Anyware, LLC Fitbit app for the display of relevant air quality data for ozone and 10 & 2.5 micron particles has been approved and published on the Fitbit Gallery.
This app helps you to know the air quality in your area before exercising outdoors. The app displays the current air quality index (AQI) using the official U.S. AQI, a color-coded index designed to communicate whether air quality is healthy or unhealthy for you. Data are provided by AirNow, which is a one-stop source for all air quality data. Using your location provided by your phone, the app finds the nearest reporting station and displays the AQI for ozone and particles 10 & 2.5 microns or less. Touch on a reported value to see the value description as provided by the Environmental Protection Agency.
To use this app, you must register and create an account at AirNow. AirNow will provide you a unique API key that is entered under the app settings on your phone. Enter the API key as provided by AirNow including all dashes. This app uses this API key to get the most relevant reported AQIs using your phone’s GPS and network connection. Instructions for obtaining an API key and configuring the app are found here.
The app only works in the U.S. and some locations in Canada and Mexico. The user needs to be within 250 miles of a reporting station used by AirNow.