Although hydration sometimes gets overlooked when it comes to maintaining high energy levels or optimal sleep and exercise routines, most people understand the importance of drinking water throughout the day. Much of the neglect often comes from distraction, bad habits or laziness. Whatever the cause, improvement awaits those ready and willing to make a newfound effort toward this slight lifestyle change.

One common gripe from people who first start to drink more water is the increased frequency with which they have to go to the bathroom. While this is an understandable complaint, the tradeoff is well worth it in ordinary circumstances. Once adjusted, the trips can help combat extended periods without much movement (This is especially important for those with office jobs that require long hours of computer work.).

Entrepreneur John Ganotis flipped this concept around when he decided to create the Pee & See app, which boats a 4.7/5-star rating and is currently available for free for iPhone and Apple Watch users. Unlike other hydration apps, Pee & See doesn’t require any tedious plugging in of water consumption amounts. In fact, it doesn’t even need to be opened to function.

Ganotis suffered from constant headaches and felt inspired to design a simpler way to combat them by drinking more water. Although he admits he is not medical expert, Ganotis suspects the app could help those with the following:

– getting well-hydrated to prevent hangovers

– avoiding kidney stones by drinking a lot of water

– monitoring symptoms of BPH and other prostate conditions

– monitoring symptoms of interstitial cystitis and bladder conditions

He calls it “It’s the number 1 number 1 app!” and describes the functionality, noting:

Pee & See is a simple water reminder app. It doesn’t need to know when you drink water or how much you drink.

Instead, just tap one button every time you go to the bathroom!

When you haven’t peed for 3 hours you’ll get a reminder to drink water (except at night).

It’s better than a water tracker. Pee & See turns drinking more water into a game.

There are 8 easy ways to log pees with Pee & See:

  • Open the app and tap the big “Log Pee” button
  • Log a pee from the Widget, without opening the app
  • Tap one of the actions on a notification
  • Log from the app icon on devices that support 3D Touch
  • Install the Apple Watch app and Complication so you’re always just two taps away from logging a pee
  • Manually enter the date and time for pees you forgot to log
  • Tell Siri to log a pee
  • Slide your finger across the Log Pee button in the app to log a pee at a specific time in the past hour

Many people need no reminders to drink water and some are content with other hydration apps, but hopefully the Pee & See app can help the remaining others avoid the pernicious effects of dehydration.

To learn more about the app, click here.