Have a utility to calculate how many ounces of water I should be drinking per day
It would be nice to calculate my water intake based on my weight and daily habits like excercise.
Stephen Holder commented
There are many other enhancements that would be more useful than this. Don't believe there is a formula that can calculate precisely how much you should drink.
Using HealthKit the app can get weight and gender. From your location it could get info from weather apps the get temperature and humidity.
Your should be able to use or ignore the recommendations.
Maybe tack on a +/-#, to select if you want be 10 (any number) ounces over or under the recommendation.
A feature like this could never be accurate. There are so many factors that go into the correct amount of water intake than just excerise or weight. There's gender, medication, just who you are. For me, I'm on bedrest, eat at a hundred calorie diet and weigh 100 lbs. yet I have to drink at minimum a 100 oz. a day, doctor's orders. This is due to the combination of my genetics, headaches, medical disorders and medications. Even in heathy people, there are things to consider and you can only get a direct calculation from a doctor.
Be sure to include lactating mothers. Maybe make your calculations daily. So if you plan to be active you can account for it with an increased intake for that day.
I've heard the1/2 body weight in oz, but never heard not to exceed 90 oz, I'm a bigger girl & I don't have a lot of output, should I be concerned?
I agree, also need to have a variety of oz to pick from to reach goal
I agree! One size doesn't fit all and drinking too much water can mess up your kidneys
I've been drinking 1 gallon/day. Good results.
I heard that you should drink 1/2 your body weight in oz per day not to exceed 90 oz. Ex. 140 lb. = 70 oz. of water per day.
I think this is a great idea! Right now my log tells me to drink 64 ounces a day but i dont know if that is accurate.
Seán Kiely commented
I think this would be an excellent addition. Could it also take into account the current daily temperature/humidity, and the kind of daily activity - I presume these are a factor too?
Agreed. One size does not fit all!
Heather Alison Smith commented
I think it is an easy calculation that is available in other apps like water for life. You could always add a disclaimer to ck with your dr
I think that type of information is best given to you by your healthcare professional. There are a number of factors besides your weight and activity levels that will dictate how much water you should be drinking.