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Frequently asked questions

What is Airofit and how does it work?

Airofit is a respiratory training system. The breathing trainer provides resistance on your breathing muscles, while the mobile app gives you live feedback and guidance through exercises, as well as, the ability to track your progress.

Just like any other muscle group, your respiratory muscles can become stronger, faster and more efficient, which directly correlates to a better O2 uptake, increased vital lung capacity and decreased metabolic reflex, therefore improving your physical performance.

How is Airofit different from other breathing trainers?

Airofit is the first and only truly smart breathing trainer on the market. We know that one size does not fit all, therefore all Airofit training programs are tailored to YOU – we take into consideration your age, size, gender, and preference. Airofit also measures your vital lung capacity and breathing muscle strength. We take all that data as a baseline for your training and enable you to start and progress through your training correctly.

Airofit is also the only breathing trainer that goes beyond simple respiratory muscle training (RMT). We also address other aspects of breathing, like Respiratory strength, Vital capacity, Anaerobic threshold, and relaxation. We ensure that you can train harder, recover faster and most importantly – perform better.

Can multiple people use the same device?

It is not recommended that people share the device, for two reasons: 

  1. The product is designed so that one user can reach their full potential, which requires training every day, 5-10 minutes twice a day. For this reason, it may complicate training if you are trying to share one device.
  2. For sanitary reasons, we cannot recommend that you share a device, as you cannot wash the whole device (you can wash the passive unit without the electronics and the mouthpiece), we cannot assure 100% that when you clean the device, all the bacteria will be gone. 

If you, however, decide to share the device, please make sure that you use different phones and different accounts, so your results don’t mix up 🙂

Is Airofit the same as altitude training?

Airofit does not work the same as altitude training. Airofit is a respiratory training system. The breathing trainer provides resistance on your breathing muscles, while the mobile app gives you live feedback and guidance through exercises, as well as, the ability to track your progress.

Just like any other muscle group, your respiratory muscles can become stronger, faster and more efficient, which directly correlates to a better O2, therefore improving your physical performance.

What is the difference between Airofit and an elevation mask?

In essence, elevation masks simply restrict airflow to your body while you are exercising, which is not only inefficient but also a bit dangerous. By training with an elevation mask that provides you with insufficient resistance, you lower the oxygen level, and raise the CO2 level in your blood. That is not the purpose of respiratory muscle training.

Training your respiratory muscles (as with Airofit) should be done separately, in a relaxed state and this will ensure that you actually work on strengthening your muscles. Also, Airofit will allow you to adjust the resistance to different levels, so that you can build up your strength just like you would by lifting weights with any other muscle training. On top of that, the Airofit breathing device, together with the mobile app, offers you live guidance through each session, live feedback and the ability to track your progress.

Can Airofit help if I have asthma and/or COPD?

When developed by AMBU, Airofit was originally designed as an asthma and COPD aid. Respiratory training is known to help with asthma symptoms.

In asthmatics, variety in tidal volumes is very common – their breathing muscles are working far from the optimal capacity. This makes them inactive and results in dyspnea/shortness of breath. This becomes most obvious during exercise, so you waste even more energy on breathing alone.

We are working with several asthmatics and their feedback is great – from easier asthma medication inhalation to lack of symptoms altogether. However, there are many different types and degrees of Asthma, so we strongly recommend you first consult with your doctor about respiratory training.

Would it help me? I am not an athlete.

The beauty of Airofit is that it can and should be used by anyone – from Olympic athletes to non-athletes who just want to become better versions of their current selves.

How do I know if Airofit is for me?

If you are unsure whether Airofit is for you, feel free to join our bi-weekly Q&A sessions. Here you are able to ask all about Respiratory Muscle Training, breathing techniques, and what makes Airofit the perfect tool to boost your performance and overall well-being.

Sign up here.

How often should I train?

We recommend you train your breathing every day. Remember that it is not about training for a long period of time. 10-15 minutes a day is more than enough but consistency is key!

If you train daily, we do recommend you split your program into two and train twice a day. The best results are obtained when you complete two training sessions at different times of the day.

Does Airofit track HRV or Sleep?

No, it does not. However, you can integrate your Apple Health data to your Airofit app. To do so, you will need to go to open the Airofit app and go to Settings – Account – 3rd Party Apps – Apple Health.

Is there an age limit for using Airofit?

There is no age limitation to using Airofit. However, the mobile app does not let you register if you are under 13. This is because your results are measured compared to an average of an individual the same age – there is simply no quantitative respiratory data on children below 13. You can still use Airofit and all its features if you’re younger, but the data will be compared to a 13-year-old.

If you are under 15, we strongly advise training with adult supervision.

