Testing the Smart Air Quality monitoring from Amazon


Review conclusion for the Amazon air knife Smart Air Quality monitoring

In our Amazon Smart Air Quality monitoring review the practical air quality meter was able to convince. Users receive important information about the humidity or temperature. The room climate meter also recognizes additional measured values ​​that can be hazardous to health if the results are high. These include carbon monoxide, levels of particulate matter and how many volatile organic compounds are in the air.

We recommend the air quality meter especially to Alexa users. The Smart Air Quality monitoring is ideally matched to the Amazon Smart health home. It is integrated via the Alexa app and listens to Alexa voice commands in connection with an Amazon Echo speaker. With the small device, those interested can ensure an optimal room climate, prevent concentration problems caused by poor air quality and improve the quality of sleep.

Amazon Smart Air Quality monitoring

Smart air quality meter from Amazon. measures e.g. B. humidity, carbon monoxide and temperature.

Benefits of the Amazon Smart Air Quality monitoring

Disadvantages of the Amazon Smart Quality monitoring

  • Determines 5 values ​​(fine dust, volatile organic compounds, carbon monoxide, temperature, humidity
  • small and compact
  • Alexa compatible
  • detailed data on air quality trends
  • not compatible with Google Assistant or HomeKit
  • no CO2 measurement

Smart Air Quality monitoring in the Review – design and features

in the Amazon Smart Air Quality monitoring review The air quality meter surprised with its inconspicuous and very compact design and quickly became an eye-catcher. It is only about half as high as an Echo Dot 4 and, with its white appearance, fits into almost any room landscape. The device is only 65 x 65 x 45 millimeters in size and weighs just 120 grams without cable and adapter.

In the Review, the Amazon Smart Air Quality monitoring blended in well with the living environment thanks to its small size and chic design

(David Wulf / health home&smart)

At first glance, Amazon Smart Air Quality monitoring reminded us a little of an Apple AirPods charging case. Its oval, metal grille positioned on the side is striking. Behind it are the sensors needed to measure the air quality. There is an LED for the status displays in the middle on the top. This could be switched off in the Review if desired, so that the device does not disturb the bedroom at night. A socket is required for the power supply.

In the Review, the LED worked like a traffic light and also provided color-coded information about the current air quality. The advantage: even without a smartphone, we always knew if it was time to open the window.

Amazon Smart Air Quality monitoring in the Review – special features and functions

The Smart Air Quality monitoring from Amazon measures a total of five different factors that affect air quality or change the indoor climate. Thanks to these values, users can take measures to improve air quality. For example, air regularly. In addition to the mere information, the measurements also have an important function and can represent a warning. We show what values ​​the Amazon Smart Air Quality monitoring in the Review determined:

particulate matter (PM): Particulate matter is familiar to most road users. The so-called fine dust sticker is also mandatory in environmental zones. However, too high a fine dust value also poses a health risk in the health home. Fine dust is caused, for example, by smoking indoors or when hairspray is used in poorly ventilated rooms. Even if residents do not smoke indoors and always pay attention to good ventilation, the fine dust value can be high. If this is the case, the Smart Quality Air monitoring shows it. Recommended measures against too much fine dust in your own four walls are frequent vacuum cleaning or even the purchase of a fine dust cleaner.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs): VOC stands for “volatile organic compounds”. They arise when, for example, solvents evaporate or liquid products dry. This can be the case with floors, ceiling materials or furniture. Even after the walls are painted, volatile organic compounds are formed. It is precisely then that users should ensure good ventilation. The Smart Air Quality monitoring informs users about these values.

carbon monoxide (CO): Carbon monoxide is an odorless and colorless gas. This is what makes it so dangerous, because in just a few minutes it can lead to poisoning or even death. It is practical that the Amazon Smart Air Quality monitoring also takes this value into account and warns users in good time. Carbon monoxide is produced, for example, when smoking shisha or grilling on charcoal. However, it can also leak out of the heater unnoticed. However, Amazon emphasizes that the device is primarily designed for air quality control, it does not replace a CO alarm and is not certified as a carbon monoxide alarm or carbon monoxide detector.

temperature: Temperatures between 19 and 22 degrees are considered pleasant in indoor dreams. If users comply with these values ​​with the help of the Smart Air Quality monitoring, they ensure a positive indoor climate. We were able to set the temperature measurement in our Amazon Smart Air Quality monitoring Review. The intervals “Hourly”, “Daily” and “Weekly” are available in the app. The device calculates an average value for the interval.

humidity: Dry air is uncomfortable and scratches the throat. However, excessive humidity is also bad. It can promote mold growth and thus also promote allergies. Anyone who dries their laundry indoors can also cause excessive humidity. Thanks to the Smart Air Quality monitoring from Amazon, users can also keep this value under observation and reduce increases again, for example by ventilation.

