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.
Garmin has added to its vívosmart lineup of fitness trackers with the launch of the vívosmart 3, an activity tracker with an ultra-slim design and new tracking features.
Philips has entered the home environment category with the launch of an app-connected line of air purifiers and humidifiers at the recent International Home + Housewares Show.
Bobsweep has added to its smart home focused robotic vacuum line with the new Dustin model.