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The Gululu Interactive Bottle gives life to virtual pets to help kids drink water, and informs parents through a cloud-based app.
A sleek design bottle combined with a Tamagochi-like smart toy that keeps kids hydrated and healthy.
A sleek design bottle combined with a Tamagochi-like smart toy that keeps kids hydrated and healthy.
821 backers pledged $206,016 to help bring this project to life.

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A HUGE thank you to all of the Gululu family for going on this incredible Kickstarter journey with us. Your immense support has pushed us to be where we are today! :) To stay involved and informed throughout the rest of our Gululu adventure, please move to our website!

 

3 days left!! And we are going to hit the $200K goal soon. Once we do this, as promised, you will get a beautifully animated picture booklet. Feel EXCITED? Now, we are offering MORE! PLUS, one replaceable spout for every Gululu bottle –FOR FREE!

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Gululu is dedicated to the health and overall wellness of you and your family and we want that to be known as our greatest priority. The Early Bird discount offer is back with limited units so get yours today! 

Watch the video below to learn how to pre-order your Gululu Interactive Bottle today!  

 

 

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.

 

Good health is priceless

"Mild levels of dehydration can produce disruptions in mood and cognitive functioning." [National Institute of Health and Medicine] 

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.

 

 

Since our launch on Kickstarter on May 24th, Gululu news has been translated into 14 languages and traveled to over 19 countries.

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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.

  

 

Circle of Hydration, Circle of Life
Circle of Hydration, Circle of Life

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. 

Motion sensor & inclinometer has been activated
Motion sensor & inclinometer has been activated

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. 

 

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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. 

  

 

 

Parental controls 

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. 

Set modes for kids' sleep and study routines
Set modes for kids' sleep and study routines

 

A child’s health is every parent’s top priority, but 50% of kids today are not drinking enough water for optimal brain and body function. When left to their own devices, most kids choose sugary sodas and juices. We all know that high sugar consumption is linked to diabetes and obesity. Moreover, a recent Harvard study indicates that dehydration has been linked to impaired concentration, cognition, and physical activity. Gululu solves this problem. Your kid will love guiding their virtual pet through the Gululu Universe by drinking water, and parents will love that they are staying healthy doing so. 

Kickstarter-only discount

We want to thank you, our backers, by offering special discounts through flash sales and early bird specials on all five Gululu Interactive bottles. Take advantage of these discounts now while our promotional pricing applies.

 

  

We’re on a mission and we need you

In early 2015, Team Gululu dedicated itself to improving children’s well-being through the use of IoT. This mission is also personal, as it resonates with the founder’s own struggle to maintain his health as a diabetic. Our dedicated team believes so strongly in Gululu that we have left jobs at Renren, HP, IDEO, Intel, and EA Popcap in order to combine forces. Now, as energetic individuals, we share a passion to creatively shape technology to solve pressing health issues. Gululu’s mission is to help children around the world cultivate healthy habits through play, and we can’t succeed without your support. We are offering exciting rewards and big discounts for our early supporters so you can help us with our mission, and in return we want to help you and the kids in your lives.

Milestones
Milestones

Where we are

After much tinkering and tuning, we are now sharing finished Gululu Interactive Bottles with children around the world through our pilot user program. Also, we are ready for mass production! We have streamlined our standard operation procedure and assembly lines, so that the highest quality bottles can come to awaiting families right on time. We continue to fine-tune and add elements to the app, game design, and software. And of course, will keep our beloved backers updated as we go!

 

International backers

We will ship Gululu Interactive Bottles worldwide, with the exception of Republic of South Sudan, Netherlands Antilles, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Niue, Wallis and Futuna, Pitcairn Islands, Fiji, Saint Helena, Réunion, Western Sahara, Sao Tome and Principe, Archipelago of the Azores, Madeira, Faroe Islands, Eritrea and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Please note that you may be responsible for duties, fees, and taxes applicable in your region.

Estimated delivery

We are close to mass production and are committed to shipping your rewards soon after the end of the campaign. While we do not expect any issues shipping your rewards on time, we pledge to keep you up-to-date if we encounter any delays. You are always entitled to request a full refund by emailing customer-service@bowhead-tech.com at anytime before your Gululu Interactive Bottle ships.

Warranty

We stand firmly behind our products. Each Gululu Interactive Bottle comes with a one year limited warranty. 

Need help? We're here to help!

If you have questions at any time, during the campaign or after it has closed, please reach out to us at customer-service@bowhead-tech.com

Risks and challenges

This is the first product launch for Bowhead Technology and we strive to make it flawless for our backers in the following ways:

1. We work closely with our manufacturing and logistics partners to ensure a seamless and speedy process. This helps get your Interactive Bottle from our door to yours.

2. We have tested our product repeatedly for optimal functionality, reliability, and durability. We are confident that the quality of the Gululu Interactive Bottle will meet your expectations.

3. We have sound customer service support in place. Should there be any issues, we welcome you to contact us and we will serve you to the very best of our ability.

While we are working hard to meet and exceed your expectations of our product, we do know there is potential for delays and miscalculations in our projections. In case of any mishap, we will do everything we can to make it right. We value your support and look forward to a healthy, hydrated, and happy future with you!

