UV Intensity Bikini

UV_intensity_bikini.jpgWe get into the sun again and have a look to another UV related product from Solestrom.

Solestrom’s main product line is swim wear, specifically bikinis and the Solar Tote we have introduced recently is a ‘one-off’ product using their love for sun.

Why? – The unique feature of the solar bag, a UV indicator can be found in one of Solestrom’s Bikinis as well, the SmartSwim™ UV Intensity Bikini.

There is actually no electronic involved in this UV indicator bikini but the use of simple technology like Photo-chromatic material for the beads which are used as decorative styling element and as UV indicator is terrific.

Photo-chromatic material changes it’s color when, like in this application, it is exposed to UV light and back to it’s initial color tone when out of UV radiation.

This creative use of technology for clothing justifies a coverage under our Wearable Electronic topic.

digital_bikini.jpgAnd if this justification is not enough reason for to include in our Interactive Fashion reviews, Solestorm has had actually the ‘all over the internet famous’ UV Meter Bikini in their program. Unfortunately this one is already sold out.

A LED display integrated into the bikini bottom part showed the UV intensity via a professional grade UV meter with .01 steps.

The UV Meter Bikini was a more high-tech bikini and for some a bit too much tech on the beach therefore lets go back to the SmartSwim™ UV Intensity Bikini.

The Photo-chromatic technology takes out the guessing around how much and how often you need to apply your sun blocker while on the beach to protect your skin from damage. You can see on the color of the beads how strong the UV light is.

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Sure it’s not the professional grade ready out but by far better than having too little protection or cover up yourself in the thick layer of sun lotion.

I love the simplicity and practicality combined in a smart way = interactive fashion in it’s basics. Before you hit next time the beach get first the Solestrom SmartSwim™ UV Intensity Bikini for $98.99 from their online store.

7 Comments


  1. OMG I’M A PERVY TECH TEACHER AND I LURRRRVE THIS SITE! YUMMMMMMM. I’M DOING THIS WITH MY STUDENTS SOON!

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