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Review of the LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier (2nd Gen) in the UAE

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The first generation of LG’s PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier was launched in the UAE a year ago and the company is now out with the second generation of the same device. While the first generation of the PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier was really good, it did have some nagging issues. These included muffled voice while trying to speak to people with the mask on, a bit of a clunky design, and being a bit heavy when wearing it for an extended period of time.

IMPROVEMENTS OVER GEN 1
LG seems to have solved the “muffled voice” issue this time around since the 2nd Gen wearable air purifier now features a voice amplification feature. The new 2nd Gen air purifier also is more comfortable to wear with a lightweight design. The new iteration of the LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier now comes packed with a fully automatic fan airflow control system that increases breathing comfort.

It also uses two H13 HEPA filters, the same as those found in premium air purifiers for the home, to ensure the air the user breathes is as clean as healthy as possible. And since the air purifier comes with a built-in microphone and external speaker employing VoiceON technology, you no longer have to pull down the mask or raise your voice to carry on a conversation. VoiceON technology automatically recognises when you are talking and amplifies your voice through the built-in speaker so listeners don’t have to strain or lean in to hear every word you speak.

While the LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier Gen 2 uses the same H13 HEPA Filters as the first generation (AP300AWFA), the Inner Covers and the washable Face Guard are different from the ones used in the first generation. The air purifier itself is available in two colours – Creamy White (AP551AWFA) and Ocean Black (AP551ABFA). The one we received for this review was the Creamy White variant.

INSIDE THE BOX
Inside the box, you get the LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier, two H13 Grade HEPA filters, one Face Guard, a pack of Inner Covers (15 pieces), and an Ear Strap. You also get a carry pouch, the warranty card, a user manual, a USB Type C cable for charging the air purifier, and a plastic pack that also doubles up as a stand while you charge the air purifier.

DESIGN
The second generation of the LG Wearable Air Filter has undergone a slight redesign. The replaceable cloth filter is now under the silicone seal instead of inside. The seal also uses more magnets to secure it in place, making it a lot easier to install since you can just snap it in place.

The dual HEPA filters are also installed from the back, leaving the front a smooth curve. Another positive change is that the straps are now adjustable — you simply pull to tighten. It’s also lighter — 94g versus the 126g of the first model. On the front, on both the left and right edges, you will find the ear straps. The bottom right corner is where the speaker is situated.

On the air purifier, there is also a Bluetooth indicator light, which turns on when paired with a Bluetooth device. There is a power button next to it, which when pressed for 2 seconds, starts and stops operation. To use the voice unit, you need to press the power button when the unit is turned on. To activate Bluetooth, you need to press the power button for seven seconds.

To turn the air purifier completely off, press the power button for 10 seconds. There is a battery indicator light built around the charging port which turns on when the unit is being charged and it also shows the battery level when the unit is being operated. If the battery level indicator is green, it means you have over 60% battery life. If the LED is orange, you have a battery life between 15% and 60%. And if the LED is red and blinking, it means the battery level is lower than 15% and the unit needs recharging.

APP FOR THE AIR PURIFIER
The LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier is Bluetooth enabled, which means you can also connect it to the LG PuriCare Wearable app, which is available for both iOS and Android devices.

Once connected, the app allows you to adjust VoiceON volume and airflow (Auto/Low/Medium/High), see respiratory data history and reports, manage filters duration and replacement cycle, check real-time battery information, turn the unit ON/OFF and perform firmware updates.

USE AND COMFORT LEVEL
LG says that the PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier is also the first mask on the market that features an auto-sanitizing and charging UV Case that helps maintain hygiene between uses.

The case, however, is sold separately and is equipped with UV-C lights that kill 99.9% of bacteria and harmful germs that may remain on the mask.

During our review period, we found the LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier to be very light and easy to use, throughout the day. Wearing comfort was better than Gen 1 and we did not find any difficulties speaking with the air purifier on. The device can be worn comfortably for up to 8 hours and it recharges the 1000mAh battery completely in about two hours.

