Thanks to the brilliant collaboration between Apple and La Roche-Posay, the future of sun protection has officially arrived! When hi-tech meets beauty needs we feel in sync with today’s advanced technology..
Introducing My Skin Track/UV device, just launched at select Apple stores and online, it’s the world’s tiniest and first battery-free electronic gadget that measures UV exposure amongst other environmental aggressors around us.. Easily wearable and barely noticeable, this genius device is linked to an App and helps us identify all the harmful effects surrounding us and how vulnerable we are as a result..
Developed in collaboration with professor John Rogers from Northwestern University, a globally renowned developer in wearable technology, hope is that consumers will be more proactive about wearing sunscreen daily.
The effects of sun exposure are cumulative, [making] it absolutely essential to wear sunscreen all year long,” says New York City dermatologist Whitney Bowe, M.D. “Every day counts.
This solar-powered device uses precise measurements to provide extensive UV database well as monitors pollution, humidity, and pollen levels, all of which can be integrated with Apple’s popular HealthKit platform, which amalgamates all the data from different health and fitness apps so that you can view everything in one place.
With miniature dimensions, which clock in at 12 millimeters wide and 6 millimeters tall (about the size of a paper clip), the My Skin Track/UV device is very practical, especially that it doe not need to be charged..
Sun damage is the No. 1 cause of skin cancer, premature aging, hyper-pigmentation, fine lines, and loss of firmness.
In terms of exposure, it’s individual to each person based on their lifestyle. Having this information can really benefit people, allowing them to protect themselves by having the right sun-protective products in their regimen.
How Does The My Skin Track/ UV Device Work?
First, you download the app, which is called My Skin Track/UV. Then, before you head outside, clip the device onto whatever you’re wearing (say, a shirt collar, or a piece of jewelry), then at the end of the day, or whenever you want, take the tracker off and literally tap it against your smartphone. The tapping will update the app with all the information your tracker’s been gathering — it can store up to three months’ worth, after which, you’ll have to delete some of the older data to clear up room.