Smart House Weekly News Roundup – Gerard Answers Some Listeners Smart Home Questions

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To help you stay up to date with smart homes and wearable technologies, here are some of the news items that caught our attention this week.

HONEYWELL ANNOUNCES NEW SMART THERMOSTAT

Earlier in the week, Honeywell launched a new smart thermostat, branded ‘LYRIC’.

It is considered by Analysts the first real challenge to the dominant position held by Google NEST in the smart thermostat business. Similar to NEST, LYRIC comes in a circular form factor.

As with all smart thermostats, LYRIC is controllable locally or via a mobile App. Advanced features such as tracking your whereabouts and attempting to reduce energy usage in your home are also supported.

The Press Release also notes that the LYRIC will be available in two separate finishes, namely gloss white and silver.

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A NEW SMART RING IS RELEASED TO THE MARKET

The Business Insider reported the launch of a gold plated ring that connects with a smartphone to discreetly notify the wearer when she gets a call or text. The idea is to incorporate tech into women’s everyday accessories so that they can enjoy the moment without missing something important. Click here to read more details on this exciting new wearable technology product.

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