When you first put your GoBe3 on, it will immediately start collecting data to analyze YOUR unique “normal” hydration level. This learning process can take from two days up to two weeks of consistent wearable use.
With a bioimpedance sensor and the patented HEALBE FLOW Technology, GoBe3 calculates your current level of hydration and compares it to the learned “normal” one.
Your hydration level is not based on how much water you consume, but instead on how much water your body retains. When you drink a glass of water, the water stays in your stomach for approximately 10 minutes. From there, it moves through the intestines, a big amount being absorbed in the large intestine.
If you drink water on an empty stomach, before or in between meals, the movement of water through your digestive track would take about 20 minutes. If you have food in your stomach or intestines, the time it takes for your body to process the liquid you drink increases. Every day your body receives on average about 10 cups of water from water drinking, water-rich foods (fruits, vegetables, soup, etc.) eating and water released during intracellular metabolic processes (a.k.a. metabolic water - which equates to about 13,5 oz per day) absorbing.
The way your body digests water and the rate at which it is absorbed during the digestion process can be impacted by medications that affect your water-salt metabolism and hydration levels. Diuretic medications (to increase urine flow) will result in a decreased hydration level detected by your GoBe3 and antidiuretic medications (to decrease urine flow) will result in an increased hydration level detected by the device.
GoBe3 adjusts to YOUR body’s normal level of hydration because the way your body absorbs water, just like the way it absorbs nutrients from food, is unique to you.
Also, it is important to remember that your body absorbs water differently under different conditions. For example, if you drink two cups of water at once after a long physical activity, your body will absorb less of that water than if you’re periodically hydrating during your activity session.
Finally, the method of hydration affects the way your body absorbs water. Mineral water and isotonic drinks are absorbed quickly, whereas sugary soda and strong alcohol contribute to the loss of body fluids.
When GoBe3 detects a decreased hydration level, it will remind you to rehydrate by vibrating and displaying the “DRINK” message on your device screen. GoBe3’s hydration reminders are based on the analysis of several parameters including metabolism, activity level and personal data shared in your profile.
This reminder comes long before your hydration levels could cause any potential health risk. GoBe3’s objective is to keep you consistently hydrated and prevent you from reaching critical levels of dehydration.
You don’t have to worry if your GoBe3 shows a reduced hydration level – even if it lasts for a relatively long period of time - unless you are drinking fluids in any form throughout the day.
Your hydration level accuracy depends on many factors. To ensure the best accuracy, you need to
- wear the device constantly in accordance with the user manual (taking it off to charge only),
- ensure constant contact of the device sensors with your skin by adjusting the strap and
- clean the device in accordance with the care and maintenance instructions.
Additionally, after bathing, showering, washing hands, swimming in freshwater or sweating it’s best to wipe dry the sensors on the bottom of the device along with the skin on your wrist the sensors come in contact with to be sure the moisture does not interfere with GoBe3’s readings.
Each time you put the GoBe3 back on your wrist, it can take from 30 minutes to two hours to calculate your hydration level. Inconsistent contact between the device sensors and your skin will increase the detection period.
Please note, that if you reset your GoBe3 to factory settings, update the firmware, put the device back on your wrist or turn the device back on after 9 PM, hydration data may not be reported in the mobile app or web dashboard until between 6AM and 8AM the following day.
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