Consumer electronics company Netatmo have announced June, a sun exposure monitoring bracelet aimed at women. June tracks UV intensity and total sun exposure during the day, feeding information to the app which then provides advice on how to best protect their skin. As most of us know, excessive sun exposure causes sunburn and leads to premature skin ageing.
Depending on the user’s skin type, the app calculates the suggested maximum daily UV dose and then presents the percentage of sun exposure as the day goes by. The app can notify the owner when its time to protect her skin by putting on a hat, applying sunscreen or seeking shade.
Designed by French jewellery designer, Camille Toupet, June can either be worn as a bracelet or a brooch and comes in three colours; gold, platinum and gunmetal. June will be available in the second quarter of 2014 priced at US$99 from select fashion, beauty and consumer electronics stores. The June app will be downloadable from iTunes for iPhone 4S and above.
The June bracelet has won two CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards in both “Wearable Technologies” and “Tech for a Better World” categories. The bracelet will be on show at CES in the Convention Centre, South Hall 2, Stand 26 700, if you want to take a look.
I really like the concept behind this and as a parent, I could see a great deal of mileage in a waterproof version for children (and watersports enthusiasts) to wear. If little Johnny spends too long in the sun, the alarm goes off on Dad’s mobile phone.
Netatmo has received not one, but two, awards this November. One award is for their Weather Station, and the other is for their new Thermostat. Netatmo was created in 2011, and they are obviously doing quite well.
Netatmo won Popular Science’s Best of What’s New Award for their Personal Weather Station. Winners of this award will be featured in Popular Science’s Best of What’s New issue in December. In order to win, a product (or technology) must represent “a significant step forward”.
The Personal Weather Station monitors both indoor and outdoor air quality. It notes the temperature, humidity, air pressure, and CO2 levels. The information is wirelessly transferred from the air quality sensors to a person’s iPhone, iPad, or Android. This information can be used to help a person improve indoor wellness, or to adapt their outdoor activities (based on the air quality).
Netatmo also won a CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award in the Home Appliance category. This award is for their Thermostat for smartphone. It has been recently launched and is currently available only in Europe.
The Netatmo Thermostat enables a person to control the heating in his or her home remotely through a smartphone, tablet, or PC. The purpose is more than just convenience. You can use it to manage energy savings more efficiently and save on your heating bill.
The 2014 International CES will take place on January 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Netatmo’s Thermostat will be displayed at CES Unveiled: The Official Media Event from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. On Sunday, January 5, 2014. It will take place in the South Seas Ballroom C at Mandalay Bay. You can also check out Netatmo at CES 2014 at their stand in the South Hall 26700.