Apple iPhone users will now be able to view hyperlocal air quality data from Israeli company BreezoMeter on the Weather app as part of a new iOS 14.3 update, the Israeli environment intelligence firm announced earlier this month.
Founded in 2014, BreezoMeter provides street-level and real-time air quality information including air pollution, pollen, and active fire intelligence.
The Haifa-based company processes information from multiple data layers using sophisticated algorithms and machine learning to provide real-time air quality information up to a resolution of 5 meters (16 feet.)
BreezoMeter’s intelligence has inputs from more than 47,000 sensors worldwide, meteorological data, satellite information, active fires, sandstorms, traffic, and connected cars. The company’s intelligence is already integrated by leading brands in fields such as healthcare smart home, automotive, and cosmetic industries.
“Air pollution levels can change drastically throughout the course of the day and even across short distances,” Emil Fisher, CTO and co-founder of BreezoMeter wrote in a blog post. BreezoMeter’s data is reported in real-time, and reflects the user’s local air quality index (LAQI) and related health category, represented visually within the LAQI’s color scale.
This allows users to monitor air quality and make immediate and informed decisions that reduce their exposure to air pollution.
BreezoMeter’s air quality data is available when viewing locations in the US, UK, Germany, India, and Mexico.
Additional air quality information is available to users on the BreezoMeter consumer website or iOS app. This information includes an air quality map, pollutant levels, pollen levels, health-related recommendations for sensitive populations, and environmental forecast.