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    《Early Bird》

    The early bird gets the worm, and in this case, a Gululu Interactive Bottle filled with our gratitude. Likely going fast, 200 backers only will receive one Gululu Bottle in any of our 5 colors.

    What color will you choose?
    -Bowhead Blue
    -Uni-dragon Violet
    -Submarine Yellow
    -Monster Green
    -Starfish Pink

    Choose your favorite, and begin your journey through the Gululu Universe!
    ***Free delivery to the U.S.***
    Our international shipping rate is not free, but don't let this stop your kids from having fun while staying hydrated! We're actually splitting the shipping costs with you so you're only paying part of the fees. Also keep it mind that taxes may apply in your country.

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    《Kickstarter Exclusive》

    Exclusively on Kickstarter, receive one Gululu Interactive Bottle in any of our 5 colors.

    What color will you choose?
    -Bowhead Blue
    -Uni-dragon Violet
    -Submarine Yellow
    -Monster Green
    -Starfish Pink

    This special KS price is a thank you to backers who are helping us at this very critical stage in our company.

    We are so grateful to you and hope that this bottle can add joy and health to your life!
    ***Free delivery to the U.S.***
    Our international shipping rate is not free, but don't let this stop your kids from having fun while staying hydrated! We're actually splitting the shipping costs with you so you're only paying part of the fees. Also keep it mind that taxes may apply in your country.

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    《Twin Pack Early Bird》

    Special Gululove price: $84.50 per bottle

    An amazing deal for 100 backers only! Receive two Gululu Interactive Bottles in any of our 5 colors, and a huge thank you from our team!
    ***Free delivery to the U.S. ***
    Our international shipping rate is not free, but don't let this stop your kids from having fun while staying hydrated! We're actually splitting the shipping costs with you so you're only paying part of the fees. Also keep it mind that taxes may apply in your country.

    What color will you choose?
    -Bowhead Blue
    -Uni-dragon Violet
    -Submarine Yellow
    -Monster Green
    -Starfish Pink

    Future Retail Price: $258 + taxes + shipping

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    《Twin Pack》

    Special Gululove price: $89.50 per bottle

    Exclusively on Kickstarter, receive two Gululu Interactive Bottles in any of our 5 colors.

    This special KS price for a bottle twin pack is meant as a thank you to our backers. Your support means the world to us! We hope that your bottle duo adds joy and health to your life!
    ***Free delivery to the U.S.***
    Our international shipping rate is not free, but don't let this stop your kids from having fun while staying hydrated! We're actually splitting the shipping costs with you so you're only paying part of the fees. Also keep it mind that taxes may apply in your country.

    What color will you choose?
    -Bowhead Blue
    -Uni-dragon Violet
    -Submarine Yellow
    -Monster Green
    -Starfish Pink

    Future Retail Price: $258 + taxes + shipping

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    《Family Pack》

    Special Gululove price: $83.80 per bottle

    Make Gululu a gift for everyone in your life!
    Receive five Gululu Interactive Bottles in any of our 5 colors.
    ***Free delivery to the U.S.***
    Our international shipping rate is not free, but don't let this stop your kids from having fun while staying hydrated! We're actually splitting the shipping costs with you so you're only paying part of the fees. Also keep it mind that taxes may apply in your country.

    What colors will you choose?
    -Bowhead Blue
    -Uni-dragon Violet
    -Submarine Yellow
    -Monster Green
    -Starfish Pink

    The whole shebang, and fun for the whole family, your family pack packs a punch and comes with a big thank you from our team!

    Future Retail Price: $645 + taxes + shipping

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    《25 Gululu Interactive Bottles》

    Special Gululove price: $77.56 per bottle

    Receive twenty-five Gululu Interactive Bottles in any of our 5 colors.

    What colors will you choose?
    -Bowhead Blue
    -Uni-dragon Violet
    -Submarine Yellow
    -Monster Green
    -Starfish Pink

    An amazing deal just during our Kickstarter campaign. Gululu wants to thank you for your generous help with a big bundle of bottles for all of the playful people in your life. We send you a big bundle of thank you for your support!
    ***Free delivery to the U.S.***
    Our international shipping rate is not free, but don't let this stop your kids from having fun while staying hydrated! We're actually splitting the shipping costs with you so you're only paying part of the fees. Also keep it mind that taxes may apply in your country.

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    《50 Gululu Interactive Bottles》

    Special Gululove price: $75.18 per bottle

    Receive fifty Gululu Interactive Bottles in any of our 5 colors.
    ***Free delivery to the U.S.***
    Our international shipping rate is not free, but don't let this stop your kids from having fun while staying hydrated! We're actually splitting the shipping costs with you so you're only paying part of the fees. Also keep it mind that taxes may apply in your country.

    What colors will you choose?
    -Bowhead Blue
    -Uni-dragon Violet
    -Submarine Yellow
    -Monster Green
    -Starfish Pink

    Another awesome deal only available during our Kickstarter campaign. Gululu wants to thank you for your generous help with an even bigger bundle of bottles for all of the playful people in your life. We send you a big bundle of thank you for your support!

    Future Retail Price: Up to $6,400 + taxes + shipping

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