Crazy about tracking your heart rate, power and cadence on your training rides? Now, you can add your breathing rate to those data sets with the new AirPop Active+ Halo Smart Sports Mask. Its embedded sensor tracks your breathing while a filter cleans the air of particles and bacteria as you inhale and exhale. Let’s take a closer look at this £149.99 sports face mask, specifically designed for high-intensity exercise.
AirPop Active+ Halo Smart Sports Mask
This could be the highest tech sports face mask we’ve seen yet. Its voluminous shape is said to permit easy breathing, its filter cleans the air as you breathe, and the embedded Halo Smart sensor tracks your breathing rate as you ride, run, or go about your daily business. So, you can find out when, how and where your breathing rate changes as you train.
Let’s dig into those features a little deeper…
Halo Smart Sensor
A sensor embedded in the Active+ Halo Smart sports mask automatically detects when you start breathing and then syncs your breathing data with the AirPop app on your phone. An inhale/exhale LED ring indicates the wearer’s breath rate.
The personal dashboard on the app can track your breathing rate by activity and location, if you opt to share that information. You can also share your mode of transport and route taken, along with your breathing behavior. Over time, the app gets “smarter”, and will be able to inform you of any patterns. AirPop work with Apple HealthKit, so you can track your breathing in iOS.
Particle and Bacteria Filtration
The AirPop Active+ Halo Smart mask boasts 360° sealing with a medical-grade soft touch membrane. Its super light construction allows it to adapt the seal to the contours of your face.
AirPop say the mask exceeds Community Face Coverings CWA 17553:2020 guidelines, offering 99.3% particle filtration (PFE) and 99.9% bacterial filtration (BFE). They also claim it is fluid resistant. The filters are replaceable, each with a wear-time of up to 40 hours.
The Halo App syncs with your local air quality index to advise you on whether or not you’ll need to wear your Active+ mask that day.
A sports mask that’s easy to breathe in?
The AirPop Active+ Halo Smart mask looks fairly voluminous. Its 3D structure is said to create a canopy of air that keeps the mask off the face for effortless breathability. It is made with low resistance materials to allow it to deliver unrestricted airflow.
Pricing & Availability
The AirPop Active+ Halo Smart sports mask retails at £149.99, with replacement air filters priced at £29.99. It is available in one size only but the ear loops are adjustable so you can tune it to fit your face.