We have seen a variety of fitness trackers and wearables that go beyond the fitness tracking features. QSun is one of the newest wearables that offer to track your sun exposure and help you prevent skin damage. The QSun will also help you maintain a healthy level of vitamin D without getting sunburned. If you are a beach bum, then the QSun seems like a perfect companion to keep your skin healthy.
It is not uncommon for humans to intentionally expose their body to the sun in order to get tanned and maintain the required amount of Vitamin D. While this is good theoretically, the plan can potentially backfire in more than one way. The UV Rays from the sun is a major risk factor for skin cancers. People who get overexposed to sunlight or even tanning beds are at greater risk for skin cancer. It is in scenario’s like this that QSun will come in handy.
The QSun is advertised as an “advanced AI-Powered wearable.” It uses an algorithm to combine your current skin type, environmental situation, and sun safety habits. Once it fetches the required data it gives you tailor-made recommendations. The Qsun comes with a small detachable clip and can be placed on your clothes or backpacks. You can shift between UV Index 2, sun protection used and the duration of exposure by simply shaking the QSun.
Since we are talking about a wearable, it is safe to presume that it comes with a companion app, and yes, the Qsun is no different. Apart from displaying the tailored recommendation, the companion app also calculates the amount of sunlight that your body is exposed to. The Qsun is powered by a replaceable coin cell battery that is rated to last for 6 weeks. That apart the app analyzes your skin health and also finds your personal skin type for personalized sun safety advice. App syncs with Google Fit and Apple Health.
The QSun comes with an array of bright LED that is activated when the device is shaken. It is splash proof and also has a loud buzzer that warns wearers of overexposure. If you want to keep a tab on sun exposure and at the same time maintain a healthy level of Vitamin D then the QSun seems to be the best bet. The wearable is available via a Kickstarter campaign and the pledges start at $50.