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Cool invention alert: Trago water bottle tells you when you’re dehydrated

Trago is an Austin-based company that has developed a smart water bottle that is designed to increase hydration.


Time to take stock of how those resolutions are going

Every year, we make resolutions that are geared toward living a healthier lifestyle. We begin Pinterest-ing healthy recipes and are coerced into signing up for a gym membership.

However, many of us gloss over one of the simplest ways to implement health into our lives. There are so many benefits involved with increasing our water intake.

Now, I’ll be the first to admit it – I am horrible at drinking adequate amounts of water each day. Though I will say this has changed recently after purchasing a reusable water bottle.

But, like many other things in life, we like for everything to have a convenience or technological factor. This is where Trago comes into play.

Staying hydrated doesn’t have to be guess work

Trago is an Austin-based company that has developed a smart water bottle that is designed to increase hydration. Because levels of hydration vary from person to person, the bottle is designed to tell each user what amount of water is appropriate for their daily lives.

According to their website, “Trago connects to your phone, wearable devices, and health platforms and uses smart data like your body type, the weather and your activity level to help determine your optimal level of hydration. Then, Trago measures how much you drink and keeps you on track to hit your daily hydration goals.”

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Designed to help you feel and perform better, recover faster

The tracker is built into the lid of the bottle, and is designed to fit your already-owned wide mouth water bottles made by Camelbak, Hydroflask, and Nalgenes. The company’s goal was to design a water bottle that makes the user feel better, perform better, and recover faster.

The company is even working with athletic teams to allow coaches to see their players’ water intake through the mobile app. They recognize that it is difficult for coaches to evaluate how much water their team is drinking, so this helps to give players accountability.

Teaming up to save the environment

In addition to helping individuals better themselves, Trago is dedicated to helping the planet. An estimated 29 billion plastic water bottles are dispersed of each year, with only 17 percent of those bottles being recycled. Trago has teamed up with 1% for the Planet to provide money to other organizations with a passion to reducing plastic waste on the earth.

While it is easy to overlook, being mindful of how much water we are consuming each day is incredibly important to our bodies. Water can increase energy levels, and delivers nutrients and oxygen to the body.

With Trago, those looking to increase hydration are given an outline of how much water is necessary for keeping our health in check.


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Staff Writer, Taylor Leddin is a publicist and freelance writer for a number of national outlets. She was featured on Thrive Global as a successful woman in journalism, and is the editor-in-chief of The Tidbit. Taylor resides in Chicago and has a Bachelor in Communication Studies from Illinois State University.

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