Amazon is once again expanding its range of smart home devices with the launch of a Smart Air Quality Monitor today.
The small device requires an electrical outlet and connection to the Alexa app. Once connected and connected to Alexa, the air quality in your home will be monitored over time. Five factors have been considered as part of the assessment: particles, volatile organic compounds, carbon monoxide, humidity and temperature. The air is rated and given a score, and depending on the rating, Alexa will provide tips on how to improve air quality, but also send a notification if it falls into a bad state.
The screen does not have a speaker or microphone, so it requires the Alexa app or an Alexa-enabled device to allow voice control and messaging. For example, an Echo Show provides a good pairing if you want to see how air quality fluctuates over hours, days or even weeks. Amazon included a multicolor LED indicator on the device for feedback on air quality at a glance.
Amazon makes it clear that the Smart Air Quality Monitor is not a replacement for a certified carbon monoxide alarm or detector, and it is for indoor use only. You can pre-order one in the US from today for $ 69.99, but it won’t be out until December 8th. It is also possible to order one with an Echo Dot for $ 79.99 or an Echo Show 5 for $ 89.99.