Let us explain how hydration monitoring works.
When your GoBe3 vibrates and alerts you to “DRINK”, it does so because your hydration level is detected as being below normal. 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 about your health if your GoBe3 shows a reduced hydration level if you are drinking fluids in any form throughout the day, even if it the reduced hydration level lasts for a relatively long period of time.
As mentioned above, 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 your intestines and a significant amount is 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 will take about 20 minutes. However, 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 drinks, water-rich foods (fruits, vegetables, soup, etc.), and water released during intracellular metabolic processes (a.k.a. metabolic water - which equates to about 13.5 oz per day).
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. For example, 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’s important to remember that your body absorbs water differently under different conditions. For example, if you drink two cups of water at once after lengthy physical activity, your body will absorb less of that water than if you were 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 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 to 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.
To make sure the device has learned your "normal" hydration level correctly, you can reset the device (instructions are provided below) and give it a couple of days to collect the information and adjust the readings.
To reset GoBe3, please take the steps below:
1. Run the Healbe app and make sure GoBe is connected
2. Tap the GoBe icon to open the smart band properties screen
3. Tap "Service information" (Android) or "Service Info" (iOS) button
4. Tap the "Reset" button
Please note that all data will be erased from the device, so we recommend you reset the band early in the morning to lose less information.
Keep in mind also that 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;
- 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 dry the sensors on the bottom of the device, along with the skin on your wrist that the sensors come in contact with, in order to be sure the moisture does not interfere with GoBe3’s readings.
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