Let’s face it: With studies now showing that healthy adults should drink between two and three liters of water per day, you’re probably dehydrated right now. You could go all Bridget Jones and keep a diary to track your water intake to ensure that you’re drinking enough each day, or you could get your water bottle to do the work for you. Jac and Davis Saltzgiver have created the Trago, a smart water bottle that measures hydration. We’re sure that this patent-pending, crowdfunding-dependent (19 more days to go!) water bottle will leave you happy, hydrated and gulping for more water even after those three liters.


Trago is a stainless steel and taste-free 24-ounce water bottle that will easily fit into standard cup holders. Its lid contains a replaceable battery compartment, an ergonomic spout and an attachment for backpacks during those long, scenic hikes. For the health savvy, the Trago lid is entirely free of the chemical BPA. And there’s no need to worry if you ever misplace the bottle itself, because the lid not only fits the Trago, but will fit any wide-mouthed water bottle, such as Nalgenes, Camelbaks and Hydro Flasks. Oh, and did we mention that the water bottle can run for up to six months on a standard lithium battery?


You don’t have to be a professional athlete to be in tune with your optimal hydration levels. Because these levels are different for everyone, the free Trago mobile app creates a personalized hydration profile for you based on your gender, age and activity level. From there, simply sync the Trago to the app on your smartphone and you’re on your way to meeting your daily water goals! Trago can also sync with other mobile health applications like MyFitnessPal, as well as other wearable devices like your Fitbit or Jawbone. Through the Trago mobile app, coaches, trainers and parents can even create teams and private groups to measure the hydration of an athlete.


Trago is able to offer precise data on your water consumption due to its use of ultrasonic, motion-sensing technology that works like sonar or an echo-locator. Whether you’re drinking water or refilling the bottle, Trago cleverly senses it so that it can accurately measure your water intake. Trago also adjusts your water recommendation based on the temperature outside and your activity level on a given day. Now that is one smart bottle!


We’re stoked that the Trago is not only good for our bodies but good for the environment too. Through its partnership with 1% for the Planet, the makers of Trago are donating 1% of their revenues to fund clean water projects and organizations that are working to end pollution caused by plastic water bottles.

If you want to support Trago, you can check out the Kickstarter campaign here. You can pledge as little as $5 to receive a Trago sticker or $49 to get the Trago water bottle along with the mobile app.

How do you measure your water consumption? Let us know in the comments below!

(Photos via Kickstarter and Trago)