What's In The Box?
The Hidrate Spark 3 bottle comes with a battery and finger loop. The main body arrives assembled. It has a removable lid, glow sensor stick, and base compartment where the battery goes. There's also an instruction booklet and a customer service contact card.
Step 1: Put in the Battery
Unscrew the bottom of the bottle. Read and follow the battery insertion directions. Be gentle when unscrewing and screwing the bottom on the bottle. You don't want to strip the screw.
Be careful to match the positive and negative symbols on the battery to the bottom of the sensor insert.
Once the battery is in place, the sensor will glow. I'm not sure why, but it made me smile. That's your signal that it's okay to reassemble the bottle.
Step 2: Attach the Finger Loop
Slip the finger loop under the metal pin on the back of the lid. Pull the cushioned part through loop and pull to tighten. You're ready use the finger loop to carry your bottle.
Step 3: Download the App
Yep, there's an app for that. If you have family members who love an app, but hate to be nagged about drinking more water — consider the Hidrate Spark 3. I'm eyeing a more masculine version (not hot pink) for a certain member of my family.
There's something appealing about the bottle glowing as a reminder — maybe 'cause it isn't your spouse saying, "drink more water" ?
Step 4: Connect and Configure the App
The app connects your phone to your Hidrate Spark with Bluetooth. It's super easy.
The app takes you through setup with a series of screens: Create an account, sync to your bottle, adjust settings to match your preferences. It only took a few minutes.
Once your app is ready you'll calibrate the bottle and sensor by emptying and filling the bottle. Again, super easy directions and illustrations on screen.
The app guides you with directions and screens for setup, syncing, and calibration. You can sync more than one bottle. (Photos credit: This Old Runner)
Step 5: Take a Drink and Bask in the Glow
Set the bottle on a flat surface after you drink. This allows the sensor to read and record how much liquid you drank. The app tracks your progress throughout the day. Each time you drink, it adds your intake to the daily total.
Each time you refill your bottle it will glow with approval. How cool is that?
Look at All the Fun Hidrate Spark 3 Colors!
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