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Netatmo Healthy Home Coach review: This indoor climate monitor reports the obvious

Michael Ansaldo | Oct. 18, 2016
This gizmo monitors indoor air quality, temperature, humidity, and noise, but it won't tell you much you don't already know.

Do you need one?

That really sums up my experience with the Healthy Home Coach—it does its job but it really doesn’t tell me anything I don’t already know. By the time the temperature, humidity, or noise creeps into one of the “red” zones, you’ll know it if you’re in the home. Do you really need a $100 instrument to confirm it for you?

Even if you do, to call this a “healthy home” device is misleading. The conditions it monitors impact your comfort, to be sure; their affect on your health is debatable. Healthy Home Coach can tell you a room’s humidity levels are ripe for mold growth, but it would be a lot more helpful if it could detect mold spores in the air. The device worked well as far as it went, but I couldn’t help wanting more detail on the types of pollutants that might be lurking in my home. Without that kind of utility, Healthy Home Coach feels like little more than a curio.

 

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