to choose from. Weight management, strength & power, energy & endurance, portion control, blood glucose & carbs, and a hydration tracker are all things that can be worked on when using the knowledge that this product gives to you.
Looking beyond my own thoughts, many other reviewers have claimed the SmartPlate is the most comprehensive nutritional platform on the market today. Using the latest Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, users are able to connect with, in the words of the makers themselves, “over 400,000 easily scannable food products, over 625 national restaurant chain menus, and 10,000+ USDA-approved meals.”
I know one problem that comes up a lot with these more advanced pieces of kitchenware is how well they can function as what they’re trying to replace. Thankfully, the SmartPlate is not only capable of storing data for one year but comes in some models that are BPA/BPS-free, microwavable, and dishwasher-safe. All that, and it can still connect to iOS/Android compatible devices such as Apple Watch, Fitbit, Misfit, Garmin, or Jawbone.
Why a SmartPlate?
Whether you simply want to pull up a recent snapshot of your protein intake or need to track blood glucose numbers, SmartPlate allows you to monitor your day-to-day eating habits and provides a comprehensive snapshot of your progression. It’s the perfect hybrid between a digital nutritionist and a registered dietician, and it’s all available inside a single app. It’s hard to keep track of all this information on your own, so when you need to watch what you eat having something that helps you keep things noted down can be a godsend.
Whether you’re a bodybuilder interested in reducing body fat or simply someone interested in a balanced diet, SmartPlate allows you to reach your optimal self. If all this sounds like it could help you in your daily life and you’re constantly having trouble keeping track of what you eat then this could be what finally sets you back on the right path.
Pros And Cons
It’s not fair to say that everything with the SmartPlate is a pro. There is no such thing as a product without flaws and I wanted to take a second to list some pros and cons to give you a better idea of what you will be getting if you decide to purchase a SmartPlate.
- iOS/Android Compatible
- Doctor-Approved Diet Programs
- Dishwasher/Microwave Safe
- High Price
- Some customers had trouble getting the app to properly track
- Some customers were not fans of the portioned design
The SmartPlate is a decent product for anyone who has had trouble in the past with portion control. The app provides a decent service to aid in watching how much of and what the user eats, and can store that data for up to a year.
The main problem many consumers have with the plate is the initial cost, as many feel it’s a tad too high for the service that it offers. When looking at the price tag that does account for a lot of the technology that goes into it, but even I have to admit that the number stings a bit to look at. This isn’t a product you should get if you’re just looking for a decent plate, and if this is your first time trying to control your diet you may want to try cheaper alternatives first.
However, if you’ve got the money and have had trouble keeping track of your dietary needs in the past, you might be in luck with SmartPlate. I would recommend it in that case and would implore that you go to SmartPlate’s own website to do some further looking into the product if it’s caught your interest.