SunSmart Global UV

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About this app

Protect yourself when the UV is at damaging levels with the SunSmart Global UV app.

Powered by world leading health, radiation and weather organisations, the app provides worldwide UV levels and clear guidance as to when sun protection is and is not required.

Travelling and spending time outdoors is one of life’s great joys. Knowing when sun protection is recommended wherever you are in the world gives you confidence to enjoy the sun safely, minimizing the risk of skin damage which can lead to cancer.

The SunSmart Global UV app takes the guesswork out of being safe in the sun with daily sun protection times sent to your phone along with simple advice for protecting your skin.

***What are sun protection times?***
Sun protection times are linked to the UV Index and are advised when the UV is forecast to be 3 and above. This is consistent with the WHO UV Index guidance and has been determined as the level at which damage to the skin is likely to occur more quickly.

The app will advise you that sun protection is required during specific times when the UV is forecast to be 3 and above so that you can adequately protect your skin.

***How is it different to other UV apps?***
The UV app has the backing of world-leading health and meteorological organisations making it a trusted and reliable source of advice.

Unlike other apps, the SunSmart Global UV app is designed to simply inform users when sun protection is required and when it is not.

***What are the key features?***
- Daily UV levels for the local area including sun protection times
- 5-day forecast including UV and weather forecast
- Access to the forecast UV and sun protection times anywhere in the world
Updated on
Sep 1, 2023

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No data shared with third parties
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Data isn’t encrypted
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

405 reviews
Ivan Bukovac
March 7, 2024
Why have you chosen to drastically change the interface? In every way imaginable! I detest these changes as they were not balances or enhancements! It was incredibly intuitive in the previous version -- how to plan your outdoor activities according to the guidance -- aligned with the UV readings. Really, really bad quality of life updates: they should not even qualify for quality of life updates in my opinion. They had degraded the application experience dramatically. Two Star review from me.
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Cancer Council Vic.
March 12, 2024
Hi Ivan, we appreciate your feedback and have passed this onto the development team. They will consider your feedback for future iterations.
Douche Baginglol
January 4, 2024
It seems, from the comments, that the developers are fixing things; so I hope they do. This App is fundamentally useless without actively updating one's position, rather than locking it in and having multiple locations. I really don't need to know the weather / UV of an area, just where I am.. also, anyone outside will 90% of the time be on the move. A map view with a toggle/s in the UI would be extremely helpful for those planning/researching.
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Cancer Council Vic.
January 15, 2024
Hi, thanks for your feedback on our app. We will pass on this feedback to our team for further iterations.
stuart durkin
October 21, 2023
This app is pretty good but it doesn't serve the needs of people who need it most. I get skin cancers and have to cover up when the UV is over 1, but the app doesn't allow me to customise alerts so that I know when to protect myself, giving me no option other than the alerts that sound when UV is at 3. other than that, the interface is pretty intuitive, you can set several locations and the info is displayed clearly.
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Cancer Council Vic.
November 13, 2023
Hi Stuart, thank you for your feedback. We are always looking for ways to continue improving the app's features for our users and we will pass this on to our technical team for future consideration.

What's new

In this version, we have made the following changes:
- Introduced an option to increase the text size of the current and maximum UV.
- Improved Live UV readings in Australia.
- Enhanced options to add, remove and reorder location preferences.
- Fahrenheit temperature option added.
- Updated translations.