The quality of the air around us isn’t quite what it used to be, and these days we have to take steps to make sure the air we breathe is as clean and fresh as it can be. Luckily, it’s easy to purify our own homes by decorating our spaces with houseplants that help clean the air we breathe, or putting up natural air fresheners that help make our homes smell amazing. It’s also a good thing that there are air monitors that can help us track the air quality in our surroundings.

Fortunately, we can now also track and purify the air around us while on the go with a device called iBreathe, a new wearable air purifier that fits easily in your hand.


Currently crowdfunding on Indieogo, iBreathe is a wearable air purifier and air quality tracker that’s compatible with iOS and Android devices. With this device, you can track and filter the air you breathe anytime and anywhere. iBreathe checks the quality of the air around you in real time and purifies it within seconds by destroying the allergens and bacteria particles in the air.

Here’s how it works: iBreathe is built with two base modules that allow it to track the air quality and purify it at the same time. The device uses a module to create negative ions and release them into the air to neutralize particles of pollution like dust, bacteria, viruses, pollen and more. Negative ions are odorless, tasteless and invisible molecules that not only help keep the air clean, but also help raise serotonin levels to lift moods, relieve stress and enhance energy levels.

iBreathe app

The device takes environmental data in real time and transmits the information to your mobile device via an app, which then transforms the info into recommendations that are easy to understand and follow. It can clean the air within 20 square meters if indoors and within eight square meters outdoors. When it detects clean air, the device goes into sleep mode to conserve power, which is not a problem because it comes with a rechargeable battery that can last for up to eight hours of use. It also comes in a sleek, modern design, so you can bring it with you anywhere — at home, in the car, on your bus ride, at your office or even at the gym.

Developed by a team in the UK, iBreathe has already blasted through its crowdfunding goal in Indiegogo, with still over 20 days to go in the campaign. Looks like a lot of folks are interested in a wearable air tracker to help them breathe clean air wherever they go!

Would you consider having a wearable air purifier as part of your “everyday” gadgets? Tell us in the comments!

(Photos via iBreathe)