This is a quick review of the Canāree. An indoor air quality monitor that you can carry around thanks to its compact size.
- 7-Bin Optical Particle Counter Sensor (PM1.0/PM2.5/PM10)
- Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)
- Temperature Sensor
- Humidity Sensor
- Air Pressure Sensor
- WiFi Module
- RGB LED AQ Indicator
You have two choices when it comes to how to operate the device. You can either connect it to your computer or you can connect it to a USB-A power adopter/power bank and operate it anywhere in the house or outside with or without the internet as the RGB LED Indicator will change colors based on the pollution around you.
By connecting the monitor to your computer you have local access and storage of the measurements in your computer drive. This is very handy for the experts that want to make comparisons or analyze the data with advanced tools. With your computer and the special software that you can download from the server of the company you can set up the WiFi module to your local WiFi router or mobile hotspot, making it truly portable.
Once the device is connected to the internet, you can access the data from the web Dashboard https://sensei.pierasystems.com/. Unfortunately, the address of your device doesn’t stay fixed, so you need to search for your device each time.
Dashboard & Software (Win/macOS)
The software for Windows and macOS features the same interface with the web Dashboard offering a uniform experience to the users. There are a plethora of widgets and graphs and even an eCO2 equivalent widget that comes from the VOC sensor.
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I think it is a nice little air quality monitor that could potentially help people see the air they breathe but it needs some reefing as the web platform sometimes doesn’t work very well. Furthermore, it needs a smartphone app. Finally, the particulate matter sensor has earned the ISO 21501-4:2018 certification of calibration for a light scattering optical particle counter (OPC), which is used to measure the size distribution and particle number concentration of particles suspended in clean rooms.