Get Your HAPIfork! Order Now on HAPI.com :-)

Great news! You can now get your HAPIfork directly from HAPI.com.

Visit http://www.hapi.com/store/buy/hapifork now and get your HAPIfork in black, white, blue, pink or green!

Ships in 1-3 business days upon availability of stock. Currently available for customers in the United States with free shipping. We also hope to ship to other countries in the near future, so stay tuned. :-)

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We’re looking forward to hearing about your experience with the HAPIfork once you get to try it! No better day than today to start eating at the right pace and to start taking better control of your health! ;-)

Have a HAPI day!

The HAPILABS Team

Mobile Browsing and Moves Data Now on HAPI.com!

We’ve got 2 GREAT new updates to HAPI.com!

First is the mobile browsing version of your HAPI.com account, which you can access at m.hapi.com. It’s compatible with ALL smartphones and tablets! It features an improved image upload experience, so you can enrich your HAPI Meals and HAPI Moments on the go!

We love the snappy response you get when uploading and viewing your timeline on m.hapi.com. Our experience here will also lead to improvements to the HAPI.com mobile app for iOS and Android this Q2.

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Next, we’ve added support for the Moves smartphone app. You can now see your Moves data on HAPI.com!

Moves app available for Android and iPhone probably is probably the coolest fitness app to hit smartphones to date.

If you haven’t been acquainted yet with the Moves app, here’s what you need to know: Moves is an app that tracks your fitness data turning your smartphone virtually into an activity tracker. It automatically records and recognizes your activities (walking, traveling by car, etc.) by simply putting your phone in your pocket or your bag. Ain’t that neat?

Photo Credit:moves-app.com

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To activate, simply log on to HAPI.com and navigate to your My Devices and Apps page and click “Activate now”.

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Once set, your data will be available on the HAPI.com and displayed on your timeline.

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And once set as your default device, you can also view your steps, distance travelled and calories burned on your My Stats page. my stats

Stay tuned as we add more features to make the entire HAPI.com experience better for you!

Have a HAPI day!

The HAPILABS Team

Sharing the Love: HAPIfork Around The World

We couldn’t be happier with the kind of buzz that our favorite fork has received in the past few months.  And today, we share some of the HAPIfork love with you!

Here are some of features we’ve seen, and some that people have shared with us, in different countries (and languages) around the world.

From Belgium’s Nieuwsblad.be one of their leading national newspapers.

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Much love to Hendrix Rommens for sending us the photo of the feature!

We’re also very much flattered to see people taking the time to take perfect beauty shots our beloved fork! Here are a couple of great shots done by it.com from China.

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We’ve also read some great features from over 5,000 news articles and blog posts published even before we started shipping out the first few units of the HAPIfork last year! Here are some in different languages we’d like to share.

Hello Cotton – France

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Newsland – Russia

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News.com.au - Australia

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Glob.com – Brazil

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It was an exciting affair when we started delivering HAPIforks to different parts of the world and even more exciting to have people share with us their experience when HAPIfork was finally on hand. Here’s one of our HAPI backers who sent us a picture of his HAPIfork unboxed, all the way from Portugal. Thanks Olimipio for sending some shots of your new fork! :-)

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 HAPIfork also had the chance to meet technology entrepreneur Andy Hadfield on a plane (HAPIfork was featured at the Thai Airways inflight mag). Click here to see his blog on this on the emergence of quantified self, featured in South Africa. Thanks for the tweet, Andy!

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And speaking of HAPIfork on a plane, we’re surely glad HAPIfork gets past security checks at the airport to go around the world with you :-) Here’s a tweet about the experience by Tactiohealth.

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‘Twas definitely  wonderful to share HAPIfork with the world and we greatly appreciate all the good word that has gone around about this little smart gadget!  Both HAPILABS and SlowControl (maker of the HAPIfork) humbly thank you all for the support!

Once again, have a HAPI day, everyone!

The HAPILABS Team

Get your HAPIfork at Joyus Today!

We’re thrilled to announce that HAPIfork is now available at Joyus.com!

