The Airthings application is used to read measurements of radon gas, temperature and humidity from the Airthings Wave and Wave Plus instrument. It can show graphs of historical data of up to a year.
- Combine the Wave and wave plus in pairing flow
- Initial address in address search is in Sweden.
- Unknown error for already paired Wave
- Instrument not activated after repair.
- Fixed major firmware update issue.
Ratings and Reviews
Not sure I can trust this device
Recently bought an old home and wanted an accurate and active radon sensor in the basement to make sure the family is safe. Setting up and syncing the wave to the app was simple enough (minus the annoying required account setup which does nothing to save collected data). Initial results started displaying in about an hour which is great compared to charcoal tests. Levels then fluctuated rather drastically from 2 pCi/L to almost 8 pCi/L and back over the course of about a week. While in the process of getting a professional over to discuss possible radon mitigation needs, the device stopped syncing data with the app. After following Airthings’ trouble shooting guide the device crashed and rebooted while knocking on it to begin Bluetooth pairing. All collected data is now lost. At least I took some screenshots of what I had but there is nothing in the app for an expert to review tomorrow. When trying to identify if an invisible and initially symptomless gas is posing a threat to me, my wife, and the babies I want a bit more confidence in the measurement tool in use. Very possible this was just a glitch, or maybe a defective unit but so far it has not made a great impression and there are other options on the market.
I like having a way to know the radon levels in my basement and the device offers that, but its unreliable connectivity is making me an unsatisfied customer. Even more so since the device results are only really useful when viewed on the app. Since I got the device, Airthings released a few app updates and one firmware update, supposedly aimed at fixing some of these issues, but nothing has changed. Sure, the initial setup is easy and so on, but on a day to day, when I look at the app while right next to the device, it’s always a battle to make it connect to the app. I’ve got many other Bluetooth devices that connect seamlessly via Bluetooth; this one sure isn’t one of them. If all you care is the green/yellow/red ring on the device itself, then go for it; if you care about actual numbers, you’re goi g to be disappointed... at least until Airthings seriously gets onto this core issue.
Looking at past reviews, it seems like there have been constant issues with the app. When I first received the Wave, it would not pair with my phone. I was frustrated and left it alone for 2 days. Tried again and it finally paired. I’ve had many problems where it won’t sync. Had to: turn phone off and back on or close app or turn Bluetooth off then back on or do full resync, or delete app and reinstall. Recently, it won’t sync at all after trying all those things. I like the charts and being able to average over 48, week, or month. It would be nice if we could select length of time for the average. I’m giving it a little more time before I give up and return for a refund. 2 stars for now.
- Airthings AS
- 122.7 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Norwegian Bokmål
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2016 Airthings AS
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.