Smart Air Quality Gadget Helps You Breathe Easier

A smart new air monitoring device claims to connect to, well, practically everything. Called Awair, the device promises to monitor indoor air quality in real time, as well as learn your routines and communicate with other home devices.

The device was launched yesterday by parent company Bitfinder at the Code Conference event in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. The Awair can track several different air quality factors, including temperature, humidity, fine dust particles, CO2, and volatile organic compounds, toxic substances that can be emitted by building materials, furniture, and cooking activities. Those five data points are often associated with conditions as varied as headaches, fatigue, poor sleep, trouble concentrating, and irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs, the company said.

Customized Preferences, Automatic Alerts

The device also lets users customize their preferences by choosing from a variety of settings that indicate different lifestyle priorities, such as pregnancy, allergy, and sleep. Awair will then provide recommendations for lifestyle changes based on its analysis and the priority selected.

Bitfinder seems to be positioning the device squarely in the popular and smart-home sector by highlighting AwairEUs high-tech bona fides. The monitor connects to your home or office Wi-Fi network, and can be accessed through an app on either a tablet or smartphone. Pairing a smartphone to Awair allows the monitor to ping users when they are away to inform them about changes in air quality. The device also works with the IFTTT platform, allowing users to set up other types of alerts or trigger automatic actions based on their recipes.

It can also analyze patterns in air quality changes throughout the day, such as a spike in CO2 levels at certain hours. It will also make recommendations on what actions the user can take to address air quality issues, such as purchasing a HEPA filter...

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Smart Air Quality Gadget Helps You Breathe Easier

A smart new air monitoring device claims to connect to, well, practically everything. Called Awair, the device promises to monitor indoor air quality in real time, as well as learn your routines and communicate with other home devices.

The device was launched yesterday by parent company Bitfinder at the Code Conference event in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. The Awair can track several different air quality factors, including temperature, humidity, fine dust particles, CO2, and volatile organic compounds, toxic substances that can be emitted by building materials, furniture, and cooking activities. Those five data points are often associated with conditions as varied as headaches, fatigue, poor sleep, trouble concentrating, and irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs, the company said.

Customized Preferences, Automatic Alerts

The device also lets users customize their preferences by choosing from a variety of settings that indicate different lifestyle priorities, such as pregnancy, allergy, and sleep. Awair will then provide recommendations for lifestyle changes based on its analysis and the priority selected.

Bitfinder seems to be positioning the device squarely in the popular and smart-home sector by highlighting AwairEUs high-tech bona fides. The monitor connects to your home or office Wi-Fi network, and can be accessed through an app on either a tablet or smartphone. Pairing a smartphone to Awair allows the monitor to ping users when they are away to inform them about changes in air quality. The device also works with the IFTTT platform, allowing users to set up other types of alerts or trigger automatic actions based on their recipes.

It can also analyze patterns in air quality changes throughout the day, such as a spike in CO2 levels at certain hours. It will also make recommendations on what actions the user can take to address air quality issues, such as purchasing a HEPA filter...

Comments are closed.