Joyus.com, an online video shopping site that helps people live more beautifully, now offers the HAPIfork as part of their Health and Fitness catalogue. And what a perfect channel for HAPIfork being a product that help you stay fit healthy and HAPI.  HAPIness, we believe, is important to living beautifully.

HAPIfork at Joyus.com is priced at US$100 and is available in a very pristine white color.

Joyus members are to receive free standard US ground shipping. Joyus ships to all 50 US states.

Watch this nice Healthy Habits segment by Leandra Rouse to learn more about what HAPIfork can do for you.

Have a HAPI day!

The HAPILABS Team

 

Happy Lunar New Year from HAPI.com!

Happy Lunar New Year!

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New Year’s resolutions overwhelmingly tend to be some sort of vow to become healthier. Losing weight is perennially a top contender closely followed by the pledge to get fit and to eat more healthily. HAPIfork to the rescue!

You all know by now that HAPIfork aims to help people eat more slowly with its vibration and light alarms. But in truth, HAPIfork is more powerful than that.

Have you unlocked your HAPIfork’s full potential? Make it your mission to be healthier and HAPIer this 2014 by taking advantage of your HAPIfork.

Here are two more amazing things you can do with your HAPIfork:

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 1. Use the HAPI.com  mobile app

Enhance your HAPI.com entries by taking and uploading pictures on your mobile phone. Download for iOS or Android.

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2.Get your free 15-day meal plan

Your HAPIfork comes with a free 15-day meal plan and coaching program to help you eat more slowly and for better health. Click here to get started.

As we always say at HAPILABS, 50% of our health comes from what we eat and how we eat, and your HAPIfork is a positive step in that direction. It’s still not too late to make this new year a HAPIer and healthier one for you. Start today!

The HAPILABS Team

See You at CES Las Vegas!

The run-up to CES week in Las Vegas is well on its way!

HAPILABS and Slow Control will be at tonight’s Bluetooth SIG media event at the Bermuda Room at the Mirage Hotel.

Then, for the CES main event from January 7-10, we’ll be at The Venetian, at Hall D at the 2nd level, booth #72773.

Get a sneak peek of some great new HAPI Devices! :)

For press/media inquiries, please contact Barbara Franzoia at barbara@hapilabs.com or +1 415 734 6834.

Picker, Scooper or Data lover ? Which HAPIfork User Are You?

If you’re eating too fast, who’s to tell you to slow down? Like your mom who takes care of you by reminding you to pace your eating, HAPIfork sends you gentle light and vibration signals to remind you when you’re taking a bite too fast.

How is it able to do this? It detects your fork servings when you take a bite of your food.

As people eat in different ways, HAPIfork was cleverly designed so that it can work for most people’s way of eating.

HAPIfork can be configured to one of three different profiles, depending on the type of HAPIfork user that you are. You will be able to adjust how the HAPIfork detects fork servings, based on what works best for your own style of eating.

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Picker Profile

This profile is best for people who tend to pick their food when they eat, and would have the tines above the handle as they bring food to their mouths.

Scooper Profile

This profile works best for people who scoop their food up to the mouth (as when eating mashed potatoes) where the handle generally is above the tines when one eats.

Data Lover Profile

The data lover profile accurately detects fork servings for any way of eating, but it is best to be used with a non conductive knife such as a ceramic knife, so that touching the fork with a conductive utensil will not result in false fork servings.

It is advisable to play around with the three profiles during the first few days of using the HAPIfork so that you know the profile that works best for you to accurately detect your fork servings. You can also use the HAPIfork mobile app with your meal (download for iOS or Android) to tell if your fork servings are being counted.

If you want know more about the 3 HAPIfork profiles, watch HAPILABS sales and marketing director Edward Gash break it down for you in the video above, or you can head on over to our FAQ page to get other useful information on how to use your HAPIfork! :-)

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The HAPILABS Team

HAPIfork Now Available at Brookstone!

Great news, HAPIfork fans! You can drop by your nearest Brookstone store and get your own HAPIfork for $99! You can also order online at www.brookstone.com and avail of free shipping.

