How to Interpret the Allergen Indexes Card

Adam Wendel

Software Developer/Programmer

To maximize your ability to read the Allergen Index card in our app, we wanted to give you a short-and-sweet reference guide.

Easy as 1-2-3

1: Allergen Category

In the image above, look at the #1 marker. The allergen index card is separated into four top-level allergen categories, including: weed, grass, tree, and mold. Around the clock, our sensors are calculating the pollen counts of each category. To view more information, including specific forecasts for specific pollen particulates (i.e. elm tree), tap anywhere on this section.

2: 12-Hour Forecast

Now turn your attention to the #2 marker. Starting with the current time and followed by each 2-hour interval up to 12 hours in the future, this is where you can see the relative misery index for that time window. The colored bar graph in the middle indicates the relative severity of pollen counts detected by the Pollen Sense sensor, indicated by the height and color of the bar. The number below the colored bar is the specific pollen index for that time. The numbers can be interpreted as follows:

3: Allergen Subcategory Levels

While not every top-level category has these, if you take a look at the #3 marker in the image above, you can swipe through the specific subcategory allergen indexes. Because there are so many different types of pollen, the allergen index of a category like "Tree" is actually calculated using the pollen counts of its subcategories, such as "Oak" or "Elm". These dots show the current allergen index severity for each subcategory at a glance, but if you want to see the specific indexes and forecasts for each one, you'll need to tap on it.


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