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  • Kyle Chua

LG Unveils Improved PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier Mask With Built-In Mic & Speaker

Updated: Aug 21, 2021

LG has showcased its new and improved PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier, boasting several worthwhile additions to the initial model of the mask it launched last year.

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The original mask, which we previously reviewed, featured built-in fans and filters, allowing wearers to have better respiration. The fans increase air intake automatically by using a sensor to detect wearers' breathing patterns while the filters clean out dust, viruses and other harmful particles from the air.

This air-purifying process has been improved on the new model with the addition of a more efficient motor.

Additionally, LG added a built-in microphone and speaker to make it easier for wearers to talk to people while wearing the mask. It employs the company's proprietary VoiceON technology, which automatically recognises when wearers are talking and amplifies their voice through the speaker. This means wearers no longer have to pull down their masks or raise their voice. At the same time, listeners no longer have to strain to hear and understand what the wearer is saying.

LG also managed to shave a few grams off of the original's weight, taking it from 126 grams to 94 grams. In our review of the original, we noted how the mask is bulky and can feel heavy when worn; this change should help fix that concern. The company said the design also minimises air leakage around the nose and chin, creating a tight but comfortable seal.

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Powering the mask is a 1,000mAh battery, which LG claims lasts up to 8 hours and fully recharges in two hours with the included Easy Charge USB cable.

Similar to the original, the new model will continue to use replaceable H13 HEPA filters. As we noted in our review, these filters need to be changed every month and are sold separate from the mask on LG's offline and online retail outlets.

"Improved for better breathing with the most advanced wearable technology in the industry, the lighter, slimmer, more advanced PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier will satisfy the needs of everyone seeking maximum convenience and comfort without compromising style and clean air," LG touted.

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LG announced that the new mask was worn by 120 Thai athletes, coaches and staff as they departed Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok for the Tokyo Olympics. The device is scheduled to officially launch in Thailand in August, with other markets to follow once local regulatory approval is obtained.


Written by Kyle Chua

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