Get your HAPIfork in either green, blue or pink, and for the first time, in neutral shades, black and white :-)

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Consider it a perfect gift for the holidays. Supplies are being rolled out across the nation, but the HAPIfork should be available in all Brookstone stores in time for Christmas. :-)

Brookstone is the exclusive distributor of the HAPIfork in the United States.

Remember that official HAPIfork video we wrote about? You can watch it on our neat little POS (point of sale) machines when you visit Brookstone. :-)

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ALL HAPIforks Shipped to US and Canada Backers!

We’re HAPI to announce that as of November 26, ALL HAPIforks going out to United States and Canada destinations have been shipped!

Due to the Thanksgiving holidays, there will be some delay in relaying the tracking numbers for your packages, but we’ll have this available to you as soon as we receive them from our shipping partner.

For shipments intended for other countries, they are being handled by our shipping partner in China. Only a few packages remain to be shipped as of today, and we are working to complete this very soon. :-) We will relay the tracking numbers to the rest of you within the next few days once they are available.

We apologize that it’s been a long wait for many of you, due to several issues that we had to resolve with the fork heads and shipping logistics. We have been working tirelessly from day one to get a HAPIfork in your hands, but we are almost there! Thank you once again for your patience and understanding.

We haven’t forgotten about the 50% offer we promised to our backers, and we’ll keep you updated right here as soon as details become available. :)

Here are some images from our shipping partner in Florida last November 26.

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Post originally published as an update on the HAPIfork Kickstarter page on November 28, 2013:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1273668931/hapifork-the-smart-fork-that-tracks-your-eating-ha-0/posts/677643

Take it Slow This Holiday Season!

Thanksgiving is only a few days away, and the much awaited holiday season is upon us once again! It’s the perfect time to spend with friends and family, or catch up on some much needed relaxation and time alone. Considering how busy and fast paced our lives are, it’s important to cherish the few times we get to sit back and take it slow!

Though “healthy” and “holidays” are two words that do not typically sound harmonious when said together, the holidays are also a perfect time for us to nourish and be kind to our bodies. Would you admit to having all the time in the world to pick out the most healthy meals when you are rushing through your busy schedule?

If you have not been taking care of your nourishment and health for the rest of the year, you would think that the holidays are never the right time to start being healthy. Why deprive yourself of the joy of eating by being healthy during the holidays, right? Not exactly. Being healthy and having joyful appetizing meals are no longer mutually exclusive.

As you know, we at HAPILABS believe that 50% of health comes from what you eat and how you eat. How you eat is definitely as important. And what way is that? Eating slowly.

Eating slowly is a way for you to factor in your health in this year’s festivities. An increasing number of studies attest to the benefits of eating slowly: studies that show one’s eating rate to be associated with obesity, cardiovascular risk factors, diabetes, weight loss and the seen benefits when eating rate is slowed down.  A comprehensive list of scientific studies, compiled by Slow Control, the HAPIfork’s manufacturer,  is available here : http://slowcontrol.com/images/filedownloads/slow-control-bibliography.pdf

On top of those, the right way of eating may even highlight how you enjoy the important moments this holiday season.The highlights of a feast is to enjoy the food and the company. Taking it slow at the dinner table is just what you would need to have opportunity for fond memories, as well as opportunity to take care of your tummies.

It takes 20 minutes for your mind to register that you’re full. Eating slowly gives you a handle on your food intake. Plus, chewing your food well makes you enjoy meals more. Savor the flavor and texture of each decadent dish.

Great food is one of the best things in our favorite holidays and so slowing down your eating gives it the attention it deserves.  It’s not a requirement to gorge oneself with everything at the dinner table; you can enjoy that pumpkin pie, turkey and the delicious yams and without feeling like you have to win a race. Eat slowly, enjoy the food that prepared by you or your host ever so thoughtfully.  And when you eat slowly, it also gives time for you to chat and catch up with your family and friends, be mindful, and enjoy the present moment. When you take things slow, you are mindful of little details that will make your holidays even more memorable.

Like us, are you excited for the holidays? Take the time to enjoy this Thanksgiving. Take it slow. It’s your HAPI Moment. :-)

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