REVIEW – If you have kept up on reading my past reviews on Air Purifiers, you may recall a Personal Air Purifier that I reviewed that as far as I am concerned was a total gimmick and completely useless. I now have the chance to review another similar device called the Airdog FitAir Personal Air Purifier. Is this yet another gimmick device that will end up in some landfill? Let’s see!!
What is it?
Airdog FitAir is a personal air purifier system that works to remove viruses, smoke, bacteria, allergens, and other harmful microbes from within 25 square feet of the space around you at a rate of 3 times per hour. It can be used in multiple ways to function indoors and outdoors.
What’s in the box
1 x FitAir Portable Air Purifier
2 x H13 HEPA Filter
1 x Micro USB Charging Cable
1 x User Guide
The following optional items included in the Accessory Pack were provided by Airdog for this review:
2 x Face Mask
1 x Air Inlet
1 x Long Silicon Tube
1 x Short Silicon Tube
1 x Box of Replacement Filters
Design and features
Battery Life: 2 to 6 hours
Power: 3W 1600 mAh
Size: 7.2” x 3.5” x 3.1”
Item Weight: 7.8 oz
The FitAir Air Purifier has a base that the 2 individual modules can be connected to. The base has an elastic band with velcro that allows you to attach the unit to your arm or even to a stroller if you are heading outdoors. There are contact points on each surface that allow them to be powered by the Control Module that has the built-in battery.
The Control Module has a built-in battery and the power/control button. The Cleaning Module has the Air Gate control and the Air Outlet.
The picture below shows the power button that is on the Control Module. It has a multi-colored LED around it that lights green when the battery has 3 to 6 hours of charge, yellow when there is 1 to 3 hours of charge left and red when there is 1 hour or less left of charge. It is also the manual control for the 3 levels of intensity.
Below you can see pictures of the face mask and the long and short hoses. Either hose can be used to connect the face mask to the Cleaning Module.
The Airdog FitAir Air Purifier is very easy to assemble and operate right out of the box. The Control Module can be charged separately or on the base. I like to charge it connected to the Cleaning Module since this is how I use them together most often. Once fully charged the device provides me with a bit over 5 hours of function before the red LED lights and then it is time to start charging it soon. The device does operate while being charged. However, I would really like a battery that lasts a bit longer so that I can charge it at home overnight and have it with me during the day without having to charge it before my work day is over. The video below shows it being charged.
When the device is on, there is some associated sound. There are 3 power levels. The video below shows the device on at the highest level. It does not sound any louder than a small desk fan.
FitAir includes an elastic band that allows you to wear the device on your hand, arm or to strap it in a compatible manner.
The main screen from the app is shown below. The information it provides includes the battery charge level, the remaining life of the filter, the air particle removal rate, and 2 control icons for power on/off and the level intensity control.
The screenshot below from the app shows the message that displays while charging the device, that indicates that only one level of intensity is available.
The photos below show the assembly process to be able to use the device with the face mask.
The FitAir can also be used as an Aromatherapy device.
What I like
- Its compact size
- Its versatile design
- It is simple to use
What can be improved
- The battery life
I always find it a bit hard to measure the true performance of personal air purifiers because of the inherent and always changing factors like location, level of allergens at any given time, etc. However, I have been using the FitAir at my desk at work each day, and I seem to have much less of the usual allergy effects that I would normally experience at this location. Based on these results and the ability of the device to be used over my nose to protect me in what could be a variety of other environmental conditions, I will give it a tentative two thumbs up, with the promise to update should its effectiveness change.
Where to buy: Airdog USA website and Amazon
Sample: The sample for this review was provided by Airdog.