Atmotube Plus Portable Air Quality Tracker
Atmotube Plus Portable Air Quality Tracker
Atmotube Makes You Smarter about the Air You Breathe
Atmotube can help to:
- Reduce exposure to harmful gases.
- Prevent allergy or asthma attacks caused by polluted air and identify sources of air pollution.
- Avoid polluted areas by getting alert notifications if the air is not safe.
- Be aware of weather changes.
- Monitor air temperature and humidity to stay in a comfort zone and feel better.
Atmotube PLUS will constantly monitor the air around you and immediately alert you when it's not safe.
Atmotube PLUS is a wearable, portable device that monitors the quality and safety of the air you breathe. With more precise and reliable sensors, it accurately measures real-time air pollution caused by harmful gases and a wide range of Volatile Organic compounds (VOCs) like acetone, methanol, benzene, ethanol, toluene, xylene, and formaldehyde. It also measures atmospheric pressure, temperature, and humidity.
How it works
The sensors inside Atmotube keep constant track of the air parameters. Every two seconds, your Atmotube will measure the concentration of VOCs, temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure, then send them all to your smartphone via Bluetooth (BT5.0).
The Atmotube mobile app is free and available for iOS 9 and Android 4.3+ smartphones with Bluetooth LE support. Its clear and simple user interface shows current air quality readings and helps you track the history of your measurements and your personal air score. If the air quality gets below a certain point, you will immediately receive an alert notification.
With Atmotube, you can also contribute to global air quality data crowdsourcing: all gathered data on air quality will display on your personal map and, if you wish, your gathered data can be shared with others via the Global Air Quality Map.
Why We Need to Care About Air Quality
Air quality has a significant impact on our lives. Good outdoor and indoor air quality is crucial to our well-being. An average person automatically takes over 20,000 breaths daily, and unless we encounter a problem, we never think about WHAT we breathe in and how air components can affect our bodies.
But, there are potential dangers lurking in the air, such as VOCs, and various harmful gases - both indoors and outside. Moreover, according to WHO, 92% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are emitted as gases from liquids or solids and can have short and long-term adverse health effects on respiratory systems. Over time, exposure to VOCs has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, liver and brain damage, and even cancer.
Recently, more and more people are becoming weather-dependent and are susceptible to diseases such as asthma, COPD, and allergies. Air pollution can worsen or even cause lung diseases, but today there is a very little understanding of what exact levels of air pollution affect our health.
At the same time, even very simple steps like improving ventilation, monitoring humidity, avoiding certain polluted areas, getting rid of aggressive household chemicals, or wearing a mask, can make a big difference. With Atmotube, you can easily control the air you breathe and eliminate potential danger before it has time to affect you. Most people don't find out they've been exposed to toxic air until it's too late, so we decided to create these beautiful and functional devices that can seamlessly integrate into your life and alert you to potential danger in the air.
Make it a Part of Your Life
We designed Atmotube PLUS so that it can be used both indoors and outside. Atmotube PLUS is an innovative, portable, technologically advanced device is designed to be an integral part of your lifestyle. It can be with you everywhere, giving you actual information about air quality, pollution, and harmful gases right where you are. It will always be there for you and for those you care about most.
The aggregated environmental data is shared to a Global Air Quality Map that is free for everyone to use. Atmotube PLUS is a personal contribution to global air pollution awareness, as well as a potential lifesaver for you and your family.
Atmotube PLUS uniquely combines style with functionality, using the most innovative sensors to provide real-time measurements of indoor and outdoor air. We've done a lot of work to maximize the value of Atmotube PLUS features and enhance user experience.
- ADVANCED: features the newest generation of sensors for the instant detection of harmful gases, no calibration required – it just works!
- REAL-TIME AIR QUALITY TRACKER - constantly monitors the environment around you, accurately measuring a wide range of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) like acetone, methanol, formaldehyde and harmful gases, like Carbon Monoxide (CO).
- PORTABLE: securely hooks on a bag or belt, with up to 7 days battery life so you can take it anywhere and test air pollution in or outside your home.
- COMPACT: a set of high-quality air pollution sensors are now packed into a small and stylish handheld device
- MULTI-PURPOSE: Atmotube PLUS air quality tester also includes a weather station with atmospheric pressure, temperature, and humidity sensors for using indoors or outdoors.
