Before we begin, make sure you check out my IQAir AirVisual Pro Review, which is an indoor and outdoor air quality monitor. IQAir also sent me the Atem® complimentary for review. All opinions within are my own.
Atem® is German for breath. The Atem® is a product of Swiss engineering and German manufacturing. Atem® was created to remove pollutants, ultrafine particles, mold spores and particles with an efficiency of up to 99%. It creates a personal clean air zone, perfect for the office, or right next to your bed. You can control the air you breathing with the Atem® personal air purifier. I like being in control.
Working in healthcare as an occupational therapist, I could see a lot of my patients with lung diseases benefit from a personal air purifier. I was excited to give the Atem® a whirl.
I’m not good with assembling new things but was able to pick the right regions plug (they give you three to choose from) and put the Atem® together with the help of the user guide.
The Atem® is 6.26 lbs and super sleek, measuring 12.44” high, 5.51” wide and 11.77” deep. The Atem® comes in two different colors black/grey and white/grey. I received the white/grey version, which goes perfectly in my bedroom.
There are three different fan speeds, low, medium, and high. You tap the Atem® logo located on the side of the fan to switch settings. You can also control the Atem® via Bluetooth and an application on your smartphone. You can control the sound and light options, too. The Atem® app also has a proximity sensor to safe energy and filter life, turning the device off when you walk away.
I set-up the Atem® near my future daughters pack and play. I switched on the low setting and a very light blanket of fresh, filtered air pointed directly at where she will be sleeping. It is very quiet and reminds me of a white noise machine. A chime indicates that the machine has been turned off.
Then I moved the Atem® to my nightstand. I wanted to see if my allergies and congestion were any different after sleeping with the Atem® pointing at me. I also sleep with my two shedding dogs, who don’t help the pet dander in our sleeping zone. After a full night sleeping with the Atem®, I felt more refreshed and less congested. My husband, who is an allergy sufferer, wanted to try sleeping with the Atem® pointing directly at him. He, too, woke up feeling more refreshed and less congested. I love the light burst of air, keeping me cool, especially at almost 38 weeks pregnant. The low setting is all you really need when it is pointed directly at you. And, it is really quiet. It didn’t disturb me from my sleep.
The Atem®’s replacement filter costs $69 and should be replaced after a year of continuous 10-hour usage. The Atem® also has a nifty travel backpack accessory so you can always be surrounded by fresh air. (Available soon – apparently, but I was able to score one, #benefitsofablogger).
I feel good using this air purifier in conjunction with the IQAir AirVisual Pro. When I see that the air quality in my home has too much carbon dioxide, or if I am traveling somewhere that the air quality is sub-par, I will definitely rely on the Atem® for clean, fresh air. I trust that the filter and technology will do its job to protect me and my lungs from particulate matter that I can’t see floating around my home. I hope that in the long term it helps reduce my lung exposure to mold and allergens like pet dander.
This has really opened up a discussion between my husband and me about getting an air purifier for our home. IQAir has several different room purifiers, in addition to a whole house filtration system. For now, I will continue to monitor my air quality with the IQAir AirVisual Pro and use the Atem® for when I am working in my office, when the carbon dioxide in my home is too high, and when I am sleeping.
For anyone who has respiratory and pulmonary issues, this is a must-have, as each breath we take truly effects our quality of life.