Air Quality Monitor

Depending on how advanced the particular model you opt for is, with an air quality monitor you can keep track of indoor or outdoor air quality parameters like particulate matter, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, humidity, temperature, and volatile organic compounds. Making a pick depends on the purpose you intend for it, but there are a few products which provide a higher accuracy and reliability in their readings, models that we will review and discuss in the following.

Top 5 Air Quality Monitors Comparison

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Foobot Image

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1. Foobot
  • Size: 6.8” H x 2.8” D
  • Material: ABS plastic
  • Sensors: PM 2.5; Total VOCs; Temperature; Humidity
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 B/G/N; iOS 8 minimum; Android 4.3 minimum
  • Power: Non-detachable 2-meter USB cable; AC-DC 5V 0.5A USB power adaptor
  • Warranty: 1 year
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Awair 2nd Edition: See the Invisible Image

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2. Awair 2nd Edition: See the Invisible
  • Size: 3.54” H x 6.3” W x 1.97” D
  • Material: North American walnut timber
  • Sensors: PM 2.5; VOCs; CO2; Humidity; Temperature
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.1; iOS 9 minimum; Android 4.4 minimum
  • Power: AC 100/240V, 50/60Hz; 5V/2.0A external power adapter
  • Warranty: 1 year
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3. Temtop LKC-1000S+
  • Size: 7” H x 2.6” W x 1.3” D
  • Material: ABS plastic
  • Sensors: HCHO; Total VOCs; PM 2.5, PM 10; Temperature; Humidity
  • Connectivity: No
  • Power: 2200 mAh rechargeable battery
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4. Temtop M10
  • Size: 3.2” H x 3.2” W x 1.2” D
  • Material: ABS plastic
  • Sensors: PM 2.5; Total VOCs; HCHO
  • Connectivity: No
  • Power: 2200 mAh rechargeable lithium batteries
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Awair Glow AQMG2001A Image

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5. Awair Glow AQMG2001A
  • Size: 3.58” H x 1.81” W x 2.64” D
  • Material: ABS plastic
  • Sensors: Total VOCs; CO2; Temperature; Humidity
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.0; iOS 8 minimum; Android 4.3 minimum
  • Power: 100~125V AC, 50/60Hz
  • Warranty: 1 year
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Air Monitoring Devices Reviews

Foobot


As it can smell the invisible, odorless pollutants which plague the environment so that you are aware of what you are breathing in your lungs when you are at home, the Foobot is a must-have for anyone looking to take better care of their health. It is quite a modern device, and its most eye-catching feature is definitely the colored LED light output which changes according to indoor air quality. A 1-year warranty is offered by the manufacturing company, so you won’t have to pay for repairs while this agreement is active.
Fun fact: The Berkley National Laboratory, after a research conducted in 2018, concluded that it is the best consumer monitor for testing particulate matter.

Sensing Technology
  • Fine particles: To detect fine particles in the air, it uses light scattering, low latency detection. It is sensitive to particulates sized from 0.3 to 2.5 µm, so you can rely on it to accurately portray how healthy the air actually is for human health. Furthermore, the range for providing readings is from 0 to 1300 µg per cubic meter, with a high precision of ±4 µg.
  • Total volatile organic compounds: It uses the MOS sensor technology which is highly reliable and stable, boasting a precision within +/- 10% as low latency detection is employed. The total VOCs that it can monitor include, among others, toluene, methane, formaldehyde, benzene, ammonia, iso-butane, and more.
  • Temperature: It is able to operate in environments where the temperature ranges from 15 to 45 degrees Celsius, providing you with readings regarding temperature conditions so that you know what is the comfort level you are dealing with. It is accurate within +/- 1 degree Celsius.
  • Humidity: It is able to operate in environments where the humidity ranges from 30 to 85% relative humidity, and it provides with readings regarding humidity conditions. It is accurate within +/- 5% relative humidity.
Mention-Worthy Details:
  • Non-detachable USB cable it features measures 2 meters.
  • Provides instant measurements on demand whenever you want it to.
  • Stores data to cloud every 5 minutes to allow you to later check out important air quality parameters.
  • Can be connected to a suite of home automation smart devices from the companion app.
  • A 30-day money back guarantee is provided so that you may return it and receive a full refund if you are displeased with it for any reason.
Connectivity

It connects to any normal home Wi-Fi network, and due to its iOS 8 (minimum) and Android 4.3 (minimum) compatibility, you can view the air health stats it has gathered on your smartphone or tablet for a more convenient tracking of environmental conditions indoors.
What We Like

  • Syncs with home automation devices to adjust the heating, air purifier, and so on
  • Proven to be among the most accurate monitors for particulate matter readings
  • Comprehensive operation granted by the color-changing LED light output

What We Dislike

  • Needs a 6-day calibration period for fully accurate results to be provided

VERDICT
As expected, the leading product is the most accurate and reliable, a fact that has even been underlined in a study conducted by the Berkley National Laboratory. With it in your home, you will always be aware of important environmental conditions as it provides readings regarding temperature, humidity, total VOCs, and particulate matter.

