Product was graciously provided by Hidrate Spark, but all opinions in this post are 100% my own genuine feelings!
Spring has sprung here in the Midwest, and as temperatures rise I’ve been getting outside more and more. Being outside is a great mood brightener, and it’s especially important to stay hydrated whether you’re frolicking in fields or hitting the track. I was recently sent the Hidrate Spark 2.0 smart water bottle to try out for you guys, so keep reading for my full in-depth review.
Smart Water Bottle
Smart water bottles are a relatively new product that have been popping up everywhere lately. A smart water bottle is one that syncs wirelessly to your phone or fitbit to track your water intake. The Hidrate Spark 2.0 not only tracks your water intake, it also calculates an appropriate goal based on your height, weight, gender, and desired effects (losing weight, better skin, etc).
I’m not going to school you on the benefits of drinking more water, (clear skin, better digestion, helps headaches, weight loss, to name a few) but if you’re like me you could probably use a helping hand in drinking more water than you do now.
Hidrate Spark 2.0 Features
I’m going to list off a few bullet points of the features the Hidrate Spark touts on its website, which I will go into detail about below:
- All wireless – Bluetooth syncing and battery operated
- Custom hydration goal in the companion app
- Customizable glow to remind you to drink and meet your goal
- GPS locator shows bottle’s last known location in case you lose it!
- 6 different colors + sleek and functional design
- Syncs with Fitbit, Apple Watch, Google Fit, Jawbone UP, MyFitnessPal, and more
- Stores up to two days worth of data between syncs
- 24 oz bottle is easy to hold due to grip design
My Experience with the Hidrate Spark
I have been using the Hidrate Spark 2.0 for over a week now, and I have enjoyed it a lot! I have taken it to work with me, as well as out hiking/walking. In my experience, it tracked fairly accurately, though I never went more than a day without opening the app to sync my data. (I’m a huge data geek and I ended up syncing multiple times a day to see my progress) It tells you how much left you have to go for the day in both oz/mL and in “bottles”. Knowing that I have 1 and a half bottles left is helpful for visualizing how much liquid I have left to go!
I never had an issue with connectivity, and my bottle synced every time I opened the app. The carrying loop is handy, and makes it easy to carry while I’m holding other things like my phone, keys, or purse.
Though in pictures it may look like a straw, the white plastic tube that runs down inside the bottle is actually the sensor stick that tracks and houses the glow LED. To drink, you push the button to flip the cap and tip it up. Because the sensor stick snaps out of the lid, the bottle is very easy to clean and dishwasher safe!
Because of how it tracks, the bottle is only recommended for use with water, but that’s the point anyway!
My one gripe with the bottle is that it is not insulated. Even ice cold water gets lukewarm after taking it on the go. That one feature would make it a must-carry for me.
The Hidrate Spark functioned exactly as promised, and was fun and easy to carry around with me. I’m going to continue using it because I’m a data nerd who loves tracking activities, especially when it comes to nutrition. I do wish it were insulated so that I could have cold water for longer, but maybe they’ll consider it in the future! The cost is another downside, at $55 I’m not sure whether I would have bought this for myself. That is something only you can decide!
The Hidrate Spark 2.0 is available on their website for $55.