TahoTom - I personally have not experienced this, and I wore mine at all times, including daily workouts, showers, and in the ocean. Maybe you were sold a fake? Or maybe even the original PowerBalance were meant to have see-through holograms. I am no expert on Power Balance nor do I work for the company. Search more threads or just google your question, I'm sure you'll find the answer you are looking for. Cheers.