Hidrate Spark first came to our attention back in 2015, when they launched their Kickstarter campaign on 1 June 2015. By the time it closed on 13 July 2015, they had raised 17 times their original goal of $35,000. Having raised $627,644 from 8,015 backers, gave Hidrate Spark 2.0 water bottle the green light to go ahead and make things happen.
Made from a BPA-free plastic, Hidrate smart water bottle connects to your phone via Bluetooth Low Energy to automatically track your water intake and sync that information to your phone throughout the day. Designed to improve your hydration habits, the bottle is embedded with LED lights that give off an ambient glow to remind you to never forget to drink your water again. The accompanying app recommends a daily goal customized for your personal health and fitness needs!
Founded by University of Minnesota alumni, HidrateSpark was built out of passion and necessity. CEO Nadya Nguyen pulled together a team for a Startup Weekend powered by Google for Entrepreneurs in Minneapolis to build the first working prototype, after coming up with the idea while feeling dehydrated from a long day of volunteering. After finishing in third place in the competition and receiving the confirmation that their product could make a great impact on people’s daily lives, the team decided to move forward with the official launch.
We love how the connected hydration bottle app calculates your recommended daily amount based on your gender, age, weight, and height. This is great because not everyone is the same. The app also syncs to your favorite wearables and fitness apps, like Fitbit or Apple watch, so it can adjust your water goals according to your activity level.
Another great perk of this 24-ounce dishwasher-safe bottle is that it takes into consideration your location and adjusts your daily water goal based on your surroundings such as the temperature, humidity, and elevation. The Bluetooth water bottle also automatically tracks your water intake and keeps track of your hydration history
With no charging needed and operating on a battery that gives you a years worth of power, tech aside Hidrate Spark will get rid of all those plastic bottles that we buy daily, an eco truth that is definitely worth putting our Fuji down for.