A panel discussion held in partnership by the Smart Kitchen Summit and Samsung in New York City offered perspective on today’s smart home technology for the kitchen, including the consumer preferences it is meant to support and the challenges it creates.
LG Electronics has launched an informative online video featuring “The Jetsons,” aimed at showcasing the company’s present and future line of connected home appliances powered by its LG SmartThinQ technology.
Kenmore has launched the Kenmore Elite Smart Room Air Conditioners line, allowing users to adjust home temperatures from a mobile device using the brand’s mobile app.
Elgato has launched Eve Degree, a temperature and humidity monitor with Apple’s HomeKit connectivity.
LG has partnered with Google, rolling out Google Home compatibility on its portfolio of connected smart appliances, including a washing machine and dryer, refrigerator, oven range, air purifier, air conditioner and robotic vacuum.
GE Appliances’ entire connected suite of products, including its line of connected air conditioners, is now integrated with the Google Assistant enabled Google Home program.
In the first quarter of 2017, Apple captured 16% global wearables market share and overtook Fitbit to become the world’s largest wearables vendor, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics.
Fitbit reported a decline in revenue and a net loss in its first quarter, as the wearables company saw demand contract in North America.
iRobot has extended the availability of its cloud-connected cleaning with the launch of the Roomba 890 and Roomba 690 WiFi connected vacuuming robots. The company has also launched an Amazon Alexa skill for U.S. customers of WiFi connected Roomba robotic vacuums.
Hestan has launched the Hestan Cue, a guided cooking system connected via Bluetooth technology. Cue’s connected pan, induction burner and recipe app act as a coach in the kitchen, guiding users through each phase of the cooking process, the company said.