Staying hydrated is one of the most important yet underrated ways to improve your health, feel great, and perform at your best… and today we are going to review the HidrateSpark Water Bottle that can help you track your daily water intake.
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Both the HidrateSpark Steel and HidrateSpark 3 have a sensor embedded into the center that’s able to monitor how much water you drink throughout the day. It then connects automatically via Bluetooth to its free app on your phone and continues to update your hydration status in real time.
If you’re falling behind during the day, both models will flash occasionally to give you a visual reminder that it’s time to take a sip. It can also remind you via a push notification on your phone and smartwatch.
The free Hidratespark app gives you a recommended water intake that actually changes daily based on your weight, daily activity level, and the weather in your area. It displays how much you’ve drunk so far and tells you exactly how many bottles you have left to go.
There are also buttons to quickly add water if you drink some outside of the HidrateSpark. And what I really like on this screen is that it displays my friends’ current water status who also have the water bottle, which can help create even more accountability to stay on track.
The app also features trophies you can earn and a report that gives you month-to-month visuals of your progress. And the settings also allow you to adjust your goals, set reminders, change how often your bottle glows, and connect to other apps like Apple Health and Fitbit.
The app also connects with the Apple iWatch, which I put directly on my watch face, so I can always see where I am at at a glance. If I drink using something else beside the HidrateSpark bottle, all I need to do is tap the display to quickly record it.
I personally am terrible about remembering to drink enough water. I’ve tried carrying around gallon jugs and various other water apps, but the HidrateSpark is really the only thing I have continued to use for the past year. I don’t want to carry around a huge jug, and I don’t want to always be updating an app every time I drink water. I like the HidrateSpark bottle specifically because it does all that for me automatically.
There are two options available, the HidrateSpark 3 and the HidrateSpark Steel. Both come in a variety of colors. The HidrateSpark 3 holds 20 oz of water, the Steel version comes in both a 21 oz and 17 oz version.
The HidrateSpark 3 has a nice solid rubber grip that helps minimize condensation, and the Steel is insulated stainless steel that keeps your water cold for around 24 hours.
The other big difference between the two versions is that the HidrateSpark STEEL can be plugged in and has a rechargeable battery, whereas the HidrateSpark 3 has a coin cell battery that needs to be replaced every three to six months or so.
I personally prefer the HidrateSpark 3 just because I like the rubber grip when I’m walking around, but if you prefer to keep your water stay cold longer, then the STEEL version is probably the best one to get.