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Airthings has launched its latest product in the indoor air quality and radon solutions space: the View Plus, a battery-operated, Wi-Fi-enabled device that has sensors to detect particulate matter (PM), radon, carbon dioxide (CO2), and more.
With a customizable display, thr View Plus comes in two versions: one for homeowners and another that can be used in public and commercial buildings. It monitors for PM, radon, CO2, humidity, airborne chemicals (VOC), temperature, air pressure, and even outdoor air quality. View Plus for Business also includes a light and noise sensor, as well as occupancy data and the Virus Risk Indicator.
PM detection is a new addition to Airthings’ range of products and will provide a level of insight into air quality, both at home and at work. The term “particulate matter” describes microscopic particles in the air, which can include anything from dust and pollen to pollutants emitted from car exhaust, industrial activity, wood-burning stoves, smoke from wildfires, cooking, cigarette smoke, pets, and more. The built-in particle sensor can detect particles as small as PM2.5 (around the size of a dust particle) and PM1 (around the size of common bacterium), and provide you with continuous access to data, as well as notifications to alert you about changes in the air.
“Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve seen the levels of awareness about air quality increase dramatically,” says Oyvind Birkenes, CEO of Airthings. “We decided to develop View Plus to help people everywhere understand that they have more control over their air quality than they might think. Our mission at Airthings has always been to educate people and foster constructive conversation about how air quality can impact their health and daily lives. With View Plus, we can empower people and businesses to learn about the air quality in their homes, schools, offices, or even their favorite restaurants, in a way that is constructive and easy to understand.”
View Plus shows the most relevant data based on your location. It also allows for customization options if you want to prioritize the air quality data that matters most, whether it be PM, radon, CO2, humidity, or something else. Wave a hand in front of the device for a colour-coded air quality check.
Log into the Airthings Dashboard for in-depth insights into the air or open the Airthings app for a quick and easy view of air quality levels. View Plus is wireless and Wi-Fi-enabled with a battery life up to two years. It can also be easily integrated into your smart home system using IFTTT, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. In addition, View Plus has a built-in Hub functionality, so you can expand your system and bring your other Airthings devices online.
In comparison, the View Plus for Business connects to the Airthings for Business solution over SmartLink using the Hub, allowing for a battery life up to four years.
Airthings View Plus is now available for pre-order and will start shipping to customers in June for US$299.