Your Fitness Tracker's Dirty Little Secret: Sweat, Germs, and Smell

New No-Rinse CleanSmart Spray from Simple Science Kills 99.9 Percent of Germs and Odor-Causing Bacteria

Jan 28, 2016, 14:15 ET from Simple Science

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Getting in shape means getting sweaty, and wearing electronic fitness trackers that measure activities, sleep and heart rates. These trackers collect grime, germs and smell awful at the end of the day. Wearable manufacturers recommend cleaning the devices with a mild detergent, rubbing alcohol or ammonia-based cleaners and a soft cloth. Those suggestions require rubbing and wiping, sometimes with harmful chemicals, and do not kill the most harmful germs.

New CleanSmart Disinfectant Spray kills germs to help keep you healthy, with no need to wipe or rinse after spraying. CleanSmart destroys harmful viruses, bacteria, and pathogens, such as influenza, staph, strep, E.coli, salmonella, and MRSA. Yet CleanSmart products have the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) highest safety rating and are approved for cleaning sports gear, like fitness trackers.

"Wearables, such as FitBit®, are a great way to get healthy, but not if it's carrying germs that could make you sick," said Sheila Erickson, Vice President of Marketing at Simple Science, manufacturer of CleanSmart products. "With our Disinfectant Spray, just a spray once a day—or after a workout—can eliminate even the most harmful pathogens that can accumulate, and keeps it smell-free because it kills the odor-causing bacteria."

The science behind CleanSmart products has been used in medical applications for years, and CleanSmart is bringing this technology into everyday products. The technology used is also Food and Drug Administration-approved (FDA) for the treatment of rashes and minor skin irritations, which can also affect the skin around a wearable.

CleanSmart contains no harmful chemicals or bleach. After it works, it breaks down into saline water, leaving no chemical residue, and it can simply air dry. The active ingredient, Hypochlorous, is naturally produced in the human body to fight bacteria and infections, which is why it is effective killing germs, but gentle on people. All CleanSmart products are pH balanced and kill germs with no first aid warnings.

The suggested retail price for CleanSmart Disinfectant Spray is $6 for a 16 oz. bottle or $9.99 for three, 2 oz. travel size bottles. The products are available on and at

About Simple Science
Simple Science is based in Minneapolis, Minn., and is dedicated to bringing innovation to consumers that reduces the use of harmful chemicals in their lives. Our research-based technology is based on smart, simple, and pure ingredients that harness the power of human chemistry and nature. Now serious organisms like influenza, staph, E.coli, listeria, salmonella, RSV, and more can be killed with products gentle enough to use anywhere, leaving no fumes or chemical residue behind, and can be used around anyone, from babies to asthmatics to the immune compromised.


SOURCE Simple Science