Smart water bottle with mobile app & reminders (pre-launch)

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Thanks for hunting us @mager! Hi Product Hunters! We all know that drinking water is one of the best things we can do for our health and cognition. But with daily distractions, millions of us simply forget. That's why we built HidrateMe, a connected water bottle that makes sure that you're hydrated all day long. The sensor stick inside our bottle automatically tracks your water intake and syncs that over to our app, which is available both for iOS and Android. And here's the best part - the bottle glows if you haven't had enough water for a while! The Hidrate app calculates your daily amount based on your gender, age, weight, and height. Our app also syncs to your favorite wearables to adjust your water goal to your activity level. Lastly, it considers your location to adjust your daily amount based on the temperature, humidity, and elevation of your surrounding. Please let us know what you think! We're very excited to hear your thoughts and questions! :)
@nadyanguyen Is this a real product?
@jannis Yes! We already finalized our tech & design, and we're putting in our first production order in July! You can learn more about our production timeline on our Kickstarter page: kickstarter.com/projects/582920317/hidrateme-smart-water-bottle
@nadyanguyen Nice! I'm assuming this is targeted at caretakers of people with disabilities (dementia, etc.) to monitor their water intake? It would be great if the data could go from grandma's bottle to their childrens' phones through the internet, so they can give them a call and remind them to drink their water. Is this possible, or is it cable/bluetooth only?
@jannis Thanks for the question, Jannis! Right now, our bottle connects to your phone via BLE, so it can't work for that use case yet. But if grandma had a smart device in her home like an iPhone or an iPad it could sync the data to her children from there. That's not a function we can promise at launch right now, but its on our list of continual new features to develop once the product is out :). Let us know if you have ideas/suggestions to solve this problem!
@nadyanguyen @mager I see you take orders now... but does this mean you ship ASAP? What's the ETA on shipping for current orders?
Will be interesting to follow this emerging vertical. This reminds me of a friend's product, LifeFuels: https://www.lifefuels.co/. I'm more and more intrigued by quantified-self insights and management tools, especially after donning an UP3 band a few weeks back. Automation and passive value-add is important to me, though. Whoever can maximize value while minimizing time and attention.
@urbnist Thanks, Lucas! Wow, you put it very eloquently here. You're spot on - we are working on delivering more quantified-self insights by connecting hydration to other aspects of health, such as performance, weight loss, and more. Stay tuned! :) Out of curiosity - what kind of insights and correlation/connection would you like to get from your fitness/health trackers?
@nadyanguyen More specific hydration prompts might be useful. For example, anyone can tell me to drink 8 glasses a day or some such rule of thumb, but if Hidrate intakes my individualized activity level via things like my Up band or Run Keeper, then maybe it can provide more hand-tailored suggestions relative to that activity level.
@urbnist Yes! We're working on integrations with fitness trackers. Stay tuned! :)
Hello Product Hunters, meet Hidrate - they made an awesome connected water bottle that makes sure that you're hydrated all day long.
Can't tell you how often I've thought about doing something like this! So great seeing it happen and executed so well. Keep up the great work & stay motivated!
@xmcgraw Thank you, David! We're really excited to see Hidrate coming to life :).
This would be perfect for our office. We dedicated a whiteboard at one point to track everyone's hydration.
@brittanymetz Interesting, did you do this as a competition?
@brittanymetz That's awesome. The closest we get to tracking fun office metrics is a virtual ping-pong league.
@brittanymetz Haha that's awesome! +1 on what @willimholte asked here - did you guys compete? :)
@urbnist We did something similar at TechStars too! Although I never got any close to the top...I think I failed at being Asian here :(.
@brittanymetz No way that's awesome! Hopefully HidrateMe will make it easier for everyone in your office!