Wearable technologies and smart homes. These are two of the fastest rising trends in the world right now. Both wearables and home automation allow for users to receive specific benefits in relation to the products that they have. For example, smart watches do not only tell you the time, but can also track your health and provide other functions. Currently, smart homes and wearable technologies do not really connect together to provide the ultimate home experience, but the future of these two things together does not seem too far away! Here is a look at some of the ways that wearable technology will change the future of smart homes and the way we live!
One of the biggest reason why technological developers are trying to find ways for wearable and home automation technology to connect with each other is in order to remove distractions. Currently when you are operating your smart home, in order to control different features of the home you have to usually use an app on your cell phone. As most people know, cell phones can be extremely distracting once you turn them on. By utilizing wearables to operate your smart home, you will be able to walk into a room and control the functions of the technology in the room by through voice command into your wearable device.
Similarly to removing distractions, technological developers want to find a way to provide convenience through the use of wearables in smart homes. While voice commands through wearables are easy, they are not as convenient as simply walking into a room and the house knowing what to do based off of your own personal preferences. Currently, there is a wearable that is on the track to being able to do this for you; the Nymi Band. The Nymi Band is a band that you can wear on your wrist and will monitor your distinct heartbeat to identify yourself. Currently, the Nymi Band can connect to smart phones, computers, and websites, but imagine a world when products like this will be able to connect to your home! In the near future, biometric wearables such as this will be able to track who you are based on things like your heartbeat and will be able to change lighting, temperature, and other settings based on your preferences as soon as you walk into a room. This sounds very convenient!
Wearable technologies and home automation systems both separately provide many distinct benefits on their own. However, in the future, these two technological devices will be able to connect to each other and provide a much better experience inside and outside of your home. Are there any other ways in which you think wearable technology and smart homes can go hand in hand? We would love to hear your ideas! Give us your thoughts in the comments below, or leave us a message on our Facebook or Twitter pages!