Table of Contents
- Using Your Own Glasses & Containers
- Recording Your Drinks
- How do I track that I drank some water?
- What if I didn't finish the full glass?
- What if I recorded the wrong amount? How do I fix it?
- What if I'm never going to use that glass again, like at a restaurant?
- Setting a Daily Goal
Using Your Own Glasses & Containers
Recording your water intake with Waterlogged is lightning fast because you can record pictures of the glasses you use everyday. Your brain will recognize the picture way faster than you’ll recall and type in the volume of your favorite glass. So give your brain a break!
Tap the Record Drink button on the main screen to show your existing glasses.
Tap the blue ’+’ button to add a new glass to your list.
Set the Volume (even if you're not sure yet)
Type in the volume for your glass. If you don’t know you’ve got two choices:
- Measure it (under 30 seconds: fill it, then dump it into a measuring cup)
- Guess (you can fix it later)
You can choose any unit you want to express the volume of this cup. It’s just fine to mark a water bottle as 500 mL, even if you want things to show up in ounces. The app will show you that as 16.9 oz. It’s simplest just to read the label and choose the volume that’s most suited to how you fill the container or how it was intended to be used. The app will handle all the conversions for you.
Choose a Picture (even if it's lame for now)
Then add a picture for your glass: tap the white square with the “Add a pic” label on it.
If you’ve got an iPhone, this will let you take a snapshot of your glass. What if you take a bad picture, but you don’t have time to fix it now? Piece of cake. The key is to choose ANY picture for now since that will help you keep recording your water and let you get on with your life. The point is to drink more water, and know how much you’re drinking. The best way to do that is to make it easy to make recording your water a snap. Don't worry, you can always change it later.
If you’re on an iPod Touch, you can choose any picture from your Photo Library. This means you’ll need to think ahead a bit by snapping photos of your glasses and load them onto your Touch – or you’ll need to remember that the picture of your boyfriend’s face represents your pink flower water bottle. Your call. You can always change it later. (At least you’ll see the label “32 oz” below his smiling face, to help trigger your memory.)
Now you can choose to zoom in on the picture, or move it around to select a square portion of it. Click “Use” and you’re back to the glass page.
Tap the ‘Save’ button and you’ll see your new glass in front of you, ready to be used to record your water intake.
Recording Your Drinks
How do I track that I drank some water?
Just tap the Record Drink button at the bottom of the screen. You’ll see this screen slide into view:
Swipe to find the glass you finished, and hit the Record button at the top of the view.
What if I didn't finish the full glass?
Just guess at how much you did finish, and tap the ¼, ½, or ¾ buttons before you hit Record. The right amount of water will be saved in your Daily Record.
What if I recorded the wrong amount? How do I fix it?
Simple. From the Home screen, just tap the glass. It’ll flip over and show you the drinks you’ve recorded today:
Delete the one that’s wrong. Tap Done. Then just record a new drink.
What if I'm never going to use that glass again, like at a restaurant?
Then don’t put that glass on your list. Just record a drink using a raw volume instead of a glass. And don’t worry about it.
Just tap the Record Drink button at the bottom of the screen, then tap the Volume segment button. You should see this screen:
Put in your best guess of how much water you drank, and hit the Record button in the upper-right. Then back to chomping on your veggies.
Setting a Daily Goal
How do I change my daily goal?
It’s easy. Tap the ’i’ button on the main screen. Your goal is the number in the box at the top of the screen. Update it there. Tap the units that you want to use for your goal. We’ll show everything else you do in that unit as well (to make it clear for you to know how each action will help you reach your goal).
How often can I change my daily goal?
As often as you want! Your new goal is effective from today on. All of your previous goals remain unchanged. That way you can start slowly and increase your goal over time. You can look back and see what your goal was in the past, and how well you met that goal.