This New Wearable Device Will Monitor Your Sun Exposure

La Roche-Posay's new My Skin Track UV monitors the wearer's UV intake // Photo credit: Kraig Scarbinsky/iStock/Getty Images Plus

Making sure you limit your sun exposure is now easier than ever, thanks to new technology from La Roche-Posay. A cosmetic division of L’Oréal, the skincare brand recently introduced a wearable sensor that measures UVA and UVB rays as a way to raise awareness about harmful rays and to encourage more sun protection. The sensor, aptly titled My Skin Track UV, features easy smartphone options for users who desire quick and accessible insight. 

Combining forces with Apple, My Skin Track UV takes sun protection a step further by utilizing the tools of Apple Healthkit. Consumers are able to measure exposure to pollution, pollen, and humidity. My Skin Track UV holds three months of that data and can be uploaded onto any smartphone by simply tapping the two devices together. 

Visionary designer, Yves Behar, guarantees users could measure their UV exposure discreetly and sufficiently. The device is only 12mm wide and 6mm high, battery-free, and waterproof, making it easy to accessorize with any outfit.


L’Oréal has spent a decade researching sun-safety to ensure its customers have the proper knowledge to make the right choices. In addition, La Roche-Posay offers award-winning sunscreens and a stretchable skin sensor, My UV Patch. 

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My Skin Track UV and My UV Patch both combine the research of John Rogers, a professor at Northwestern University. Through extensive research with Rogers, L’Oréal has made sun protection one of its main concerns, and the company invites its users to also build awareness about sun protection. My Skin Track UV is currently being sold in various Apple locations and online

 

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