Foobot is a smart device with sensors and technology to monitor your air quality. It measures gas pollutants, particulate matter, temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide and outdoor pollution. We spend most of our lives in our homes and breathing clean air is beneficial to our health. The current season we’re in is a breeding ground for allergies, asthma, cold and flu, nasal congestion, respiratory infections and air borne related illnesses. Foobot gives live updates, stats and tips on renewing your air.
The setup was straightforward and very user friendly. I downloaded the Foobot app from the Google Play Store and created my profile. It’s also available on the App Store for iOS devices. I unboxed the Foobot and powered it up following the prompts within the app to complete the set up. I was done within a few minutes. Foobot starts to work immediately but, it takes about six days until notifications will be available due to the sensors warm up completion.
Foobot Features: Air quality index, LED light displays air quality in real time, blue is good and orange is poor. App monitoring conveniently from your smartphone or tablet. Pollution charts to keep you up to speed on your air quality along with instant notifications if it ever goes above the threshold. Regulate your air quality control with a growing number of home connected devices, like ventilation filtration and air purification systems. Foobot is also compatible with Google Nest Thermostat & LuxGeo Thermostat.
I try to dust on a weekly basis and change my air filter monthly. It’s not common for me to open my windows but, I’m learning that it’s necessary to renew the fresh air in my home. My kids keep their bedroom windows cracked all the time. I have so many allergies and by keeping my windows closed, I thought I was keeping certain pollutants and environmental allergens out of my home. Especially this time of year, I’m sneezing non-stop, nasal congestion, runny nose and dealing with itchy eyes.
What I really like about Foobot is that it gives you tips like, avoid confined environments and ventilate your living spaces in 3 minutes by opening a window on a draft day; over 20 minutes by opening a window with low air movement. Without opening a window, it takes up to 10 hours to renew the air. You have all the data in front of you and the steps you need to take to adjust if necessary. Check out additional information on the Foobot website.