The durability of Hövding depends on how much it is being used.
Usually the fabric on the collar has the shortest lifespan. You will notice this through visible outer wear, such as cracked seams, broken zippers or holes in the fabric. Such wear means we can no longer guarantee your Hövding is working properly.
The component with the second shortest lifespan is the battery. Batteries have a limited number of charge cycles before the capacity is expected to deteriorate. After 300 charge cycles, the capacity gradually decreases. You will notice this by the battery time, between charges, gradually shortening.
All other components in Hövding have a significantly longer lifespan than the battery. This is a conscious choice we made, to ensure that you would always be safe with your Hövding.
Each time Hövding is activated, it automatically performs a self-test (which is then performed several times per second as long as Hövding is activated) to make sure it works properly. Hövding will shut itself down, should it find any errors. As long as your Hövding activates and deactivates with the sound- and light signal, and it charges as it should, that shows that everything is working properly.