How much water is enough?
Experts say women need to drink about 11 cups or 91 ounces. For men, it’s even more: 15 cups or 94 ounces of water per day.
If you don’t drink that much water, you’re not alone. Most people don’t drink enough. When you’re properly hydrated, you actually have more energy and feel fuller longer. If you’re experiencing headaches, fatigue, or cravings, you may be dehydrated.
You could just promise yourself to drink more water, but you may have better luck if you try monitoring your intake with a mobile app or using a smart water device.
Apps for your phone
These apps use your information to calculate your daily water intake, send you reminders to drink water, and show your progress visually. Plus, they’re all free!
Water Drink Reminder
Drink Water Reminder N Tracker
Smart water devices
Ulla Smart Hydration Reminder attaches to your regular water bottle and blinks once every hour to remind you to take a sip.
Thermos Connected Hydration Bottle tracks your progress and sends you reminders through the Thermos app on your phone.
Ozmo Smart Bottle vibrates to remind you to sip, blinks to communicate your progress, and syncs with Fitbit, Garmin, and Apple Health to adjust your hydration needs.
Now, do we recommend buying a $70 smart water bottle? If you have the budget, go for it. If not, there are plenty of other free options to help you drink more water. Cheers!