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Oct 28, 2015 9:30 AM ET

Archived: Trago – The water bottle with a Phd. in Personalized Hydration

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 28, 2015

Trago is the “Fitbit for hydration,” a patent-pending water bottle that accurately measures how much you drink and connects to your smartphone to allow you to set and measure your hydration goals. It’s the first smart water bottle bottle to keep you intelligently hydrated with valuable data that helps you stay on top of your health and wellness like never before.  


Problem #1: We’re Doing Hydration Wrong

Despite major advancements in hydration science, we’re still not drinking fluids correctly.

  • Even slight hydration (2%) can significantly affect your energy and performance
  • Yes, it IS possible to overhydrate

Water is the most plentiful element in the human body. It lubricates our joints, increases our energy levels, delivers oxygen to our cells and nutrients to our muscles. It’s critical to our performance, our cognitive function, and our overall health.

It’s time we do hydration right.


Problem #2: We’re Killing Our Planet

And because plastic takes thousands of years to decompose, those billions are adding up quickly.



And when we say smart, we mean this thing has a Ph.D in water science.

How much water you drink depends on a variety of factors:

  • Physical attributes
  • Environmental considerations
  • Activity level

… making your hydration needs completely unique to you. That’s where Trago comes in: our mission is to help you dial into your optimal hydration profile, then stay on track to hit your daily hydration goals.  

The connected smartphone app keeps track of how much you’ve done for the environment by tracking the number of bottles you’ve saved so you can:

  • Earn badges to reward yourself
  • Post your saved bottle count to Facebook to encourage others to join the fight

We’ve also teamed up with 1% for the Planet to give money to organizations that share our passion in reducing plastic waste.


Then, it measures how much you drink and keeps you on track, building a hydration profile based on:

  • Your body type (age, weight, gender)
  • Your environment (local weather, elevation, humidity)
  • Your activity level (activity type, duration, intensity)

Our unique algorithms learn how you feel, assess how you perform, and pinpoint the perfect level of hydration for your body.

The App

  • Learn optimal hydration levels
  • Stay on track with hydration goals
  • Track your progress
  • Compare hydration levels with your teammates and friends

Smart Features

  • Accurate to within 5-10 milliliters
  • 6-month battery life
  • Fits 90% of water bottles on the market

Smart Integrations

       …and more

Ergonomic Features

  • Ergonomic spout for smooth water flow
  • Durable BPA-free plastic
  • Easy to clean
  • Fits all standard widemouth bottles
  • Easily attaches to backpacks

Trago for Teams

Trago is perfect for individuals who want to stay on top of their hydration levels. But its true power lies in our unique capabilities for teams. Imagine being able to intelligently monitor the hydration levels of your entire team, your patients, your children.

Perfect for:

  • Coaches
  • Trainers
  • Doctors
  • Parents

Watch for Trago at a Division I school near you.

Let’s finally treat water as the life-sustaining force that it is. Let’s do water right.


We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve raised over $75,000 in our Kickstarter campaign. That’s led to a working prototype that’s tested accurate and durable, and that meets our stringent standards.

We’ve secured purchase orders from multiple Division I collegiate programs, and we’ve been accepted to the Capital Factory Accelerator Program. We’ve also been accepted to the Amazon.com Launchpad program, which will drive significant sales through the largest retailer in the world.


Plus, we’ve received a strategic investment from Arrow Electronics, which will de-risk much of the manufacturing process.

Want to learn more? Click the “business profile” tab at the top of this page to access our business strategy, and let’s talk!


Jac Saltzgiver, CEO
Jac played lacrosse for Wake Forest University, and understands the importance of hydration. Prior to founding Trago, Jac worked in business development and sales at Bazaarvoice, as one of their first employees, High Brew Coffee and Square Root.

Davis Saltzgiver, Head of Product
Dave is a mechanical engineer by trade, inventor at heart, and the mastermind of the Trago concept.

Tom Johannsen, Mechanical Engineer
Tom has over 40 years of experience working on more than 200 products for a wide and varied list of customers. His expertise lies in wearable devices in the medical field. He’s well-known for designing the Fitbit Zip, one of his greatest successes.

Chase White, Design
Chase is an experienced designer with a background in product design and brand development. He’s worked with AT&T, Shiner, South by Southwest, and The Wall Street Journal.

Dr. Mark Kovaks, Chief Scientist
Mark is the former director of the Gatorade Sports Science Institute. He’ll be using his significant expertise and experience to inform the science behind our hydration recommendations, as well as using his deep relationships to open doors to professinoal teams and governing bodies like the NCAA.

Contact Information:

Jac Saltzgiver
Davis Saltzgiver
Tom Johannsen
Chase White
Dr. Mark Kovaks

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