What is the difference between the PRO 1.0 and the PRO 2.0?

 The PRO 2.0 brings great new features and refinements:

:lungs: Advanced Lung test (coming soon)

Take the most comprehensive lung test in the world divided into 3 steps and get a super precise measurement of your accessible lung capacity, inhale and exhale strength.

:point_right: Improved guidance

Get detailed guidance on your breath training together with more accurate feedback on your performance to understand and practice different breathing patterns.

:chart_with_upwards_trend: More accurate results

Eliminate external factors from affecting your training and test results. Our new way of measuring your breath will ensure there’s minimal deviation in your training data.

:man_and_woman_holding_hands: Better peer comparison

Comparison with your peers and their breathing training performance has never been so accurate. Get the suggestions from our app and find out where you’re ahead of your peer group and where you should improve.

:zap:️ Optimized hardware

Enjoy your breathing training with compact and durable hardware. A newly designed e-unit and magnetic charging method will secure that your Airofit is saliva & splash resistant. Moreover, a long-lasting battery (4-7 days) ensures that you can train with Airofit anytime and anywhere.

What is the difference between the Active and the PRO?

The Pro will offer Bluetooth connectivity allowing for live program guidance, feedback, and progress tracking. The Active, is exact same as the Pro in terms of design, look and feel. However, the Active will not have Bluetooth connectivity, and thus you would not receive progression tracking or live feedback on how you are performing the training sessions.

I have an Active but I want the PRO, what do I do?

If you have any inquires on how to upgrade your Active to the PRO, please send us a message on support@airofit.com.

Account and setup

How can I get the Airofit app?

You can download the Airofit Sport App from App Store on iOS devices and from Google Play Store on Android devices and install it on your smartphone.

Please note that Airofit is compatible with iOS version 11 or newer, and Android version 7 or newer

How do I connect my Airofit breathing trainer to the app?

  1. Turn Bluetooth on your phone ON 
  2. Open your Airofit app
  3. Turn your Airofit trainer ON by pressing the button quick – the LED starts to blink 
  4. Your trainer will be automatically connected within 15 seconds

How do I change or reset my password in the Airofit app?

Open your app and select the Settings icon in the top right corner of the Home screen. The password can be reset in the Account section.

I have forgotten my password to the Airofit app. What should I do?

Open your app, click on “Already have an account – login here”. Then you should select “Forgot password – click here”.

In how many languages is the app available? 

The app is currently available in 13 languages: Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish. 

Using the app

Does the app work offline?

Yes, it does!

How do I change the language in the Airofit app?

Open your app and select the Settings icon in the top right corner of the Home screen. Scroll down to the About section and choose Language.

How do I delete Airofit data and activities in the app?

Both training session and lung test data can be deleted when viewed under the ‘Activity’ page.

How do I set up reminders?

Open your app and select the Settings icon in the top right corner of the Home screen. Scroll down to the Program section and turn receiving notifications on. Then select the daily reminder time and choose when you want to be reminded.

How do I take the lung test correctly?

Try to focus not necessarily on force, but on control. Make sure that you’re utilising your diaphragm. This means making sure that you’re breathing through your belly and using those muscles as much as possible for both inspiratory and expiratory. 

Keep in mind your test results can vary if you take the test different times/ under different condition. For instance, your lung test results may differ if you have just eaten compared to when the stomach is empty. To learn more, please watch the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFnj6yK5SnA

How do I track my results?

Select the “Activity” icon on the navigation panel at the bottom of your screen. Here you can find your training progress and statistics.

What parameters are used in the app?

The parameters that are measured and presented in the app are your Vital lung capacity, Maximal inspiratory pressure, and Maximal Expiratory pressure at the given resistances.

The Airofit system contains pressure sensors and translates the pressure into vital capacity and peak pressure. This indicates the inspiratory and expiratory strength. In theory, it is created by algorithms, correlating pressure and flow into volume.

Will Airofit add more programs or sessions to the app in the future?

Yes! The app and its content will constantly be under development, and new training sessions and programs will be added.

Memberships

Do I need the premium membership to use the app?

Not at all. The app is free to download and contains all the same individual exercises that are available with the premium membership. You will also have access to some statistics so that you can gauge how you are progressing. However, purchasing our membership gives you access to additional Premium features!

I accidentally signed up for the subscription. How do I cancel it?

To cancel your subscription, you will have to proceed to your account settings within either the Google play store or the App store.

What is the difference between the Premium and Free app?

