H2O-Pal Bottle Review
Drinking water is important, we all know that and after all our body is comprised of over 70% water. So do you drink your 8 glasses? Is 8 glasses even the right amount of water your should be drinking? Smart water bottles are revolutionizing how we stay hydrated. Combining water bottles with smartphone apps can help you track your water intake and remember to stay hydrated throughout the day.
What is the H2O-Pal Smart Bottle?
H2O-Pal is a smart water bottle and app that work together to help you set a daily hydration goal and meet this goal through active hydration reminders and water intake tracking. Your health could be suffering if you aren’t drinking enough water. H2O-Pal can help you get in the habit of drinking more water throughout your day helping you improve your health, focus and productivity.
How does H2O-Pal Work?
There are two components of H2O-Pal: the smart water bottle and the smartphone app. With the use of a accelerometer and weight sensor it’s able to ver accurately track how much water is in the bottle. But this bottle is pretty smart - it can tell the difference between you drinking and if you’re just dumping the water out. The accelerometer is very useful in tracking when you are drinking and communicating this data to the app.
One “smart” design feature is that the physical tracker of the bottle it’s confined to only work with this water bottle. The tracker can actually be detected and through the use of it’s vacuum and magnetic attachment technology it can be used on any other water bottle with a 3 inch diameter.
The physical bottle is made out of glass but has silicon at the top, bottom and middle to provide you with a ergonomic grip. It’s a very stylish looking bottle with it’s curved design. However, this bottle can only hold 18oz of water, much less than then the 24oz that most other smart bottles can hold. But, than again, the tracker is detachable so it can be secured to a bottle that can hold more water as long as it has a 3 inch diameter at the base. The bottle comes with a option of two color combinations: black/blue or pink/yellow.
This bottle also features a stainless steel screw-on cap. I love that the cap is a screw-on rather and “popping” off at the press of a button. This makes it spill-poof! I’ve had water bottles that have fancy caps that “pop” off and this led to some bad spills in the gym bag...
Overall the bottle is study and seems to be made of high quality materials.
H2O-Pal Features and App
So far the App is only available for iPhone devices but the developers are currently working to make it compatible with Android. It can also sync with your FitBit account if you are using a FitBit fitness tracker. It can also sync to your Apple Health account and is compatible with the Apple Watch.
The app functionality and design are excellent. It has a great user interface and is very easy to navigate. You can view your water consumption overtime on easy to read graphs and set goals for the amount of water you aim to drink each day. You can also see your progress toward your goal throughout the day.
This smart water bottle is similar to the Trago Smart Bottle in that is can help you calculate what your hydration goal should be based on factors like activity, weather, and profile (height, sex, etc.) information.
This smart water bottle will also know if you haven’t beed drinking enough water and notify you to drink more. Overall this hydration tracking app is very through and it does it’s job well!
H2O-Pal does not need to be charged, it uses a basic coin battery that will last about 4 months and is easy to replace. Replacement batteries are cheap and you can get them at any grocery or electronics store. You can even get them as cheap at $5.25 for a pack of 16 3V Coin Cell batteries on Amazon.com.
Where to buy H2O-Pal and Price?
The best place to buy H2O-Pal is through Amazon and you can get this smart bottle for $99.00 plus free shipping is included. The app is free to download from the Apple app store. The company also offers a 30 day money back guarantee. With that being said the price is still pretty steep for a smart bottle in today’s market.
If you decide to buy this bottle please note that the sensor needs to be removed prior to washing and it need to be hand washed only.
Final Verdict - is it worth the price?
This is a high quality product and the app offers tracking data just like other smart water bottles but is it worth the high price tag? My answer: NO. If you like the features of this bottle, buy the Trago Smart Bottle instead. Why? It has a app that is just as good, if not better. The Trago bottle uses a Smart Cap to measure water intake and it can be used on any standard wide-mouth water bottle. And the best reason of all? It’s a whopping $30.00 cheaper! Yeah, you can get the Trago Smart Bottle for only $69.99 from their official website or if you want to learn more check out my Trago Smart Water Bottle Review.