Sun Smart Awards—Best Gadgets and Gear for Sun Safety
Before you hit the beach this summer, you might invest in some of the best outdoor tech to stay safe and cool under the sun. Thanks to the great gear and gadgets listed below, you can effortlessly keep safe while you enjoy long days basking in the sun, splashing in the water, and getting active.
It can be easy to lose track of the time and forget just how long you’ve been in the sun. Fortunately, there is a cost-effective solution to help you track when you need to reapply sunscreen and when it’s time to get out of the sun altogether. Disposable sunburn wristbands will change color when you’ve been in the sun too long, helping you sense when you need to retreat to the shade or add an extra coat of sunscreen to your skin.
The SunUV Watch adds a high-tech component to your trip to the beach by alerting you of how long you can safely stay in the sun. Calculations are based on your skin type, the SPF of your sunscreen, and the time of day you are outside.
If you are bringing alcoholic refreshments along for your summer activities, you will want to remember that intoxication can happen quickly in the summer heat, because your body is more quickly dehydrated. With the handheld smartphone breathalyzer from BACtrack, you can be sure that you are enjoying libations safely and spending enough time sobering up before you get behind the wheel. This small breathalyzer connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth to help you monitor alcohol consumption in any environment.
Finding a nice shady spot on the beach can be difficult if not impossible, but you can bring the shade with you with quick shelters such as the Lightspeed Quick Shelter. This simple structure looks like a half-tent and it allows you to sit comfortably inside so that you can enjoy ocean views without harsh sun exposure.
UV protective clothing
As you shop for active wear to sport this summer, you might notice that many types of outdoor clothing feature a UPF rating. This rating indicates that clothing can offer a higher level of sun protection, which may be particularly valuable for fair-skinned individuals who tend to burn easily.
With the immediate access and convenience of MeMD, you can easily incorporate technology into your everyday healthcare. Whether you are home, at work, or relaxing on the beach, you can connect with a physician from your laptop or smartphone for a quick diagnosis and treatment that will let you enjoy the summer sunshine.