LG’s new smart sensor will turn your old appliances into connected gadgets

Called “SmartThinQ Sensor”, it can be attached to appliances like refrigerators, washing machines, oven and air conditioner among others. There’s also the Smart Air Conditioner and Smart Lightwave Oven that LG will be showing off at the IFA 2015 later this week. The company says its latest offering can sense vibration and temperature when attached… Continue reading

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Called “SmartThinQ Sensor”, it can be attached to appliances like refrigerators, washing machines, oven and air conditioner among others. There’s also the Smart Air Conditioner and Smart Lightwave Oven that LG will be showing off at the IFA 2015 later this week.  The company says its latest offering can sense vibration and temperature when attached to devices and beam those readings back to your phone. When attached to a refrigerator, the SmartThingQ sensor will notify a smartphone that a particular food item is about to expire. A refrigerator attachment could tell you how many times the door is opened. When connected to an air conditioner or other appliance, the device will let users control the appliance remotely through the SmartThinQ app. Users can set a cooking mode on their smartphone, as well as the cooking time and temperature for a dish, and the Smart Lightwave Oven will set everything accordingly. It also diagnoses itself and helps find solutions and fix information online from an LG service center.  “Adoption of smart home appliances has been slow because of the perception that the technology is not easily accessible”, said Jo Seong-jin, president/CEO of the LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company. At IFA 2015, LG has taken the lid off their new sensors that aim to bring your dumb appliances (devices without a wifi connection) into the future and connect them to the internet of things.

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