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Check the UV index on your Wear OS devices

Avoid the damaging rays of the sun by assessing the UV index on your Wear OS watch.

Ever wondered if you could check the UV index on your Wear OS devices? Well, this is possible.

Let’s discuss in a simple way how you can use your Wear OS to check for the UV index.

Steps to check the UV index on your Wear OS watch

As it is easy to open the app, so is checking the UIV index on your Wear OS device. To have quick access, you can even set up the index on your watch faces. Additionally, a tile for UV index could be added to the watch. This will enable the users to have quick access with just a simple swipe and check the current levels.

Follow these simple steps and check the UV index on your Wear OS watch:

  1. Open the Weather app
  2. Approve the Weather app location permission by clicking ‘Allow all the time’
  3. Scroll down and you will see the UV index listed below the present-day forecast

UV index

Do you know about the UV index? And do you know what harm it causes to your skin?

Well, if you don’t then just don’t worry about it. We will give you a quick sneak peek in some simple words.

The UV index calculates and predicts the amount of ultraviolet radiation that reaches the earth’s surface. It is calculated on a scale of 1 to 11. As per the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), UV levels of 1 and 2 are termed as low risk. While the UV index scale of 8 to 11 is regarded as very high. Accessibility to its measurement and scale helps people better prepare themselves for the outer environment i.e., measures for protection from the sun.

If you ever get the reading of a UV index of 3 or higher beware to take precautions.

Brain Curry

Brian is the news author at Research Snipers which mainly covers Technology News, Microsoft News, Google News, Facebook, Apple, Huawei, Xiaomi, and other tech news.

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