142

ILUMI Hydration Tracking Smartbottle

By: on August 03, 2013
Discontinued

The ILUMI Smartbottle, a container that tracks and analyzes water intake, is like your mom: it follows you around telling you what to do, keeping track of whether or not you do it, and offering unsolicited commentary about your progress as you go. All because it loves you and wants to see you succeed in staying hydrated.

In conjunction with its free app and a Bluetooth connection, the ILUMI Bottle allows users to enter their weight for a daily water intake recommendation, and then tracks how much they drink over time, outputting updates on bodies' estimated hydration levels, and reflecting how close users are to their daily drinking goal. The app allows for long-term tracking of hydration and weight loss, as well as the setting of reminders to drink (more) water, and notifications of when users have reached a goal, or are dropping too far below one.

Obviously the ILUMI can be re-purposed for use with more fun liquids too, such as Grape Fanta or Jack Daniels. Beep beep! Alert! What's this? Oh, ILUMI recommends increasing my current shot intake immediately if I hope to reach my 64-ounce goal before the end of the day. Sorry boss, but the bottle knows best.

ILUMI Smartbottles have only one button to learn how to operate: it says "On/Off", and establishes Bluetooth connectivity when activated. Bottles are otherwise built similar to standard 24-ounce water bottles, albeit with an ergonomic design and width narrow enough to fit in car cup holders. They perform their hydration detection tricks with a built-in flow sensor housed in the lip of each bottle. When a user takes a drink, ILUMI registers how much water was output, and beams the information to update both the app tracking system and an LED ring on the bottle surface depicting the user's proximity to daily goals (red turns yellow and then green for reaching your desired number of oz's).

ILUMI runs as a Kickstarter campaign through August 7, 2013, with pledge options for bottles made of BPA-free plastic or stainless steel.

November 2013 Update: While the Ilumi Bottle achieved its Kickstarter funding goal, it appears there is some controversy surrounding the product's legitimacy and whether or not they will produced/distributed, even to backers whose money has gone (and is gone) to support them. You can check out more details on the project's Comments Page.

Buy Now

WaterBrick Stackable Water & Food Storage

$17 - $176 from Amazon »

WaterBricks help you prep for emergencies, road trips, and unpacking the groceries after a biannual trip to Costco. The stackable water and food storage containers are made of high density polyethylene (HDPE) strong enough...

TODAY
2 Beer Savers - Silicone Rubber Bottle Caps
Buy Now

Beer Savers - Silicone Rubber Bottle Caps

$9.99 from Amazon »

I know, I know, Who so put out to finish a measly bottle of beer they need to Beer Saver it for later? Well, the freshness-preserving caps do work on 22 ounce beers too....

Check it out

You Need More Than Balls: Top 10 Water Toys

Beach balls are classic and rectangular rafts still keep you afloat, but the creativity, tech, and fat wallets of today demand a little more of water-based entertainment. Here are my picks for the Top 10 Water Toys of...

Check it out

The BevBuckle - Retractable Drink Holder Belt Buckle

$24.95 - $34.95 from BevBuckle »

The BevBuckle is business in the front...wait...nah. It's a chunky metal belt buckle with your choice of anything from a longhorn to a largemouth bass on it that flips down to form a perfectly sized, perfectly stable...

Buy Now

CigarzUp Beer Bottle Cigar Holder

$11.99 from Amazon »

A beer in one hand, a cigar in...the same hand. CigarzUp, yep, keeps your cigar up, and at the ready, when you're enjoying a smoke alongside a bottled cold one....

Buy Now

Embrava Best Ever Water Bottle

$37.95 from Amazon »

Embrava's water bottle is hands down (and bottoms up) the best water bottle I've ever owned. I'll grant, whether you agree with me or not depends on what you're looking for in a water bottle, but if we have similar requirements...

Buy Now

The Right Cup - Brain-Tricking Flavored Cup

$40 from Amazon »

Brain-tricking and NKOTB-approved, The Right Cup is a scented and slightly flavored water cup designed to engage your senses in a way that will make you think you're drinking sweet and fruity water when all that's inside...

Check it out

Leidenfrost Effect Ring

$31.80 from Grand Illusions »

I love the dude who makes Grand Illusions' videos. I think his name is either George or Hendrik. Both because George Auckland and Hendrik Ball are the two Brits who founded and run Grand Illusions out of an 18th century...

Check it out

$10 Million Human Regenerator for Anti-Aging

$557k - $10 million from The Human Regenerator »

Well, $10 million is the price for the super deluxe, diamond-encrusted model of The Human Regenerator. Bargain hunters who are OK with regenerating unsound cells, strengthening their immune systems, and enhancing skin...

Check it out

Estream Portable Water Power Generator

$180 - $220 from Enomad »

What if I don't want to disconnect? What if I don't want to see another person for miles, but do want to keep listening to "Love Yourself" and checking to see if Bieber restored his Instagram account? And also have a...

Check it out

Motiv Ring - Fitness Tracker & Sleep Tracker

$199 from Motiv »

Say "I do" to Motiv and the ring will be your loyal fitness tracker, sleep tracker, and heart rate monitor 'til death do you part. Day and night, at home or in the gym, even in the shower and pool. Even if you gain a...

Buy Now

Kinkajou Bottle Cutter

$49.95 from Amazon »

Kinkajou. The word sounds like it applies to a precocious, yet cuddly, mammalian sidekick that sits on your shoulder and surreptitiously swipes peoples' two-bite brownies and tubes of lip gloss during walks through the...