What I’m Drinking Wednesday–Hydro Coach App Review

I swore I’d never do any of those What I Ate Wednesday posts–
But, this is a “What I”m Drinking” post ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Hugs, Sue! โค

It’s a very simple app. This is a def plus because I’m not good with numbers, technology, and anything thatย 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.

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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.

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I have 12 minutes left to drink 16 ounces. If not, I’ll need to 32 by the next check-in.

 

At the end of the day, if you reached your goal, Mr. Water Drop comes out to party!!!

Happy Mr. Water Drop! Or as Salt refers to him: Party Drop :D

Party Drop ๐Ÿ˜€

But if you don’t, then he packsย all his stuff together and threatens to run away ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I feel so guilty for having let down the poor water drop :(

๐Ÿ˜ฆ

If you get close, Mr. Water Drop is left reminiscing about the party days of yore….

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Don’t you want to party?

 

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:

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You can also share you day with friends on social media ๐Ÿ˜€

Because everyone needs to know how much water you're drinking

Because everyone needs to know how much water you’re drinking

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 feeย 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.

Bottoms up!!!

โค helly

–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.ย 

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24 responses

  1. I am in love with this app!!! I downloaded it a few days ago after seeing your post, so thanks! Of course more water has meant more bathroom breaks but somehow I don’t mind ๐Ÿ™‚ and I’m an android girl too!

  2. This sounds like a really great tool. I can think of so many people who would really benefit from this. Years ago I made it my mission to start drinking more water and now it is just a normal part of my routine. But I constantly hear how hard it is and a lot of people don’t like the taste of water?! Bummer it is only for Androids! Thanks for sharing.

  3. That’s such a great idea for an app! I need to drink more water too :/ I’ve got an iPhone so I may have to see if there’s something similar available. Way to go on upping your water intake!

  4. I don’t use a lot of apps on my work phone and somehow manage to always be drinking water. It’s basically the only thing I drink – I have a water bottle around me at all times…or my kids ๐Ÿ˜‰ Glad you like that app, sounds like a great tool!

  5. After reading your post last week I went to go download one – turns out I had one in my Apple “cloud” so I re-downloaded it and have been putting it to work. I can set alerts, but I haven’t done that yet. I think this will be really helpful when I’m traveling or on the road for the day. It’s easy for me to line up my water bottles when I’m working at my desk. Cute app though, wish I could have Mr. Water Drop on my iPhone.

  6. Just reading your posts this week has made me more conscious of my water intake. So thank you! I’m also reading a running book where they talk about how easy it is for runner’s to get dehydrated and how severely that can impact your race performance. Very interesting!

  7. Yay fellow Android user (haha I feel the same as you)…waiting for FitSnap to release an Android app! I need to delete some files/apps so I can have room for this haha.

  8. Awww, don’t make the water drop sad. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Cool app! I drink tons of water during the day. Makes for lots of restroom runs, but that’s good I think. Ha, on a related note, when I met Meb at the Ucan event, the reps told me I could mix it with vodka if I wanted. Ha!

  9. I downloaded this a few days ago after one of your posts, and I love it! I was excited to see it on android because, like you said, I feel left out when everyone talks about their fabulous iPhone only apps. Android girls, unite!

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