How to set up your Airthings device with Google Assistant:
Use Google Assistant to tell you about the air quality in your home! It is compatible with the Wave, Wave Plus, Wave Mini, and View series. Follow these five simple steps to get started:
First make sure that you have set up you Airthings monitors successfully according to the user manuals. You should normally see your first measurement readings in the Airthings app 1 hour after set-up.
Make sure your Google Home device is fully set up if you are using one. The instructions can be found here. Reminder: the integration is with Google Assistant, not Google Home, so you will not find it in a list of Google Home devices to add. If you do not have a Google Home device, you can also simply use the Google Assistant app on your phone.
In order to link your Airthings account to the Google Account, say “Hey Google, talk to Airthings”. You can do this verbally by speaking to Google Assistant, or it may be necessary to type a written command to Google Assistant for the initial setup. It is normal for the Assistant to take a few tries to grow accustomed to you saying "Airthings". See below where you can type the command to Google Assistant with the Google Home app:
4. The Google Home device or Assistant will then ask if you want to authenticate. To do so, use the Google Home app and follow the on-screen instructions to log in to your Airthings account.
5. Now that you are set up, simply say “Hey Google” and pick a question below to get the answer!
Please note: the integration is only available in English, and in the regions of EU, US and CA. If you are having issues using the assistant in English, please make sure your phone's region is set up accordingly.
Example Questions for Google Assistant:
The general command is: “Check the VOC/CO2/Radon/Humidity/Temperature/Air quality in [insert room name]”
“Check the VOC levels in living room”
“Check the CO2 in bedroom”
“Check the radon in basement”
“Check the humidity in kitchen”
“Check the temperature in baby's room”
“List my rooms”
For optimal functionality, this integration works best with monitors that are connected to an Airthings Hub! The Hub keeps your monitors' measurement data updated without the need for Bluetooth syncing.
Here is a short video showing how the integration looks when you're fully set up:
Additional step for iOS:
If you receive a message "To let me read out that information, turn on personal results in the Google Home app" you will have to adjust some settings in the Google Home iOS app.
Google Assistant Troubleshooting:
If you are encountering any of the following issues, please try unlinking your Airthings account from Google by following the steps below:
“How do I unlink my airthings account from google”
“Google Assistant tells me ‘It looks like you’ve been logged out of airthings’
“Airthings left the conversation for no apparent reason”
1. Go to your Google Account settings:
2. Go to "linked accounts"
3. Unlink your Airthings account
Once you have done this, please try to establish connection with Airthings using Google Assistant as directed at the beginning of this article.
Please note : Airthings supports Google Assistant NOT Google Home. Google Home is Google's line of smart home speakers and voice-based digital assistant, whereas Google Assistant is the voice behind Google Home but is not limited to Google Home.
If you experience any other issues, please reach out to our support team and we'll be happy to help!