I suck at drinking water. It wasn’t until I went to the hospital for migraines when I was younger that my family realized I have a habit of just not drinking water at all — and not surprisingly, that was contributing to my near-daily migraines. Ever since then, I’ve been experimenting with various ways to keep my water drinking on track, and that means downloading (and actually using) apps that can help you drink more water. Like with any other type of app, there’s the good and the bad, but thankfully, the good are many.
1. Hydro – Water Drink Reminder
Hydro is a perfectly serviceable water reminder app and it’s a good place to start this list. The app includes what we consider to be the basic features. Those features include a water demand calculator to see how much water you actually need. Additionally, it comes with reminders, charts to track your water intake, cloud backup support, cross-device syncing, and it supports approximately ten languages. The premium version removes advertising and gives you additional backup options. It looks good and it worked well in our testing. We can’t ask for much more than that.
2.Leap Fitness Drink Water Reminder
Leap Fitness has a bunch of fitness apps on Google Play. One of them is a water reminder app. This is another app that does everything we imagine you would need in an app like this one. It tracks your water intake, reminds you to drink more water, and you can see your water drinking history. This one also has sync support for Google Fit, Samsung Health, and account creation through Google. It also has backup and restore options from the cloud. It uses Material Design and it’s easy to use. Like Hydro, we can’t find anything really wrong with it and all of the features work well. The premium version goes for $2.99 as an in-app purchase.
3. Water Tracker & Alarm
Build better hydration habits with this smart app, which calculates accurate daily water intake based on your weight and sends regular reminders to keep you on track. Features include a graph report and achievement table, personalized start, stop, and nap times, and daily reports.
WaterMinder This easy, intuitive app calculates appropriate hydration amounts based on your body weight or personal goal. Then, it sends reminders all day long, making it easy to hit your target intake. Create custom cups for fast, simple logging, and browse your hydration history to see your progress.
Water Time is a quirky water reminder app with an adorable little mascot. It does the basics for sure. You can track how much water you drink every day and get reminders to drink water if you slack. It shows you how much you need to drink over the course of a day and actually warns you to stop if you drink too much. This one also tracks coffee and tea intake as well and we liked that extra tracking feature. It doesn’t track your daily, weekly, or monthly stats very well at the time of this writing (October 21, 2018). However, some developer feedback to a Google Play reviews promises that feature in a future update. That update should add a much needed boost to an otherwise perfectly pleasant application.