App-enabled products simplify home automation and other routine tasks such as locking a door, finding keys or switching lights on and off, and they fit conveniently into the daily patterns of life. The automation of these and other habits involves the use of sensors and intelligent software for a wide range of smart home kits, electronic gadgets and wearables, such as smartwatches and Bluetooth® item trackers. Besides giving greater control over lights, locks and appliances, app-enabled products also provide insights on resource consumption, and they connect the user to the systems that influence their daily life.
Smart speakers provide music playback while also offering full digital assistant services. Smart speakers with Alexa® are well-suited for communication with other compatible devices in the command center, and they conveniently augment the smart home control experience. Many models have bold bass and a wide soundstage that can fill and pick up sound anywhere you place them in a room.
Alexa-integrated smart speakers make tasks such as getting news and weather updates, and setting alarm clocks and timers more convenient. The digital assistants also have a physical power button for the microphones, which you can use with wary visitors and relatives.
Key and phone finders, along with a variety of wearable technology, feature a location sensor that attaches to tags and key fobs so that you can find items easily whenever you misplace them. Bluetooth item trackers use short-range signals to digitally tether items, and they send alerts to your smartphone when you start to leave them behind. The item trackers also have a mobile app that guides you towards the wayward item. Most key and phone finders beep or chirp to reveal the item location, or they feature GPS and are Internet-enabled to report the exact location from any point on Earth.
Fitness trackers are dedicated activity trackers for checking sleep quality, measuring vitals, counting steps and overall health improvement. The trackers are mostly in the form of watches, bracelets and rings. Clip-on and ring gadgets and wearables resemble jewelry in their discreet form, and they track similar metrics without getting caught up in or in the way of hands-on activities such as typing or sleeping. Most fitness trackers have a built-in heart-rate monitor, or they pair with chest straps to measure the heart pulse rate, and offer accurate and actionable insights to improve your workouts.
Smart locks are convenient app-enabled products that facilitate keyless entry when you lose your keys, or prefer to move around unencumbered. The home automation locks are also well-suited for remotely streamlining access to rental properties. Smart locks can communicate with other smart home devices using Z-Wave®, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi®, and you can arrange for the lights and AC to come on whenever you enter the house.