In the United States, Gatorade has designed a smart water bottle to help consumers determine and maintain their baseline hydration level and monitor their post-workout recovery. A ring of LEDs that runs around the Smart Gx Bottle’s cap monitors daily hydration, and reminds consumers to drink more when necessary. The bottle can be recharged using a USB cable.
Hydration levels can be tracked through Gatorade’s iOS-only Gx App, which features nutrition and training programs as well as recovery recommendations. When asked what happens when you drink water from another source and how the app will track that, Gatorade says that’s “on the roadmap for launch.”
Meanwhile, Gatorade’s Sweat Patch, which the company debuted last year, is a single-use wearable that can help you create a “sweat profile” in the app and help track your perspiration. The Sweat Patch needs to be used to get a hydration report for the Smart Gx Bottle.
Gatorade sells pods that can be mixed with water to help replenish electrolytes and carbohydrates. They’re compatible with the Smart Gx Bottle and regular Gx Bottle, each of which has a piercing mechanism for the pods.
Smart water bottles that can track hydration levels have been around for years, but Gatorade is stepping into the space as a well-known brand.