How much water do you use to take a shower? Most people don’t know that answer. They’re too busy planning the day ahead to think about water conservation. The Aquantify shower head takes out the guesswork, displaying the exact volume of water used on its easy-to-read dial. It encourages daily conservation by reminding users of their own personal footprints
The visual vocabulary of time-tracking can therefore be easily applied to the business of tracking water usage.
Early revisions of the Aquantify looked more like wristwatches than shower heads. The final version came when the timepiece quality was dialed back and more familiar shower materials and shapes were amplified.
With no batteries to die or electronics to fail in a wet environment, the Aquantify is designed to last. There are no complex systems to learn. It’s as easy to read as a clock. The volume of water used is displayed at the tip of the water drop symbol on the face.
When the water starts to flow, a simple water turbine inside the Aquantify begins to spin and engages a clutch. A shaft beyond that clutch drives a series of three gears to turn the numerical dial. The spinning dial tensions a return spring that spins the dial back to zero when the water is turned off and the clutch disengages. The Aquantify doesn’t just count the water flowing past, it also delivers it in three different ways. First the outer ring nozzles emit a fine, high-pressure spray. The inner ring emits a soft aerated spray. The last emitter is at the center of the drop symbol. It’s a fogger that envelops the user in a blanketing fog of warm mist.