I think that UV detecting wrist bands are often flagged up for kids, but to be honest, I think we should all be wearing them – all of the time! Most people are sun aware these days and we know to cover up with SPF, what times of day to avoid the sun, etc, especially on holiday But it’s the innocent days, not days on the beach, that catch us out most easily.SUN SMART UV Detecting Wristbands
It’s the quick lunch hour in the garden, the game of tennis late afternoon, the morning run, the quick outside cafe coffee that can leave us red skinned.
If anyone’s thought to make them prettier than they are now so they’re more everyday wearable, please put them into production today! In the meantime, Marks & Spencer have packs of Sun Smart wrist bands to give away from 3rd June when you buy two or more products from the Sun Smart suncare and aftersun range, and they measure both UVA and UVB radiation.
If you haven’t come across these bands before, they alert you that it’s time to top up on SPF by turning beige, or to let you know you have had enough sun for the day, they turn pink (hopefully not like you!). Otherwise, they remain yellow.
I’ve also spotted them on Amazon but at £4.99 for a pack of five they’re still too expensive for most people for daily wear – I reckon in a year or so the competition on these will be high so hopefully prices will fall.
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SpaceNK are selling one which is leather with a stone which changes colour when you need more sun cream. It actually looks like a proper bracelet.
ooh thank you.. that sounds great.
I’ve never heard of this before but it’s a great idea! It really does need to come down in price though
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These are a great idea. Hopefully you’re right and the price will fall next year as competition increases 🙂
This is such a good idea, hopefully it will catch on in the near future! I really like the sound of the SpaceNK one, will definitely be looking out for these!
Never heard of these before but they sound like such a clever invention. I’m terrible at judging how much sun is too much and whether I’m burning or not so these might be useful.
lots of love.x
This is such a clever idea. I need to get some of these for when I go on holiday this year.
I’ve never heard of these before, such a good idea though! I wish I took them with me on holiday, I always forget to reapply suncream!
The SpaceNK one is a band that links to an app. So you need to have your phone with you at all times. Something I don’t always do on holiday. A colour changing band is a much simpler idea and immediate I reckon a nice looking, colour changing bracelet is probably around the corner – for all of us who are not surgically attached to our phones!
and it’s £150!
I’ve bought two packs from Amazon for going on holiday. Presently they’re only for people with type 1 or type 2 skin (fine for me, as I’m an uber pale type 1) but they’re apparently working on one for people with other skin types. The price is quite high, but for a holiday I think it’s ok. A reusable UV dosimeter that worked on the same principle would be brilliant