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Let's be real: Do we have any idea what's in the air we breathe on a daily basis? Because I sure as hell don't. Pollution is obviously a word we all recognize, but is something that we probably frequently overlook. Unless we're thinking about a factory with huge smoke stacks or the exhaust pipe on a car, none of us really think about what's getting sucked up our sinuses.
However, we do notice when we're in a bad mood, are constantly getting sick, or can't fall asleep to save our lives. And though a lot of outside factors can definitely impact these things, crappy air quality is another thing that can trigger these daily annoyances.
Meet the smart device looking to make checking air quality a part of your routine: Awair and Awair Glow, the air quality monitors that aim to make you aware of what you're breathing. (10/10 pun, guys.)
Awair wants to help you track five key factors of air quality: dust, chemicals (VOCs), CO2, humidity, and temperature. While some of these things may not ever cross our minds, the levels of each can actually affect your respiratory health, sleep, focus, mood, and immune system. If you sense that you've been getting sick a lot lately (or feel like you've randomly developed allergies after years of not having them), this little guy could be the at-home doctor you need before making a trip to the actual doctor.
Of course, we don't all have the same problems when it comes to health. Awair's settings allow you to personalize the test modes in order to sleep better, control allergies or asthma, and increase productivity.
While Awair is the larger countertop device with a screen for easy reading, Awair Glow is the mini version that plugs directly into the wall. According to the listing, not only does this little guy track air quality for improved health, but the Glow feature allows it to act as a sort of smart plug. It automatically powers devices like fans, humidifiers, heaters, purifiers, and other similar devices the moment it senses that your air quality has dropped — meaning you can enjoy healthy, breathable air without having to fidget to find the right device.
This may sound like a lot of science jargon, but Awair looks super user-friendly. It gives a score from 0-100 to help you easily understand how good or bad your air is, and follows with tips to get that score up. Awair's app for iPhone and Android and its compatibility with Amazon Alexa makes air tracking even simpler.