HOW EASY IS IT TO USE?
Once the Bluetooth device is paired with your phone, just start drinking and the partnership between the smartphone and the Botell will assist you with your hydration habits. A lot of effort went into the design of the mouthpiece. When the spout is raised you’ll notice the intricate shape. It fits comfortably to your lips and enhances the enjoyment of drinking from your Botell. It also aids with the measuring of your water consumption. It’s important that the spout is kept level so the Botell can calculate angles. Try not to drink with the mouthpiece rolled left or right.The top of the mouthpiece should be straight when drinking.The device will tolerate some rolling of the mouthpiece but if the angle is extreme it will affect accuracy of measuring water consumption
WHAT IS CALIBRATION?
We realised one of the deficiencies of measuring water consumption is the constant calibration required by the Bluetooth device. Botell is very clever as it measures angles, acceleration, time spent drinking and it also learns how you drink. Research indicated that other devices on the market were not acceptable to users ( they did not measure water correctly ) which led us to a design that never needs to be calibrated. Users wanted a guide as to how much they were drinking not a medical device. If you require 100% accuracy of water consumption for any reason then this product is not for you. It does however have a 85 -95% accuracy rate.
HOW ACCURATE IS THE BLUETOOTH MEASURING DEVICE?
The Botell will, in most circumstances measure water consumption to an accuracy between 85-95 % over a range of drink events and bottles consumed. The calculation is immediate and the only time lag for the information to be supplied to you is the time it takes to connect to your phone via Bluetooth technology. This will vary from one drink event to another. You do not have to put the bottle down and wait for it to re calibrate or to weigh the contents.
HOW DOES BOTELL MEASURE WATER?
The Botell measures the angle at the start of the drink event and the angle at the finish of the drink event. Subtracts the two values and the difference is the volume of water you have consumed. One of the limitations of this method is the speed at which the Botell is brought up to your lips and the speed at which it is brought down after you have finished drinking. The Botell also measures speed and time spent drinking to further refine the measurement.
HOW DO I IMPROVE MY ACCURACY?
To improve the accuracy of your measurements, tilt the bottle up and down smoothly when you are going to drink to avoid splashing which can affect calculations. Similar to the way you would drink from a glass. If the drink event is incorrect due to splashing the Botell will self-correct over the next few drink events.
HOW MUCH DO I FILL IT EACH TIME?
NEVER REFILL BOTELL BOTTLE TO THE TOP! Always fill the bottle so that the gold pins are not underwater when the bottle is level. Just below the pins is best.
WHAT IF MY SMARTPHONE IS OUT OF RANGE?
If your phone is not within Bluetooth range that’s ok.The Botell stores a small number of drink events and once the phone is back in range, the next drink event will transfer the data after the connection has been established through Bluetooth. If the Botell is out of range for over a day then some drink events may be lost.