Getting started

  1. Charge Atmotube device for around two hours

  2. Download the Atmotube App in the Google Play or App Store

  3. Switch on the Bluetooth on your smartphone

  4. Switch on the GPS Location on your phone (for IOS go to Settings -> Privacy -> Location Services -> Atmotube -> Always / For Android go to Settings > Scroll down and tap Location OR in some versions Privacy & Safety and then Location > Slide the switch to "on" position

  5. Open the application and click the Connect button

  6. Select an appeared Atmotube device serial number

  7. Go to App's Settings, find section PARTICULATE MATTER, click on Mode and change the sensor operating mode to Always on

  8. Device is ready to use!


  • Make sure that Particulate Matter setting is always in the mode "Always on" throughout the experiment
  • It is recommended to charge the device every night because while "Always on" the battery runs out pretty quickly

Measuring air quality

  1. You are now able to measure PM1, PM2.5, and PM10 pollutants, like dust, pollen, soot, and mold, plus a wide range of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
  2. In addition to individual pollution indicators, you will observe how Air Quality Score (AQS) changes from 0 (severely polluted air) to 100 (clean air) point
  3. Air Quality Score also appears on the device without checking the mobile app: Blue [81-100] - Good; Green [61-80] - Moderate; Yellow [41-60] - Polluted; Orange [21-40] - Very polluted; Red [0-20] - Severely polluted
  4. Keep the device on throughout the day and pay special attention when indicator shows Yellow, Orange or Red - if you observe this while with your child it is recommended to mark amount of pollutants in your diary
  5. While the device is connected to a smartphone, air quality data is being collected automatically. Geolocation inside of your phone will provide location and time information to support your data - make sure GPS location is always on
  6. We also recommend you to keep a simple measurement diary that we have provided with the device. It will help to aggregate the received data into bigger categories (home/school/playground etc.) and will help you understand overall picture of air pollution exposure of your family


  • Outdoors the most important parameters are PM1, PM2.5 and PM10 whereas VOC is being observed indoors
  • Don't use while rain!
  • Try to protect the device from direct wind since it might affect accuracy of the measurements by showing lower concentrations of pollutants

Data transfer

  1. Please export all the collected data in 10 days, before returning the device. Go to the Atmotube App Settings -> Export data to file -> Share -> Mail -> with the subject "Atmotube" and the number on the device                                  If this method does not work (the file is not transferred, but saved in the phone's memory), then go to the Atmotube App Settings -> Export Data to a File -> open File Manager (internal phone memory) -> Atmotube -> File. csv
  2. Please disconnect the device from the mobile phone before returning it to CAAG. Go to Settings -> Unpair
  3. Return the device to CAAG with the cable and diary


  • Please consider that data is stored in the memory of the device for last 10 days and in order to prevent old data from being lost, it is important to export data on time

Might be useful

In order to change the language, go to "Settings", click on "Language", choose the language and then click "Save" (for Android-devices). For iOS-devices, the app language is automatically pre-set by the phone's default language

In order to turn the device off: Hold down the button on the device for 4 seconds until the red light comes on. Release the button and the device blinks red several times as confirmation
In order to turn the device on: Hold the button for 4 seconds until LED lights up. Release the button and the device will start blinking orange (sensor is heating).

In order to reboot the device: Hold down the button on the device for 4 seconds until the red light comes on.Continue holding After 3.5 more seconds LED starts blinking red.Release the button, Atmotube is rebooted and The LED starts blinking orange (VOC sensor has started heating)

In case of availability of new firmware, please update. Go to "Settings", click on "Check firmware update" and "Update"

Take care of the following:

Hold the device in a way that does not obstruct the flow of air into the device

Avoid water getting into the device (e.g. do not use it in rain)

Do not use Atmotube at temperatures lower than -5°C or higher than +50°C. Guard it from extreme heat and physical shock