The Apple Watch will in the future become a vital accessory for us and our health. It currently has a heart rate meter that has managed to save the lives of more than one user, something that we have echoed in this medium. One of the new sensors that Apple would like to add to its intelligent clock would be related to light intensity to warn us if we are spending too much time without being covered by the sun’s rays, something very interesting for the summer season.
As shown in an Apple patent made public just a few days ago, it includes a solar detection system that could perfectly be incorporated into a future Apple Watch.
With this sensor we will be able to know when we should apply sunscreen or if we should look for a place to cover ourselves. The patent itself states that the sunscreens we find in supermarkets can have variable protection, depending on the UV intensity, our skin type or the components of the sunscreen. With this sensor we can control these parameters so that we know when to apply sunscreen.
In the background of this patent we can read that a UV-IR spectrometer would be used, as well as an infrared detector that can be configured to show the most exposed skin regions of the Apple Watch user. This will make it possible to determine in which areas sunscreen should be applied most frequently.
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Obviously this is an idea that is only in the minds of some of the company’s engineers, but we may not get to see it come true on an Apple device because of its complexity. This would certainly be a good feature for our smart clock that we hope to see in the future.
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