The world`s first wearable monitor for healthier, safer sun time
Monitors your daily sun intake
SunFriend®Daily UV activity monitor lets you see how much sun you are getting each day. Use it daily to get a healthy amount of sun - enough to get optimal vitamin D, but not so much you burn or get any skin damage. It is best used before sunscreen or covering up. When you use sunscreen, you prevent UVB from reaching your skin. UVB is natures best and free source of Vitamin D. When Vitamin D levels are maintained on a daily basis, you boost your immune system and help stave off many serious conditions.
UVA+B is the most versatile UV monitor available. Colorful LEDs show you how much sun you are getting thought the day and flash when you have reached your limit.
Use SunFriend to get enough sun every day
The best-known benefit of sunlight is its ability to boost the body's vitamin D supply; most cases of vitamin D deficiency are due to lack of outdoor sun exposure... read more on our Sun + Health Connections page. Sunshine provides long-lasting vitamin D, plus the sun will help lower your blood pressure, enhance your mood and bring your overall wellness into balance.
Use the SunFriend at lunch time or on walks or during outdoor workouts to optimize your wellness.
Use SunFriend's NASA inspired technology to read the UV Index and know how intense the sun is right where you are. This can help you decide what sunscreen to wear after you have reached your healthier sun exposure.
SunFriend is a super tool for teaching children, who need the sun to grow healthy bones among other things. Use it to explain when they have not had enough sun as well as when it is time to cover up or get inside! Or when to put on sunscreen.
Doctors and medical professionals can use SunFriend to replace the adage of spending 15 minutes in the sun each day with real advice with NASA based science and internationally recognized standards for skin color settings, UV Index and current atmospheric conditions. SunFriend exposure readings are not guesses, but real-time data based.
UVA+B SunFriend® Sun Monitor Instructions:
Turn ON each day to start daily UV/Sun accumulation.
Select your Skin Sensitivity by holding down theSet Sensbutton. 1 is for the lightest, and/or most sensitive skin and 11 is for the darkest, and/or least sensitive skin. Start with lower numbers 1-4. As you become familiar with your own sensitivity, adjust the number accordingly. Hint: If you experience reddening of the skin after all 11 LED's have lit up, set your SunFriend® Skin Sensitivity to a lower number the next time you use it.
Wear SunFriend face-upon your wrist throughout the day. Make sure the face is unobscured by clothing. Push the Check UVA+B button from time to time to see how your sun exposure is accumulating. When all eleven of your LEDs light up and are Flashing, you have had your UV/Sun exposure for the day.
When flashing, turn OFF. It is time to apply sunscreen and/or sun-block clothing, or to go indoors. Turning SunFriend off also resets it for a new daily exposure. Hold the on/off button for at least 2 seconds, until the lights power down.
Setting your sensitivity level is a personal experience. Factors that affect you may include skin color, diet, activity type, medications, and regularity of sun exposure. If you set the number too high, you may see reddening of the skin. If this occurs, set your SunFriend Sensitivity to a lower number. When you are trying to get a safer, healthier amount of sun, you do not want the skin to redden. SunFriends are also not intended for use in tanning beds.
Instructions for checking the UV Index of the sun
Align center of SunFriend directly with the sun for at least 10 seconds
Press UVI button and wait for the light to indicate the UVI
SunFriend constantly monitors your UV or sun exposure
Customize to your skin color or sensitivity - 11 settings for extra sensitive people
Waterproof, use it on the beach or in the pool
Scientifically based - internationally accepted safety standards
Soft, comfortable silicone design
Band stays secure in all conditions and activities
Check the UV Index where ever you are
Reads UV exposure through clouds and from reflective surfaces
Get healthier naturally, get your SunFriend® on!
A growing number of scientists are concerned that efforts to protect the public from excessive UV exposure may be eclipsing recent research demonstrating the diverse health-promoting benefits of UV exposure. Some argue that the health benefits of UVB radiation seem to outweigh the adverse effects, and that the risks can be minimized by carefully managing UV exposure (e.g., by avoiding sunburn)... read more from the Benefits of Sunlight: A Bright Spot for Human HealthWith help from UVA+B SunFriend®, you can more safely enjoy the amazing health benefits of the sun. It's a great way to increase your vitamin D levels without the worry of overexposure. Just set your skin color or sensitivity, and SunFriend® will keep track of your real-time UV/sun exposure. LEDs flash when you've reached your optimal amount of sun.
Vitamin D from the sun is a healthier choice
When we are in the sun, we naturally feel great. That is why we gravitate to the beaches, pools, golf courses, etc. Science shows, we can also increase our levels of vitamin D naturally when we are in the sun. 100's of studies are revealing new evidence that monitored, regular sun exposure has many of benefits for our overall well-being.
The following is a short list of some of the known benefits of sun exposure:
Lowering blood pressure
Lessening heart disease
Reducing incidence of Multiple Sclerosis
Reducing or eliminating Season Effective Disorder
Avoiding Rickets, especially in children and babies
Increase absorption of Calcium into the bones (lessening Osteoporosis)
UVA+B SunFriend® is the world's first customizable, waterproof activity monitor for UV exposure. It's scientific features are based on internationally recognized scientific research and NASA inspired sensors.SunFriend helps protect you from over-exposure to the sun
UVA+B SunFriend® helps reduce skin damage by alerting you before your skin starts to burn.
Sunscreens may be beneficial, but unless the label says "broad spectrum", they will not necessarily protect you from both UVA and UVB radiation, and they block the beneficial UVB from reaching your skin. UVB is needed to make vitamin D.
Sunscreens also contain many chemicals that people may be sensitive to, or find harmful if they should penetrate the skin and enter the blood stream.
SunFriend recommends you get a healthy amount of sun, and then choose to cover up properly, go indoors, or use a "safe and organic" broad spectrum sunscreen to avoid over-exposure to more sun which could lead to skin damage.