Apple Watch controller ovens, washing machines and dryers Whirpool – Macitynet.it
Whirlpool has announced that it is working on apps for Apple Watch that will allow it to control over twenty appliance for the smart home such as ovens, washing machines and dryers. The company says that the apps will be available for the beginning of 2018 and that the manufacturer is the first in its category to have thought of such apps for Apple Watch.
Brett Dibkey, Whirlpool Corporation's vice president, brand and strategy for North America explains Our consumers have refined tastes and expect their appliances to work intelligently, uncomplicated. Through this new collaboration with Apple, we are increasing the possibilities for the consumer to interact with their appliances in new and more effective ways.
Compatibility with Apple Watch expected for over 20 Whirlpool branded appliances. Users will be able to communicate remotely in various ways. For example, it will be possible to check the status of an oven and control it, check at what point the washing machine, set washing cycles, check whether or not the dryer has finished its work and so on. The devices in question must be set up to accept connections remotely, in addition to being connected to the home Wi-Fi network. Further details will be indicated in the future.