This article introduces Glow C and compares it to existing Awair products.
Glow C combines air quality monitoring technology with the functionality of a smart plug. Glow C is a stand-alone, IoT device that monitors your environment’s temperature, humidity, and Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) levels. Glow C can respond to changes in these environmental factors by activating a device that is plugged into the smart plug, like a humidifier or purifier. Glow C also includes motion detection and ambient light color modes.
Glow C’s LED light can be programmed to respond to air quality, automatically changing color to reflect the current air quality status as green (good), orange (fair), or red (poor). The LED can also be customized to the full range of ambient light.
In addition to glancing at the device, users can access the Awair app to browse specific air quality data for each factor and view their aggregate Awair Score. The device also comes equipped with a customizable motion sensor and manual on and off switch. Glow C can be integrated with major smart home automation systems such as Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and IFTTT. Users must download the Awair App for their iPhone or Android device to access their air quality data and the full range of Glow C’s features.
What is a Smart Plug?
A smart plug is a versatile device that plugs into an ordinary electrical outlet, but also connects to the internet. The smart plug can activate other devices, such as fans or humidifiers, that are not themselves connected to the internet. Smart plugs can turn these conventional devices “on” or “off” remotely, either from pre-set schedules, programmed triggers, or instructions from digital assistants like Amazon Alexa.
Awair Versus Glow C
Awair and Glow C both provide sophisticated air quality monitoring and are managed via the Awair app. They are stand-alone devices that can operate independently or with other Awair and Smart Home devices. Both Awair and Glow C are capable of monitoring approximately 1,000 square feet of indoor air.
Awair measures temperature, humidity, CO2, chemicals (VOCs), and fine dust (PM2.5) in your indoor environment. Glow C measures temperature, humidity, chemicals (VOCs), and motion (PIR) but does not measure fine dust (PM2.5) or CO2.
Glow C is also a smart plug. With Glow C, you can automate your air quality management ecosystem by plugging a variety of devices into the Glow C device. Glow C will use incoming environmental data from its sensors to react to changes in your environment and maintain the highest Awair Score possible.
Awair does not have smart plug functionality, so it cannot trigger or interact with devices that are not already connected to the internet. That said, both Awair and Glow C can be integrated with platforms such as Nest, Google Home, Amazon Alexa, and IFTTT, and can be incorporated into existing Smart Home setups.
Awair visually displays information about indoor air quality factors on its LED display and shows your overall Awair Score.
In contrast, Glow C displays your air quality status using a color-coded LED light. A green light means that your air quality is good, orange means fair, and red indicates poor air quality. Glow C also allows you to customize your light color, brightness, and saturation.