As we come to terms with the fact that masks will be a part of our everyday essentials for the foreseeable future, it’s important that we not be caught complacent. Sure, a simple cloth covering can protect you in a pinch, but it leaves one open to a lot of unknowns. If you find yourself questioning the effectiveness of your mask, this innovative offering from AirPop might be just what you need.
Dubbed the ‘Active+ Halo,’ it’s essentially a smart face covering that actively measures the state of your respiratory system. Thanks to its discreet sensor array, the Halo will automatically detect your breathing and sync the data to the dashboard on the accompanying Airpop app. Capable of tracking filter status, breathing rate, air volume, blocked PM, as well as AQI, it makes for an offering that’s perfectly suited to the most data-obsessed and dirt-averse among us. And when it comes to the actual construction of the covering, Airpop has opted for a medical-grade soft touch membrane that’s lightweight, breathable, and incredibly comfortable to wear. Each Halo ships with a set of four 40-hour filters that block up to 99.3% of particulate matter. Pre-order today for $150 with shipment expected in February.