Crowdfunding Statistics: $206,016 / 821 backers
Crowdfunding origin: Santa Clara, CA
What is Gululu?
Imagine a modern-day Tamagotchi and a technology-laced water bottle designed to encourage kids and adults to stay hydrated. That's the Gululu Interactive Bottle in a nutshell. Animated pets come to life in the Gululu Universe as your child drinks water, reaching new levels and revealing new powers. Sensors in the hardware, together with educational and social software, let your kid care for their virtual pet and make new friends. Gululu makes it fun to drink water, helping children and adults stay hydrated and healthy.
Gululu offers a solution to the subtle but chronic dehydration that may be affecting your child's health. When drinking water is fun, your children stay hydrated, and healthy. The difference this makes can be astonishing.
Healthy Hydration for Kids
The Gululu app sets hydration goals based on a child’s age, weight, and location. A rewards-based game driven by virtual pets then motivates children to meet their water-drinking goals.
Learning through play
As your child drinks water, the virtual pet in the bottle grows, collects treasures, and explores an underwater world of adventure called the "Gululu Universe."
Technology meets well-being
Smart hardware featuring a screen, embedded sensors, a cloud-based app with automatic updates, and add-on digital content ensure that your child stays hydrated, and that you stay informed.
Constantly Renewing Game
As our team of developers iterates the game to include more treasures, levels, characters and perhaps surprises, the bottle automatically updates, keeping your child engaged in fresh and exciting new challenges.
“Shake! Shake! Shake! – Be my friend!”
Shake two nearby Gululu bottles to make friends, then see your pets play together. Kids can compare their hydration progress and habit scores, and parents get a glimpse of their children's social circle.
Advanced wireless charging
Gululu fully charges on its wireless charging dock in just three hours. The fully charged battery lasts up to 2 to 3 days of normal use.
Safe, durable, and shock-proof
The Gululu Interactive Bottle is designed for children aged 3 and up. All materials are 100% BPA free and comply with FDA standards. The bottle is 100% waterproof and dust-proof (IP 6/7), and is able to survive drops up to 3 feet (1 meter) high.
High standards and warranty
Our product and company adhere to the highest quality, safety, and security standards. Every Gululu bottle comes with a limited one-year warranty for defects. The Gululu Interactive Bottle is CE/Telec compliant, and our app and data security certificate are COPPA compliant (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act).
In the Gululu box
•The Gululu Interactive Bottle, a wireless charging dock, and a micro-USB charging cable
• A User Guide (with a link to download a PDF version of the guide)
• Instructions to download the Gululu app, which is available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play store
Gululu comes as a complete package of technology and fun. It is a delightful gift for kids and playful adults alike.
So much more than a water bottle, Gululu uses a number of patent-pending technologies to provide a user-friendly and uniquely engaging experience. Kids drink water and improve their health in five easy steps:
• Connect the Gululu app to the bottle
• Choose a pet to begin
• Drink water from Gululu and bring the pet to life
• Parents keep track of water intake
• Kids develop a bond with their pet and stay connected with friends
Water intake measurements
We use multiple embedded sensors that work together not only to measure water intake, but also to detect whether your child is drinking water, or pouring it out. The pets thrive in and explore the Gululu Universe as your child drinks more water.
Interaction with pets
The virtual pets are whimsical animations that children bring to life by drinking water and by interacting with touch and motion sensors on the bottle. Touching or shaking the bottle causes the virtual pet to react by laughing, leaping, and playing. Pets grow and evolve over time, and kids develop a connection to their animated pets.
The mechanism behind “Shake! Shake! Shake! – Be my friend!”
Shake two nearby Gululu bottles and the WiFi modules in the bottle enter a peer-to-peer communication mode. The two bottles talk to each other, and the two virtual pets become friends. The new friend's data is then synced to the Gululu app via the cloud.
Automatic software updates
Updates to the firmware, game engine, and/or cloud infrastructure, as well as newly added digital content are automatically installed when the Gululu Interactive Bottle is placed on its wireless charging dock.
The Gululu Universe
Our unfolding story and rewards-based game design keep children engaged and hydrated. By drinking water, children guide virtual pets through an animated world of adventure called the Gululu Universe. Gululu gives kids a mission and a spark for the imagination, which both enhance their motivation to drink a healthy amount of water.
With School Mode and Sleep Mode in the Gululu app, parents can set specific times of the day when the animated pets and the gaming function will be unresponsive so that there is no distraction in the classroom or after bedtime.