As a standalone product, the Sensibo Elements is probably a bit too expensive. But as a companion to other Sensibo products, it makes a lot of sense. It's basically an air sensor, able to detect total volatile organic compounds (TVOC) in the air, PM2.5, CO2, ethanol, humidity, and temperature.
- Detects CO2, dust, PM2.5, temperature, air quality, and humidity
- Integration with other Sensibo devices
- Alerts on air quality via phone app
If the Elements detects bad air, it can work with other Sensibo products, such as the Sensibo Air to turn on your aircon, or the Sensibo Pure air purifier to clean the air. That alone makes it worth it if you're already in the ecosystem. Otherwise, as mentioned, it's a tad pricey even at a discounted S$246 (U.P. S$439) for a single unit. You can also subscribe to Sensibo Plus for extended graphs, and weather reports.
Via the Sensibo app, you get alerts when the air quality in your room decreases. I got alerts about increasing ethanol or TVOC levels, with advice to open the window to let fresh air in. But I live next to the road, so opening the windows actually made the room's air quality decrease. I also sprayed some air fresheners around the unit to see if it was able to detect pollution, and also turned on an air purifier to see if it was tracking the cleaning. It showed data similar to other smart home devices, but I don't have a lab to properly test this.
You hang the USB-C powered Elements on the included stand. It's quite a simple design, and there's a hidden reset button at the top you need to use a pin to access. It doesn't take up much space, which is great. The logo at the front lights up and changes according to the air quality. It lets you know at a glance the condition of your room's air. Of course, if you have other Sensibo products, it can automatically turn on the air purifier or aircon. I was told to “stay tuned” for third-party support, which would let me use my Sensibo with other smart home gadgets, perhaps even my AmbiClimate.
The Sensibo Elements offers an easy way to monitor the air quality in your room. Sure, it's a bit more expensive than I'd expect, but you can buy more for a bigger discount. Three units will cost around S$696, saving you S$42. Get it from Amazon.
Note: Review unit provided by Sensibo.
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