I workout on a daily basis, or at least, I try my best to do so. I used to use a Polar watch and have since discontinued use. It seems like other polar watch users may be taking their watch off their wrists too. All due to an allergic reaction to their skin.
Polar Watch Skin Issues Reports Have Surfaced
According to an article recently published on Wearable, Polar sent deployed an email to all it’s A360 product users. The email was sent to further confirm that the product was causing skin reactions for some users. The number of reports is ridiculously small though. Literally four complaints have been made.
The good news is that Polar’s parent company, The Finnish company, was able to successfully determined what the cause was. Supposedly, the skin issue stems from some glue in the optical heart rate sensor.
In addition to determining the cause of the issue, they’ve also further assisted consumers by giving them specific instructions on what to look for in order to determine if you have a defective device. For starters, the company suggests that you check your skin to determine if any rashes exist. You should also check to see if you have a Polar A360 where the glue has been cured and hardened.
This type of thing does happen from time to time. In fact, the Fitbit had a similar issue. The Apple Watch has been known to cause issues as well.
I’m not telling you all of this because I think you should discontinue use of any of these devices. I’m telling you because I think it’s important that you pay close attention to how your skin is reacting towards the use of any product. That goes for all wearables, consumables and any other types of products that come in contact with your body.
In the event that you start to have some type of a reaction to a product, you need to be sure to take action and determine why the issue has come about. Your first step is to check with the manufacturer of the product. The second step is to search online to see if there are similar situations documented. Most importantly, don’t ignore it. That could cause far more harm than good.
We do our best here at Skincare.net to share any information that we have with regards to skin issues that products may cause. You can always reach out to us if you have issues and need help determining what steps to take next.