Alongside Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Augmented Reality (AR), but perhaps even more so than AI, the Internet of Things (IOT) has been the buzz phrase for the area of tech development which is set to light up the scene. If one takes a moment to look around however, you’ll realise that the Internet of Things is already up-and-running as there are a quite a few devices actually which are already connected to the IOT.
Wearable tech comes in many different forms, the most popular of which is perhaps a smart watch or a specialised version of a smart watch, like fitness bands. From synching with your existing data to updating your exercise regime recommendations, wearable tech is almost exclusively reliant on its connectivity to the internet to function.
Smart fridges have gone from merely featuring a television monitor on the door for watching soapies while cooking to harbouring fully programmable and automated functionality with some smart features such as being able to order essential supplies which are running short in supplies. This tech is set to develop much further in the coming years.
Home Automation System
This is perhaps the oldest form of what could be referred to as the Internet of Things, as home automation systems have been around for quite a while now and simply joined the IOT network as soon as their capabilities were extended with their added ability to be controlled remotely via the internet.
Smart scales take wearable tech to the next level and are perhaps a follow-up piece of IOT tech to further enhance the user experience with wearable tech. With Wi-Fi capabilities and the functionality which comes with this type of connectivity, smart scales essentially form just another means through which to collect and organise data to be used to achieve a specific goal.