WaterMinder just might save your life; it's the free iOS app of the week

If you don't drink enough water during the day, you're leaving yourself open to some health issues. Dehydration can be a serious problem. To prevent it from occurring, you need to monitor your water intake during the course of a typical day. To do that, you can download the free iOS app of the week, WaterMinder. The app will determine how much water you need to be drinking daily based on your body weight. Using graphs and animation, you'll know exactly how much water you need to drink the rest of the day to make sure that you are properly hydrated.

You might think that keeping track of how much water you're consuming every day is a waste of time. But a report from 2013 suggests that 75% of Americans experience chronic dehydration. Sometimes, getting a headache or feeling weak doesn't mean you need food. It could mean that you need water. We don't want to scare you, but severe dehydration can lead to death. And that means everyone can use WaterMinder. In fact, while the app is free on iOS right now, it is also free on Android with in-app purchases.

WaterMinder includes these features:

  • Clean visual view of your current water fill
  • Simple, quick and easy to use interface (just tap on 1 icon and a menu opens with your options to log/track your water intake)
  • Pre-defined cups for quick tracking
  • Create custom cups
  • Create unlimited custom reminders
  • History and Graph, see your progress
  • Badge icon displaying your goal or current water fill
  • US oz, UK oz and ML units
  • Free guide to drinking water
To download WaterMinder, click on the appropriate link (iOS|Android)

source: Apple



1. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Great app; I have used it until I create the habit of drinking the quantity of weather my organism needs.

2. nedimko_wot

Posts: 115; Member since: Oct 01, 2016

will this app save my life if somebody has gun pointed in my head

3. aegislash

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Yes. Well maybe not the app itself, but we have seen plenty of stories where a phone prevented a bullet from entering someone's body.

4. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Yes, as long as the gun is only pointing at your head you'll be safe. Or until the trigger is pull then too you'll be safe from your moronic brain.

5. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1060; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Hasn't it been proven that our water intake is based on our bodies output? Someone who isn't mobile doesn't need to drink as much as someone training to run a marathon. If you need hydration, your body will indicate it So how will an app telling everyone to drink the same amount going to save your life?

7. tbacba

Posts: 134; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Wow, an app that does...uh... arithmetic! Who knew that simple counting could save lives? The headline seems a bit sensationalized don't you think?

8. captfbgnet

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Hmm, app hasn't been updated since July 2015.

9. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Why should the developer update the app if it's working fine?

10. gg555

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Actually, this app will almost certainly not save your life, as the headline of the article says. It is extremely unusual that people die of dehydration. You might get a headache or pass out. But dehydration is just not as dangerous as people have deluded themselves into believing. However, surprising as it may seem, though rare, you are more likely to die from drinking too much water. It's called water intoxication. It is becoming more common especially with young athletes, who are encouraged so obsessively to drink water to avoid dehydration, that they are more and more overdoing it and dying. See: well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/26/for-athletes-the​-risk-of-too-much-water/

11. gg555

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

By the way, the body has a handy built in mechanism for determining when you need to drink water. It's called, being thirsty. Apps like this are just do dumb. Next there will be apps telling us when to breath. Also, the "75% of Americans experience chronic dehydration" claim in this article is an old urban legend, long ago debunked. Search for the article "Water Works," on the Snopes website.

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