By Miranda Carter
“Don’t forget your sunblock!” One of the many wise phrases we all heard from our mothers growing up. However, so few of us actually realize how important this really is. Too much exposure to the sun’s UV radiation is one of the leading causes of skin cancer. Yeah, yeah we’ve all heard this before and think “it wont happen to me.” I, like many of you, was a victim to this thinking and unfortunately found out firsthand the harsh effects of the sun. But how do you know when you’ve spent too much time in the sun? How do you know which SPF to apply? How do you determine if the sun’s rays are stronger on certain days? The answer to these questions is soltrackr.
Soltrackr is a wireless health companion that develops in-depth vital and environmental information on the go. It pairs with a variety of fun and personalized apps dedicated to delivering essential information to make life, and the world around us, safe and healthy. This easy-to-use companion captures and transmits your personal health data to your smartphone where you can not only be alerted on the risks of sun exposure and healthy levels of Vitamin D, but you can also use soltrackr to maximize your workouts and manage stress levels.
Soltrackr features two main health and environmental apps: solbalance and solcalm.
- Estimates time of sunburn
- Estimates amount of Vitamin D produced
- Know which SPF to apply
- See risks of sunburn
- Calm score- to monitor activities that cause stress
- Know your resting heart rate
- Know your blood oxygen level
- Show improvements in cardiovascular health
- See improvements in workouts
Soltrackr also includes solsearch, which acts as a key finder, and solselfie, a smartphone remote shutter. Both of these apps are free and can be found at the App Store and Google Play store.
Soltrackr’s small and versatile design even fastens to a key ring for easy access. The soltrackr companion is available exclusively on the soltrackr website and will begin shipping in June 2016.
With summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to take control of your health and stay safe in the sun. Visit the soltrackr website and follow them on twitter @soltrackr for all the latest updates.