Frequently Asked Questions about HourBands

by Jon Heinrich June 29, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions:

Product Release:

Q: When do you plan to launch / release the product?

A: We are in the final phases of product manufacturing and the first batch will be available in late 2016. 

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Q: What medicine bottles do HourBands fit onto?

A: HourBands fit onto standard amber-colored prescription bottles. THERE ARE ONLY THREE BOTTLE SIZES. HourBands come in all three sizes.

Prescription drugs are the most important to take on time—it has been estimated that 7 million people are hospitalized each year and over 125,000 people die each year from medication non-adherence. So right now that's our focus. In the future we're looking at adding sizes for vitamins and supplements and other over-the-counter (OTC) medications.

Q: What are the sizes?

A: Standard amber-colored prescription bottles come in three sizes:

  • Small - 1.25" diameter

  • Medium - 1.5" diameter

  • Large - 1.875" diameter 

Q: How do I know which one to use?

A: The majority of prescriptions come in small amber bottles so that is a good place to start. One hint, the small is the same diameter as a D-sized battery. If you are in doubt, you can always purchase the variety pack containing all three sizes so you can see for yourself.


Q: How many types of HourBands are there?

A: Currently HourBands cater to two different time increments:

  • Hour of Day (HOD) - If you take your medication multiple times a day.

  • Day of Week (DOW) - If you take your medication just once a day.


Q: How do I use it?

A: This is where the simplicity kicks in, simply slide the HourBand onto your prescription bottle and when you take your pill, look at the bottle to see when you should take the next pill, and slide the "Next" buckle to the time or day when you should take it next.

Q: When do I move the buckle?

A: The easiest time to figure out when the next dose should be taken is when you just took the last dose. So just go ahead and look at the clock, see how long you are supposed to wait between doses and slide the "Next" buckle to that time.

For example, if your doctor has indicated to take this medication every 6 hours and you take the first pill at 6 AM, simply move the buckle to 12 PM.

You will see the Hour of Day (HOD) HourBands show the AM hours against a white background, and the PM hours against a black background.

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Jon Heinrich
Jon Heinrich


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