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HydraCoach, Sportline's Interactive Water Bottle Is Shipping

Sportline announces that the HydraCoach interactive water bottle is now available. HydraCoach is designed specifically to help the vast number of individuals who struggle with achieving and maintaining proper daily hydration. The intelligent water bottle does not simply tell people when to drink. It interactively manages hydration status through real-time feedback on fluid consumption relative to an individual's pre-set personal hydration goals. As such, it provides a constant pacing function needed to ensure individuals drink steadily through the day.

Proper hydration is critical to the health and well-being of all people, regardless of age, gender or fitness level. However, most individuals find it difficult to simply remember to drink fluids on a regular basis, especially during exercise, let alone calculate and track their daily intake. The HydraCoach enables individuals to set personal hydration goals and then monitor their progress in real-time, generating motivation which is the key ingredient needed in changing long-term behavior.

HydraCoach features a unique, patented hydration monitor that enables users to program in their personal hydration needs, track their daily water consumption sip by sip, and be coached throughout the day to achieve optimal hydration. The HydraCoach water bottle is the first collaborative effort between Sportline and HydraCoach. HydraCoach was created from the personal hydration needs of Craig and Kelly Perkins, both lifelong avid outdoor enthusiasts. In 1996 the two were attempting to hike to the top of Half Dome in Yosemite, amazingly just 10 months after Kelly had undergone a heart transplant. During their descent Kelly became severely dehydrated, turning a triumphant comeback adventure into a nightmare epic, and putting Kelly back in the hospital.



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