Pocket-sized breath analyzer promises to hack your metabolism


Lumen is a breath analyzer that tells if you're burning fat or carbs.
Photo: Lumen

Figuring out the perfect weight-loss diet might soon become as easy as breathing into a tiny breath analyzer.

Lumen, a digital health and wellness company, revealed its debut product that connects a pocket-sized breathalyzer to your iPhone to see measure your metabolism. The app delivers personalized workouts and meal plans to help you drop pounds in a sustainable way.

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Compatible with both iOS and Android devices, Lumen aims to take the guesswork out of your nutrition by tracking how fast your metabolism is working. It measures the amount of CO2 and gases you exhale and uses an AI engine to tell if you’re burning carbs or fat.

Lumen is launching as a crowdfunded product. Early birds can get one for $179. The company promises it will ship units by February 2019 and they’ve already surpassed their funding goal.