My pre-ordered [Amazon Smart Air Quality Monitor](https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08W8KS8D3/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) arrived today. There's a lot of unknowns about the device and what you can do with it, so I'm just going to be documenting my experience with this very new device that others might eventually come looking for.
Yes, I know it is Amazon/wifi based and I'm at peace with that. I'm not trying to solve all the world's problems, just trying to advance down the path of more intuitive indoor air quality control and this is a new gadget that interests me. If it doesn't work or do what I want I won't be upset.
Immediately, I've noticed the only trigger you can run a routine off of in Alexa is the temperature. That's not really helpful, I have 2 dozen other devices that can do that.
It took quite a while to setup (I did it twice because I thought it failed) and the screens say it's still searching for the device when in reality it's already found and connected the device, it's just still calibrating it. If you just hit setup and leave it alone, it will eventually complete. Also, I use an android and new smart home device setup issues are common compared to iOS so it could also be that. Calibration appears to be ongoing for right now.
My primary goal with this is to detect PM, Co, VOC's and then turn on exhaust fans, ceiling fans, ramp the smart air purifiers in the house, and interact with HVAC to correct and then ramp down when air quality returns to normal.
Here's some screenshots for the nerds out there:
There's not much here because I just got it but I'll post more pics as more data gets loaded and I lose the calibration messages.
Haven't figured out how to get it into Webcore yet. Without Amazon allowing me to trigger off more than just temperature there's no routine I can write that will allow echo speaks to run it. I'm sure temp is just MVP and the other triggers are on the way.
Here's a picture of the device itself with a pepsi can for size reference:
Setting up the Alexa notifications is a nice touch:
Very useful feature.