How to Use Your Apple Watch to Track UV Index?

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Are you looking for a convenient and accurate way to monitor your UV exposure? Look no further than the Apple Watch! With the launch of watchOS 7, Apple has introduced a new feature that allows users to track their UV index right from their wrist.

The UV index is a measure of the intensity of ultraviolet radiation reaching the surface of the earth at a particular time and location. It is important to be aware of your current UV index as too much exposure can lead to skin damage and even skin cancer.

Using your Apple Watch, you can easily keep track of your UV exposure throughout the day. To use this feature all you have to do is select “Apple Watch Workout” under the Event label, choose “Walking” from the Workout Type menu, then tap “Next.” From there, add “Run Shortcut” from the actions list and then choose Log UV Index.

When you log your UV index, your Apple Watch will give you an alert if it detects that your exposure exceeds recommended levels. This alert will also provide information on how to reduce and protect yourself from harmful ultraviolet rays. You can customize these alerts and set thresholds for when they are triggered by going into settings in the Health app on your iPhone.

In addition to tracking your daily UV exposure, Apple Watch also includes an app called QSun which helps you balance your sun exposure and vitamin D intake while avoiding sunburns. QSun provides personal sun safety tips so that you can keep healthy and young skin while still getting enough vitamin D through moderate sun exposure.

Now with just one device on your wrist, you can easily track and monitor how much ultraviolet radiation is reaching you each day! With this new feature on Apple Watch, staying safe in the sun just got easier!

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Understanding the UV Index on Apple Watch

The UV Index on your Apple Watch is a measure of the strength of ultraviolet (UV) rays reaching the surface of the earth at a particular time and location. This index can help you make informed decisions about how much time you should spend outdoors and how to protect yourself from excessive UV exposure. The higher the UV Index, the greater your risk of sunburn, skin damage, and other related health issues. The index ranges from 0-11+, with 0 being no risk and 11+ indicating an extreme risk. To lessen potential harm, it is important to wear protective clothing, sunglasses, and sunscreen when outdoors for extended periods of time.

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Adding UV Index to Apple Watch

To add UV Index to your Apple Watch Workout, begin by opening the Workout app on your Apple Watch. Select the “Event” label and choose “Apple Watch Workout.” Next, select the “Workout Type” as “Walking.” Tap “Next.” In the actions list, select “Run Shortcut.” Tap in the empty “Shortcut” field and choose to Log UV Index. Once you have selected Log UV Index, your Apple Watch will log information about the current UV Index of your location and display it on your screen while you are working out. This is a great way to monitor your exposure to ultraviolet radiation while you exercise outdoors!

Understanding the Meaning of UV on a Smart Watch

UV on your smartwatch stands for Ultraviolet radiation. Ultraviolet radiation is the energy created by the sun (and artificial sources like sun beds). UV radiation is divided into three categories: UVA, UVB, and UVC. UVA and UVB are the two most common types of ultraviolet radiation, which can cause skin damage and increase your risk of skin cancer if you’re not careful with sun exposure. Your smartwatch can measure your UV exposure so you know when to take precautions like wearing sunscreen or seeking shade. Knowing your UV exposure can help keep you safe from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation.

Can UV Sterilization Be Used on an Apple Watch?

Yes, you can UV sterilize your Apple Watch using PhoneSoap 3.0’s unique UV cleaning method. This method has been clinically tested and proven to kill 99.9% of the germs on your watch, leaving it just as clean as when you first bought it, if not cleaner! All you have to do is place your watch in the PhoneSoap 3.0 unit and press the start button – within minutes, your watch will be free of germs and bacteria!


In conclusion, the Apple Watch is a great tool for keeping track of your UV exposure. With its built-in UV index feature, you can easily monitor your sun exposure and make sure that you are taking the necessary precautions to protect yourself from skin damage. Not only can this help to prevent skin cancer, but it can also help keep your skin looking young and healthy. By using the Apple Watch’s UV index feature and following the personalized safety tips provided by QSun, you can easily stay safe in the sun and enjoy its benefits without any worry.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.