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Awair 2nd Edition: See the Invisible


It is able to track fine dust, chemicals, carbon dioxide, temperature, and humidity to keep you aware of your surroundings at all times. It even features sensing technologies for the ambient noise and light, which sets it apart from most devices in its niche. It is a wireless device which works with Wi-Fi connectivity and Bluetooth 4.1, allowing you to view what it tracks over your smartphone or tablet if the companion app is installed. The timeline feature lets you see patterns over multiple days and weeks, and you are even provided with personalized tips for healthier air indoors. Additionally, it is connectable with multiple home automation devices and covers wide areas of up to 1000 square feet, so you can rely on it to “read” air quality throughout your entire home.
What We Like

  • Features sensors for detecting ambient noise and light
  • Can connect with Google Home, Nest, IFTTT, Amazon Alexa, and more
  • Can cover up to 1000 square feet, providing with environmental quality readings in large spaces

What We Dislike

  • Some users had issues with calibrating the device

VERDICT
Usable in spaces of up to 1000 square feet, it provides quintessential readings regarding environmental conditions so that you know what the issues you are confronted with and must take action against are. As it is a smart device, you can connect to it with your phone or tablet and keep track of these stats no matter your location.

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Temtop LKC-1000S+


Even though it is not as tech advanced as other devices are in the sense that it doesn’t feature Wi-Fi connectivity, it boasts a great accuracy and it is able to read a wide range of environmental factors which weigh in air quality. These factors are HCHO, PM 2.5, PM 10, temperature, and humidity, and you can press on the buttons it features to see what the current stats indoors for each factor are. Due to its portable design, you can take it with you at the office, in the car, outdoor, at home, basically anywhere you are interested in learning more about air quality parameters. It features a large LCD display screen where it shows the results it tracks, a display that is clear and easy to read off of. Additionally, it is powered by a 2200 mAh battery that lasts for up to 6 hours before it needs recharging.
What We Like

  • Portable design allows you to take it with you everywhere you go to check air quality
  • Long battery life of up to 6 hours
  • Large LCD display screen is easy to read off of

What We Dislike

  • Lacks connectivity features present in more tech advanced models

VERDICT
It might not be the most advanced model out there as it doesn’t boast Wi-Fi connectivity, but if portability and reliability are your main concerns, it is sure worth your attention.

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Temtop M10


Its modern design makes it stands out, but it’s the efficiency and reliability which make it desirable for consumer use. The sensors it features make it capable of tracking particulate matter, total VOCs, HCHO, and AQI to keep you aware of your surroundings. It is a portable device that relies on 2200 mAh rechargeable lithium batteries for power, batteries which provide up to 6 hours of operation. It features a single button on top that serves for powering it on and off. If you press it once, the interface changes, and if you double click it, the interface changes automatically. Before we end, we praise the three indicator lights that let you know without any effort how environmental conditions are, the Green light indicating the air is good, Yellow that it is normal, and Red that there are issues.
What We Like

  • Indicator lights for a better understanding of environmental conditions – Green stands for good, Yellow stands for average, and Red stands for unhealthy
  • Takes only 10 minutes for the HCHO calibration to end
  • Sensors are estimated to have a long lifespan of about 3 years

What We Dislike

  • Does not allow you to download data and tracked results

VERDICT
Just like with the previous Temtop entry, the main issue with the device is that it isn’t as “smart” as our other entries are, not allowing connectivity with the phone or tablet to see what it tracks remotely or keep a history of environmental conditions. Nonetheless, it is a desirable acquisition as it monitors multiple indoor conditions with an unparalleled accuracy.

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Awair Glow AQMG2001A


If you are looking for the best value product on the market, look no further as this Awair device is your best pick. Connectable with smart home assistants to provide you with complete control over the environment indoors in the most convenient manner possible, it is one of the most modern products at the moment. With the app installed on your phone or tablet, you can remotely check the stats it is tracking, and you can view air trends over multiple days or weeks for a more in-depth analysis. Another great feature is the nightlight that provides a soothing ambiance if you place the Awair in the bedroom, a feature that you can activate through motion, touch, or over the app. Smart in every sense of the word, we recommend it to anyone who is on a budget.
What We Like

  • It can connect with smart home assistants to provide you with enhanced control over air quality
  • Night light can be activated through the app, motion, or touch to provide a soothing ambiance
  • You receive access to air trends over the app to see how the environmental conditions have changed over the passing of time

What We Dislike

  • Some customers have noticed occasional spikes in its readings

VERDICT
From time to time, it might not be up to par, but overall, the reliable readings it provides, multiple features, and comprehensive design make it one of the best selections for monitoring air quality.

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We all comprehend how dangerous it is to breathe in polluted air, and most tend to worry so much about the air outdoors that they forget the fact that indoor air is just as harmful. Statistically speaking, the air indoors could actually be more polluted, and for you to be able to take proper action when it comes to fixing air pollution at home, you first need to know exactly what you are dealing with. This is where the air quality monitoring device comes in, providing you with stats like particulate matter content, total volatile organic compounds present in the air, and more.

For those who want utter perfection, the Foobot is the go-to choice, a device which even the Berkley National Laboratory has praised for its accuracy in tracking particulate matter. It might cost a bit more than most devices in its niche do, but the comprehensive use, modern design, connectivity, and plethora of stats it tracks make it worth every cent. If you are looking for a more simplistic device, then we recommend you go for the Temtop LKC-1000S+ or the Temptop M10 as their lack of connectivity makes them a bit more basic than our other selections. Nonetheless, these devices are reliable in terms of what they track and display, so you can trust the info provided 100%.