Apple recently released a video in commemoration of Earth Day showing a very unusual practice at the company for testing its new products. A wearable needs testing for all real life conditions, including human sweat.
What does the company do for testing the Apple watch? “We use fake human sweat,” says Art Fong, green chemistry program manager at Apple. “We want to mimic actual use conditions, but we’re not going to go around collecting sweat from human employees.”
When the Apple Watch came out, there were some complaints that it could cause skin irritation. The company uses fake sweat to overcome this issue and ensure that the Apple Watch bands do not cause any skin reaction, either to the wearer or the environment.
Celebrating the Earth day, Apple has released three other videos illustrated by James Blagden, Check them out below.