With the now yearly occurrence of the haze stemming from forest fires in Indonesia, we are hoping that Garmin extends this app (Garmin Air) to show other parts of the world. Namely SEA. For now, it only Works in China, Taiwan, Japan and the US.
The app shows a live monitoring of 6 key pollutants (PM2.5, PM10, O3, SO2, NO2, and CO.) The display on your watch will change from a smiling face when air quality is good to a mask when you are in a highly polluted area, so you can tell at a glance if you are safe.
As shown in the picture above, you also get basic advice on whether or not it is ideal to go for a run or a bike ride or if you would be better off wearing a mask and staying indoors. The app apparently works indoors as well although we aren’t sure of its accuracy.
The Garmin Air app works across a wide range of Garmin products and is available for free. For more information on the app why not check out the Garmin Connect IQ store.