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Thanks for purchasing AIRE! We want you to get the most out of your device, so we've provided some resources that will help you learn about AIRE's different functions. If you need additional help, check our help page, or get in touch at help@foodmarble.com.

Caring for your AIRE
Installing the app
Getting started
Logging
Notifications
Food Challenges
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Caring for your AIRE

AIRE, the digestive tracker, in its packaging
AIRE's pouch is made of special material that protects it from the environment
  1. Keep AIRE in its protective pouch when you're not using it.
  2. Keep AIRE away from smoke, for example, from cigarettes and cooking. Don't smoke cigarettes or e-cigarettes shortly before using the device.
  3. Keep the device away from products that contain silicone, such as hair, beauty and sun-care products, as well as lubricants. Silicone will often appear on ingredients lists as "dimethicone", or other ingredients ending in 'cone'.
  4. Keep AIRE dry. The mouthpiece is detachable and can be washed with soap and water. Try and keep the body of the device dry.
  5. Use the USB cable included with your AIRE to charge the battery.
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Login screen for AIRE digestive tracker

Installing the app

  1. Click here the badge below to go to the download page (or search for "FoodMarble AIRE" on Apple App store). Apple App Store Badge
  2. Click install.
  3. Once installed, open the app. It will take you through a few screens that explain a bit about your AIRE.
  4. Enter your email address and create a password, then select "Sign Up".
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Getting started

  1. Once you have logged in, the app will take you through a brief introduction.
  2. After the intro, we recommend that you start with a breath test. Start by turning on your AIRE using the silver power button on the side.
  3. An image of AIRE, the personal digestion tracker
    Press the power button to activate AIRE
    When the central canal lights up, AIRE is ready to use
  4. Lights on the mouthpiece will begin to illuminate as AIRE warms up. This process takes up to 120 seconds. AIRE is ready when the central canal lights up.
  5. While AIRE is warming up, tap the + menu next to the "Breath tests" label.
  6. As your AIRE warms up, the app will attempt to pair with it. Please make sure Bluetooth is activated on your phone.
  7. Once your device is paired, you will be prompted to take a deep breath and hold it for three seconds. (Keep the AIRE away from your face as you inhale)
  8. A fermentation score from AIRE, which measure fermentation in the gut
    A high score means there is high fermentation occuring that may lead to uncomfortable digestive symptoms.
  9. Create a seal with your lips on the mouthpiece. Slowly and steadily exhale into the mouthpiece (where the central canal is lit up) for five seconds. A cool, medium-intensity exhalation is all you need.
  10. If you do not exhale for the full five seconds, the app may prompt you to try again. Otherwise, it will provide you with a fermentation score. This will be added to your timeline on the main page of the app.
  11. A high score means there is high fermentation occurring that may lead to uncomfortable digestive symptoms. For more information on interpreting your breath scores, visit foodmarble.com/fscores.
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Logging

The AIRE app provides food, symptoms, sleep and stress-level logging to allow you to get the full picture about what affects your digestion. Use these features, in combination with breath testing, to help you figure out which foods you should avoid.

Log a food

AIRE digestive tracker allows you to log foods
Take a photo of your food, or add one from your gallery
Add a name to your food
Set the day and time you ate, and whether you want to be reminded to take a breath test
  1. Select the "Vitals" menu at the bottom of your screen.
  2. Select the + sign beside the "Food" label.
  3. Select the camera icon above "Upload a photo of your meal".
  4. Choose "Take a Photo" to add a new food photo. (Note: You will have to allow the app access to your camera when requested)
  5. You can also select "Camera Roll" to use a photo you've taken before.
  6. Select "Label your meal" to name your food.
  7. Add the day and time you ate the meal by scrolling through the bottom menu. This will default to the current day and time, but you can also set it to an earlier time if you forgot to log a food.
  8. Either select or unselect "Set breath reminder for 1hr after". If you select this, AIRE will send you a push notification in an hour. This option is not available if you are logging a food eaten more than an hour in the past.
  9. Select "Save".
  10. The food will be added to your app timeline.

Log a symptom

The free AIRE app allows you to track digestive symptoms, like bloating, gas and abdominal pain
Choose from the symptom presets
If the presets don't fit, scroll down and select "other" create a custom symptom
Set the day and time you experienced the symptom
  1. Select the "Vitals" menu at the bottom of your screen.
  2. Select the + sign beside the "Symptoms" label.
  3. Choose a preset symptom or create a new custom symptom by typing it in at the top and pressing the + sign.
  4. The date and time will default to the current date and time. You can also set this to an earlier time by scrolling.
  5. Select "Save".
  6. The symptom will be added to your app timeline.

Log stress levels

Stress levels can affect IBS and digestive symptoms, so the AIRE app allows you to track it
Stress can impact digestive symptoms, so the AIRE app allows you to track how relaxed you are each day
  1. Select the "Vitals" menu at the bottom of your screen.
  2. Select the + sign beside the "Stress" label.
  3. Tap the circles to choose how relaxed you are. The more circles, the more relaxed you are.
  4. You can select a different day to log, if you forgot to do a previous day.
  5. Select "Save".
  6. Your stress level will appear on your app timeline.

Log sleep

The AIRE app lets you track your sleep quality, as poor sleep can affect digestive and IBS symptoms
Sleep quality can impact digestive symptoms, so the AIRE app allows you to track how well you slept
  1. Select the "Vitals" menu at the bottom of your screen. (You can also use the "Today" tab if you are logging for today).
  2. Select the + sign beside the "Sleep" label.
  3. Tap the circle to rate your sleep quality. The more circles, the better you slept.
  4. Select "Save".
  5. Your sleep quality score will appear on your timeline.
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Managing notifications

The AIRE app has a number of alert features to help you remember to update your logs! To change or manage these alerts:

AIRE app allows you to manage reminders so you never forget to take a breath test
Create alerts by tapping "new"", and turn them on and off with the sliders
To edit or delete an alert, tap on the time
  1. Select the "Settings" menu at the bottom right of your screen.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the menu. Beside "Reminders", select "New".
  3. Choose whether you would like to be reminded to take a breath test or log a food, sleep or stress score. You can create multiple alerts in the same category.
  4. Select the time you would like to be reminded each day.
  5. Your new alerts will appear under "Reminders". If you would like to turn off one of the notifications you have created, tap the slider beside that alert.
  6. To completely delete a reminder, tap the time and select "Delete". You can also change the time of the alert under this option.
  7. To create more alerts under the same category, such as three breath test alerts per day, just tap "New" again and create three separate reminders.
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Doing a Food Challenge

AIRE comes with several sachets of FODMAPs — specific food ingredients that are commonly hard to digest. These are certain types of carbohydrates that can pass through the stomach and small intestine without being fully digested. Once they reach the large intestine, bacteria feed on them, causing the release of certain gases. This process is called fermentation, and can cause serious digestive disruption. Testing your fermentation levels with a FODMAP can help you figure out if that specific food component is potentially contributing to your digestive discomfort, but it isn't required to start using AIRE. You can test after regular meals as soon as you receive AIRE, and do your Food Challenges at a time that's convenient for you, or skip them!

If you do have difficulty digesting a particular FODMAP, the test could cause you temporary discomfort. If you'd prefer to avoid that, then you can choose not to do these structured tests and instead just do breath tests after regular meals to assess how well you are digesting what you normally eat.

Doing a FODMAP test requires some preparation. The app will guide you through the process as you do it. Please select the upper left menu and tap the "Pre-FODMAP Test Info" to review the necessary information before beginning.

We are excited to get your feedback and to help you with any questions you may have about the device and app! Email us at help@foodmarble.com to get in touch.