Apple watch and Fitbit band users are complaining of rashes and burns on wrist
If you getting rashes and burns on wrist watch, first of all check if you are wearing a Smartwatch or Fitness band specially from Apple and Fitbit.
Though Apple and Fitbit have assured that the Material is always tested by Dermatologist and only after rigorous testing the Product goes to end customer. The only point which Fitbit could say was ” please read the Product wear and care first ” and also mentioned Smart Band can be worn 24 hours ” all day and night “.
What are the precautions you should take before and after using Smart wears :
1. Keep it clean
- Regularly clean your band and wrist—especially after working out or sweating.
- Rinse the band with water or wipe it with a small amount of rubbing alcohol.
- Do NOT use hand soap, body soap, dish soap, or household cleaners which could get trapped beneath the band and irritate skin.
- Always dry the band well before putting it back on.
- For Stains, use a soft bristled Tooth Brush.
2. Keep Smart wears Dry
- While Fitbit devices are water resistant, it’s not good to keep a wet band on your skin for long periods of time.
- If your band gets wet—like after sweating or showering—rinse and dry it thoroughly before putting it back on your wrist.
- Be sure your skin is dry before you put your band back on.
3. Do not wear too tight
- Make sure your band isn’t too tight. Wear the band loosely enough that it can move back and forth on your wrist.
- If you use Charge HR or Surge, for better heart rate readings during exercise, Band should be secure, but not too tight, and wearing the band higher on your wrist (about 2-3 finger widths above your wrist bone).
- Lower the band on your wrist and loosen it after exercise.
4. Special Instructions for Patients
- If you have eczema, allergies, or asthma you may be more likely to experience a skin irritation or allergy from a wearable device.
- Whether you have the conditions above or not, if you start to experience redness or skin irritation on your wrist, remove your device. If symptoms persist longer than 2-3 days of not using your device, contact a dermatologist.
If you still Do not believe me, Have a look at the pictures below and read tweets of Users :
Tweets from Users
— YOU (@19061980) July 5, 2015
— Zarifa (@zarifa36) July 10, 2015
Source : Cultofmac