Saturday, September 5, 2015

HidrateMe Smart Water Bottle

This summer has once again led me on a quest toward healthy eating. Upping my water intake, lowering my vices (Diet Coke & red wine), enjoying the ripeness of seasonal fruit, and having the time to allow for a more clean style of cooking and eating. This perpetual quest that indeed seems to get a tad more difficult each year. (What is it about the busy-ness of the school year that leads to the annual "up and down roller coaster" weight graph on my Fitbit app??)

But summer is golden, opening up the time, making it easier to jump on the bandwagon of good health and a heartier commitment to exercising.  My fingers are crossed that I can do the same now that the school year is upon us!

Being techy-minded, I gravitate to "oohing" and "ahhing" over the new gizmos. Luckily "geek" is in vogue. In this fast-growing world of innovation where no stone is left unturned, that includes tech help for healthy lifestyles.

Luckily, there's soon to be "an app for that" as there's a "smart water bottle" on the horizon.

HidrateMe is one of the latest crowdsourced "body-tech" finds out there on Kickstarter. The main HidrateMe objective is to track your water intake in real time.  With a Kickstarter goal of $35,000 to fund the HidrateMe bottle, they chimed in as overachievers, raising more than $600,000.

Slate has an interesting article on the subject.  I will say, I like it. I like the reusable concept. I like that it is chic and moves us away from purchasing plastic bottled water (& the waste that produces). I know I drink more water when I am trekking around town with water in hand. I could totally see the reminder glow as a good Pavlovian response for me to drink more water!!  However, I will say, the price point of $46.95 might be a little high for my blood.  Though, it might make my Christmas wish list as a splurge item.

At the very least, I think it's brilliant that the HidrateMe team saw a need, went the distance with their entrepreneurial spirit to make it happen, and clearly found that this is a niche needing to be filled (as Kickstarter proved). Kudos, team! I can't wait to see where you go!

Video from, "Water" pic & quote from my phone, using the Motivational Poster app, HidrateMe bottles from

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