Smart home accessory purveyor Aqara is out with its latest HomeKit-compatible accessory on Thursday, a TVOC air quality monitor with a built-in display.
This new monitor has three internal sensors to measure temperature, humidity, and in-air volatile organic compounds (VOCs) for air quality. All of which are exposed to HomeKit and viewable in the Home app as well as usable in triggers and automation routines.
Information can be viewed on the device’s dot matrix E-ink display that has a very high contrast ratio and is able to extend the battery life to roughly a year. It connects via Zigbee 3.0 so an Aqara hub will be necessary for it to work.
The new Aqara TVOC Air Quality Monitor is available via Amazon in the US and Canada and through Aqara directly in Europe and Asia. It is priced at $44.99 but for launch, users can take 15 percent off with promo code TVOCPR2224.
Recently, Aqara’s Hub M2, G2H HomeKit Secure Video camera and hub, Door & Window Sensor, Temperature & Humidity Sensor, and the vibration sensor all became available through Apple’s online store in France, Germany, Spain, and the UK.