Electronic wearables have shown large growth over past years. Many wearables are used outdoors under the influence of weather factors. The harmful effects of UV, heat, and water may cause material degradation, malfunction, and finally product failure.
Many of the different materials used are sensitive to weather ageing. Proper environmental durability testing, tailored to the end-use conditions, is required to avoid premature changes of appearance and functionality.
In this 10-page Application Guide you learn about: • Types of wearables and materials used • Environmental stress factors and their effects • 4 suggested test methods for outdoor and indoor use of wearables • Sample Preparation and test implementation