Smart watches and fitness trackers have permeated the market with heart rate monitors, calorie counters, sleep trackers, and pedometers that are rolled into one device, contained in a small wearable on your wrist or clipped onto your clothes. TZOA is a completely different type of app-connected health wearable that is in development and crowdfunding right now: it is a “wearable enviro-tracker that measures UV and air pollution”.
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TZOA clips to your clothes, much like a FitBit, and measures air quality and UV in real time using advanced sensor technology. By using the wearable, the data you collect will create a crowdsourced map from all users, showing actual environmental data as you collect it. Additionally, the wearable device will recommend ways to alter your environment when it could be harming your health. If the fire in the fireplace or the burnt food on the stove is impacting the air quality around you, TZOA will alert you to open a window or go to a different room.
TZOA is not yet available to consumers, but if you’re interested, check out the device, team, and rewards behind TZOA on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tzoa/meet-tzoa-the-worlds-first-enviro-tracker