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I bought the BlueAir Aware in preference to the more obvious Foobot because of the terrible reviews the Foobot Android software gets on the Play store, most of the reviews are negative with people reporting endless problems with getting it to work while the BlueAir software has mostly positive reviews. I wasn't disappointed in that regard, it connected and worked immediately. However, the software itself definitely needs some work to make it usable...
* The graph axes are labelled in font size that's illegible, 4 or 6 points. You actually need to use a magnifying glass to read the labels.
* The labelling is somewhat random, I'm currently being told (when I use a magnifying glass) that the week consists of "Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun", with Wednesday missing in action. For the daily graphs, there's a 0AM and a 0PM.
* The graphs have erratic smoothing of data, for e.g. the weekday view on some days the curves are relatively smooth, on others they're a mass of jaggies.
* The settings are handled via a weird skeuomorphic interface where you have to manipulate unintuitive graphical elements instead of using simple sliders and checkboxes. It looks cool the first time you do it, after that it's just annoying.
* The display doesn't auto-rotate, so instead of being able to see all the detail in the graphs in landscape mode you get a narrow, vertically-exaggerated portrait mode that doesn't take advantage of what the display is capable of.
Edit after several months ownership: It's not just the software that needs work, the hardware is also rather flaky, it can't seem to maintain a network connection for any amount of time. After 1-2 weeks operation I'll notice that it's sitting there with the lights blinking, it's connected to the AP but can't be pinged or connected to in any way. The only way to fix it seems to be to power cycle both it and the AP it's connected to repeatedly until normal operation is restored. It's not the AP that's the issue since there are about a dozen other devices all connected to it without any problems. This unfortunately makes the Aware both the most expensive and the least reliable WiFi-connected device I own.
Edit after several more months: The Aware is now getting to the FooBot's level of reported unreliability, for at least a week now it's just been sitting there blinking its LEDs on and off in confusion. It's got a WiFi connection and it's pingable, but the device itself is catatonic no matter what I do. It's a $200 LED flasher. Review downgraded to two stars. And I can't even resell the damn thing because I'd be selling a dud device to the new owner.
In general, there currently doesn't seem to be any Internet-enabled air monitor that's worth getting. The Foobot gets consistently bad reviews for reliability on the Google Play store, the Birdi is vapourware, the Awair seems OK but is styled like a refugee from the 1970s, and the BlueAir, which I had the most hopes for, has flaky hardware (although nowhere near as bad as the Foobot) and poor software. So I'm really waiting for any vendor of an existing product to introduce a second-generation version that has all the bugs ironed out...
Have not had any problems and compared to Awair they both seem relatively consistent on readings. There are some variations but if you are looking for general air quality and how you can improve your home either product will work. I prefer this model to control my blue air smart filters and awair control the Nest system.
Pairs easily with other Blue Air devices such as the Sense+. Setting it up was easy inside of the app. I've seen some less than stellar reviews but my unit certainly seems to update pretty quickly. I've seen the air quality on it shift up and down pretty dramatically at times so it would appear to be working. It would have been nice if the DC transformer was built in though. I don't know why manufactures insists on putting large/bulky power bricks on wall sockets.
I just returned this unit because (1) the WIFI would not connect properly and (2) when I looked at the unit through settings, it said it was purchased in January of 2016 and at a retailer I've not heard of. So, it was another used unit. Very sad, because I would expect to know I was receiving an open box/returned/whatever product and that is not happening with two of two of these air quality monitors.
This unit is similar to the Foobot and the readings were similar. I wanted to like this, but the slippery surface and build quality reminded me of something that should cost $29.95, not $199.00. The LED lights were not as nice as I would have hoped and there were not many of them. So if it had been "new" and not previously enjoyed, I'd say it would probably be okay, but not my first choice. The app gives you daily/weekly/monthly reports, but not minute level reports as the Foobot does - and frankly those readings that occur in minutes are sometimes when peaks are occurring and being missed by this Blueair app.
The funny thing with this in comparison to the Foobot is that the readings were much slower to get where they would inevitably be at anyway. Foobot was much quicker to respond and ultimately where this unit ended up anyway....so why was the reading delayed? I don't know.
If you have Blueair WIFI enabled HEPA air cleaner, there is some interaction between this unit and the HEPA air cleaner, but I don't know that I fully understood what it was saying. And to be honest, I think a WIFI enabled HEPA air cleaner is just a waste of time and money....let the HEPA air cleaner do its automatic mode and it will be able to do what this could make it do without having to connect it to the network. So I guess I don't understand the point unless I want to turn it on before i get home from work? I dunno, doesn't seem worthy of being on the network.