Review: Air Quality Monitor iClever IC-CWA1W
If you or your family members have respiratory conditions like asthma, you’re probably already using an air purifier. However, it may be very difficult to see its effectiveness, especially when most air purifiers do not have good quality sensors to monitor air quality. Therefore, you should get a monitor dedicated to air quality to control indoor air. In this post, we are reviewing iClever IC-CWA1W Air Quality Monitor.
The setup requires you to read the small document, but it is very fast and easy and succeeded on the first try for me. The setup looks a bit outdated, but it works and that’s what matters. The Web UI has small translation errors and the outside temperature is displayed in the application in C instead of F, but they are cosmetic issues. The screen of the device is clean and precise. The current air quality in Seattle is terrible, so I was able to try, get out, get in the car and get three different readings to see it work. I was able to validate readings outside with what is currently reported in various weather applications. Anyway, iClever IC-CWA1W seems to work well, the setup is easy and seems to be easy to understand. I like to turn a different color if the air is bad. If you have it in you, and you want to know how it is outside, you could disconnect it and put it out for a few minutes because it has an internal battery. This seems like a useful device for a sadly terrible time.The iClever air quality monitor has a cube shape with an LED display at the top. iClever IC-CWA1W has a built-in battery, so you can easily move it between rooms. Once fully charged, the battery can last about 4-5 hours. The battery life may be shorter if you leave the screen always in tension. You should press the power button at the top for a long time to turn it off when you don’t want to use it, otherwise the battery will run out completely the next time you turn it on. You can charge it by connecting a micro-USB cable on the back.
The iClever Air Quality Monitor has air and sockets on both sides. There is a fan inside to suck in the air to check, so you can hear a very quiet noise when you turn on the unit. All readings on the screen are updated in real time. Here you can see the current temperature, humidity, PM2.5, PM10 and PM1.0. The most important information is pm2.5 as it shows the amount of fine particles in the air that can seriously affect health. The reading is color-coded not only on the screen, but also on the LED light on the base. Bright light will be green when PM2.5 remains below 75 g/m3 to indicate that air quality is safe. When the light turns yellow or red, you should find ways to immediately improve indoor air quality because it can be dangerous for the lung.
iClever IC-CWA1W Air Quality Monitor – Great & small little gadget. Whether you have health problems or want to stay on top of the air you’re breathing in, this is a superb option. We don’t have much experience with this type of machinery, but from what I’ve read this is a type of entry level device at a low price. There are other more accurate models that cost several hundred dollars, but are only marginally more accurate. It seems that unless you need it for some scientific purpose, this is more than enough for standard home/office/car monitoring. The drive is more or less plug and play. Turn it on and monitor current air levels or particles + temperature and humidity. This measures particulate matter by size. So PM 1.0 are very small super microscopic particles that are not filtered by standard HEPA filters or N95 masks, PM 2.5 is where you get into the virus and the levels of smoke that a HEPA or N95 filter would contain and PM 10.0 are larger particles that are definitely filterable but could still cause damage or irritation to the respiratory system. The unit shines green, orange or red to indicate current air quality. This makes it very easy to get an idea of the air quality of a glace through the room without getting real readings of the numbers. It comes with an app that lets you keep track of current and past air quality to search for trends. You can also record your device’s room so you can track things based on location as well. Powered by standard USB cable and equipped with a built-in rechargeable lithium battery. We found that you really need to leave the connected unit for continuous monitoring. The battery goes pretty fast when it’s not connected. The instructions mention attention with the cube so that it does not spoil sensitive monitoring equipment.
I was skeptical, but iClever IC-CWA1W Air Quality Monitor works as a charm. As the air quality gets worse, the numbers will increase on the screen that you can also see in the app, which is really decent. I am also able to see air quality from anywhere I place the sensor remotely. In addition to on-screen readings, the color of the backlight will change from green to orange and then to red as air quality changes for quick identification. I was able to try it after doing some woodworking like the house. As the room became dustier from the saw and power tools, the sensor changed and went up through all three levels up to 98 and red. I recommend having something like this in the house to be aware of what you are breathing. This comes with a power cord, but iClever IC-CWA1W Air Quality Monitor also has a mass and can be used without being connected. Photo: iClever
Battery 1 Lithium ion battery required (included)
Ports USB Charging
Special Features Monitors fine dust (PM2.5/PM10/PM1.0), temperature, and humidity; LED display is color coded (green, yellow and red), making it easy for clear identification; Track Real-time and Historical Data
Weight 9.6 ounces
Wi-Fi Compatible with 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi, does not support 5.0GHz Wi-Fi