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Nix Biosensor Optimizes Hydration

Nix Biosensor Optimizes Hydration

Woman wearing Nix Hydration Biosensor
The patch provides sweat composition analysis every second to help provide athletes real-time hydration data

The Nix Hydration Biosensor sweat patch is on a mission to change athletes’ hydration strategies. The patch was named as an Innovation Award Honoree at CES 2023 in the Digital Health category, and also made Time’s Best Inventions of 2022 list.

Every athlete knows that hydration is a key facet of performance. Dehydration can cause muscle cramping, lightheadedness, and fatigue, while overhydration can result in sodium levels being too low. Hydrating just based on thirst is often not optimal for one’s body—which is where Nix comes in.

Nix is a single-use patch with a 36-hour life, and sticks onto the surface of the skin with kinesiology tape to make it flexible and comfortable. It lives on one of the user’s biceps, with the patch facing upwards, to work effectively. The sweat patch tracks fluid and electrolyte losses, and provides live notifications. A clip-on pod sends data to the Nix app or Apple and Garmin watches. After a workout, the patch provides a summary to users to help them improve their hydration strategy.

Nix was founded in 2015 by Meridith Cass, a Harvard Business School graduate. Nix’s mission is to empower “humans to manage their own physical, mental, and behavioral health.” By empowering users to hydrate optimally post-workouts, Nix just might revolutionize a space largely untapped by the fitness industry.

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The Nix Hydration Biosensor, which comes with one pod, four sweat patches, and a charging case, can be purchased here for $129.

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