The Apple Watch is now seen as one of the most popular watch brands in the world, beating the likes of Rolex. This was no easy feat for a product that is only six years old. With improvement in technology, excellent marketing and a strong phone brand to complement the watch, it’s easy to see how it happened. And it is with these two products that Apple has found its way into the connected health sector. Again, standing back and looking at it, I can see how it happened. Today, the two things that are physically close to use at all times are our watch and our phone. They sometimes physically feel, hear and see what we see. Therefore, they are the best placed tools to monitor our health.
Xfinity Home has come a long way since its first launched back in 2012. Now Comcast said they will be opening the Xfinity platform for partner integration with the release of a Software Development Kit (SDK). The new software tool will allow devices from Comcast partners to work seamlessly with the Xfinity Smart Home platform, offering more features and personalization.
Insteon integration with Apple products has been extended to the new Apple Watch; the company announced that Insteon customers can use their Apple Watch to control Insteon connected home solutions. Your home lighting, thermostat and other appliances con now be control from your wrist. In addition, they can view Insteon cameras and monitor a variety of sensors—including motion, door/window, smoke/CO, and water leak—as well as receive instant alerts as soon as they are triggered.