If you like me you spend a lot of your time indoors. If you didn’t already know 90% of your normal life is spent indoors. For me I work from home, I’ve got young children, I’m at home more than most people are. Because of that, I want to make sure that my air quality is as good as it physically can be. That’s where the foobot comes in.
Foobot will measure things like temperature, pollutants, particulate matter are much much more and tell you little tips, little tricks on how to improve your air quality when you’re indoors, so let’s have a look and see what the foobot can do for you.
Staying healthy is obviously a big concern for just about everyone on the planet. Whether you want to blame Hollywood and how the biggest stars portrayed themselves in magazines or how social media is slowly drumming into our heads the health benefits of well just about everything. It’s something that the majority of people pay attention to.
While there are a huge range of lifestyle gadgets out, there were all ready to assist you on your journey the latest from foobot is just that little bit different. If anything this one is more passive than most providing you with information rather than being the device that could fix these problems firsthand.
If you have health issues with your breathing or you’re looking to stay healthy, maintain your energy levels and even sleep better of an evening. Then paying attention to the air you breathe is a great place to start.
I’m based in Boston, while the air quality isn’t terrible here, some countries and places around the world are notoriously known for their terrible air pollution. Beijing banned cars for two weeks, and the sky turned perfectly blue the next day it went back to the smog this residents were so used to.
While they are working on rectifying their issues, nothing is stopping you altering your lifestyle to make it better from within your own home, office or anywhere for that matter. We touched on the foobot during in our Christmas tech gift guide, and the foobot simply is a wonderfully designed little gadget.
It’s compact enough that it doesn’t feel intrusive and it has a nice modern design that’s sure to look great. No matter where you place it in the home, within reason of course. I’m a big fan of white as I think it looks crisp and clean. Something that the likes of Apple have really taken big to market and consumers seem to love. Like I said I’m one of them. The compact design looks like a stylish Bluetooth speaker, and if you didn’t know better, you’d probably think that’s exactly what it is.
It uses a range of built-in sensors without the tiny particles in the air of your home. This includes the gases and toxins from the outside world, cleaning products and more. Sets up is very painless and can be ready to go in minutes. Through the app, you simply connect via Wi-Fi and follow the easy-to-follow steps.
It comes equipped with LEDs it will tell you at a glance if your air quality is good or bad or even somewhere in between. Then it will warn you of dangerous levels of toxins in the air, such as carbon monoxide, known as the silent killer. A lot of homes are at risk of this pollutant so keeping things in check is definitely important. As mentioned the Foobot is more of a passive device than something that were actively fix an issue. It pairs with your mobile device and will buzz you with a warning if your air quality is declining.
However once notified is up to you and other products you may own to resolve the problem. Open a window, turn on your air purifier or get out of the house and wait for help. Depending on the nature of the alert of course.
The clean easy-to-read mobile app rates your air quality on a scale of poor to great and gives you specific information on things such as carbon dioxide levels, the amount of particulate matter and volatile organic compounds in your environment. It also measures the humidity and ambient temperature and allows you to view any of this information in real time, as a constantly updating chart.
Apple and Android fans will be happy to hear that the app works on iOS 7 and above and Android 4 and above. Most people looking into the fubar are probably pretty tech savvy so I’d expect you to have a pretty decent phone anyway. If you haven’t got your phone to hand foobot does have different light patterns which all have their individual meanings, and a comprehensive FAQ on the foobot website will give you all of the answers that you need.
Now, most people think of pollution they think of heavy traffic and being stuck in the city. Beijing, London these are all hotspots for extreme pollution. However, pollution comes from almost anything and takes many forms with foobot you’ll be able to track how your house air quality changes throughout the day and night. If your child do suffer from breathing problems and you find out that your house is actually harmful in certain areas, you can address that and find simple ways to fix it for the future.
Again you could open a window, add a fan, perhaps stagger the times you do certain things in your home. It may not be of a concern to some people, but educating yourself on the air quality of your home and surely be no bad thing. I mean can you really put a price on health?
Speaking of price, it is a little expensive coming in at 199 dollars in the US. But for families, the foobot seems like a welcome addition for the current smart home landscape. After all, Syria Alexa aren’t going to check when your house is full of carbon dioxide, but foobot will and knowing that mine and my family’s health is on a good level, is definitely worth the extra peace of mind.
So there you go, as you can see the foobot was I guess fantastic, it did exactly what it was set out to do. It told us temperature, gave us tips and tricks, notifications all the kind of key things you’d want to try and make the air quality in your home in your office or anywhere in between. The best it physically can be. Especially the fact that I’ve got kids, this is something that was just vital for me. So hopefully you enjoyed the article, if you did remember to comment down below.