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Sun gear: Prevent skin cancer by wearing a bracelet (video)

By Anne Sewell     Jan 8, 2014 in Technology
A company called Netatmo has come up with an ideal gadget. June looks like an elegant piece of jewelry, but what the bracelet does is measure your sun exposure and advises on when to apply sunscreen or simply get out of the sun.
Netatmo reportedly became well known for having its own weather station (made for iPhone & Android), but now the company is taking its products to a more personal level.
Set for release in spring, the company has come up with June, a bracelet that works together with an app. What you do is enter your personal information, including skin type. From then on, the bracelet observes your personal habits and measures your exposure to the sun.
Once the data is all in, June then sends you alerts to help you avoid the dangers of getting skin cancer.
Made to be worn as either a bracelet or a brooch, June has a monitor made from alloy metal in the shape of jewel-like facets, which come in gold, gun metal or silver colors.
The company teamed up with Philippe Starck to produce the wireless thermostat, and with Louis Vuitton to get the right style.
While the bracelet itself doesn't have a display, what it does is to sync with an iOS app to let you know if you should run from the sun, what SPF sunscreen to apply, or whether you need to simply don sunglasses or a hat.
According to Netatmo, when the gadget goes on sale in the spring it will fetch a price of around $100. Not a bad price to pay when it is all too easy to lose track of time when enjoying the sun.
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