Monitor your hydration levels with a smartphone app and a smart water bottle

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I know that people have different ideas about how much water we should get in a day, but we can all agree that we all need to drink water.  If you’re like me and forget to drink enough water during the day because you get distracted by what you’re doing, you could probably need a “drinking coach”.  With the BluFit Bottle and its smartphone app, you won’t ever suddenly realize that you’ve let yourself become parched.  The BluFit Bottle is an Indiegogo crowdfunding project for a water bottle that looks similar to others but packs some unexpected features.  Electronics in the cap record the amount of water you drink and transmits that information, along with the time, to your phone.  The glass bottle  has alert lights (choose the color that will best catch your attention) and audible alarms to let you know when you’re not drinking enough.  The phone app uses information about your age and body to determine your water needs; it also monitors the temperature and humidity to adjust your needs based on ambient conditions.  (Or you can over-ride these goals and set your own.)  The bottle uses Bluetooth LE, and it’s compatible with iOS or Android devices that support it.  The developers also plan to make BluFit Data API and Sensor SDK open for developers.

The developers only receive pledges if the $150,000 funding goal is met (or exceeded).  The funding period ends November 06, 2013, at 11:59pm PT.  There are a limited number of launch specials left, allowing you to select a blue or a black silicone sleeve for your BluFit bottle for $54.  After those are gone, a minimum pledge of $59 is required.

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6 comments… add one

  • Andrew Baker September 30, 2013, 10:53 am

    I typically drink water when I’m thirsty. I guess I’ve been doing it all wrong. … Although I wonder if I stabbed myself with the Moistly could I get similar results. :D

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  • vn33 September 30, 2013, 11:09 am

    You must be a dedicated fitness geek to consider this! Maybe someone will find this perfect, but $50-ish for a water bottle? … Hmmmmnnn!

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  • meistervu September 30, 2013, 2:52 pm

    I don’t blame the inventor for trying to make money. But you know, our bodies has evolved over millions of year the ability to detect thirst. It’s a rather fascinating built in sensor that everyone has. It’s implanted in your body and is more advanced and integrated than anything you can buy even if money is no object. As a matter of fact, if someone writes a detailed research paper on it, it would sound like science fiction.

    Why not use it? After all it has been paid for by your ancestors over the millennium.

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  • Sujeet Katiyar September 30, 2013, 10:43 pm

    Good one for busy professionals who tend to forget to consume required water :-)

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  • mechu October 1, 2013, 6:28 am

    don’t you have a throat that goes dry?

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  • Chriszzz October 1, 2013, 10:39 am

    Wow, this sounds like a really over-engineered solution to a non-existent problem. When you’re thirsty, you drink. Too busy? Just wait until you are really really thirsty, and your body will nag you into drinking twice as much, and glug glug glug… ahhhh, you’re done.

    Your body’s auto-nag is way more effective any any alarm notification from a bottle or phone. Best part is, it’s fail-proof, and it’s free.

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