As the Internet of Things promises to digitize everything from our wallets to our fridges, wearable tech startups are expanding their product offerings. Companies like Under Armour and Misfit were quick to notice the potential for connected ecosystems, and now more accessory-based businesses are coming out with new ways consumers can engage with their brands.
This week, women’s wellness company Bellabeat unveiled Spring, its smart water bottle. Dubbing itself as “the smart way to stay hydrated,” spring promises to track your hydration, help you meet custom intake goals, and remind you to drink up. The 16-fuild ounce bottle is dishwasher safe, BPA-free, and comes in four shades. In line with Bellabeat’s other offerings such as their Leaf and Leaf Urban fitness tracker, Spring is cordless, so you don’t have to worry about remembering to charge it every night.
With no price tag and no release date announced, we think Bellabeat is just testing the waters (no pun intended) with a connected hydration product. Whether or not the smart water bottle will make it to market is yet to be seen—but we’ll sure be watching.
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