24 February 2022
Indoor air quality and radon monitors
Congratulations on taking this important step toward living a healthier life.
By keeping track of your indoor air quality and/or radon levels, you can make healthier decisions in the spaces where you spend most of your time. Increased productivity and energy levels, better quality sleep, and resistance to illness are just a few of the benefits. Lessening your exposure to radon will reduce your risk of lung cancer.
Your Airthings View device provides you with the information you need on the display, your phone and the Airthings Dashboard. Or you can simply wave in front of the device for a visual indication of your levels.
Breathe better, live better,
The Airthings team
1. Customizable display
2. Glow signal
3. Motion sensor
4. Air inlets
5. Battery compartment with 6 AA batteries (included)
6. USB cable port
7. Reset button
8. Individual serial number
9. Mounting bracket
10. One-time battery tab
Step 1 - Download the Airthings App
Download or update the Airthings App from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and create an account.
Step 2 - Setup
Pull the battery tab on the device and follow the in-app instructions to connect the device to your smartphone and your WiFi. You can also power your device using the supplied USB cable. There may be a firmware update when you start the device.
Note: You can leave the batteries in when powering over USB, but the batteries will not be recharged. Your device will automatically swap between battery power and USB power.
Step 3 - Placement
Your View device can be placed wherever you want to measure your air quality, such as your night stand, on the wall in the baby room, or on a shelf in the living room. It should be kept away from very dusty environments, and performs best if cleaned with a dry or damp cloth once in a while. View Plus and View Radon should be kept out of damp environments above 85% humidity to avoid damage to the radon sensor.
Step 4 - Calibration
Some sensors will need time, usually around a week, to calibrate after power-up. See more details in the product sheet for your device.
The display can be configured to show the sensor values you care most about. Configuration is done in the Airthings Dashboard or App. The display will update up to every 2.5 minutes, depending on the sensor sample interval and the sensors shown on the display. It will sometimes flicker completely to refresh itself. This is normal and does not mean your device is operating incorrectly.
Note: The calm tech, e-paper display does not require power to show an image. If your View device suddenly loses power, for example if the USB connector is removed and there are no batteries in the compartment, then the display will simply keep displaying whatever image it had when loss of power occurred. The display will update as normal when power is restored to the product.
Using your View as a hub for other Airthings devices
When powered over USB, and connected to WiFi, your View device will act as a SmartLink hub for other supported Airthings devices (Wave Mini, Wave Plus, Wave Radon 2nd gen). This is a great way to keep all your Airthings devices continuously connected and accessible. Use the Airthings App to select which Airthings devices to link to your View.
A short press of the reset button (for about half a second) will toggle through various useful information on the display. Note that a short press will not reset the device.
A long press of the reset button will reset your device completely, reverting it back to its factory state. This removes any locally stored personal data, such as your WiFi password. It will not remove the device from your online account. When you hold the reset button, a countdown will show up on the display letting you know when the reset will take place. If you release the button before the countdown has finished, the reset will be canceled.
Wave in front of your device for a quick visual indication of your indoor air quality levels. The glow signal will light up according to the overall air quality (green means good, yellow means fair, and red means poor), and the display will change to show any levels that are fair or poor.
For details on sensor thresholds go to help.airthings.com
Your app will update automatically as long as your device is connected to a WiFi network. The Airthings App includes sensor values, historical graphs, and long and short-term averages. Use the app to configure your View, set up notifications based on sensor values, and more.
The Airthings web dashboard lets you view, customize and analyze the sensor data from all of your devices at a glance. You’ll also have access to trends and advanced analytics. Find out more at airthings.com/dashboard
Read more about how to use and interpret the values reported by the sensors in your View device here.
All Airthings View devices share data to your mobile device as well as the Airthings Dashboard—a free online platform that provides quick access to view, customize and analyze sensor data from multiple Airthings devices. Go to airthings.com/dashboard for more info.
The Airthings View offers the possibility to use Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant to read out your latest sensor measurements from any Airthings device that is connected via a Hub or View product. Limitations to languages and regions apply. Please visit airthings.com for the latest requirements and limitations.
The Airthings View also supports IFTTT, allowing users to create or access useful recipes for their device to follow, and integrate with third-party products.
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Problem / Resolution
Adding to your account
Using your View as a hub for other Airthings devices
Noise from the device
The View will typically be able to reach linked Airthings devices anywhere in most homes. Tests show that in most cases the range should be more than enough for a large family home. Range may vary
depending on wall and floor materials, wireless interference, placement, and other factors.
The View can support up to 10 devices being connected to it.
The Wave Plus, Wave Mini and Wave Radon devices can be linked to your View.
Wave 1st gen (serial number 2900x) and other View devices cannot be linked to the View. If you own multiple View devices, these will send data to your account in the Airthings cloud over WiFi independently.
This is unfortunately not possible. The data is encrypted in transit to the Airthings cloud and is retrieved again through the Airthings Wave app or web dashboard at https://dashboard.airthings.com.
No, View devices only support data transfer over WiFi. Bluetooth is only used for initial setup and configuration.
The Wave devices send in data every 5 minutes. Radon data (24 hour rolling average) is sent every hour.
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