Smart Products To Help Consumers Stay Hydrated This Summer

As the height of summer (and summer heat) approaches, it is the perfect time to remember the importance of staying hydrated.

Dehydration, which occurs when someone expels more water through sweat than they ingest, can cause heart palpitations, nausea, confusion, and extreme dizziness. In 2013, a study conducted by CBS found that although the majority of Americans are aware of the importance of staying hydrated during summertime, 75 percent fall short of drinking the recommended ten glasses of water a day. Furthermore, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 43 percent of Americans drink less than four glasses of water every day.

Consuming adequate amounts of water can assist the metabolism, reduce swelling, improve skin conditions, and may even help weight loss. An individual’s body weight can determine the daily fluid intake. For instance, an average American man who weighs about 195 pounds must consume at least 70 ounces of water daily, and an average American woman who weighs 165 pounds must consume at least 65 ounces of water every day. A good rule of thumb is to sip half your body weight in ounces of water each day.

Remembering to drink that amount of water is not always easy. Here are some smart products that will help you stay hydrated this summer.

H2O Pal Water Bottle is not an ordinary water bottle. This bottle tracks an individual’s water intake and syncs data with a smartphone. It sends notifications and reminds users to drink water at regular intervals. The companion apps track progress over time and help set up specific hydration goals. The application can also work without the bottle and is useful for customers who want to give tracking intake a try before making a $99 investment.

Eight Cups Smart Bottle is another water bottle that may be worth having in the cabinet. Through the app, it alerts users when they have to take a sip of water. It is very sleek and tracks the user’s drinking patterns. The gadget alerts the user after specific time periods through the app and with a LED light on the bottle. The light blinks each time the user needs water. The device charges wirelessly in three to four hours and is priced at $99.50.

The Hug is another sensor to track water intake that becomes a personal coach of sorts, reminding users to drink water and at the same time, tracking and scoring their intake. The device can track the user’s exercise through connections to other applications such as RunKeeper and FitBit. It adjusts alerts according to the data obtained from the applications. The Hug consists of two casings: a silicone band and plastic spring and is available for $59 and up.

Vapur Anti-Bottle, dubbed as the “anti-bottle,” is made of flexible material that can lay flat when empty. The user can fold and store the bottle in a pocket or a bag, without adding any extra weight. The bottles are a cool alternative to ordinary water bottles since they are easy to carry, store and fill. It has become the face of reusable and foldable hydration. The bottle is available online for $10.

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