The Covid-19 pandemic has made many of the world’s electronics manufacturers to innovate, including LG. LG Electronics has officially marketed its newest generation of electronic masks, the LG Puricare Wearable Air Purifier, to the Indonesian market. This mask, which sells for IDR 2.5 million, comes with a number of improvements compared to the first generation. There are at least three new capabilities installed in this electronic mask. One of the improvements in the second-generation Puricare Wearable Air Purifier is an update to the Dual Fans feature, aka two fan components embedded in the mask, which can now rotate to the rhythm of the user’s breath according to the intensity. In addition, there is also the VoiceOn feature, which is the feature most awaited by users of the first generation of LG electronic masks. There is also a Bluetooth 5.0 connection. Smart Dual Fans On last year’s first generation LG Puricare Wearable Air Purifier, the Dual Fans fan speed can only be set manually through three speed levels, not rotating automatically. This fairly clever feature relies on a component called the Respiratory Sensor.

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Respiratory Sensor

This sensor will detect the user’s breathing pattern which then makes the Dual Fans automatically adjust the speed, according to the air flow that enters the portable device. The Respiratory Sensor itself is actually already in the first generation LG air purifier mask. However, the technology is now being improved to make it easier for active users who often do various activities, so that they can breathe naturally. VoiceON for amplification In addition to the updated Dual Fans feature, LG also brings the VoiceON feature to this new electronic mask. Product Director of Air Solutions at LG Electronics Indonesia, Changmin Han, said that this feature is one of the most awaited by users of the first generation of LG air purifier masks.

This feature is the answer to the inconvenience, namely reducing the volume of the voice when you have to speak, but still wearing a mask. The VoiceON feature itself relies on two tiny horizontal holes at the bottom left of the mask. This hole serves as a speaker that will emit sound that is captured by the microphone component behind it. To activate this feature, users simply press the button located on the bottom side of the device, as illustrated in the following image. When activated, the VoiceON technology will detect the user’s voice and automatically increase the volume, so the other person can hear the voice of the wearer clearly. Bluetooth 5.0 The latest LG Puricare Air Purifier mask is also equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity support, a feature that was absent from the first generation. The Bluetooth connection allows the LG electronic mask to be connected to a smartphone via an app.

After connecting to the application, users can monitor breathing patterns, real-time battery strength information via mobile phones, and monitor the lifetime of the HEPA filter and remind users to replace it.

However, LG’s e-mask smartphone application on Android and iOS is currently still in the development stage, and will launch sometime in the second half of 2021. The presence of this application will complement all the convenience of using the latest generation of LG Puricare Wearable Air Purifier.