La Roche-Posay has introduced a new portable device called My Skin Track UV today. As the name suggests, the device tracks UV radiation and UVB exposure, but it is more than that.
The company says that the new unit also tracks pollution levels, pollen and moisture. It's a combination that will give users a much wider set of data about their environment as they move through the day. The device is small and waterproof, only 12 mm wide, 6 mm high, 17.4 grams, and with an IP67 water resistance quality (same as iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus).
Another nice touch is that My Skin Track UV is solar powered so it does not need to be recharged. Cut it to your clothes or something you have with you every day, and La Roche-Posay says that the device remains powered, collects data.
La Roche-Posays website describes the technology behind the device:
The LED (LED) is used as a detector to capture UV light. This energy will be read by transferring data from the sensor to the phone using Near Field Field Communication (NFC) technology. Based on UV exposure and environmental factors, the app uses an intelligent algorithm supported by over 25 scientific studies to warn you when your environmental impact is at a level recognized to contribute to your specific skin problems.
A disadvantage of the device's use of NFC is that it requires users to scan it regularly at regular intervals using the escort bar to transfer the collected data to iPhone. The app, which integrates with Apple's health app, also provides skin health preferences.
My Skin Track UV is available exclusively on selected Apple Stores and apple.com for $ 59.95.
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