Are you constantly on the go and realize at the end of the day you hardly drank any water all day? This bottle is
something I was excited to try as I have this problem and knew I wasn’t drinking as much water as I should. I really hope you enjoy this Hidrate Spark 2.0 Smart Water Bottle Overview & Review. I wish I had found this bottle back when I was pregnant and nursing, I REALLY needed to stay hydrated during those times! I used the bottle for over a week before writing this to fully appreciate what it had to offer before sharing my thoughts on this hot new product. I have included 4 videos on unboxing and setting up the app, smart water bottle sync demonstration, glows to remind you to drink demonstration, and my favorite features about the bottle video. I will include these videos within this post for your convenience!
Concerns I had before I received the bottle:
- How would I wash it without the bottle counting it as water drank?
- What if I wanted to dump out the water without it counting as water drank?
- Is it okay to use ice inside of the bottle? (The answer is YES, Thank God!)
- How was I going to decide how much water I needed to drink?
Well, let me just say, I was able to answer ALL of these questions and eliminate all concerns I had within minutes of reading the quick start guide and unboxing the product.
Hidrate Spark 2.0 Features:
Glows to remind you to drink – I can’t tell you how many times my bottle glows throughout the day and helps me to remember that I need to keep up the drinking to hit my daily water goal. There are SO many different options for how you want the reminders, pulsing light, flashing light, white light, color light, alternating color to white light, SO MANY OPTIONS! You can see all of these options in the unboxing video while I walk you through the app! Also, you can see a demonstration of the glow reminders on my short video.
Syncs to Fitbit – Just log into your Fitbit from the Hidrate Spark app once, and it automatically syncs to Fitbit from that point on, you can see how in my unboxing video! This is so awesome because I am obsessed with my Fitbit and this smart water bottle does everything for me without needing to manually sync…which leads me to my next point…
Recommended water goal from daily Fitbit activity – If I have a lazy day and I’m not very active according to my Fitbit, then my daily water goal won’t be as high as if I am out running and exercising a bunch. Again… I don’t have to do anything, my daily goal within the Hidrate Spark app will adjust accordingly as it gets my activity information from Fitbit, without me doing anything! SO EASY, I love this!! You can see this in my features video!
Removable sensor stick – I initially thought it was a straw when I opened the bottle, but was glad to find out it was a removable sensor stick. I have had horrible experiences with straws in the past, haha! The sensor stick attaches easily to the lid and can be removed easily for cleaning. It is also so because for some reason before I received my bottle I imagined the sensor would be on the actual bottle and feared it would interfere with showing how much I have actually drank from the bottle. So if I want to wash the bottle or pour out water that I don’t wish to drink, it’s not going to interfere with the accuracy of how much I have consumed.
SO easy to clean – The sensor stick needs to be hand washed so it is not damaged, but the lid and the bottle can go into the dishwasher if you wish. Although I always hand wash all of my pieces and fill it back up immediately because I don’t want to have to go without it, even for an hour!
Finger loop – I can’t tell you how many water bottles I have dropped and broken because there was not a good way to hold onto it. This finger loop is great, especially since it has a hard section so it’s not just a piece of rope cutting into your fingers. It is very comfortable to carry…and extremely convenient when you are carrying in groceries, a diaper bag, purse, child… among other things!
Spring loaded lid – When I push the button to open the bottle, I love how the lid comes popping open with just enough force, and even more so that when I take a drink at any angle, or even turn the bottle completely upside down, the lid does not fall down and smack me in the nose like other bottles. I can’t tell you how happy this makes me. One of my favorite features of this smart water bottle!
Rubber seal – Under the lid there is a removable rubber seal that you line up with an arrow next to it as you can see in the unboxing video, which is lovely because it prevents the bottle from leaking if it gets turned upside down on accident. This happens a lot when I am traveling to and from the car with my son on a daily basis.
Narrow center to the bottle for gripping – The bottle goes in a little bit and offers perfect hand placement on the bottle when grabbing it for a quick drink. I love the way the bottle feels in my hand and it’s so easy to hold.
Textured bottle – The outside of the bottle is somewhat textured, but not enough to become sticky or annoying like most phone cases I have owned in the past. It is still smooth and easy to hold, but offers a little bit of a grip while holding it with your hands.
Fill line – I would be completely lost without the fill line which you can see in my unboxing video. I have had so many water bottles in the past that say how many ounces it holds, but you never know if they are counting to the top or 4 inches down, and when I have measured the amount they claim to hold in the past I am always disappointed to know I have been filling to the wrong spot on the bottle.
Angled edging on lid – When screwing on the lid I love the notches along the lid. They make it so much easier to screw on the lid and get a good grip on the lid.
Push notifications – I think I got a text, I pick up my phone and it’s a funny reminder to drink up! I love all of their emojis and hilarious sayings. I smile when I read them, then find my bottle. Just another reminder to drink if I left my bottle in another room and miss the glow notifications.
Unit choices – I love these options since not everyone is familiar with the same measurement units. Perfect for people who may be from other countries!
Unboxing and App Setup
Water Bottle Sync Demo
Favorite Bottle Features
Glows to Remind you Demo
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