To understand how the Keyto system works, it is important to first understand the concept of the ketogenic diet. People who follow the diet consume mainly fats and proteins, while significantly reducing their carbohydrate consumption. The result is ketosis, a condition in which the body begins to burn stored fat as fuel and produce ketones, which are a byproduct of the process.
According to Keyto, its sensor measures acetones – a byproduct of this byproduct – in your breath to determine your ketosis level. There is not a ton of studies on the oral measurement of acetones. Some research even suggests that this is a realistic indicator of ketosis. This information will then be presented in the same style as a fitness tracker can show you how many steps you have made in a day.
In addition to compiling data on your body 's progress, Keyto also promises to give insights on how to improve your diet and optimize your results. Although there are other ketone breath analyzers on the market, Keyto's plan is to stand out with its mobile application. It will offer so-called individualized meal recommendations that will keep you on track and has an integrated library of keto-specific recipes. It will also be designed to serve as a community hub so that people on a keto diet can connect with each other, share stories and share their support.
Keyto is not the first tracking tool to try to focus on diet rather than fitness. The controversial Healbe GoBe promised users that it could count calories but never quite. Apple has also been working on a blood glucose monitoring sensor for its Apple Watch that could help diabetics manage their condition.
Keyto is being made available for the first time by Indiegogo for $ 99. The first copy is ready to ship in January 2019. The company has announced that the device would cost $ 150 for sale, even if it did not provide any delay.