Installing and replacing the inner cover and the HEPA filters is also quite intuitive. The app does offer a wide range of functionalities that makes using the LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier, a walk in the park.

Since the device comes with dual fans and a patented respiratory sensor, it allows you to take in clean and filtered air.

The Respiratory Sensor meanwhile detects the cycle and volume of your breath and adjusts the dual three-speed fans accordingly. The fans automatically speed up to assist air intake and slow down to reduce resistance when exhaling to make breathing effortless.

For a price of AED 799, LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier (Gen 2) is a fantastic improvement over its predecessor. The device is for you if you are looking for maximum convenience and comfort without compromising on style and clean air.

Price: AED 799

– Photography by Ranbir Sen

LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier (2nd Gen) AED 799
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4

Summary

LG seems to have solved the “muffled voice” issue this time around since the 2nd Gen wearable air purifier now features a voice amplification feature. The new 2nd Gen air purifier also is more comfortable to wear with a lightweight design. The new iteration of the LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier now comes packed with a fully automatic fan airflow control system that increases breathing comfort.

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LG to Show Off New Air Purifier Tech at CES 2022

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LG Electronics’ (LG) all-in-one home air care solution designed to deliver the benefits of an air purifier, fan and heater in a stylish form factor is set to make its world debut at CES 2022. Developed from the ground up to meet the needs of today’s at-home lifestyle, the all-new PuriCare AeroTower Air Purifying Fan offers personalized comfort that makes any indoor activity more pleasant and comfortable.  

LG PuriCare AeroTower is ideal for year-round use, delivering pure, clean air 360 degrees in one of three airflow modes: Heating Mode, Fan Mode, and Diffusion Mode. Use Heating Mode for a blast of warm air on a chilly day, up to 30 degrees Celsius maximum, capable of increasing the room air temperature by five degrees Celsius in less than 10 minutes. Fan Mode produces a refreshing breeze and provides customized comfort with 10 levels of airflow intensity. Diffusion Mode ensures optimal quality indoor air in any season, delivering clean, filtered air upward and outward through the Air Guard diffuser for wider, more powerful air circulation.

Employing LG’s own Air Valley technology, the air purifier creates a canyon of air that follows a given surface. Commonly known as the Coandă effect, this results in a consistent, comfortable breeze that can be felt throughout the room. The PuriCare AeroTower’s tapered, vertical vanes are whisper quiet, only emitting 23dB of wind noise and the sleek cylindrical design offers a modern aesthetic that matches well with any type of décor. LG’s newest PuriCare model will be available in two subtle and sophisticated colours, Beige and Silver.

LG PuriCare AeroTower comes certified by international testing agencies such as IBR Laboratories for improving indoor air quality. Multi-stage True HEPA Filters capture 99.97 percent of different types of particulates as small as 0.3 microns in size. An additional benefit comes in the form of LG UVnano technology which employs ultraviolet-C light to reduce the presence of bacteria that often collect on the fan.

Along with performance and style, LG’s newest air care solution delivers exceptional convenience for its attention to the user experience. Customers can quickly check a variety of air quality data on the purifier’s bright LCD display or on the free LG ThinQ mobile app. The Android and iOS app also allow for the device to be monitored in real-time and settings adjusted from outside the home. 

“Our new PuriCare AeroTower Air Purifying Fan was designed with today’s home lifestyle trend in mind,” said Lyu Jae-cheol, president of LG’s Home Appliance & Air Solution Company. “Whether its cooling, heating, or purifying, this device does it all and looks great while doing it.” 

To experience LG’s new PuriCare AeroTower, visit LG’s virtual exhibition booth at CES 2022 starting January 5 PST. 

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LG’s Upgraded Puricare Wearable Air Purifier Coming Soon to the UAE

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LG Electronics (LG) is introducing the new and improved LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier to residents of the UAE. Upgraded from the innovative, wearable device LG first launched last year, the latest model offers an enhanced all-around performance along with a convenient voice amplification feature and a more comfortable, lightweight design. The new iteration of the LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier is equipped with a fully automatic fan airflow control system that increases breathing comfort. It also incorporates two H13 HEPA filters, the same as those found in premium air purifiers for the home, to ensure the air the user breathes is as clean as healthy as possible.

