I swore I’d never do any of those What I Ate Wednesday posts–
But, this is a “What I”m Drinking” post 🙂
I’ve gotten tons of people asking me about the app I downloaded that helps track my water intake. I realize I should’ve posted the name of it when I first mentioned it lol!
It’s called Hydro Coach and surprisingly, it’s only available on Android phones. Usually, I’m the one bummed because most apps I want are/have been iPhone only–woohoo, for not having an iPhone this time (not that I want one–I’m def an Android girl lol).
Sue was sad that it wasn’t compatible 😦 Hugs, Sue! ❤
It’s a very simple app. This is a def plus because I’m not good with numbers, technology, and anything that has a lot of complicated steps.
Once you download the app, it will ask you a few questions like your age, sex, weight, and what’s your measurement of preference–I chose ounces.
It will ask you if you work out and how much and put that in the equation to determine how much water you should drink. It told me I needed to average 69 fl. oz. so a little more than half my body weight in ounces (it added about 10% because of my exercise regime).
The app asks you what time you wake up and what time you go to sleep and at first, I was like, um, why?? But it takes those times into consideration as that would be the range they’d work with to send you alerts. Smart!
I entered 5 a.m. as my wake up time and 9 p.m. as bed time (Yeah, I’m 80). The app sends me alerts/reminders about every 4 hours. I entered that my typical water intake is 16 ounces (a bottle of Dasani) so about every 4 hours, I should be drinking that amount (and a little 5 ouncer at the end).
Once you entered the necessary info (which took like two seconds) you’re ready to start drinking!
There are different measurements of water that you can click on to add to your total. So if I drank 12 oz instead of my typical 16, I would click on that option.
It will add it to the goal and tell you how much you have left to drink and how much you’ve drank so far.
If you miss an alert/reminder to enter, then it will add it your next check-in goal. So if I miss my check-in of 16 ounces, I’ll “have” to drink 32 ounces to make it up.
At the end of the day, if you reached your goal, Mr. Water Drop comes out to party!!!
But if you don’t, then he packs all his stuff together and threatens to run away 😦
If you get close, Mr. Water Drop is left reminiscing about the party days of yore….
Mr. Water Drop is the sole reason I’ve been pushing to make my daily goal. I mean, did you see his sad face!!?? I just can’t do that to him. And I also don’t like leaving people hanging….
You can also see a chart of how you’ve done that week:
You can also share you day with friends on social media 😀
I hope this information has helped. So far I’ve really liked the app. There is an option to go “Ad free” for a small fee but the free app has worked well and I don’t mind the sparse pop ups that happen.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
–Do you track your water intake?
–-Would alerts/reminders help you drink more water or would you just ignore them?
I was not asked to review this app or given free water by Hydro Coach. All opinions expressed in this post are solely my own.