Fashion Finally Meets Function with Netatmo's June Wearable Device
Wearable technology is one of the hottest trends this year, kicking off with excitement surrounding wearable devices at CES (News - Alert) in Las Vegas. One of the most common comments about wearable technology is that, yes, it needs to serve a purpose and help solve a problem, but it also needs to look good. Netatmo, a company that provides technology solutions enabling users to track the environments around them, announced this week the release of June, a wearable device geared toward women that tracks UV and sun exposure.
Amanda Garnier, marketing manager at Netatmo, explained the company’s focus on design in its products: June was designed by Camille Toupet and its thermostat solution for the home was designed by Starck. Fashion meeting function for wearable technology has been a topic of discussion for a long time, and it seems Netatmo is one of the first players jumping in to this concept.
June helps raise awareness about the damage of the sun on our bodies. Users can customize sun alerts based on skin types and habits, and a “coach” feature will tell you how much sunblock should have been used and when. After a few days of gathering data based on the user’s behavior and sun intensity, the solution picks up on your habits and how that is affecting any impact from the sun on your body.
The company provides solutions that raise awareness about the surrounding environments; its thermostat, weather and UV solution help inform users about environment conditions and how their habits are impacting their health.
June will send alerts to users when they are reaching a set limitation, such as a certain amount of sun exposure or UV rays. The accompanying app will let users know exactly when the damage started to occur, and give users feedback on behavioral changes to improve their skin’s health. The solution will be available in Q2 2014 for about $99.
The company’s thermostat solution enables people to remotely control their house temperature. That solution won a CES innovation award last year. The company also offers weather solutions, which use outdoor and indoor sensors to know exactly what’s happening in the environment right around you. Users are able to know exactly what’s going on around them, such as weather changes, humidity or CO2.
Edited by Ryan Sartor