Foobot also called your good air guru and maybe it is a good guru, thanks to all of its sensors. One of the most powerful device on the market that it is actually available to order right now is equipped with a great variety of sensors like a tVOC: Volatile Organic Compounds (Formaldehyde, Benzene, Xylene,Toluene etc.), PM2.5, PM5 and PM10 Particulate Matte, CO2/CO Conversion from tVOC/Cross sensitivity of tVOC sensor and of course Temperature and Humidity (Full Datasheet).
They have came up with a great design, very futuristic and this is actually the second version of a formerly Alima. The only negative part of the device itself is the plastic case. They use an ABS Glossy and rubber finish which I am not a big fun, hopefully in the future they will have the budget for an Aluminium case.
A gesture friendly device that allows you to check air quality with and without internet connection or a smartphone by just turning it upside down or by tapping it. The RGB LEDs will change colour between 6 levels of orange/blue.
They also have an API that allows to see and export the data on a computer in case you are an advanced user and you need to study the data in a more sophisticated way, although the app for iOS and Android is well build with history browsing, instant readings and alerts or advices to improve your indoor air that getting better over time thanks to machine learning.
Nowadays a product is nothing without a good support from the company. They are active socially through Twitter and Facebook and you can always reach them and ask them questions about their product. Also their Blog is an awesome place (like mine) to learn how to improve your indoor air quality, one of the best article that I really love is Cigarette smoke – Polluting your indoor air.
And as they say, have safe breathing days.
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i got this yesterday…and i am testing it… i had it tonight in the bedroom..together with netatmo…i dont know why..netatmo was giving me 2500ppm and footbot 700ppm for CO2… do you have an idea?
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Foobot doesn’t have a separate sensor for CO2 measuring, it uses the tVOC sensor with and algorithm and it does a good job. Netatmo on the other hand says that has an CO2 sensor but it’s an optical one and needs constant calibration, other gases can affect its performance. Take both outside for an hour. Their correct values should be around ±405ppm
thanks for the quick answer. do you suggest foobot is better? i am waiting for the air mentor… and then i have to find a choice 🙂 your help is appreciated 🙂
You really should do the experiment I told you before by letting the devices outside for an hour. Please share the results with us. If you can take a picture or screenshots it will be awesome. Regards
i will. thanks
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