5 “Smart” Things That Make Our Life Easier
Life is getting amazingly simpler as the gadgets around us are getting smarter. With over 50 billion devices expected to be in the connected market by 2020, let us check out a few fruits of the Internet of Things revolution that will help us in our day to day life:
Connected cars: With increase in traffic, we spend a lot of time on the road in our cars. It will be great if our cars could read our mails, send text messages and create alerts for important jobs. Smart cars do all that and more. The lighting and temperature of the car can be controlled remotely and the car can upgrade automatically by downloading and installing the latest firmware and software. Even service appointments can be booked by the car itself.
Smart wearables: It could be your smartwatch or your fitness tracker or a VR headset. The basic idea is to collect all your physical information and use it to create insights that will benefit you or give you entertainment and relaxation. The fitness tracker monitors your body stats like the number of steps, calories burnt and the time taken for it. The VR headset is an ideal gadget for your entertainment. The smartwatch reminds you of your daily activities and stores information apart from showing time.
Smart Refrigerator: This is truly a bundle of joy! You can see the contents of the fridge on the fridge’s Wi-Fi enabled screen. The smart fridge gives you a tally of the existing items and those that are going to be depleted in the near future. Using this feature, you will never run out of beer when friends come home unexpectedly. The smart fridge gives you the weather updates, latest news and even play music for you. Shopping list can be created automatically as items start getting over. The Samsung’s Family Hub French Smart Door refrigerator is an example of a smart fridge that makes your work lot easier.
Smart thermostat: It will be nice if your home temperature is set to your preference when you walk in tired from the office. The smart thermostat app sets your room temperatures accordingly. Moreover, your will find that the app has learnt your preferences after a few days and sets it even without you doing it. Nest from Google is an example of a smart thermostat that does all of the above and also adapts to your “home” and “away” settings thereby saving energy and increasing efficiency. There’s more, Nest app sends energy reports to you so that you get a hang of an energy efficient mode.
Smart baby monitor: We all would go the extra mile for our little ones, wont we? The smart baby monitor is very handy as it detects even slight changes in temperature, motion, noise or humidity. The Mimo baby monitor gives you real-time updates about your baby’s condition and lets you hear your baby’s audio clearly. Mimo monitors your baby’s sleeping activity, temperature, breathing and position. It feels like you are almost there with your baby.
Whether you realize it or not, smart things are an inevitable part of our daily lives. They have made our life simple and fun.