One of the most famous and most controversial gadgets dedicated to smokers is, without a doubt, the electronic cigarette. While it still is a very hot subject to debate, in the last 10 years people grew very fond of these vaping devices which apparently helps them reduce smoking or even quit it altogether. The e-cigs aren’t the subject of today’s article, but we cannot overlook the fact that technology has a major impact on how we deal with nasty lifestyle habits and strive for a better health.
In this trail of thought, today we will present you with a new gadget dedicated to people who want to have control over their smoking routine: the Quitbit. This digital lighter helps you reduce smoking as it records and delivers extensive data regarding your habit.
It counts the number of cigarettes you smoke per day and it can also limit this number when you exceed the self – imposed threshold. Simply put, if you want to light up the tenth cigarette of the day and your pre-set limit was nine, the Quitbit lighter won’t work. Of course, you can use another less smart lighter, but that is not the point, is it?
This digital lighter helps you reduce smoking, but will not actually help you kick the habit as nicotine patches or other medically – approved methods will. According to the reviewers covering the topic,
Quitbit co-founder Ata Ghofrani, a seven-year smoker who used the device to quit smoking six months ago, says the product is meant as a complementary tool, rather than a replacement to those methods.
We think that our product is very much like a scale. You can use Quitbit to reduce your smoking completely, if you want to do it based on will power, or you can also use it to slowly reduce, while using other things to help.
On the bright side, the Quitbit lighter has some perks the nicotine patches or the electronic cigarettes don’t: it connects via Bluetooth to your Android or iOS smart device and delivers you the cruel reality in a very intuitive manner: you will find out how many cigarettes you smoked that day and how often you light up a coffin nail after another.
Let’s see together the presentation video for Quitbit!
Also, the lighter sports the ability to be tracked down by your phone, so you never lose or misplace it. Moreover, the lighter also tracks down your finances and tells you how much money you saved while cutting back on the cigarettes. If you need help or advice in reducing smoking or you just want to talk to other people like you, the Quitbit smartphone app features a support room leading to a community you can chat with.
If you are rushing over the stores or the online marketplace to buy this ingenious gadget, the bad news is that the Quitbit is still a project waiting for funding on Kickstarter. You can support its funding with a $79 donation and wait until December 2014 to receive your very own digital lighter.