09 November 2018
L’Oreal has been working on gadgets that can help in skin protection and has launched a few innovative medi-tech wearables in past including the UV Sense which is a button-shaped wearable used to measure UV exposure. The company has now launched My Skin Track UV, a tiny wearable clip-on tracker that can be worn on your clothes and tracks your exposure to UV, Pollen grains and humidity.
The tiny My Skin Track UV has been developed in partnership with La Roche-Posay, L'Oreal's skincare brand, and Profession John Rogers from Northwestern University. The tracker along with its app helps users to stay updated about the level of UV exposure. UV Radiation can damage skin and can cause skin cancer in case of excessive exposure.
The wearble has sensors that are activated by the Sun and provides instant updates to the smartphone via NFC and is able to store up to three months of data. The main function of this tracker is to track UV radiation however when paired with Apple Homekit, it can also provide inputs regarding Humidity, Pollen and Pollution.
The My Skin Track UV is a very small device and measures just 12mm in width and 6mm in height. It is available to buy exclusively through Apple’s online and offline stores and is priced at $59.95