French start-up Netatmo have just launched a new personal weather station for your iPhone or iPad. The system comprises of a mains/usb powered indoor station and an outdoor battery powered module all communicating wirelessly via Wi-Fi to the free iOS app. Netatmo provide a subscription-free cloud service to hold your historical data and they aim to create the worlds largest weather and air quality monitoring network using the devices…
The Netatmo Weather Station quantifies personal environments like the home and office, and wirelessly transmits data through WiFi to the Netatmo App, which features an intuitive, easy-to-read interface. “Air quality and weather conditions are a daily concern for city residents around the globe,” said Fred Potter, CEO, Netatmo.
“By integrating air quality sensors into an easy-to-use personal weather station, specifically designed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch we’re able to help users improve their indoor wellness and adapt their outdoor activities – creating a better way of life for everyone.”
With this WiFi connected Personal Weather Station, Netatmo also aims to create the largest weather and air quality monitoring network ever established. A key innovation in the station is its ability to evaluate indoor air confinement by measuring CO2
concentration. When C02 reaches an excessive level, the user is alerted directly on his or her iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, and can take action like ventilating his or her home.
The Air Quality conditions reported by the Netatmo App also allow users to assess the best times for outdoor physical activity, when to commute versus drive to work and more – all instances where Air Quality is of the utmost importance.
The spec sheet also makes mention of “Android 2.3.4 or higher” so we guess there’s an Andriod app in the works too. The system is on sale now for $179.
[UPDATE] Netatmo tell us – ‘the system is already shippable in the UK and can be purchased through paypal or credit card at netatmo.com. The price is 169 € (which will be 139 £ when GBP will be accepted on our store later this year)’