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DrinKup Review: A ‘Smart’ Water Bottle Hits the Market

If you’re into the latest tech and like to stay hydrated, DrinKup’s bottle is very useful. I’ve tried stand-alone hydration apps and nothing stuck until I tested this bottle.


DrinKup Waterbottle Review: 

Price and Where to Buy: $69 on DrinKup’s website.

How the DrinKup Water Bottle Rates:

  • Usefulness: 8/10. DrinKup tracks your water intake via the bottle and on the corresponding app. It bases your recommended water intake on your height, weight, and daily activity levels. Plus, it’s fully integrated with Apple Health and Fitbit, so if you’re someone who tracks your daily health, you’ll love this feature. The app keeps track of your daily intake, so you can monitor and make adjustments as needed. The bottle will also keep track of your water’s temperature (of all the features, I noticed how cold/long it kept my water) and remind you when to refill it with fresh water; these features work even when it’s not synced with the app.
  • Value: 6/10. It’s expensive for a water bottle, but the tech that comes with it is an added feature.
  • Portability & Durability: 9/10. The bottle is lightweight, washes easily, and travels well. Once you charge the battery it lasts for months.
  • Cool Factor: 10/10. If nothing else, this bottle is first and foremost “cool.” I really liked the LED-light reminder while I was flying, and it’s also a friendly reminder to be healthy when at your desk.

Final Verdict: If you’re looking for a way to stay hydrated during your travels and in your daily life, the smart water bottle by DrinKup is a worthwhile investment.


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