Adversities that lie with the exposure to UV radiation through sunrays is not an unknown fact anymore. It has been over three decades now since the earth got introduced to extreme UV ray effects due to the increase in ozone layer depletion across the globe. This was a major concern for the scientific fraternity because not only did the UV exposure bring deteriorating health hazards amongst plants and animals but was also causing severe diseases like skin cancer amidst humans. Till today, about 90 percent non melanoma and 86 percent melanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiations from the sun as suggested by the Skin Cancer Foundation. Undoubtedly, UV Radiation is a proven human carcinogen. Now, when melanoma is the fifth most common cancer for males and seventh most for females, exposure to UV radiations from the sun is of a huge concern. Also, the United States Environmental Protection Agency suggests that up to 90 percent of the visible skin changes commonly attributed to aging are caused by the sun. But thanks to science, the introduction of SPF 15 and higher sunscreens have made humans capable of fighting against this terrifying disaster (Daily use of sunscreens reduces the risk of developing melanoma by 50 percent!).
However, the usage of sunscreen or any sun protection device depends on the intensity of sunrays per day. So, there may be days when you require to apply SPF because the sun is severely harmful or days when just a pair of shades would keep you safe. This requires excellent analysis and as mentioned by Gizmag, UVeBand and UVA+B Sunfriend are good ideas to protect oneself from the sun. But for the fashionistas out there who crave for that added polish of style in wearable gadgets, JUNE by Netatmo’s jewel sensor is the most fascinating gizmo for UV tracking they would love to carry on a bright sunny day!
A Stylish Discovery for the Tech Savvy Women
Be it as a brooch or as a bracelet, JUNE is without a doubt an artistic discovery in the world of UV tracking devices from Netatmo. Coming from an innovation company that believes in developing carefully designed consumer electronics for a better lifestyle, JUNE has that sophisticated touch of feminine beauty that makes it stand out as one of the most stylish gadgets for women. A sensitive bracelet on the wrist, JUNE measures sun intensity in real time and helps you in monitoring your daily sun exposure. It’s more like a personalized sun protection coach that trains you to protect your skin from sun damage, UV rays and prematured skin aging. All of this magic unveils when JUNE collaborates with its companion iOS app that gives sun protection advice based on your habits and skin type. Every woman can now measure their daily sun dose in percentage as calculated by the app depending on her skin type. Whether to use SPF or wear a hat or a pair of sunglasses before stepping out on the sun, this jewel and app combo knows it all. As told by a company spokesperson on Mashable, “The sun rays can be strong and cause sun damage even on overcast days. This product is meant to help women know when and how to protect their skin every day from sun damage.”
The Elegant Design Makes it Outstanding
The most graceful aspect of JUNE that sets it apart from the world of wearable tech gadgets is the elegance in its design. Created by noteworthy French jewelry designer Camille Toupet who has been the collaborator for big shot fashion brands Louis Vuitton and Harry Winston, JUNE seems to have the spirit of a solitaire with its facets glimmering like the rays of the sun. It’s this flattering and feminine look that made JUNE to be called as “a wrap around piece of arm candy with a gemstone-like sensor that measures sun exposure” by engadget. A shining sensor with a beautiful appearance – this is one fancy gadget women can’t ignore!
Coming in three bold yet chic colors – platinum, gold and gunmetal, JUNE was quite a celebrated name at CES 2014 having won two CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards in the “Wearable Technologies” and the “Tech for a Better World” categories. As Fred Potter, CEO and Founder of Netatmo says,“The ‘Internet of Things’ creates new opportunities to live better. We are proud to unveil the first bracelet that helps prevent sun damage in everyday life.” Ready to be available in the second quarter of 2014 when summer vacations will be a craze at a retail price of $99, JUNE is, as I would say, a fresh and charming entrant in the world of “Beauty with Brains”. Happy Gadgeting!