REBO Smart Bottle Review

A hydrated and healthy you and a cleaner planet! This is what the REBO smart bottle is all about. It is an environmental friendly smart water bottle that helps you meet your daily hydration goals and also helps keep the oceans clean.

As a smart water bottle, it comes with an app that works out your daily hydration goal based on your lifestyle, has an LED ring that lights up to remind you to drink water and tracks your daily water intake. The smart sensor in the cap monitors how much water you’re drinking and sends this information to the REBO app. You can see your hydration activity on the mobile app.

REBO also supports the cleanup of waste plastic bottles in ocean-bound areas. This is possible through a partnership with Plastic Bank, an organization that rewards people in underprivileged communities to collect plastic waste bottles and prevent them from ending up in the oceans.

Interested in the REBO and curious about how it works? Read our full review below to learn more about the REBO smart water bottle.

Features

The REBO bottle is more than just a smart water bottle. REBO actually stands for REvolutionary Bottle. Not only does it help keep the environment clean by virtue of being a reusable bottle, it also goes a step further and helps with the cleanup of existing plastic waste to prevent it from ending up in our oceans. 

It tracks your water intake, reminds you when it is time to take a sip and monitors the number of bottles you drink. All this is possible thanks to an advanced time-of-flight sensor embedded into the smart cap. This sensor uses the same technology sophisticated cameras use and is smart enough to recognize genuine drinking behavior by monitoring the rhythms and pauses. It can’t be fooled easily. This bottle also comes with a mobile app that will set a customized hydration goal for you.

As a water bottle, the REBO is equipped with features that make a great hydration companion – easy to carry, insulated to maintain the desired water temperature, and easy to drink from, refill and clean. It even shows you where you can refill your bottle just in case you empty it while on the go. Its features are as follows:

  • Food-safe 18/10 stainless steel construction
  • Dual-walled insulated design keep drinks cold or hot
  • Smart cap with a time-of-flight sensor that tracks water intake
  • An LED ring that glows to remind you to drink water  
  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) wireless technology for app connectivity
  • One-hand push cap for ease of drinking on the go
  • Rechargeable battery with 2-months battery life and charged via USB
  • Anti-scratch powder coating in colors inspired by marine life
  • Refill center locators that highlight refill points near you
  • Partners with Plastic Bank to clean up plastic waste in ocean-bound areas

Specifications

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Capacity: 600ml/20.30oz.

Weight: 285g/0.6lb

Material: 18/10 Stainless Steel    

Color options: Coral Orange, Atoll Turquoise, Turtle Green, Iceberg White, Ocean Blue, Dolphin Grey

Battery Life: Two Months

Package: REBO Bottle, USB-C charging port 

User Experience

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The Water Bottle: The water bottle itself is really well-designed. Insulated dual-wall construction enables it to maintain drinks at the desired temperature. Cold drinks remain cold for 24 hours and hot beverages hot for 12 hours. As for health and safety, the REBO is made of food-grade stainless steel that is BPA-free and doesn’t contaminate water and beverages.

Drinking from it is also a pleasant experience. It features a one-hand push cap so drinking from it is an effortless task even when on the go or using one hand. You don’t have to screw the cap open or closed. It is also just the right size to hold in one’s hand and the powder coating offers a slip-resistant grip when held with wet hands such as when active outdoors.

The sweat-proof design means that condensation won’t soak your clothes, bag or desktop. The wide opening makes refilling it and adding ice cubes easy. Carrying the bottle to wherever you go is easy thanks to the flexible yet heavy-duty strap and the base should fit in most cup holders, backpack pockets, and bike cages.  

Hydration Tracking: The REBO bottle comes with a free mobile app that calculates how much water you should be drinking each day based on your personal details and fitness activities – it integrated with the fitness apps you use. The time-of-flight sensor in the cap monitors the amount of water you take and sends the information to the REBO app. You can also input the water you drink outside REBO into the app manually.

The LED ring glows to remind you to drink water before dehydration sets in and you feel thirsty. At any time, you can see your hydration status and the volume of water you’ve to drink to reach your daily hydration goal. When you drink the whole bottle, a water locator will show you refill points – fountains, public water taps etc. – near where you are.

Plastic Waste Cleanup: In partnership with Plastic Bank, REBO also helps keep oceans clean by supporting the collection of plastic waste in ocean-bound areas. Blockchain credits are awarded to plastic waste collectors living in developing countries such as Indonesia, Haiti and Philippines. Collectors get money, goods or blockchain tokens in exchange for the plastic waste they collect. The collection of waste bottles is funded by sponsors, not the REBO owner.  

Durability: Stainless steel construction means that this smart water bottle is sturdy enough to withstand the stress of everyday use. It is resistant to corrosion, oxidation and can withstand drops, bumps, and even the toughest conditions when camping, hiking, backpacking, climbing, or kayaking. The powder coating is anti-scratch so the attractive finishing stays in pristine condition for a long time. The strap is heavy-duty and can handle the stress of being pulled constantly.

Pros

  • Tracks your water intake and reminds you to hydrate
  • App calculates a personalized hydration goal
  • Integrates with most fitness trackers
  • Supports the cleanup of plastic bottles from ocean-bound areas
  • Insulated dual-wall design to keep drinks hot or cold
  • Food-safe stainless steel interior
  • Rechargeable battery with two-months battery life
  • Easy to use one-handed and easy to clean
  • Rugged with an attractive finish

Cons

  • A little bit costlier than regular water bottles but definitely worth the money when you factor in the quality level, the advanced technology and the plastic waste cleanup.

Overall Ratings

Based on our assessment of the REBO smart bottle, here is our ratings of the most important aspects:

Design: 95% – With thoughtful details like the one-hand push cap, flexible strap, non-slip exterior, and insulated chamber that preserves the temperature of your drinks, the design is on point. The REBO is also rugged and the powder coated finish is attractive and doesn’t scratch easily.

Ease of Use: 100% – One of the best things about the REBO is its simplicity. All you have to do is fill it with water, drink, refill, and repeat and the technology built-into the smart cap and the app on your phone will take care of the rest.  

Price: 90% – The REBO is a bit more expensive than regular smart water bottles but it is also not a typical water bottle. It is a well-designed water bottle, an accurate hydration tracker and reminder and it also supports the collection of plastic bottles polluting oceans around the world and helps improve people’s lives. You are not responsible for the cost of collecting the waste bottles though.

Overall: 95% – The REBO water bottle is a brilliant blend of technology, health, green living and charity. It is an excellent smart water bottle that tracks your water intake and remind you to stay hydrated so as to reach your hydration goal.

It is a great hydration companion for all activities. That it is insulated and rugged makes it great to take to the outdoors for sports, beach trips, biking, hiking, backpacking or climbing and it is stylish enough for urban use when commuting, working, going to the gym or yoga studio, meeting friends, or traveling.

Not only are you helping keep the planet clean by using a reusable water bottle, REBO supports the collection of plastic bottles already polluting the environment and also helps reduce poverty. This will definitely motivate you to drink more water!

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The REBO bottle is an exceptional smart water bottle that does more than just track your hydration levels and remind you to drink water. A custom hydration goal calculator and LED reminders make it easy to stay on top of your hydration and health. If you really care about the environment, REBO also supports the collection of plastic wastes polluting our oceans. It is a good feeling knowing that you’re contributing towards a cleaner planet every time you use your REBO. This smart water bottle also makes a great gift idea for friends and family.

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