Features - Foobot

Enjoy Breathing. Foobot keeps an eye on your air.

See what you breathe

Foobot can smell the invisible, odorless pollutants in your environment and makes them visible through its LED display. In one glance, the color and breadth of its glow will let you know whether your air feels more like a forest in the Alps or a freeway in L.A.

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Track the airborne pollutants that impact your health

The Foobot app educates you on the causes and consequences of your activities and how they affect air quality at home. It provides you with real-time readings and charts of each pollutant over a period of time, starting from day one. Now, you’ll be able to identify pollution sources and patterns more easily.

Foobot reinforces good habits, as you will stay informed of what’s going on inside your home in order to be more reactive.

Foobot tracks
Particulate matter
Temperature
Chemical pollutants
Humidity
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06:32

Family wakes up.

When the household is sleeping, nothing moves and people breathe and perspire slowlier. When family wakes up, VOC from our bodies is boosted, dust in the carpet is propelled into the air, the coffee machine expels humidity... and Foobot senses that!

13:05

Cleaning up the house

Oops. Someone is using detergent or bleach to clean the floors, which releases loads of chemical compounds (VOCs) when the floor dries. A spike in tiny particulates (PM2.5) is common during cleaning sessions and usually occurs while vacuuming or moving objects around.

15:00

The kids are home!

School is out, and the kids race through the house in their excitement. Small spikes like this occur all the time due to human activity and are not serious. Regarding how air quality affects our health, what matters most is not so much the intensity of a temporary spike, but rather the duration of exposure.

21.13

A roaring fire and a glass of wine

Fine particles (PM) are most commonly the result of combustion. This means PM spikes can mostly be linked to cooking or chimney fires—the latter being especially true if you have an open fireplace or if the chimney draws poorly. Another source of PM spikes is when outdoor air, polluted by traffic or plants, comes inside the home.

What our users say

Foobot has been tremendously helpful at helping us understand how comfortable and healthy client homes are before and after.
Nate Adams
Home performance expert
Energy Smart Ohio
Would you drink discolored water? What if you could see that your air was dirty? Foobot empowers you with knowledge you didn't have before.
Nathan Wood
Ventilation specialist
Farmwood
Foobot is an essential part of my home. I can take care of pollutants that I was not aware of before, boosting my home's air quality.
Georgi Chokov
 
 

Open your windows at the right time

Compare your indoor air monitored by Foobot with the geolocated outdoor air—right from the app.

Spot the sources of pollution and eliminate them

Foobot alerts you when a pollution spike occurs, along with the type of pollutant and how much pollution you’re dealing with.

Connect the dots. Have you introduced a new product into your home? A new behavior? Nip it in the bud thanks to Foobot.

Complex topic made simple

Just glance at Foobot to know where your air stands.

Complex topic made simple

Just glance at Foobot to know where your air stands.

No need to have a PhD to understand your air. Foobot compiles the data collected from its four sensors. Then, it assembles an overall score that reflects the air quality index of your home on a scale from 0 to 100.

Accurate Measurements

Before the first generation of Foobot was launched in 2014, you would have had to pay thousands of dollars for a lab-grade air monitor. However, such devices are not suitable for homes.

Families need answers for questions like, “Is my detergent making my air less healthy?” or “Do I need to open the window right now?” This is why we created Foobot. It has been designed to detect the trends of air quality, and it lets you know whether things are getting better or worse.

In 2017, the journal of Aerosol Science compared the accuracy of several monitors in various pollution events:
“For all aerosol types, PM2.5 measured with the Foobot and [the $5,000 lab instrument used as reference] were highly linear with that from reference instruments, whereas PM2.5 from [other monitors] were not.”

Read the research

Want to get rid of pollutants without lifting a finger?

Use Nest together with Foobot to get fresh air 24/7

Foobot works seamlessly with Google Nest smart thermostats.

In most U.S. homes, Nest connects to the HVAC system. Foobot can then take over the ventilation system and control airflow renewal based on real-time pollution measurements.

Our users who connect Foobot to their Nest experience 53% less exposure to air polluted by particles and 35% less exposure to air polluted by VOCs.

Over the course of a lifetime, this could add years to one’s life.

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Foobot

Get fresh air 24/7 effortlessly

Connect Foobot to a suite of home automation smart devices, directly from the Foobot app.

Foobot works with
  • Migo
  • Hive
  • Netamo
  • Schneider
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Foobot package
  • Free shipping to the United States, Europe, and Australia
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • 1-year warranty

Foobot pioneers innovative air monitoring products, services and technologies that lead to improved air quality indoors.

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