Bikini with built-in UV meter

by Paz

SmartSwim bikini with UV meter

Now that you’re all maybe starting to think about your summer holidays, it might be an idea to think about ordering one of these cool bikinis with a built-in UV meter, especially if you’re a sun and sand type like me.

We’ve already featured a hand held UV meter on Coolest Gadgets, but the SmartSwim Bikini from Solestrom is the world’s first bikini to have a meter built into the fabric. 

 The meter is battery-powered with a lifetime of up to two years; and is waterproof of course! The UV meter displays an intensity “level” of ultra violet intensity on a scale from 0 to 20.

A person’s sensitivity to UV depends mainly on skin type, but as a general guide a level of 3-5 would be considered a moderate UV strength, with 8-10 being “very high” and anything above 11+ being extreme.

I had a look around the site to see if there were any men’s swimming trunks with a UV meter, but alas Solestrom only seem to offer products for women.

The SmartSwim Bikini costs about $170, but bear in mind that the stand alone UV meter we already featured cost around $25, and wasn’t waterproof.

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Gizmodiva.com Says: July 4, 2006 at 11:03 pm

SmartSwim Bikini with built-in UV meter…

We may leave our worries at home when we go to the beach, but we should never abandon our fears for harmful UV rays along with our sense of style. The concept of blending fashion and technology is growing at phenomenal rate. Solestrom, for health cons…

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