Could the Latest Tech Help You Drink More Water?
There’s a gadget for every occasion. Some making dealing with modern life’s little and big dramas easy. Others are little more than a flash in the pan and fall into tech oblivion shortly after their invention.
Here, at Total Soft Water, we love our tech – we recently did a rundown of our favourite apps for tracking water intake. But there’s a new water-based tech must-have on the block. In this blog post, we introduce the latest high-tech smart bottles and explain why they’re the best things since water filters.
What exactly is a smart water bottle?
As the name suggests, the smart water bottle combines the most up-to-date smart software with a well-designed water bottle. As any fan of water will know, the reusable bottle business has been booming in recent years. The smart bottle takes our fight against single-use plastic one step further, by providing a reusable container that does so much more.
How do smart bottles work?
Smart water bottles have already improved the hydration habits, health and quality of life of the individuals who have already invested in them.
Smart bottles pair with apps on your smartphone to track intake and even give you reminders about when to sip to hit your hydration goals. These bottles offer a more accurate view of your daily intake than any other device.
As a result, they’re great for people wanting to hydrate for better health or those looking to stay in peak condition when going to the gym, running or playing sport.
Most smart water bottles use accelerometers to identify when the bottle is being tipped for drinking. Others use weight sensors to achieve a similar result and to more precisely detect how many millilitres or ounces of water have been drunk at each given moment.
The data collected is then relayed to you via your smartphone. Some bottles also light up, make a sound or vibrate to notify the drinker of their progress. Many smart bottles can connect with other fitness apps and trackers allowing you to monitor intake across all your devices.
What benefits can I enjoy as a smart drinker?
As well as having the advantage of knowing how much water you drink on a daily basis, smart water bottles customise your intake based on a variety of factors. When deciding how much water we need to drink most go by the ‘rule of thumb’ six to eight glasses per day, but intake is dependent on a number of aspects as Mayo Clinic explains:
“How much water should you drink each day? It’s a simple question with no easy answer. Studies have produced varying recommendations over the years. But your individual water needs depend on many factors, including your health, how active you are and where you live. No single formula fits everyone. But knowing more about your body’s need for fluids will help you estimate how much water to drink each day.”
Your height, weight, age, gender, activity levels, and even your surroundings will impact your recommended intake. With a smart bottle you can decipher individual intake – but it’s the lid, not the bottle, that’s doing all the customisation.
Which smart bottle should I buy?
There are countless smart water bottles on the market, which can make finding the right one for you rather tricky. Thanks to the vast range available however you are certain to find a product that suits your budget, usability and design needs. Discover the best smart water bottles of 2019 and get shopping.