Jomi, an Estonian start-up, is developing a device that will remind consumers to put down the coffee cup and pick up the water bottle. Even slight dehydration can affect one\’s health, and conventional wisdom states that those drinking less than three liters a day, could very well be suffering from dehydration.
Two devices are in the works, one of which is the Jomi Band, which will be placed around a water bottle and will alert users to drink water by flashing or beeping at set intervals. The second device will be the Jomi Sleeve, which will rest at the bottom of the water bottle and calculate the amount of water the user is drinking by weighing the bottle throughout the day. Via a Bluetooth connection, it will deliver stats to users via a smartphone and tablet app to track water consumption.
Jomi has a goal to raise $50,000 in funds via the crowd sourcing website, Kickstarter, which has yet to kick off. It could prove to be a useful companion to the long line of fitness trackers such as FitBug, Withings, and the Nike+ FuelBand announced this year.