A smart water bottle ‘HidrateMe’ to keep you hydrated all day long

A smart water bottle ‘HidrateMe’ to keep you hydrated all day long

How much water should you drink each day? It's a simple question with no easy answers. To maintain good health and proper body functions, the amount of water in the body should remain relatively constant. Therefore, the amount of water lost daily must be replaced by an equivalent amount of daily water intake to maintain the proper balance.

It is important to keep in mind that water requirements can vary from one person to another and depend on several factors: physical activity, ambient temperature, health status, age and gender, among other things. Drinking water is the simplest thing we can do to feel our best every day. But with daily distractions, millions of us don't take care of ourselves the way we should. We simply forget. That's why we need an innovative ‘HidrateMe’ app, a connected water bottle that tracks your water intake and syncs to your smartphone. It makes sure that you're hydrated all day long.

About creators

Four friends driven by passion for design, community, and finding impactful ways to make our lives better. In September 2014, a CEO Nadya pulled together a team of fellow U of M students for the Google Startup weekend in Minneapolis, Minnesota to build the first smart water bottle prototype. In just 54 hours they built a water bottle that tracked water intake and synced to a mobile app on a smartphone.

The team worked evenings and weekends for 7 months before being accepted into the Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator Program powered by Techstars. The program is a 3 month-long intensive on-site experience in Kansas City, MO in which 10 mobile-health companies selected from around the world receive funding and mentorship to accelerate their businesses.

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HidrateMe

The HidrateMe bottle is a 24 oz. - 710 ml. reusable water bottle, made out of BPA free Tritan plastic. It's dishwasher safe and comes with a leak proof cap. The sensor stick inside the bottle automatically tracks how much you drink throughout the day. It sends information to the Hidrate app on your phone and glows when it’s time to drink more water. The battery is easily replaceable and sold in most stores, and it lasts over a year, so you never need to recharge it.


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The Hidrate app is fun and easy to use. Here is a little demo video of the app and how the bottle works and syncs via Bluetooth. Plus it glows if you haven't had anything to drink for an extended period of time to remind you to stay hydrated. The HidrateMe app tracks your progress, sends notifications if you forget to drink, and displays your hydration history.

Isn’t it a truly innovative product to maintain our fitness and health?

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