You spent how much on a water bottle?

September 15, 2019

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If you’re like me, you know you should drink more water but you don’t. Health-wise this couldn’t be more important considering we just had one of the hottest summers on record.

I’ve tried everything from apps to different size water bottles to setting up reminders on my phone and up until now, nothing has worked.  It’s not that I don’t mind drinking water.  It’s just that I forget to do it throughout the day.  I won’t lie.  I’ve lugged around a completely full water bottle all day, only to arrive home at the end of the day with a bottle filled to the brim with water from that morning.

Everyone that knows me knows that I’m a productivity hacker. I’m relentless about protecting how my time is spent and will try anything once if it will increase output and allow me to have a greater impact on those that I serve.

When a mentor and friend mentioned that he purchased a smart water bottle to help him monitor and track how much water he drinks daily, immediately my ears perked up.

Have you heard of the Hidrate Spark 3.0 Water Bottle?  It’s a smart water bottle that easily and seamlessly tracks how much water you drink throughout the day.  Okay, okay, before you judge me, hear me out.  This little sucker is pretty amazing.

The water bottle comes included with a sensor stick and is powered by a single CR2477 coin cell battery. (That means no charging to worry about!) When you drink out of the bottle, the sensor measures how much you drank and transfers this info to the hydration app, which tracks your progress throughout the day, week and month.


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Here are the following reasons why this water bottle is a game-changer for me:

A sensor in the bottle tracks water intake and it lets me know when I’ve hit my goal.

It tracks your water intake through the day using technology that’s built into the bottle. When you enter your activity level, gender, height, and weight, the app will tailor a hydration goal taking into account the humidity, temperature, and weather in your area. On average, it sets my goal between 75 and 90 ounces per day. Every sip you take is tracked by a sensor in the bottle and recorded to the app when you sync to iOS and most Android Phones. I don’t necessarily hit my goal every day, but I know that I’m definitely drinking more water and feel more hydrated than ever before. My nightly 3 mile runs in the neighborhood are much easier now that I’m drinking more water.

Multiple reminders, even on my Apple Watch.

Reminders are important but I especially like that the reminders can be set up for my Apple Watch via notifications. Plus, it glows! A glow gives you a visual reminder to drink water to stay on track with your daily goal. Once your daily goal is met, your bottle will celebrate with a light show! 

Never lose your water bottle again.

If you lose your bottle, you can track its location using GPS.  This is a big one! I’m known to always leave things behind.  Keys, wallet, water bottles….you name it. Can’t find your bottle? No problem,  just check your bottle’s last connected location in the free hydration app.

At the end of the day, if you want to get into better shape or eat healthier, a fitness tracker is probably a better use of your money than a smart water bottle.  But if you do want to splurge, or if hydration is your number one priority, the Spark Hidrate Water Bottle is good choice!  

Oh, in case you’re still wondering.  I spent $55 on this water bottle on Amazon, but I used points.  That definitely made it easier to pull the trigger on my purchase!

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