A smartwatch is a wrist watch that has some sort of computer system built into it. This means the information on the watch can be updated, and also means there are different functions such as fitness tracking. Many people these days find smartwatches useful for keeping track of tasks, receiving notifications from smartphones and social media, as well as tracking fitness.
There are a range of different smartwatches available on the market now, including those by Apple and Samsung. The smartwatch is becoming increasingly popular as more and more people use their smartphones regularly to check emails and other applications. As this technology becomes more widely spread there will be many benefits, but also some negative consequences too. There has been much debate about whether it is safe to wear a smartwatch all the time.
Many people who use smartwatches say that they are helpful to them, especially for those who work in an environment where they need to see their watch frequently. For example nurses who need immediate access to timing equipment during operations can keep track of it without having to be notified by another person or write it down themselves on a piece of paper. A watch is required for certain types of jobs as it allows users to remain constantly updated with information which may change frequently throughout the day.
However, there are many people who have different opinions on this technology and if worn all the time some believe that smartwatches could pose some risks for users’ health. There has been research conducted into whether these devices could cause any health issues for their users.
There are many benefits of wearing a smartwatch under 2000 all day long but safety might not be one of them; we will explore this topic in detail below.
A study done by researchers at the University of Texas found that radiation from Bluetooth and Wi-Fi networks increased when people wore their watches for 10 hours per day over two years. The research team measured levels up to 15% higher than normal after exposure to high levels of radiation due to cell phone use or other factors like driving, flying, or even crossing large distances with car travel. People who wore the smartwatch for 10 hours per day and lived in a place with high amounts of Wi-Fi or cell phone radiation, such as those who work at a coffee shop or near train tracks, had the highest exposure levels.
It is not yet clear whether smartwatches can cause damage to users’ health if worn all day long. Researchers say more studies are needed to determine how much radiofrequency (RF) energy wearers absorb from these devices and what health effects might result. What we really need to know is: do they increase the risk of cancer? It hasn’t been settled scientifically, but there’s enough concern on some fronts that it may be worth taking precautions.
So far, no long-term studies on humans have been done, so there is no scientific proof that smartwatches can cause cancer. However, some people may be sensitive to RF and don’t even know it. If you experience any of the following symptoms when exposed to cell phones or other wireless devices, then you should consider reducing your use:
· Eye problems such as blurry vision
Some devices have a ‘Radiation Protection Mode’ which reduces exposure but this does not mean that it will eliminate all radiation exposure completely. One reason for this is that the watch’s positioning will affect the strength of exposure depending on where the antenna is placed against your body. Be aware that different smartwatch brands have different functions which means there is no standard radiation protection mode.
The bottom line: There’s an argument to be made for reducing your exposure if you engage frequently in activities such as driving, living near cell phone towers or working with Wi-Fi. However, it isn’t yet clear whether smartwatches increase the risk of cancer and it hasn’t been established scientifically that they pose a health threat. Unless we can prove that they cause cancer we won’t classify them as a carcinogen – but watch this space!
In conclusion, there are many benefits to wearing smartwatch all the time but safety might not be one of them; more research is needed. Some people should consider reducing their exposure by limiting usage time and use a ‘Radiation Protection Mode’.