|uv2Day||By Jeremy Burke|
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What does the app do?
This app provides information on the UV index (UVI) forecasts throughout the day at your nearest location. You can also access information on other selected locations within New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific region. The app is useful for planning outdoor activities throughout the year. It alerts you when the UVI is 3 or above and gives corresponding information on the exposure period within which skin damage can occur. It prompts you to avoid exposure or use skin protection (slip, slop, slap and wrap(external link)). Data in the app is provided by NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric). For a more detailed description of the app, see Google Play(external link) or iTunes(external link) and for a detailed review, see Reviews.
✔ Includes behavioural messages
✔ Provides education on UV index - easy to understand
✔ Has local region and town-specific info
✘ One possible improvement is some more detail on the types of sun protection required for the different UVI readings. For example, how often to apply sunscreen, what strength SPF is recommended or tips on how to cover up
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Date of review: November 2017
Platform reviewed: Android
App version: 2.00
Download size: 372 KB
Calculation of UVI for smartphone apps(external link) NIWA
UV radiation(external link) Health Promotion Agency, New Zealand
Buller DB, Berwick M, Lantz K, et al. Smartphone mobile application delivering personalized, real-time sun protection advice: a randomized clinical trial.(external link) JAMA Dermatol. 2015 May;151(5):497-504.
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