The French have updated their classic two-piece swimsuit with a networked version which will inform its wearers when they need to apply sunscreen.
The connected bikini (en français, bikini connecté) contains a removable and (wisely) waterproof UV sensor which will measure when its wearers may need to lather themselves in lotion.
According to The Local, the e-kini will record the temperature and correlate it with user inputted information regarding their skin type.
The e-kini then buzzes users' smartphones before le soleil can do any skin damage (domage à la peau).
The idea for the e-kini reportedly occurred to the founder of the company after she witnessed someone getting sunburned at a beach.
"I was wondering why she didn't react, why she didn't put on some sun cream or get into the shade," she told L'Express.
The e-kini is priced at €149, though connected beach towels (serviette de plage connectée) are also available for €99. ®