There are myriad of wearable pedometers; Fitbit, Fuelband, Up, and the list goes on. And while those can all track and tell you how many steps and calories you’ve burned, none of them tell you when to drink water, a paramount necessity in order to be truly healthy. Enter the Blufit.
The Blufit is, to put it simply, a smart water bottle. In addition to tracking how much water you’ve consumed over the course of a day thanks to a built-in sensor, it can also account for air temperature and humidity to ensure you stay ahead of the hydration curve. Other features include a customizable LED light system that fleshes over the entire bottle to indicate when you need to drink (along with a sound indicator), an onboard memory system to keep tabs on your progress even when your phone isn’t in proximity, a BPA free glass bottle wrapped in silicon sleeve and a rechargeable battery via USB.
Playing complement to this hardware is a smartphone app that visualizes consumption and also allows you to modify the Blufit’s settings. This lets you view your historical data and likely modify your water intake based on activity and past energy levels. It can even help you track down your Blufit in case you misplace it.
So is the 32oz Blufit worthy of your money ($49 for early adopters)? To be candid, the Blufit sounds almost too good to be true (I mean this in a good way). Instead of just tracking your behavior like so many other devices, it can actually tell you what to do to live a healthier lifestyle. So for that alone I believe the Blufit is a great product. The temperature and humidity sensor sounds a bit like overkill, but it’s an interesting concept and one that has me further intrigued since I only consider water consumption with regards to exercise and my energy.
Blufit says the first backers will receive their units come March 2014.