Saturday, October 27, 2007

Phone Measures Bad Breath, Body Fat

The Japanese phone company DoCoMo released a new cell phone earlier this month that can measure body fat, bad breath, register calories the carrier is burning, among other functions.

As radio comedian Garrison Keillor says in his weekly comedy/variety radio show, A Prairie Home Companion, "You're supposed to keep track of all this and still drive your car? ....I guess it is able to look up where you have ordered your food from."

In a world where we expect nearly all electronics (lol, Bee Movie) to have a telephone, television, DVD player, or some other random technologies built into them as a matter of convenience, The Fitness Phone provides a service just the opposite of supporting a lazy lifestyle.

NTT DoCoMo spokesperson Kentaro Endo says, "Anybody trying to stay fit could use this phone. But we think overweight businessmen and women on diets would be our primary customers."

Of course, with a built-in breathalyser, this phone may support other lifestyles as well...

More here.

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At Oct 28, 2007, 10:48:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's frightening how much a person relys on technology now.

Even more so that we worry about our image and what not to such an extent. D:


At Aug 20, 2009, 3:34:00 AM, Anonymous CourtneyLettuceMcgoo said...

Woah. XD


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