- MOBILE APP: The Atmotube mobile app is free and available for iOS 9 and Android 4.3+ smartphones with Bluetooth LE support. Its clear and simple user interface shows current air quality readings and helps you track the history of your measurements and your personal air score. If the air quality gets below a certain point, you will immediately receive an alert
- THE IMPACT: The aggregated environmental data is shared to a Global Air Quality Map that is free for everyone to use. Atmotube PLUS is a personal contribution to global air pollution awareness, as well as a potential lifesaver for you and your family.
How does Atmotube PLUS work?
Atmotube constantly monitors air pollution in real time. We utilize a MOX-based (Metal-oxide) sensor in our product. The functionality of a MOX gas sensor is based on the conductivity-change of the gas-sensitive MOX semi-conductor layers at gas exposure, which can be externally measured and analyzed. A specific MOX gas-sensitive layer reacts to oxidizable gases with increasing of the layer resistance and to reducible gases with decreasing of the layer resistance.
How often does Atmotube PLUS measure the air?
Atmotube PLUS take VOC measurements every 2 seconds and store it to the memory every 1 minute.
Why should I use Atmotube?
People don’t realize how what’s in the air might affect our health. But there are potential dangers -- carbon monoxide for instance. Carbon monoxide poisoning can happen when you breathe in even small amounts of the gas, causing terrible headaches and dizziness. And there are also volatile organic compounds, such as formaldehyde and benzene. Over time, exposure to carbon monoxide and volatile organic compounds has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, liver and brain damage, and even cancer. Most people don't find out they've been exposed to toxic air until it's too late, so we decided to create a beautiful and functional object that can seamlessly become part of your life, alerting you to potential danger in the air.
How portable is it? How much does it weigh?
Atmotube only weighs 1.4 ounces (40 grams), so it’s perfectly portable, even pocketable. It has a half-ring to let you to clip it anywhere, on any bag or even a key ring.
Do I need to download the app to use Atmotube?
Yes, Atmotube sends all measured data to your mobile phone via Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) protocol. You should download our free Atmotube app from Google Play or App Store.
Will Atmotube work with any Smartphone?
Atmotube is compatible with iOS 8+ devices and Android 4.3+ devices with Bluetooth Low Energy support.
Is the Atmotube mobile app free?
Will I receive any alerts if the air quality is poor?
Yes, You will get immediate notification if Atmotube detects air quality lower than the “Moderate” level. This notification is customizable via settings.
What is Air Quality Score?
Atmotube detects a very wide range of harmful gases, toxins, and volatile organic compounds. For your convenience, we created an accumulative parameter called Air Quality Score (AQS) that can instantly give you an understanding of the quality of air around.
There’s a LED on the front of Atmotube. What does each color mean?
The LED color represents the current Air Quality Score. (Red - severely polluted, Orange - very polluted, Yellow - polluted, Green - moderate, Blue - good).
Blue blinking without button pressed - means that Atmotube is in pairing mode.
Is Atmotube waterproof?
Atmotube design is meant to provide a good airflow for the sensors inside, so it can’t be waterproof at the same time. Please do not put it in water.
What is the operating temperature of Atmotube?
Recommended operating temperature for Atmotube sensors is from -5°C to +50°C.
The device will still work if the temperature drops below -5°C, but the performance of the VOC and CO sensors will slightly drop.
How is Atmotube calibrated?
Each sensor will be first pre-calibrated by the sensor manufacturer and then will go through the calibration procedure on our production line to increase its accuracy. Each sensor will be exposed to a particular gas at a known concentration in a gas chamber.
How does the Air Quality Score Map work?
Your GPS coordinates will be linked with your AQS measurements, periodically uploaded to our secure cloud, and then will be aggregated on the air quality map. The map is available for public viewing. AQS sharing is disabled by default and you should manually enable it.
Who can see my Air Quality Score data?
Only you can view your AQS history data. But you can share it on the map to make your contribution into the global air quality map.
What are the VOCs?
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. In fact, they may be emitted by a wide array of products, including paints and lacquers, paint strippers, cleaning supplies, household products such as varnishes and wax, cleaning and disinfecting, products, building materials (plywood and particleboard) and furnishings, office equipment such as copiers and printers, glues and adhesives.
VOCs can cause eye, nose, and throat irritation as well as headaches, loss of coordination, and nausea. They may also cause damage to the liver, kidney, and central nervous system. Some are suspected or known to cause cancer.