How do I compare two (or more) reading types?

Comparing reading types helps you anticipate how one reading type (temperature, for example) will affect other reading types

As of June 2020 we've launched a new analytics experience based on hundreds of pieces of feedback from the collections community.

Getting started

The "Compare Readings" experience empowers you to compare multiple reading types (temp RH, light, etc) across a single sensor in your collection. To get started navigate to the new analytics experience ( and select "Compare Readings" from the Graph Type dropdown at the top of the left panel.

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How to use this experience

RH, Temp, Dew Point

These three are the holy trinity of environmental levels. Placing them all on a single graph tells a rich (and often complex) story about your collection environment. If you're not sure how to get started with a graph like this, reach out and let's have a talk (

Illuminance and Ultraviolet

You need light in your spaces for humans to get any benefit from the collection, but we generally shoot for no UV. If you see UV, take some action (window treatments are a great place to start).

You might also notice that the lights are on at night or that the lights never come on in a storage (when you know someone is supposed to be checking the spaces regularly). Take these insights and make some simple behavior changes to improve your collection outcomes.

Ideally you've already set some environmental levels for your collection so you know what a good and bad reading look like. If you haven't done that yet, check out our "Setting temperature levels" article.

How we designed the experience

Many Reading Types. This experience allows multiple reading types (temp RH, light, etc) at a time. However we've constrained you to only two axes - more than two axes gets really confusing! This means you can add, for example, illuminance and temperature OR UV and RH. You can't add illuminance, RH, and temperature. You can add dew point, temperature, and RH because temperature and dew point both use the same type of axis.

Color Scheme. We use a color palette based on the reading types selected.

Reading Color Scheme

One Sensor. In the left navigation menu you can choose only one sensor. Trying to compare multiple readings AND multiple sensors on a single graph can get pretty confusing! To put multiple sensors on a graph, check out the "Compare Sensors" tab at the top of the screen. You can read more about that experience here - "How do I compare two (or more) sensors?".


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