75% of people are chronically dehydrated! Did you think the figure would be that high!? We were surprised too, so we decided to do a simple test. At 3pm on a Wednesday we asked the office staff to give us a show of hands of who was thirsty, and the show of hands was nearly 80% of the room.

Ulla Hydration Reminder

This just showed, that even though we have the convenience of a Pure Water Systems dispenser in our office, we may fill our drink bottles in the morning, but we leave them on our desks or forget to refill during the day. Water accounts for up to 70% of our body weight, and it is crucial for most bodily functions. When you feel thirsty your body is already dehydrated; our thirst mechanism lags behind our real level of hydration. Research shows that as little as 1% dehydration can negatively affect your mood, attention, memory and motor coordination. To combat our team’s dehydration, we decided to explore what we could do to change our drinking habits during our busy daily schedule, this is when we found Ulla’s smart hydration reminder.

Ulla reminds you to drink water regularly throughout your busy day, no matter how hectic it gets. This colourful and compact device comes in a small box with an instruction booklet, a silicon ring that goes around your drink bottle and the Ulla, which clips onto the ring. This two-piece system makes it easy to take the Ulla off when the time comes to wash your bottle, because whilst the Ulla is splash resistant, it’s not fully water resistant and wouldn’t survive a dunk in the sink or a session in the dishwasher.

How does Ulla work? Ulla is light sensitive so when you turn your light on in the morning or the sun comes up your Ulla will activate. It recognises when you’ve picked up your water bottle or glass to drink and will flash a light to remind you when to hydrate. At night when you turn off your light, Ulla knows to stop reminding you to drink water so you can sleep. Ulla will work up to 6 months and then you just need to replace the battery, no charging required!


We have tried and tested this little nifty gadget, and we KNOW it works! Every time that little flash goes off, we have a sip of water. So, what does this change for us? By drinking more water regularly, we boost our metabolism, improve our cognitive production, and well, who doesn’t love fresh glowing skin?! Hydrating your cells on a regular basis will do wonders for your body.

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