6 Smart gadgets to help you meet your hydration goals
Struggling to drink your eight glasses a day? You’re not alone. Lucky for you, technology is here to help. Whether you hate the taste or simply forget, these smart gadgets will make drinking water easier than ever.
- How much water are we supposed to drink a day? While it’s a good rule of thumb, the old saying of drinking 8 glasses of water per day is long gone. Recent studies say that the amount of water your body needs depends on your weight, size, as well as activity levels. Dr. Nessler states, “you should try to drink between half an ounce and an ounce of water for each pound you weigh, every day.”
- Can water help in weight loss? According to health experts, “water intake is thought to aid weight loss by increasing fat metabolism and decreasing feeding.”
- Does hot water have more benefits than cold water? Recent research trends show that drinking hot water on an empty stomach has numerous benefits. Check them out here.
Despite it being a required action for our survival, many of us don’t drink enough water during the day. Whether you claim to be too busy or that water is too boring, it’s nonsense. You feel the effects within a day when you meet your hydration goals.
Of course, guzzling a half gallon of water right before bed to meet your goal isn’t going to help; it’ll just make you get up all night long. These six smart gadgets are all designed to make it easy to reach your goals throughout the day.
Dot Hydration Tracking Water Bottle
Sleek and minimal, this unsuspecting bottle is armed with a clever lid. With each sip, the bottle actually tracks how much water you consume. As opposed to numbers, this bottle tracks and displays your hydration with dots. Ideal for the health-conscious, this bottle is a great way to stay on top of your water consumption.
The Hauser Weatherproof Hydration Pack
Thanks to its weatherproof design, you can use Hauser in all conditions to confidently keep your gear dry. But, this spacious and protective backpack also has a built-in bladder design. Holding plenty of water for your entire day, it also has integrated straps to keep the drinking straw accessible.
LVL Wearable Hydration Monitor
Designed to be worn on your wrist, this smart device is able to deliver accurate and real-time hydration notifications to your device along with sweat rate measurements so you know when it’s time to drink up. The LVL Hydration Monitor uses wrist-based heart rate technology and heart rate zones to give you precise readings.
EQUA Smart Water Bottle
This device comes with a motion sensor to let you know exactly when you should take a sip of water. To ensure you take a sip, the EQUA Smart Water Bottle sends you glow reminders. In addition, the app creates a personalized plan to determine your optimal daily water intake. By tracking your water intake, you’ll begin to notice that you feel more energized whenever you reach your daily goal.
Wherever Water Cucumber Water Bottle
Think water is too boring? This ingenious water bottle allows for the fullest flavors from cucumber in your water. At the top of the Wherever Water Cucumber Water Bottle is a removable spiral cutter. Simply place the cut cucumber in this mechanism and screw to slice. Each slice automatically falls into the bottle to mix with your water.
Wetsleeve Wearable Hydration Sleeve
Perfect for anyone with an active lifestyle, this system lets you literally wear your hydration on your sleeve. The Wetsleeve attaches to your forearm with a snug fit. Totally lightweight and breathable, this sleeve conceals a bladder complete with a replaceable mouthpiece. Whether you’re a hike, jog, or a kayak, the built-in mouthpiece gives you instant access to water without weighing you down.
Which device will help you consume more water on the go? Share with us in the comments below.
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