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Now with L'Oreal's new wearable sensor you can track your UV exposure

Now with L'Oreal's new wearable sensor you can track your UV exposure

Too much UV exposure is dangerous, track your exposure with L'Oreal's new wearable sensor

Ultraviolet (UV) exposure can cause serious damage to our skin, eyes, and has even been linked to causing skin cancer. That’s why L'Oreal (in partnership with Apple) created the La Roche-Posay My Skin Track UV Sensor that is designed with your skin health in mind. The sensor clips onto the user's clothes and doesn't require a battery. It transmits UV exposure data via Bluetooth and relies on NFC (near-field communication).

 Photo courtesy of L’Oreal USA

Photo courtesy of L’Oreal USA

The sensor will allow people to better track their UV exposure, which is likely much higher than they would think. UV rays can penetrate through clouds and glass and are reflected (an amplified) by the snow, so on any given day, the average person is exposed to a decent amount of UV. The sensor will notify the wearer how much UV they were exposed to each day and can even link to the user's phone through an app, or if the user is using an iPhone the sensor can link directly with Apple's HealthKit.

The goal is that by becoming more aware of our exposure to UV light, the more proactive we will become (ie, wearing sunscreen and seeking shade and shelter on days when the UV index is high). The sensor will cost $59.95 and is available starting today at Apple Stores.

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