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EPA's SunWise UV Index app review: get hourly report of expected UV intensity

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Introduction

Scientific studies show that prolonged exposure to UV rays can lead to various skin conditions such as skin cancer. Hence, it is important to protect yourself from them whenever you go outdoors. United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has developed an iOS application called EPA’s SunWise UV Index that has the ability to measure UV intensity. It is compatible with iPhone and iPad devices. Currently, it is only available in English.

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EPA's SunWise UV Index

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Monitor UV Intensity on an Hourly Basis

EPA’s SunWise UV Index is a dedicated application that will provide you with accurate UV forecasts on a daily and hourly basis. To make it ideal for all users, it comes with a smart interface that is easy to navigate. More importantly, the report is represented in a simple format and well-explained.

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Your device does not have to be connected to the Internet as the app can work perfectly while offline. By using this application, you will protect yourself and loved ones from various skin conditions that result in high UV intensity.

Best Features

One of the features that give EPA’s SunWise UV Index an upper hand is the fact that you do not have to at a particular area to know the UV intensity experienced there. All you have to do is type in the ZIP code and the app will do the hard work for you.

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The new 4.1 version is updated for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 plus and their latest operating system. This means that you do not have to change any settings on your device to benefit from the app. In addition, it has an updated GPS support that will correctly identify your location to ensure that you get the right forecast.

Make sure your that the GPS feature of your device is turned on to get the best results.

Another major attribute is the fact that the report is not only presented in a simple format but also explained in a very simple language that most people understand. For instance, it uses different color codes to explain the UV intensity. Green means that the intensity is less than 2 while purple means that its extreme and beyond 11.

EPA's SunWise UV Index

Free

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Smart interface
  • Uses GPS to know your location
  • Report is comprehensive and well-explained
  • No Internet connection is required
  • You can know UV intensity in various towns by inputting their specific zip code

Cons

  • None

Final Thoughts

EPA’s SunWise UV Index is an awesome app that you can count on to give your hourly and daily UV forecasts to protect yourself from various conditions.

 

EPA's SunWise UV Index

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