In a nutshell, Skechers masks work by detecting how long you spend in a specific area of your body, and then adjusting your body’s breathing to fit that time.
For instance, if you spend 15 minutes in the back of the neck, your mask will adjust your breathing to allow you to breathe longer.
In contrast, if your mask does the exact opposite, your breathing will be reduced to just 20-40 percent of its normal level.
If you spend a few minutes in your front legs and back, your chest and back will be made to breathe more heavily to make room for your mask, so it’ll work.
This is what we call a work-time adjustment, and it can actually be done in real time.
So if you have a few hours to kill before going to bed, you can adjust your mask to allow for that extra time.
In the case of the mask, the algorithm uses a mathematical model to calculate how long your mask should be in your body before adjusting your breathing.
That’s why the mask is actually working well when you’re wearing it.
But when your mask is off and you’re outside, your breath can get blocked, and the mask’s adjustment will be much less precise.
The problem is that Skechers is using a mathematical formula to calculate its work-times, which is essentially the work of a mathematician trying to find the right value.
If Skechers’s work-hours algorithm isn’t working as expected, it can’t help but cause the mask to stop working.
In other words, you’ll need to wear a mask for a longer time before it’ll do its job.
Skechers says that it is working to fix the issue and has started testing a new version of the software.
It says that this new version should have a more precise work-threshold, which should make mask adjustments more accurate.
It also said that it will continue working to improve the algorithm in the coming months.
However, if the mask continues to fail to adjust properly, it may take more than a month for the mask function to function properly.
We’ll keep you updated on this story as more information becomes available.
[Via Ars Technic, Ars Technicas, Skecher]