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Type 4 sensor is a wearable device, so it can be used both indoors and outdoors. It is meant to follow you throughout your day, whether you are commuting to work or biking, jogging, etc. It’s a lightweight sensor, which connects to your mobile phone and gives you very interesting information on how your lifestyle and your behavior correlates with the quality of the air you inhale.
Yes, if you've bought an Atmotube PRO, you need to get a license to access our system and connect with us. If you've purchased a device from PlanetWatch before the start of the license sale, you’ll get a lifetime license.
As soon as you get a license we'll send you an email, but for more details check our blog post.
We’ll grant access to the email associated with the purchase of the license. If you've bought more than a license and wish to connect other emails to them, write to us specifying the ones you wish to associate to your licenses.
Yes, it does. However, on iOS, the PlanetWatch App doesn’t send us data when it's in the background and it can affect the Planets you earned.
The Atmotube PRO works wherever power and internet connectivity via a mobile phone are available.
You have to download the PlanetWatch App (for Android or iOS) as well as the official Atmotube App (for Android or iOS).
You can see all your historical data on Planet Explorer or on our web map by clicking on “My Sensors” and signing in with AlgoSigner (you can learn more about AlgoSigner on our web post).
Yes, you can. Export the wallet created by the PlanetWatch App in the Algorand App or AlgoSigner or MyAlgo (check our guide) and send the Planets to your private wallet.
The Atmotube device in principle self-calibrates. We have tested the performance of Atmotube PRO against reference systems and we feel that its performance is quite good, especially for particulate. More importantly the Atmotube PRO helps in raising awareness of situations and behaviors which expose us to poor air quality, such as the variations that occur if fail to ventilate your room or enter a smoking environment, etc.
No, it isn’t because the Atmotube design is meant to provide a good air flow for the sensors inside, so please do not put it in water.
Recommended operating temperature for Atmotube PRO is from -5°C to +50°C.
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted as gases from a variety of products, including cleaning, disinfecting and household products, office equipment such as copiers and printers, glues and much more. VOCs can cause eye, nose, and throat irritation as well as headaches, loss of coordination, and nausea. Some VOCs are suspected or known to cause cancer.
Particulate Matter (PM) (or soot) are microscopic solid particles or liquid droplets that are either emitted directly into the air or formed by pollutants that combine in the atmosphere. PM is usually measured in three size ranges: PM10, PM2.5, and PM1 PM10 (or coarse dust particles) are about 30 times smaller than the width of a human hair and are small enough to pass through the barrier formed by your nose hair and get into your lungs. PM10 includes Crushing/grinding operations, dust stirred up by vehicles, pollen, mold, and plant and insect particles are considered. A dangerous level of PM10 is 125 μg/m³ (microgram per cubic meter) or more. Emissions from all types of combustion, such as motor vehicles, power plants, residential wood burning, wildfires, agricultural burning, and some industrial processes produce PM2.5 (or fine particles). PM2.5 is dangerous because it can transfer from your lungs into your bloodstream and end up anywhere in your body: that’s why it is also called “the invisible killer”. A dangerous level of PM2.5 is 90 μg/m³ or more. PM1 is a major subset of PM2.5, and consists of extremely fine particles that are even more likely to reach deeper into the respiratory system than PM2.5. PM1 is emitted into the atmosphere from sources such as factories, vehicular pollution, construction activities, and road dust and it remains suspended in the air you breathe. A dangerous level of 1 is 61μg/m³ or more.
You have to connect again your Atmotube to the PlanetWatch App. You don’t lose any Planet Tokens. A PIN is required.
Atmotube PRO communicates through Bluetooth with your smartphone. You can use both your cellular connection and Wi-Fi.