Amazon launches a Smart Air Quality Monitor, with claims that it can improve your sleep
Amazon has released a Smart Air Quality Monitor designed to scan the air in your house for harmful chemicals, such as carbon monoxide, dust and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs can be detected in the home, for example, through paint, cleaning products and gasoline. The device is about half the size of the latest Amazon Echo, measuring 2.56 x 2.56 x 1.77 in (65 x 65 x 45 mm).
The device does not have a built-in speaker, so instead, it sends an alert to a connected Echo device or the Alexa app when it detects these unhealthy particles. The monitor is also missing a microphone; however, you can use voice commands to ask connected Alexa-compatible devices for information on air quality in your house.
Not only will the device alert you when it detects substances that could damage your health, but it also monitors how the levels of these chemicals change over time so that you can see how their actions take effect. The Smart Air Quality Monitor will also keep an eye on the temperature and humidity of your home. The monitor can also integrate with Alexa Routines, which allows you to trigger other smart devices, such as fans or thermostats, when poor air quality is detected.
Amazon has claimed several benefits to this device, such as a better night's sleep.
By making small adjustments like venting rooms more frequently, opening windows while cooking, and opting to turn on air purifiers and humidifiers, testers experienced a noticeable improvement in their overall air quality. With these small adjustments, they also told us they were able to breathe easier in their homes and sleep better throughout the night.
The Smart Air Quality Monitor is available to pre-order in select countries, including the US, UK and Germany. The device retails for US$69.99 (£69.99/ €79.99) and is scheduled to ship in December.