Researchers at Florida Atlantic University found that 95 percent of smartwatch bands tested contained disease-causing germs.
Scientists analyzed different types of strap materials and found that rubber and plastic straps were most susceptible to bacterial contamination.
The germs found, including Staphylococcus and Pseudomonas, are capable of causing infections such as abscesses, pneumonia and salmonella.
Nwadiuto Esiobu, a biological scientist from Florida Atlantic University, shared The subway: “Plastic and rubber wristbands may provide a more suitable environment for bacteria to grow, as porous and static surfaces tend to attract and be colonized by bacteria.”
He recommended people wash their bracelets regularly to remove skin, sweat and other germs from the environment.
How to clean your smartwatch band
Materials used in smartwatch bands are often known for their durability, but it is still possible for them to become damaged if cleaned incorrectly.
PC Magazine I shared with you the technique to clean your appliance without ruining it: “Put a small amount of soap – and it can be dish soap like Dawn or hand wash like Dial – into a bowl or clogged sink.
“Add some warm water. If possible, first remove the wristbands from the smartwatch.
“Or if the watch is waterproof, submerge the whole thing. Rub the band gently between your fingers or with a soft cloth.
“A toothbrush can help you clean all the little crevices. If you cannot remove the watch, simply dip the ends of the band into the solution to clean it.
“Rinse the tape, wipe or pat dry, and air dry thoroughly.
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