We’ve all heard that in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle, you should drink at least eight glasses of water a day. But who really has time to count? Enter BluFit: a smart water bottle (of course that’s a thing) and app that records your daily water intake so you can stay hydrated and reach maximum efficiency every day.
Studies show that when left to our own devices, we don’t drink enough water, which leaves us feeling gross and groggy. So BluFit integrates this practice into something we all actually pay attention to nowadays—our smartphones.
The BluFit app, which will be available for download on both Android and iOS in March 2014, acts as a dashboard for monitoring your hydration level. After collecting basic information like weight, age, temperature, and humidity, it syncs with the Bluetooth-equipped water bottle to display your drinking habits, goals, and history. Here, you can view recommended hydration routines or customize your own water regimen. But really, the BluFit water bottle is where all the magic happens.
So let’s talk about this smart water bottle! The silicone-wrapped, 32 ounce glass bottle seriously puts the one you have to shame. First, the cap, which is pretty much the brains of the whole operation, includes Bluetooth LE hardware that syncs with the app to share data collected through a built-in sensor every time you sip. The sensor not only tracks your water intake, but it can automatically adjust your goals based on several outside factors. Spike in temperature? Watching Body Heat? You need more water.
And that is when this water bottle stops being polite and starts getting real. If you’re not sipping on schedule, the BluFit bottle will both sound an alarm and start to glow—that’s right, this bottle also has built-in speakers and lights. Though this may seem like overkill, remember that by the time you think you’re thirsty, you’re actually already dehydrated. So these amusing alerts, which are fully customizable, really do make serious sense. The cap also houses a USB-compatible rechargeable battery, which will last around 7 to 10 days.
For $59 through indiegogo, this tricked out hydration system could definitely be worth the bells and whistles. Especially since what you’re paying for will ultimately help to boost your metabolism, keep you energized, maintain a youthful glow, and countless other amazing health benefits. So if you’re a health-conscious gadget geek, BluFit seems like it’s, well, a perfect fit. :)
Do you monitor your water intake? Would you use a smart water bottle to help you stay hydrated? Tell us in the comments below!