Our premium membership will give you access to:

Improved statistics and progression tracking

  1. Ability to compare yourself with peers
  2. Discover the progress for your training and lung test/capacity.
  3. Integrate your the HRV and Sleep data from Apple Health to our Airofit app

Personalised programs

  • Over 17 tailored and individualised programs based on your selected improvement area
  • Programs that have been validated by various athletes and breath experts around the world with proven results. 
  • Personalised breathing tips and recommendations

How can I take care of my E-Unit?

  • Let the e-unit  fully charge (at least three hours or overnight) at least once a month, even when not in use 🙂
  • Do not assemble your device immediately after it has been cleaned.
  • Make sure that your E-Unit stays as dry as possible.
  • Do not store your device uncharged for a long period of time

How do I charge my Airofit trainer?

PRO 1.0: You will find the charging plug inside the removable E-unit. Insert your Micro USB cable to charge your Airofit trainer. If the light on the button is blinking green you have inserted the cable correctly and your Airofit is charging. Once fully charged, the button will light green.

PRO 2.0: You will find the charging connectors inside the removable E-unit. Place your magnetic charger in the charging connectors. If the light on the button is blinking green, your Airofit is charging. Once fully charged, the button will light green.

How do I clean my Airofit respiratory trainer?

Always remove the E-unit before cleaning with water or other liquids! 

After each training we recommend that you wash the device in warm water, shake off excess water and blow through the device to remove water that might still be inside the device. Dry fully with a clean towel.

Click here to watch our maintenance video for more information.

How do I connect my Airofit breathing trainer to the app?

  1. Turn Bluetooth on your phone ON 
  2. Open your Airofit app
  3. Turn your Airofit trainer ON by pressing the button quick – the LED starts to blink 
  4. Your trainer will be automatically connected within 15 seconds

How do I hold the trainer properly?

You should be relaxed and standing or sitting upright. Hold the trainer with your hand on the E-Unit (black part on the main body). Make sure that the openings near the wheels are not obstructed. Now place the trainer in your mouth so that your lips cover the outer shield of the mouthpiece to make a seal. Look straight forward, looking down can cause more salivating.

How can I pay for the Airofit breathing trainer?

Airofit accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express payment cards, as well as Apple Pay and PayPal. Online payment is both fast and secure. All transactions are processed through an encrypted payment getaway and we use leading security and fraud protection systems. Once your order has been completed, you will receive a confirmation email containing a receipt for your transaction.

Do I have to cover any additional costs (e.g. taxes, customs fees)?

When shipping within the EU, taxes are included in the price, so you should not be charged any additional fees.

When shipping outside the EU, taxes are not included in the sales price. This means that your purchase might be subject to local taxes and customs clearance fees. 

IT IS YOUR OWN RESPONSIBILITY TO PAY FOR THESE EXTRA CHARGES.
Airofit is not responsible for your local country taxes and duties.

Can I track my order?

When your order is handled by our warehouse and ready to be shipped, you will receive an email including your tracking number so you can keep an eye on your shipment.

What is the delivery time and cost to my country?

Airofit offers free express delivery and the delivery time varies from country to country. For more information, please send us a message to support@airofit.com.

What should I do if the delivered product is damaged?

Even though all products are thoroughly inspected before the shipment, these situations happen. Unfortunately, Airofit has no control over the delivery process. Please fill out our PRA form (Download here), take a picture/video of the damaged product and send it by email to support@airofit.com. You will hear from us within one business day and we will try to solve your issue as soon as possible.

Find out more about our Defect Complaint Return Procedure here.

What is the warranty period?

Airofit offers a 2-year warranty on our product. The warranty covers all the manufacturer’s faults. The warranty however does not cover damaged devices due to day-to-day use and other damages caused by accidents. In order to examine whether the errors are covered by the warranty, fill out our PRA form here, and send it to support@airofit.com together with enclosed photos/video of the damage. You will hear from us within one business day and we will solve your issue as soon as possible.

How can I return the product?

If you bought Airofit breathing trainer directly through our web shop: Airofit has a 45-day money-back guarantee return policy. If you wish to return the product, fill out our PRA form here and send it to support@airofit.com. You will receive a product return instruction email within one business day. Note: It is your responsibility to pay for the return. Find out more about our Unwanted Product Return Procedure here.

If you bought Airofit breathing trainer at retail or online stores: The trainers purchased at retail or online stores must be returned where you purchased them. Return policies may vary.

What should I do if I haven’t received the product?

Send us an email at support@airofit.com with your order number and we will make sure that you receive it as soon as possible.

Still unsure if Airofit is for you?

Then, feel free to join our bi-weekly Q&A sessions where you will be able to ask all about Respiratory Muscle Training, breathing techniques, and what makes Airofit the perfect tool to boost your performance and overall well-being!

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