Water Balance: How to Read GoBe’s Hydration Data
Did you know that water makes up 2/3 of your body? Normal hydration is essential for your body functions. For example, water is crucial to maintaining your body temperature, ensuring your blood circulation, regulating your digestion, transporting oxygen to your organs and cells, and much more.
Staying hydrated can also help you to lose your weight! Dehydrated tissues and cells inhibit protein production and, in turn, new muscle formation and calorie burn.
Dehydration has several noticeable physiological impacts as well, including fatigue, headaches, performance and mental impairment, poor skin elasticity and decreased joint mobility.
How Does GoBe Help You to Stay Hydrated?
With a bioimpedance sensor and the patented HEALBE FLOW Technology, GoBe calculates your current level of hydration and compares it to the learned “normal” one.
Hydration Level Accuracy
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, 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 GoBe’s readings.
How Does My Body Digest Water?
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 tract 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.
GoBe adjusts to YOUR body’s normal level of hydration because the way your body absorbs water is unique to you, just like the way it absorbs nutrients from food.
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 a long physical activity, your body will absorb less of that water than if you’re periodically drinking during your activity session.
Finally, the liquid type taken in 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.
Each time you put the GoBe 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.Learn More