Drinking enough water is a problem for the average American. When you’re on the go, you might not think about taking a few minutes to drink a tall glass of water, and buying water bottles is expensive and hazardous for the environment. Nutritionists say drinking water positively affects your body in many ways, but it can be hard to work water into your routine when it isn’t at the top of your mind. If this problem affects you, I suggest you try Spring by Bellabeat.
Spring is a water bottle that tracks your water intake. It is made of glass, so it is reusable and easy to clean. The base of the bottle contains hardware that tracks the weight of your bottle in order to know how much you have drank. It then communicates to the Bellabeat app on your phone via bluetooth and the data shows up there.
You might be wondering why you should buy Spring, an $89 purchase, just to track your water. My answer is simple: it does so much more. With the Bellabeat app, you can set goals for your water intake, based on your lifestyle. If you only have the Spring, the goals will be more dependent on you. However, if you own a Bellabeat Leaf lifestyle tracker, the app can suggest a water intake amount based off of your exercise, sleep, and more.
Once you have your goals set up, you can begin using the app to track your water. However, the technological engineers at Bellabeat realized that many people will still neglect their water intake without a little boost. Therefore, the Spring itself gives you gentle reminders throughout the day that it is time to drink more water. Anyone who uses the Leaf will recognize this system, as the Leaf can remind you to get more active when you’ve been sitting all day.
Now that you get the gist of it, let me tell you about some other features of the Spring. One amazing feature is that it runs on battery power, so there is no need for charging. The materials are BPA-free and dishwasher safe, minus the base, which cannot be submerged in water. To clean that, you would simply take a wet, soapy wash cloth or paper towel and wipe it down. Also, the Spring has a 14-day memory, so if you forget to update your tracker one day, you won’t lose your data. If you’re going more than 14 days without backing up, you probably haven’t used it, so this is another great timeline to keep you on track.
The Spring has a lot of great features, but it also has stellar reviews. Yvonne Law said it is, “an eye opener for those who struggle with drinking water.” The bottle has a perfect 5-star review on Bellabeat’s website, and most of the comments are similar. It really does seem as though water consumption is a huge problem.
One thing I do want to quickly point out is that the Spring was intended for women. I don’t see why men couldn’t use it, but many of the goals are geared toward women’s lives. Men who might be interested in this kind of system can always try to manually keep track of their water intake if they would rather not wade through the app just to get bare data.
If you are struggling with drinking enough water, as many Americans are, I highly suggest you look into the Spring and see if it is the right device for you. The features and reviews are enough for me to say it can make a huge impact on your life.