Today, Gatorade announced the release of the first-ever wearable patch that gives runners their own unique sweat profile to help them personalize their hydration strategy. The Gx Sweat Patch is a one-time-use wearable that, along with the Gx App, gives athletes everywhere, no matter what your ability level, access to some of the advanced science and services the company offers to elite athletes.
To use the patch, all you have to do is place it on your inner left arm during one run or workout, and the patch will fill up as you exercise. Once you’ve completed your workout, all you have to do is scan the patch in the Gx App to reveal your unique sweat profile. This information will allow you to better understand your specific needs in order to stay hydrated before, during and after your runs.
The app uses data collected from health and fitness apps along with research from the Gatorade Sports Science Institute’s 35 years of study to create actionable recommendations to help athletes hydrate in a way that allows them to perform at their best. It integrates with Garmin Connect, Strava, and Apple Health in order to provide runners with exercise data, and give insights on training load, recovery and nutrition using the Gx score — a number scale to outline how well you are doing in terms of reaching your individual activity goal for the week.
The Gx Patch and the Gx App are new additions to Gatorade’s Gx platform, which also includes Gx Bottles and Pods, a squeeze bottle with a flipcap that punctures accompanying pods containing different concentrations of electrolytes and carbohydrates to help you re-hydrate effectively. The Gx Sweat Patch is now available for purchase in Canada online, and retails for $24.99 USD, while the app is available for download exclusively on the Apple App Store for free.