Not all hangovers are created equal. The good ones will leave you a little dusty and ready for an early night’s sleep, but if you’ve licked the stamp and sent it, you’ll find yourself weak, shaking like a leaf and ready to do whatever it takes to feel normal again. For those very worst hangovers, Gatorade has just dropped the Smart Gx Bottle to soothe your headache and return you to the land of the living.
There’s a reason you’re inclined to turn to Gatorade after a large evening on the town, as the drink was originally formulated to rehydrate and replenish carbohydrates in football athletes at the University of Florida in the mid-90s. The science works, and today we’re blessed with petrol stations around Australia that stack their fridges with the brightly coloured liquid to help you claw your way through even the toughest days on the tools.
The Gatorade Smart Gx Bottle takes things up a notch, serving up data on your hydration status to a Bluetooth-connected app on your phone. Not only will it deliver push notifications to remind you to take regular sips throughout the day, but a special sensor in the lid of the bottle will calculate exactly how much liquid you’ve consumed to tell you how much more you need to drink.
The Gatorade app will also allow you to plan your hydration throughout the day depending on your anticipated activity levels, so if you’ve got a big workout planned you’ll know exactly how much liquid you need to take on to recover as quickly as possible. If you combine your Gatorade Smart Gx Bottle with the Gatorade Sweat Patch that was launched last year, you’ll also be able to create your own personalised sweat profile, meaning you can tailor your rehydration to specifically replace the mix of fluids and minerals you lose during a workout.
Sure, the Gatorade Smart Gx Bottle was designed with athletes in mind, but that doesn’t mean elite competitors on the sesh won’t be able to take full advantage of the new device. After all, Hunter S. Thompson and Eliud Kipchoge are both peak performers in their own areans.