At the IFA, tado ° today introduces a new app version that gives users better insights into the air quality in their home and surrounding areas. Instead of assessing the overall air quality, the respective burden is now broken down into pollutants and pollen and also predicted.
In the future, the app will not only display the current pollen load in real time, but also a forecast for the next two days. This display is subdivided into different pollen sources such as grasses, trees and herbs, again showing the specific plants that provide the pollen load. In addition, for the air quality index (AQI), tado ° not only shows the air quality, but also the main pollutants such as particulate matter and ozone in the environment.
Detailed recommendations for airing
On the basis of this data, for which tado ° relies on an external service provider, as outside air and pollutant load can not be assessed with the room thermostats, the user receives recommendations as to when it is possible to ventilate or if the windows should remain closed. With this additional information, tado ° responds to the greater emphasis on air quality in cities and metropolitan areas and wants to help users inhale less harmful air.
The new features are part of the room air-comfort-skill of the app, which brings together outside and inside air data without having to buy new hardware. Users will continue to receive an overview of the indoor climate based on the temperature and humidity measured via the radiator thermostats.
Innovations build on last year's announcement
For last year's IFA, tado ° had brought the thermostats to the new hardware version V3 + and also presented a completely reworked app, which for the first time displayed the outdoor air quality and a combination of temperature and humidity to determine the risk of mold.