Google will enter the information about the air quality in its Nest Hub smart display, This will allow the Company Assistant to answer specific questions about this element and offer alerts when quality levels are harmful to health.
The technology company will employ data from the US agency EPA to show on Nest Hub screens an air quality index with a ‘widget’, which will collect a ranking that will oscillate between the values 0 and 500 and will show a color scale from green (good) to maroon (dangerous).
Information on air quality will be entered in the middle of the season of highest fire risk, such as those already ravaging some regions of the United States (primarily Oregon and California), and recent efforts to reduce air pollution, as the company has explained on its support page.
Users will be able to get informed at a glance to the air quality screen, but may also ask the Assistant for her ye even receive alerts when the quality drops to levels that are harmful to health or is especially harmful to certain social groups.
The feature will roll out in the coming weeks on Nest Hub devices in the United States, as a user.configurable feature that can be disabled.