SmartCap headwear, either caps or headbands, need to be fitted properly to ensure that they are comfortable to wear, and are obtaining the necessary signals. This means ensuring that the headwear is forward facing and centred, that there is no hair between the sweatband and forehead, and that the headwear is neither too loose nor too tight.
SmartCap should not feel tight. The best way to get the right fit is to loosen your SmartCap headwear, and wait for one minute to see if the “Cap needs adjustment” message appears. If not, continue to loosen. Incrementally loosening the cap while making sure you avoid this message ensures you will have the loosest fit possible for that style.
To enjoy a comfortable SmartCap experience all shift, every shift, we recommend the following:
- Get the right fit: Make sure you choose a style and size of SmartCap headwear that can give you a good fit. If the headwear seems to feel either too loose or too tight but never quite right, try a different style
- Keep it clean: Washing your SmartCap regularly using the SmartCap Headwear Care Instructions ensures that the forehead contacts are working the most effectively. This means that you won’t feel the need to wear your SmartCap uncomfortably tight to ensure consistent measurements.
- Give yourself a break: When safe to do so, and in-line with site policies and procedures, it’s a good idea to take off your SmartCap. Headwear applies a small amount of pressure to the skin, which over time can lead to a headache. Giving yourself a break when possible may help.
- Hydrate: Being appropriately hydrated is key to comfortably wearing headwear. Make sure you drink the recommended amount of fluids for your level of activity, and avoid excess caffeine and alcohol.