Hydration reminder

Ulla turns your drinking vessel into a smart water bottle that gives you hydration reminders during your busy day. It’s a silicone band that fits over a bottle or glass. Inside, an accelerometer, which tracks the band’s movement, knows when it’s been a while since you’ve taken a sip. Go more than 30-40 minutes without some H2O, and when you’re nearby (the band’s sensors will know that), Ulla’s light will blink. Several of us tried it out here at Grommet headquarters, and were grateful for the reminder to stay on track to drinking our eight glasses a day. Put Ulla in place, and you don’t have to do anything else. Except drink.

Ulla

Hydration Reminder Bottle Accessory

Hydration reminder

Ulla turns your drinking vessel into a smart water bottle that gives you hydration reminders during your busy day. It’s a silicone band that fits over a bottle or glass. Inside, an accelerometer, which tracks the band’s movement, knows when it’s been a while since you’ve taken a sip. Go more than 30-40 minutes without some H2O, and when you’re nearby (the band’s sensors will know that), Ulla’s light will blink. Several of us tried it out here at Grommet headquarters, and were grateful for the reminder to stay on track to drinking our eight glasses a day. Put Ulla in place, and you don’t have to do anything else. Except drink.
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Quick Questions

How should Ulla be attached to the bottle?

Wrap the band around your bottle and clip the narrow end of Ulla facing down. Please make sure that Ulla is mounted on the silicone band.

How often will it remind me to hydrate?

Ulla only blinks when you forget to hydrate on your own. When it's been 30-40 minutes since your last drink, Ulla will start blinking for one minute, to remind you.

Is Ulla just a flashing light?

Absolutely not. Behind the casing, you will find a high precision accelerometer, ambient sensors, a micro­controller, and power management circuit.

Will I notice Ulla’s blinking alert?

The blinking pattern was developed in a way that it stimulates peripheral sight. In other words, you'll notice the alert even out of the corner of your eye.

Does it make any sounds?

Ulla was created with you and your colleagues in mind, so it intentionally doesn't produce any sounds.

How do I turn it on / off?

Ulla is fully automatic, there aren’t any buttons to push— it powers on and turns off automatically. Ulla senses your presence and ambient light. As a result, it goes to sleep when the lights go out or when you miss two hydration cycles.

Does it work if I drink through a straw?

As long as you slightly tilt your bottle or glass when drinking, Ulla will work properly.

I’m always on the move, carrying my bottle with me. Is Ulla for me?

Ulla was designed for office or home use, so when you carry your bottle around the accelerometer might mistake that for drinking. As a result, it won’t remind you to hydrate as frequently as it would otherwise. We, however, believe the main goal should be to drink more water. If Ulla makes you pick up your water bottle 6 times instead of 2, that’s already a huge victory.

Is Ulla water resistant?

Ulla is splash-resistant, but not waterproof.

Is my Ulla working properly?

Below is a quick guide on how it should work:
Ulla blinks once slowly when its sensor detects bottle vibration (i.e. when you pick up your bottle or glass to drink).
Ulla keeps blinking for one minute to remind you that it’s been more than 30-­40 minutes since you last had water.
Ulla turns on and starts blinking immediately when your presence is detected.
Ulla turns off when there’s no light in the room to save battery at night. It also turns off after you’ve missed 2 hydration cycles.
Ulla knows when you had your last drink from the bottle. It will only remind you to hydrate if you haven’t picked up your bottle or glass for longer than 30­-40 minutes.

Can I change the battery myself?

Of course! Replacing the battery is easy and only takes a minute. Follow these steps:
1. Take Ulla off the silicone band.
2. Carefully remove the cap.
3. Remove the battery and replace it with a new one, flat side facing away.
4. Wait for Ulla to start blinking continuously for approximately 1 second.
5. Put the cap back on.
6. Clip Ulla back on to the silicone band.
Ulla is ready.

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Ulla

Hydration Reminder Bottle Accessory

Hydration reminder

Ulla turns your drinking vessel into a smart water bottle that gives you hydration reminders during your busy day.

It’s a silicone band that fits over a bottle or glass. Inside, an accelerometer, which tracks the band’s movement, knows when it’s been a while since you’ve taken a sip. Go more than 30-40 minutes without some H2O,
and when you’re nearby (the band’s sensors will know that), Ulla’s light will blink.

Several of us tried it out here at Grommet headquarters, and were grateful for the reminder to stay on track to drinking our eight glasses a day.

Put Ulla in place, and you don’t have to do anything else. Except drink.
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Quick Questions

How should Ulla be attached to the bottle?

Wrap the band around your bottle and clip the narrow end of Ulla facing down. Please make sure that Ulla is mounted on the silicone band.

How often will it remind me to hydrate?

Ulla only blinks when you forget to hydrate on your own. When it's been 30-40 minutes since your last drink, Ulla will start blinking for one minute, to remind you.

Is Ulla just a flashing light?

Absolutely not. Behind the casing, you will find a high precision accelerometer, ambient sensors, a micro­controller, and power management circuit.

Will I notice Ulla’s blinking alert?

The blinking pattern was developed in a way that it stimulates peripheral sight. In other words, you'll notice the alert even out of the corner of your eye.

Does it make any sounds?

Ulla was created with you and your colleagues in mind, so it intentionally doesn't produce any sounds.

How do I turn it on / off?

Ulla is fully automatic, there aren’t any buttons to push— it powers on and turns off automatically. Ulla senses your presence and ambient light. As a result, it goes to sleep when the lights go out or when you miss two hydration cycles.

Does it work if I drink through a straw?

As long as you slightly tilt your bottle or glass when drinking, Ulla will work properly.

I’m always on the move, carrying my bottle with me. Is Ulla for me?

Ulla was designed for office or home use, so when you carry your bottle around the accelerometer might mistake that for drinking. As a result, it won’t remind you to hydrate as frequently as it would otherwise. We, however, believe the main goal should be to drink more water. If Ulla makes you pick up your water bottle 6 times instead of 2, that’s already a huge victory.

Is Ulla water resistant?

Ulla is splash-resistant, but not waterproof.

Is my Ulla working properly?

Below is a quick guide on how it should work:
Ulla blinks once slowly when its sensor detects bottle vibration (i.e. when you pick up your bottle or glass to drink).
Ulla keeps blinking for one minute to remind you that it’s been more than 30-­40 minutes since you last had water.
Ulla turns on and starts blinking immediately when your presence is detected.
Ulla turns off when there’s no light in the room to save battery at night. It also turns off after you’ve missed 2 hydration cycles.
Ulla knows when you had your last drink from the bottle. It will only remind you to hydrate if you haven’t picked up your bottle or glass for longer than 30­-40 minutes.

Can I change the battery myself?

Of course! Replacing the battery is easy and only takes a minute. Follow these steps:
1. Take Ulla off the silicone band.
2. Carefully remove the cap.
3. Remove the battery and replace it with a new one, flat side facing away.
4. Wait for Ulla to start blinking continuously for approximately 1 second.
5. Put the cap back on.
6. Clip Ulla back on to the silicone band.
Ulla is ready.

Learn more about the product

Hydration Reminder Bottle Accessory see details