Driven by an ultra-small and lightweight motor, the device’s DUAL fans combine with LG’s airflow control technology – which detects the user’s breathing pattern and adjusts airflow accordingly – to help the wearer breathe easier and more naturally. This advanced system also prevents a common problem for those wearing glasses and mask at the same time, keeping their lenses from fogging up when exhaling. Sporting a fresh, new design, the upgraded PuriCare Wearable provides a subtle yet stylish look and comes in two chic colours such as creamy white and ocean black. Its seamless, ergonomic design minimizes air leakage around the nose and chin, sealing gently but firmly to the wearer’s face. Weighing in at only 94 grams, the latest model is comfortable to wear for longer periods of time and is perfect for everyday use.

To make it easier to communicate with others while wearing the PuriCare Wearable, LG has introduced its VoiceON technology. Employing a microphone and a speaker built into the device itself, VoiceON automatically recognizes when the user is talking, projecting their voice with clarity so that they can be heard and understood without issue. What’s more, the latest PuriCare Wearable brings greater on-the-go convenience courtesy of a larger, 1,000 mAh battery that offers up to 8 hours of operation on a single charge.

Featuring LG’s latest wearable technologies, the upgraded LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier can be worn with confidence, enabling users to breathe clean, healthy air wherever they go,” said Hongju Jeon, President at LG Electronics Gulf. “Our latest wearable device also delivers maximum convenience and a fashionable design that can help users express their own unique style. LG will continue to bring innovations to market that contribute to a healthier, better life.”

Retailing for 799 AED, the new PuriCare Wearable will launch in the UAE in November 2021.

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A Ventilation Kit for Facemasks Called Aeronest to be Showcased at GITEX 2021

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NewPadMaker – TazTag, a French company with more than 15 years of experience in technological innovation, will be introducing at GITEX Technology Week (17th-21st Oct) its latest innovative tool to meet the demands of the modern world in which wearing a mask has become the new “norm”. The daily wearing of face masks to protect ourselves and the people around us, particularly in situations where we are forced to wear them for longer hours, brings with it some challenges and struggles which need to be addressed. To this end, the NewPadMaker team has developed Aeronest, which is a ventilation device to be attached to the mask.

Aeronest is a patented French innovation that can be safely and effortlessly attached to a face mask with a magnetic holding system that doesn’t interfere with the structure or the filtration efficiency. Once the device’s integrated fan is safely installed between the mask and the face, Aeronest will draw fresh air in from the outside. Thanks to Aeronest’s convenient design, it can fit on any type of mask (N95, FFP2, surgical, fabric), while its 3 ventilation speeds – which can be easily adjusted with one click without the need to remove it – allow the airflow to be renewed for 8-12 hours.

By pulling fresh air into the mask, Aeronest reduces the temperature, humidity, and CO2 inside the mask, which in turn helps eliminates the causes of fatigue, skin pimples, and steam on glasses. And by attaching the ear-loops to the strap behind the head, Aeronest can additionally ease the mask’s pressure on the ears and erase the pain. Suitable for everyone, Aeronest can be conveniently used on a daily basis at work, while shopping, on flights and public transport, in schools and universities, in hospitals, in cinemas, and in theaters.

“We are extremely pleased and proud to introduce our unique product that exemplifies technology in service of human health and wellbeing. Aeronest is innovation at its best, developed to help us breathe easy while keeping protected from contracting and spreading the Covid-19 virus”, said Eric Fouchard, President of NewPadMaker.

Commenting on the company’s participation at Gitex Future Stars 2021 in Dubai, Mr. Fouchard added, “Gitex Dubai is a major global technology event, which is key to showcasing our innovative product to the world. It will also give us the opportunity to meet with local and international potential partners and distributors in order to make Aeronest available to all worldwide.”

Following its Gitex participation and as part of the company’s efforts to showcase its innovative device in major tech events around the world, Aeronest will be also exhibited at the Concours Lepine Paris, 21st October – 1st November 2021.

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