To distinguish between Wave Radon 1st gen and Wave Radon 2nd gen, check the model number under the mounting plate:
Airthings Wave Radon 1st gen simply says "Model: Airthings Wave";
Airthings Wave Radon 2nd gen says "Model: 2950 Wave".
There are 2 models available of the Wave Radon:
1. Wave Radon 1st gen (launched 2016)
2. Wave Radon 2nd gen (launched 2019)
Please note: the name of the Wave Radon was changed in April 2021 - it was previously known as "Wave"
They both measure same aspects of IAQ:
However, there are a few differences:
While Wave Radon 1st gen is equipped with Bluetooth BLE technology only, Wave 2nd gen works with both Bluetooth BLE and Airthings SmartLink.
Due to the above, the Wave Radon 2nd gen is compatible with the Airthings Hub, while the Wave Radon 1st gen is not.
The technology used in the Airthings Wave Radon 2nd gen has the same high quality as the Wave Radon 1st gen, so the accuracy and precision of our sensors are still the same. However, the Wave Radon 1st gen measures temperature and humidity every hour, while the Wave Radon 2nd gen measures temperature and humidity every 5 mins.
The Wave Radon 2nd gen does not include the same audible alarm of the Wave Radon 1st gen due to customer feedback! However, it is still perfectly possible to set up your own alerts by easily integrating with IFTTT 😊.