Everyone and their moms made fun of Zooey Deschanel’s Apple commercial when she dared ask Siri if it’s raining although it was clearing pouring out. Given this pop culture reference, it may seem strange to drop a couple hundred bucks on an “urban weather station” designed to tell you your local weather and forecast. The thing is, the Netatmo Personal Weather Station isn’t just a device for forecasts-on-demand, it’ll also measure the air quality so you know what you’re up against for the day. And now, the company has released additional indoor modules so you can check the air quality and humidity levels in every room of your home.
The device works like this: Place the modules around your home (both indoor and outdoor versions) and sync them up to your home’s Wi-Fi. The devices will measure carbon dioxide, humidity, and temperature levels so that if they ever exceed the normal average, you will get an alert on your mobile device. The Netatmo system helps you caution when CO2 levels are too high so you can ventilate the home for better air quality.
While the feature may seem too detailed for some, those who are sensitive to the weather may find this tool useful. By being able to measure the air quality for both indoor and outdoor conditions, Netatmo can aid those who chronically suffer from headaches, dry eyes, nasal congestions, seasonal allergies, or asthma. Users are one button away instead of clicking and searching for local data on a weather website. Just one small step for mankind against the wrath of nature.
The Netatmo weather station is available now for $180, with pre-orders being accepted for additional indoor modules at $80 apiece. The mobile app is compatible with both Android and iOS.