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Glow C Air Functions as Smart Plug, Air Quality Monitor

Glow C Air Functions as Smart Plug, Air Quality Monitor

Friday, 27 September, 2019 - 06:00
Doctor helping a boy with his asthma inhaler (LeventKonuk, iStock by Getty Images)
Washington - Gregg Ellman
Awair has launched the Glow C air quality monitor, which also functions as a smart plug.

It plugs into a standard electric outlet and also has a pass-through outlet; it tracks chemicals, which could cause illness, humidity, and temperature and how they change over time. Knowing this information can help you determine symptoms, and help determine what steps to take to get relief.

According to a press release announcing the Glow C, Awair, "poor air quality conditions can affect the body in a variety of ways. Exposure to high levels of chemicals such as volatile organic compounds has been known to cause respiratory and skin irritation and allergy-like symptoms.”

“Abnormal humidity levels can cause dehydration, chronic skin, and throat irritation, and can lead to dermatitis and eczema flare-ups. Studies have also shown that significant changes in temperature can decrease productivity, impair cognitive function, and aggravate asthma."

With the smart plug feature, non-smart devices can be connected to the Glow C, such as a humidifier or air purifier, which will turn on in reaction to the indoor air quality.

The Awair companion app controls the settings, which include telling it to turn on a fan plugged into the Glow C if the room temperature is too high. Other customizable settings in the app can be triggered based on the air quality criteria and what you want it to be. The app offers tips on how to improve the air quality with the supplied readings.

The Glow C also features an LED light color, hue, and motion settings of their device to transform it into a customized smart nightlight with choices of hundreds of colors.

Glow C is also compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Next and IFTTT.

You can buy it for $79 on the company's website.

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