I often find that I lack energy during the day.
I eat as healthily as I can and exercise regularly.
But sometimes I just feel knackered.
I came to the conclusion that it’s partly to do with not drinking enough water.
And to keep on top of being hydrated I got myself an Ozmo Smart Bottle.
Water And Coffee
You can use the bottle to drink any kind of liquid.
I’m assuming most people wouldn’t fill it up with fizzy drinks.
Although I’m sure a sports isotonic drink is acceptable!
Ozmo Can Tell The Difference
By design. the Ozmo Smart Bottle can tell the difference between water and coffee.
In theory it will automatically update this depending on your activity level.
If you haven’t had a drink of water for an hour or so, the Ozmo Smart Bottle will vibrate to remind you to keep hydrated.
You can switch this function on via the smartphone app.
It’ll remind you during the hours you set or will remain silent otherwise.
LED lights on the side of the bottle also let you know how you’re doing in reaching your hydration goal.
Too Much Caffeine?
Coffee can give you a little boost in the morning.
And that extra burst you need in the afternoon.
But how will you know when you’ve had a bit too much coffee?
The Ozmo smartphone app will tell you of course!
If you have a Garmin watch, the Ozmo smartphone app can integrate with Garmin Connect.
Linking your accounts together is easy and takes just a few seconds.
However I’m having trouble getting it to work as it’s supposed to once that’s done.
Steps And Activities
That way you’ll never be dehydrated.
My experience of the Garmin integration is lacking though.
The Omzo smartphone app doesn’t sync any steps from Garmin Connect.
And it rarely syncs any runs I’ve done either; perhaps one in ten so far.
Even then it sometimes fails to adjust my hydration goal.
Ozmo have assured me that they’re working on this.
I guess time will tell whether it ever gets fixed.
Ozmo Watch App
Ozmo have also developed an app which you can load onto your Garmin watch.
It shows you your hydration goal as well as how close you to achieving that.
You can manually add hydration on your watch.
And you can also view your hydration levels over the past seven days.
It does work on my watch but it’s slow to load so I had to remove it.
Perhaps it works better on the newer range of Garmin watches.
The Ozmo Smart Bottle Design
The Ozmo Smart Bottle looks a bit like a thermos flask.
It has a hollow plastic top part where you pour your drink.
That sits on top of a large battery with all the other electronic parts.
A lid flips up so you can drink out of the top.
It’s not the easiest thing to drink out of if you have a big nose!
The bottle is designed to be leak proof and for the most part it is.
When I hand washed the bottle, part of the rubber seal came out.
Trying to get that back in was a little tricky.
The bottle leaked for a while until the seal settled back into the right position.
Lots Of Colours
The bottle comes in five different colours:
- Seafoam Green
- Shocking Pink
- Ocean Blue
Anyone of a fashion-conscious persuasion should find a suitable colour for themselves.
I couldn’t see myself with the shocking pink version.
Instead I chose the seafoam green one.
A Bit Bulky
The Ozmo Smart Bottle I own is marketed at people with an active lifestyle.
It has a handle at the top so you can carry it around with you.
If I were out running though, I definitely wouldn’t take it with me.
It’s a bit bulky and would be an extra burden I wouldn’t want to carry.
The bottle is fine around the house and in the car.
I’m not sure I’d take it everywhere I went though.
The Ozmo Smart Bottle can last up to three weeks on a single charge.
That’s a whole lot of hydration.
Since I bought the bottle at the beginning of the year I’ve only charged it once.
And it’s currently at just below 50% charge.
It can definitely hold a charge well!
To use the Ozmo smart phone app you need to link your bottle to it via bluetooth.
I hadn’t realised that you have to link them when the LED lights are flashing on the bottle.
And if you miss that chance, you have to press the reset button and try again.
It took me about 10 goes to get the bottle and my Samsung Galaxy S8 linked.
The bottle didn’t show up on my phone for a start.
It was quite a frustrating experience!
Overall I’m pleased that I bought the Ozmo Smart Bottle.
There’s no doubt it’s helped me with keeping hydrated throughout the day.
The thing that sold it to me though was its integration with Garmin.
Unfortunately in my experience that’s not working.
It’s disappointing that they keep updating the smartphone app and advising me the Garmin integration is now working.
I then try it after a run and nothing’s changed.
Hopefully they will get their act together and fix it soon.
Once that has been sorted out, I’ll feel happier that I’m drinking sufficient water to cover my exertions.
How Do You Stay Hydrated During The Day?
Do you drink enough water during the day?
How do you measure your intake?
What do you think of the Ozmo Smart Bottle?
Please let me know in the comments section.