This post will share the major features of LARQ Bottle – an innovative portable bottle that self-cleans the bottle and purifies water. As you read, you will learn how actual customers felt about this smart product. Lastly, it will show the level of people’s interest in LARQ Bottle over the past 5 years, which is an indicator of the quality of this product.
Innovative Water Bottle
LARQ Bottle was born with innovative technology and a good cause. According to LARQ, the LARQ Bottle is the world’s first self-cleaning water bottle with a water purification system. The bottle uses UV-C LED light to remove up to 99.9999% of bio-contaminants from your bottle and water. This socially responsible firm is donating 5% of every purchase of LARQ Bottle Benefit Edition to Well Aware – their non-profit partner that aims at building sustainable water systems all over the world. Please note that this bottle edition is for a limited period.
How to Use LARQ Bottle
Using the LARQ Bottle is simple. You first fill up your bottle with water. Then, you press the bottle cap to start purifying water. LARQ recommends you to give a gentle shake to distribute the purifying UV light evenly. LARQ claims that you can purify your water in 60 seconds. That’s it. You can drink water with peace of mind.
One other major feature is automatic cleaning. You will fill the bottle and may want to keep it for a while. If you keep water in a water bottle for a long time or if you use a refillable plastic water bottle over and over, that can lead to bacterias lurking in your bottle. This blog reveals a dirty secret behind the plastic water bottles with a cap.
The LARQ Bottle, however, automatically cleans itself every 2 hours, which prevents germs and bacteria and stink in the bottle. The LARQ website points out that it is over 10,000 times hygienic than regular reusable bottles.
Easy and Safe Charging
You can recharge the LARQ Bottle using a MicroUSB cable. The bottle adopts Li-Polymer battery that, on a single charge, can last up to 1 month. The USB port is water-proof, so you don’t have to worry about malfunction due to water.
LARQ Product Range
All the LARQ product bottles share the same purifying technology. The price however differs depending on what edition you want to buy. The bottle has two major categories – LARQ Bottle and LARQ Bottle Movement.
What makes LARQ Bottle different from LARQ Bottle Movement is whether or not it’s insulated. The LARQ Bottle products are double-wall insulated that it is great if you want to have temperature control. This product range purifies water on-the-go and automatically does it every 2 hours to remove germs and stain in the bottle.
LARQ Bottle Movement
The LARQ Bottle Movement is ultra-light but non-insulated. This product range can be a great choice for travelers or sports fans. The rest features are the same. They purify water and automatically run purification every 2 hours to stay clean and prevent stain inside the bottle.
Prices and Sizes
As of January 2020, a LARQ Bottle product is priced at $95USD (17oz). A LARQ Bottle Movement product is $78USD (24oz). If you are after a larger size, the LARQ Bottle becomes $118 (25oz) and the movement version is $98 (32oz).
The LARQ Bottle products can be shipped to the following countries.
- United States
- European Union
- New Zealand
- Hong Kong
Customer Experience with LARQ Bottle
When you consider to buy a product or to use a service, you will wonder what experiences other buyers had. Investigating the reviews of other users can lead to a better decision, and it is a wise thing to do as a consumer. If people are dissatisfied with it, they will complain about it and won’t recommend it. If they are happy, they will leave positive comments and share their great experiences. If we can compile and analyze those reviews, we can have an assurance about the product or the service.
That’s what I am going to do for you. I used more than 850 reviews people left on the LiveLARQ website and summarized those data to generate easy-to-understand graphs and charts. Those visuals will allow you to understand the overall sentiments the customers had toward the smart water bottle. They are also extremely easy to understand.
LARQ Bottle Positive Word Cloud
In a word cloud, some words will appear bigger because those specific words were more frequently used among customers. So, the bigger the more frequent, thus, if those big words are positive, it proves that most of the customers had a positive experience. Have a look at the word cloud of LARQ Bottle.
The word cloud above should have given you a good impression of their products. The most frequent words that actual customers used in their reviews were “great”. Other big words are also positive – “love”, “amazing”, “awesome”, “good”, and many more. Just by looking at the word cloud, we can learn that most of the people were satisfied with their product.
The word cloud tells you what descriptive words people used for the product. There is another angle we can use to understand the LARQ Bottle customer reviews. That is by categorizing the reviews into a type of 10 sentiments. While I used the review titles for the word cloud above, I used the review contents for the sentiment analysis. The result is the graph below.
I was able to run my sentiment analysis code to find out what specific sentiments people had over the service. As we could guess from the word cloud, most of the review contents were positive. Of course, people shared some negative thoughts. I haven’t seen any review that is all positive. Despite the negative reviews, overall, people left positive comments toward the LARQ Bottle.
LARQ Bottle Trend
Another type of analysis I often use for a product review is using Google Trend. It is an extremely helpful service by Google that gives you a historical Google search trend. The idea is that if a product or a company can maintain or can increase its search volume over many years, it supports the quality of the product. If a product is bad, people won’t show their interest and eventually will never search for the product anymore. Then, how is the trend of LARQ Bottle? Plus, how has people’s interest in general been changed?
The blue line shows the trend of LARQ Bottle from the whole world over the past 2 years. In its early stage, it started with a decent level of interest. But, starting later half of 2019, the trend started gaining traction. Since then, the trend started rising. As you also can see, recently, there was a spike for reason. Considering that the jump happened in the year-end season, more people chose LARQ Bottle as an option for a gift to themselves or someone else.
The trend line was from the world. If we break down the interest by country, it looks like below.
During that period, the biggest interest came from Canada, followed by Singapore, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. So, chances are you are from one of the countries. This is a good indication that the product has been able to maintain global attention.
Know Before You Buy
Before you decide to buy LARQ Bottle or LARQ Bottle Movement, it would be better to read through this section. It will help you buy the right product.
Can I keep cold and hot water?
The LARQ Bottle is double-insulated, which makes it a great fit to store cold and hot water for a longer time. Specifically, it can keep cold water for up to 24 hours. and 12 hours for hot water. The LARQ Bottle Movement is not insulated but ultralight. So, it will not keep water cold or hot. The Movement bottles are suitable to store cold water, and you can even refrigerate it. But, LARQ does not recommend to put hot water into the LARQ Bottle Movement.
Can it remove heavy metals and fluoride?
You cannot eliminate heavy metals and fluoride with the LARQ Bottles. Their UV-C LED technology is for removing harmful bacteria, mold, and viruses. In Adventure Mode, you can keep odor-causing bacteria and water-born illnesses from growing.
Can I put other beverages?
The LARQ Bottles were designed for water. The firm does not recommend storing other beverages. If you have to use the bottle for other drinks such as soda, tea, or coffee, don’t rely on the purifying feature but hand wash the bottle.
What is Travel Mode?
Besides the automatic purifying mode, the LARQ Bottle has the Travel Mode. When activated, it will turn off the automatic Self-Cleaning mode. LARQ recommends using the mode if you want to store water for a longer period of time or to save battery life.
As I reviewed the LARQ Bottle products, I learned that most of the consumers loved the product. Plus, my trend analysis showed that LARQ has been able to maintain a consistent level of interest from people over the world. I also liked their design and innovative technology. However, as I analyzed the customer reviews, not a small number of people were not happy with the prices. If you are happy with the price, I believe, in terms of quality, you can be assured. It can be a great gift for yourself or someone else.
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