Hidrate Spark 2.0 Water Bottle

Hidrate Spark 2.0 Water Bottle

Review date: 11/01/2018

It's a busy world we live in. Some days it feels hard to keep up. Did you remember to turn off the stove, to reply to that email, to drink water? What?! Are we really so busy these days we need an app-connected water bottle to remind us to drink water? Seems so. This smart water bottle pairs via Bluetooth with an app on your phone to tell you how much water you've had and how much more you need to drink to reach your goals. It also syncs with your fitness tracker. When you're not drinking enough, the bottle glows. If only our bodies had a way of telling us we are thirsty...

What could happen if something goes wrong

The app lets you keep an eye on your friends' drinking habits as well as track the location of your water bottle. Aside from weird people tracking you wherever you drink, having your friends shame you for not drinking enough water seems like an anxiety we don't need to introduce into the world.

Privacy

Can it snoop on me?

Camera

Device: No

App: No

Microphone

Device: No

App: No

Tracks Location

Device: No

App: Yes

What is required to sign up?

What data does it collect?

How does it use this data?

How can you control your data?

What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?

Average

Can this product be used offline?

Unknown

User friendly privacy information?

Yes

Links to privacy information

Security

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?

Unknown

Encryption

Unknown

Strong password

Unknown

Security updates

Yes

Manages vulnerabilities

Unknown

The company's Terms of Service states: You may not "test the vulnerability of any Hidrate system or breach any security or authentication measures." This makes it difficult for experts to test for vulnerabilities.

Privacy policy

Yes

Artificial Intelligence

Does the product use AI?

Unknown

Does the AI use your personal data to make decisions about you?

Unknown

Does the company allow users to see how the AI works?

Unknown

Company contact info