Water is a vital part of life, yet numerous studies show that most people in the US, from children and teenagers to the elderly, don’t drink enough water. Not only are there profound “health” implications associated with water consumption, but recent studies are even showing connections between H2O and overall moods and sensations. While it’s tempting to fuel up through other beverages, those only provide a fraction of the nutrients you need. If you’re looking for a simple way to get healthier, you might want to check out these smart water bottles.
LifeFuels (seen in feature image above)
Vitamin Water and Propel fans will love the LifeFuels water bottle. It’s a smart device which automatically adds flavors and vitamins to standard drinking water through a device that sits atop / within the structure of the bottle, passing along contents from installed “FuelPods”. The LifeFuels nutrient bottle supports up to five one-ounce FuelPods (nutrient packs) at a time, providing up to 30 servings at once.
Although the bottle is battery-powered, it has a multi-day battery life and supports wireless charging. Simply place the smart bottle on the coaster-like charger and after a short period of time, it’s ready to go. The Life Fuels smart bottle is engineered to minimize phone battery-life drain by using low-energy Bluetooth.
LifeFuels has shipped their initial round of pre-orders, and they currently have a waitlist on their website for the next batch of shipments.
The Seed, by Moikit launched an Indiegogo campaign two months ago and it just closed this week; they raised $583,110 from 7,489 backers, which was almost 3,000% of their goal. They are planning to ship this month.
The main selling point of the device is the built in LED light on the lid which displays real-time temperature and the user hydration progress. When connected to the companion app, the Seed bottle sends alerts when it’s time to have a drink, when the water is stale, and if the water is too hot for consumption.Battery life is rated at 1-2 years and the app is compatible with Android and iOS devices.
You can check out details and updates on the Moikit Facebook page.
Just like the other products, the HidrateSpark has the features you would expect from a smart water bottle; smartphone connectivity and water consumption tracking. The most noticeable difference from the other devices is that the bottle itself glows when it’s time to have a drink.
Below the surface though, things are a bit more interesting. When users initially open the companion app, they provide their age, gender, height, weight and general activity level. When combined with climate information (temperature, humidity, elevation) the HidrateSpark is able to precisely calculate the user’s daily water goal.
Their Kickstarter campaign raised $627,644 from 8,015 backers (about 1,800% of their goal). If you’re interested in purchasing a bottle, you can pre-order one for $60 on their website. The estimated ship date for initial orders is in some time in March 2016.
Charles Costa is a marketing specialist helping technology companies grow, one word at a time. You can learn more at CharlesCosta.net