Avoid getting burnt to a crisp this summer with Apple iWatch’s UV light sensor

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Avoid getting burnt to a crisp this summer with Apple iWatch’s UV light sensor

With summer coming up this is the tool we will all wish we had once we are as red as a lobster. The latest rumours around the up and coming iWatch suggest that Apple will include a sun exposure warning feature, along with a tool for measuring blood oxygen levels.

It may seem a little farfetched but these rumours may have some truth behind them.

An ultraviolet light sensor created by Silicon Labs could find its way onto the iWatch, the UV light detector would track your sunlight exposure and warn you when you have had too much. This tool would also have an infrared sensor, which could measure both heart rate and blood oxygen levels.

This definitely looks like it could be a feature on Apple’s Healthbook app…                   

The Healthbook App is said to be in the works for iOS 8 which will be integrated with the iPhone and iWatch enabling you to monitor and track your health statistics. The biometric sensors will be able to track a number of health related statistics such as sleep activity, heart rate and UV light exposure.  

As for when the device will be launched, this summer may be a possibility. Reports claim that the iWatch will be released alongside the iPhone 6 and iOS 8, within the 3rd quarter. This could possibly happen at Apples Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2014). And Apple has suggested to be targeting production of 65 million iWatch units by the end of 2014.

While Apple hasn’t invented all these new features they will be the first company to bring them all together into a single piece of smart technology. 

Troy Stanley