It can be hard to remember to drink enough water throughout the day.
8 glasses of water per day is the recommended average for adults. According to the Mayo Clinic, men should have 13 cups of liquid per day, and women should have at least 9. While this is technically referring to ‘liquids’, water is by far the most important. Drinking enough water also has many health benefits including improved mood and increased energy levels to name a couple.
Technology is now making it easier than ever to remember to stay hydrated. Thanks to smart water bottles, tracking your water consumption is very easy. We have compiled a list of the absolute best smart water bottles that track how much you drink. Our list includes the best smart bottles and cups for people of all types.
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If you are looking for the best smart water bottle that will help you remember to drink more water throughout the day, look no further. Our 2017 list of best smart water bottles covers everything from form to function.
The Hidrate Spark is a great smart bottle that features a very sleek design with great color options and a glowing center. The smart bottle currently comes in 6 different colors (white, green, teal, pink, purple, & black). The Hidrate Spark 2.0 smart water bottle will absolutely help you drink more water throughout your day thanks to the glowing notifications. Once it is time to take a drink the center of the smart bottle will start to glow. You can also pair the Hidrate Spark with a smartphone or FitBit. You are even able to set up customized hydration goals, view your hydration history, receive notifications, and see the last known location of your smart bottle. If you find yourself misplacing your water bottle often, this feature alone might be the selling point for the Hidrate Spark. Take a look at our full Hidrate Spark 2.0 review here.
- The Good: The app is well designed and the glowing light in the center of the bottle is helpful for drinking more water (and looks cool).
- The Not So Good: The sensor/light in the center gets in the way of ice in the water bottle.
The H2oPal is an awesome smart bottle for the everyday person as well as the athletic type. This is another one of the absolute best smart bottles for getting you to drink more water throughout the day. This is one of the more expensive options on the list, but it is very easy to use, has automatic hydration tracking, smart notifications, and shows personal progress. The H2oPal also works with the Apple Watch, FitBit, and Amazon Alexa which are great features but not necessary if your goal is to simply drink more water.
- The Good: High-quality design and bottle. The hydration tracker can also be attached to other water bottles to provide water consumption tracking.
- The Not So Good: Expensive price point. Large base doesn’t fit inside some cup holders.
The Pyrus smart water bottle is another simplistic smart bottle option. The Pyrus bottle does not connect to a mobile app but is still one of the best options out there. The Pyrus shows your hydration progress directly on the bottle through a small digital display. The Pyrus also will beep 8 times throughout the day which serves as a constant reminder that it is time to take a sip. The beep is loud enough to be heard but not annoyingly loud if you are in an office, for example.
- The Good: Easy setup and easy to see your water consumption progress. The beeping reminders are also nice.
- The Not So Good: The bottle is pretty small. It will only hold up to 320ml, or just under 11 ounces of water.
The MyHydrate smart hydration system is at the top of our list of best smart water bottles for a couple of reason. First, this bottle easily helps you track your daily consumption of water through simplistic LED lights on the lid of the bottle (see image). The 8 LED lights show you how many 8 oz glasses of water you have consumed, as well as how many you still need to consume. The MyHydrate also has a sound alert that will remind you to take a drink if there is no activity for over 60 minutes. The MyHydrate is a great, simplistic smart water bottle for those looking to consume more water immediately. It is easy to use and ready to go right away.
- The Good: Extremely easy to track. 1 LED light for every 8 ounces of water. Will also beep after 60 minutes without a drink.
- The Not So Good: Resets after 64 ounces of water. Would be nice if it showed over 64 ounces or total amount consumed.
Moikit Cuptime 2
The Moikit Cuptime 2 is a smart cup rather than a smart bottle. The Cuptime 2 will vibrate periodically throughout the day, and sync with the App, to remind you to take a drink. While the overall accuracy of the liquid measurement could be more advance, the Moikit Cuptime2 is still a great option for your home or office. This is one of the best options to help track how much water you drink.
- The Good: Vibrating reminders are helpful when you forget to stay hydrated.
- The Not So Good: This is a smart cup, not a smart water bottle.
The Sportline Hydracoach is a favorite among smart bottle users. First of all, the setup is extremely simple. It is similar to setting up a watch. You just have to add a few pieces of info (age, weights, etc.) before you can start tracking your water consumption. This smart bottle calculates how much water you need to drink, reminds you to drink, and tracks how much water you drink throughout the day. The best feature of this smart bottle is the percentage display. It is great to see your progress throughout the day, and a fun challenge to get your progress up to 100%.
- The Good: The percentage display is very helpful for seeing how much water is left to drink. Great smart bottle for athletes.
- The Not So Good: The mouthpiece is kind of hard to drink out of.
The Thermos smart bottle is extremely high quality and an overall great smart bottle option for anyone looking for an easy way to track their water consumption. The Thermos works with your smartphone and will display daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly progress charts. The charts will track your progress and improvement as you become more and more hydrated through daily use of the Thermos. The Thermos smart water bottle can also pair with your FitBit so you can track your hydration as you are working out. The Thermos does require you to drink fairly slowly in order to accurately measure, but overall it is a great smart bottle.
- The Good: The bottle is extremely sturdy and well made despite not being double walled.
- The Not So Good: The accuracy of water consumption sometimes is off and the app is occasionally buggy.
The Pryme Vessyl is more of a smart cup, not necessarily a bottle, but is still a great option for tracking how much water you drink. The Vessyl smart cup tracks and displays your personalized hydration goals right on the side of the cup which is a great feature. The cup is also very sleek and modern looking and would be a great addition to any desk or surface. The Pryme Vessyl does a great job of accurately tracking your water intake by collecting your age, weight, activity levels, sleep schedule, height, and set. All of this information combines to create optimal hydration goals and milestones. This smart cup is fragile, however, if dropped it will likely be damaged.
- The Good: You can see water habits which will show you if you are improving your levels of water consumption.
- The Not So Good: Very delicate smart cup that will likely break if dropped.
TD;DR – Best Smart Water Bottles
Hidrate Spark – Awesome design that includes glowing LED reminders to drink water.
H2oPal – An expensive, but a quality option that works well and can be used on different water bottles.
Pyrus – Simplistic design that will constantly remind you to take a drink through audible alerts.
MyHydrate – Great option if your goal is simply to drink 8 glasses of water per day.
Moi kit Cup time 2 – Great smart cup (not bottle) for your desk at home or work.
Sportline Hydracoach – Good for athletes wanting to track their overall water consumption.
Thermos – Very sturdy and high-quality bottle made by a well-known company.
Vessyl – Sleek smart cup that tracks consumption habits right on the side of the device.
So there you have it. A complete list of the best smart water bottles that track how much you drink. Any of the options from this list are guaranteed to help you drink more water throughout your day, as well as track your overall consumption.
Have you started drinking more water because of a smart bottle? If so, please share your experience in the comments below.
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