First beauty wearable goes on sale at SpaceNK


Sophie Curtis

April 24, 2015

UK beauty retailer SpaceNK has started selling the Netatmo June wristband, to encourage customers to protect their skin from the sun

A high-tech wristband that measures sun exposure to help prevent causes of premature skin aging has gone on sale at UK beauty retailer SpaceNK.

The June wristband from French ‘internet of things’ startup Netatmo contains hundreds of tiny UVA and UVB sensors that measure the wearer’s sun exposure in real time.

This data is then transmitted via Bluetooth to a smartphone app, which offers personalised sun protection recommendations, based on the UV index, weather forecast and the wearer’s skin type.

The wearer is assigned a daily “sun dose”, and if they exceed that dose, they will receive a sunburn warning. June also sends notifications to the wearer throughout the day to keep them away from the limit.

Other recommendations include which factor suncream to wear, when to apply more, and whether the user needs sunglasses or a hat.

“We’re very excited that June is now available at SpaceNK,” said Catherine Jolivet, in charge of strategic development for June.

“By allowing women to better understand their environment, how it affects their skin and how to act to enhance their beauty routine, June by Netatmo represents the future of beauty.”

The June wristband, designed by a French jewellery designer, consists of a facetted metal centrepiece in gold, platinum or gun metal, mounted on either a double leather strap or a silicon band.

It will be available in all 63 SpaceNK stores throughout the UK from 23 April 2015 for £118.

The June wristband, launched in the summer of 2014, is Netatmo’s third product. The company also offers a weather station that allows owners to measure indoor air quality, and a thermostat for smartphones.

At the CES 2015, Netatmo also unveiled Welcome, a smart home camera that can distinguish residents from strangers thanks to its facial recognition technology.

This article was written by Sophie Curtis from The Daily Telegraph and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

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