Have you seen the latest gadget to help us keep our diet in check? I haven't seen it as an infomercial yet, but it is only a matter of time.

A new diet device called the ‘Bite Counter’ is designed to help you record calorie consumption. Developed by Clemson University researchers, it’s described as a ‘pedometer for eating’. While worn on your wrist it tracks motion to determine how many calories are consumed, based on the number and type of bites taken. You can even preset the counter to sound an alarm after you’ve reached a certain number of bites each day. But the price tag may be even heftier than you are ... $799. (Another useless device attempting to make the real solution – eat less, move more – easier to swallow.)