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Water is vital for our survival and our well-being, but around half of us are failing to drink enough water each day to ensure we stay properly hydrated. This can leave us feeling tired, affect our concentration and cause headaches. Now though, developer AeusTech (not to be confused with ASUSTeK), has created a potential solution in the form of a water intake tracker for Android Wear.
What this does is let you record your fluid intake and also set goals and reminders to ensure you are drinking the required amount to keep your body running at its best, all from your wrist!
For reference: it is said the minimum intake for men should be around 2 litres of water a day (just over 3 and a half pints) and for women about 1.6 litres (2.8 pints).
The developer describes the app’s functionality with the following description:
Stay hydrated! Hydrate Me is a simple Android Wear app that reminds and tracks your daily water intake. Customize goals and set your daily alarm to stay refreshed and healthy throughout the day.
– Simple, One-Touch Interface = ‘TAP’ to record
– Customizable Goals and Alarm
– Track Your Daily Water Intake
– Unlock Monthly Progress (In-App Purchase)
If you wish to see what all this actually looks like in action, checkout the official demonstration video below:
The app achieves this all pretty well and using is it generally a pleasant affair. It has a clean and simple interface which conforms well to Android Wear and material design style guidelines which is very nice.
Most importantly though, the actions are quick and easy to use which is exactly what you want for a wearable: short, simple interactions – not long and convoluted ones.
The app is compatible with any currently released Android Wear device that is paired with a smartphone running Android 4.3 or higher. If you want to try it out for yourself, you can download it from Google Play onto your wear-connected smartphone using the widget at the bottom of the article.
So, would you using something like this? Or is the whole idea just daft to you? Let us know your thoughts and opinions on this in the comments.