This Smart Wristband Will Count Your Calories For You, You Lazy Oaf

Looking at labels is soooo time-consuming.

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We’ve gathered there are two components to dieting: eating healthy food, and keeping track of it. Sadly, neither the first nor the second step is much fun. A new smart wristband is setting out to make the second part a little bit easier, though.

The AIRO wristband “uses tiny LEDs on [its] underside to detect metabolites in the bloodstream, which means it can break down the nutritional intake of your food,” PSFK reports. The wristband can divvy up the sludge you’ve shoveled into your body into protein, fat and carbohydrates. It can’t tell the difference between simple and complex carbs, PSFK says, but hey, neither can anyone else.

It can also measure calories burned, monitor your heart rate and keep track of your sleep patterns, PSFK reports. Its accompanying app will give you helpful advice on how to improve your sleep (tip one: remove the clunky metal that’s digging into your wrist before you go to bed?).

It won’t be available for another year, so until then, you’ll just have to keep reading the nutrition facts and measuring your chicken breast on that pathetic little Weight Watchers scale your mom gave you post-freshman 15. Godspeed. This Smart Wristband Will Count Your Calories For You, You Lazy Oaf