The values ​​of the Amazon Smart Air Quality Monitor are clearly displayed in the Alexa app

The values ​​of the Amazon Smart Air Quality monitoring are clearly displayed in the Alexa app

(Screenshot: Alexa App)

In our Amazon Smart Air Quality monitoring review the values ​​could be read at any time in the Alexa app (Android | iOS) read off. Echo Show owners can also view the values ​​directly on the smart speaker display.

If values ​​change, we were informed by message in the Review. In addition, the air quality meter from Amazon gave us tips on how to improve air quality. For example, by opening a window or cleaning air vents. Depending on the air quality, we recommend purchasing an air purifier.

In the Review, we considered it a pity that the CO2 (carbon dioxide) is not measured in addition to the CO value. For example, carbon dioxide is produced when you breathe out. Especially in the pandemic situation, this would be a practical function to always know when it is time to open the windows for ventilation in a room with several people with the help of the Smart Air Quality monitoring.

Amazon Smart Air Quality monitoring in the Review – use in Alexa routines

Of course, the large number of measured values ​​invite you to use the Amazon Smart Air Quality monitoring for Alexa routines. Unfortunately, we had to find out in the Review that only the temperature values ​​can be used for this. For example, users can create routines in which Alexa notifies when certain temperature values ​​​​are exceeded or fallen below.

Since the use of the other measured values ​​in Alexa routines is only a developer question, we assume that further possible applications will follow.

The installation of Amazon Smart Air Quality monitoring went so well in the Review

In our Amazon Smart Air Quality monitoring review the setup was done in just three steps:

  1. Connect the Amazon Smart Air Quality monitoring to an electrical outlet.
  2. Open the Alexa app and tap the plus icon to add the air quality meter as a new device. Alternatively, the Alexa voice command “Alexa, search for new devices” is also available.
  3. If the integration was successful, the detailed data can be called up in the app.

The sensor needs about a day to calibrate itself in the used environment. Valid values ​​can therefore only be read from the second day.

What is compatible with Amazon’s Smart Air Quality monitoring?

As a device from Amazon, the Smart Air Quality monitoring is compatible with the manufacturer’s own voice assistant Alexa. Users can simply pair the air quality meter with an Echo device and then query values ​​using voice commands. We rate this as practical, as users can ask Alexa about the room temperature or find out about other topics.

Amazon Smart Air Quality monitoring – Third-party tests and ratings

In the first tests, the Smart Air Quality monitoring from Amazon was particularly convincing in combination with the Amazon app.

  • According to the Amazon Smart Air Quality monitoring Review by the editors of computerbild.com the testers rated the device as helpful, especially in cooperation with other smart health home gadgets. However, they would like to have more routines and for the air purifier to start automatically, for example, if the CO value is too high. (Status: 12/2021)
  • Customers on Amazon rated the Smart Air Quality monitoring an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. (Status: 01/2022)
  • We currently do not have any further tests or evaluations. (Status: 01/2022)

Pricing and availability from the Amazon Smart Air Quality monitoring

Amazon Smart Air Quality monitoring

Smart air quality meter from Amazon. measures e.g. B. humidity, carbon monoxide and temperature.

Netatmo air quality meter as an alternative to the Amazon Smart Air Quality monitoring

As an alternative to Amazon’s air quality meter, we recommend the Netatmo room climate sensor. The device is compatible with HomeKit and offers, in addition to measuring air quality, humidity and temperature, also measuring the noise level for around 10 euros more. For example, users can improve their sleep by removing loud noise sources. In practice, we evaluate the measurement of CO2 values. This is important, for example, so that when there are many people in the room, you know in good time that the windows should be opened briefly.

Smart Netatmo room air sensor

Measures air quality, humidity, temperature and noise level.  With real-time notifications and compatible with HomeKit. -17%

Measures air quality, humidity, temperature and noise level. With real-time notifications and compatible with HomeKit.

Amazon Smart Air Quality monitoring – Checking technical details

  • color: White
  • size: 65x65x45mm
  • Weight: 120 grams (without adapter and cable)
  • model: air quality meter
  • compatibility: Alexa
  • status indicator: multicolor LED
  • apartment: yes, Alexa app
  • measurements: Particulate Matter (PM), Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Carbon Monoxide (CO), Temperature, Humidity
  • power supply: Cable

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