Let smart cup Ozmo help you stay hydrated and appropriately caffeinated

It’s probably the most tired line in healthcare — you’re not drinking enough water. And while it seems like an easy problem to remedy, a number of studies have shown that anywhere between 50 and 75 percent of Americans are, in fact, chronically dehydrated. But now, there’s a smart cup hoping to help out.

Thanks to the Ozmo Smart Cup, now available on Kickstarter, you can rely on your new favorite tumbler to measure your water intake and remind you to hydrate. Better still, it tracks your coffee consumption to prevent you from over-caffeinating. What more could you want out of a cup?

The leak-proof smart cup holds 16 ounces of your fluid of choice (though for these purposes, it should probably be water) and thanks to its WiFi connectivity, syncs with fitness trackers. With its associated Ozmo app, set to be released on October 12, you can carefully monitor just how much water you’re drinking without any guesswork — the Ozmo will fill in that information for you. Of course, if you just want to track your water intake without the cup, you can do that as well — you’ll just have to be more vigilant about monitoring how much you’re actually drinking every day.

The battery powered cup can run for up to four weeks on a single charge, so you don’t have to worry about plugging your cup into a USB port every other day. And with four colors to choose from (grey, blue, red, and purple), the Ozmo ensures that you’re not sacrificing form for function.

But perhaps the most compelling part of Ozmo’s Kickstarter campaign is its pledge to donate a portion of its proceeds to The Water Collective, “a non-profit organization that assists in providing clean water to underserved people across the globe.” As per Ozmo’s page, “Our special $65 Water Collective pledge tier will donate $25 of each cup sold to support this great organization. Our goal is to raise $2,500 by the end of the campaign for Water Collective.”

109 backers have pledged $11.495 of Ozmo’s $25,000 goal thus far, and the team still has 24 days to hit its funding goal. So if you need help staying hydrated, head on over to Kickstarter and get a cup to assist you.

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