Garmin Ltd (NASDAQ:GRMN) is integrating with Samsung Ltd (KRX:005930) to permit its Connect IQ- compatible devices to be used on the Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (KRX:005930) appliances in the homes. The updates will enable the clients to control their kitchen appliances, lighting, TV, and other devices that can be connected to the SmartThings focal point.
People will have the power to control their homes’ routines by just pressing the buttons on their wrists using the SmartThings Smart App which is powered by the Garmin Ltd. It will only require the users to configure their favorite house routines such as turning on and off the light, warming the house, putting on the coffee pot and other services that you need utmost with the Garmin smartwatch.
The announcement about the partnership between the two companies came out during the first Garmin’s Connect IQ Developer Summit that took place at Kansas recently. The SmartThings app has been released on the market and more that 5 million users are already using the newly updated app on their most smart devices in their homes. Garmin announced that this is just one of the new features that are expected to come on the way to Connect IQ as many are in the process and will be released on the market soon.
The new updated features will resolve the issues that the previous devices such as the Fenix 5 series and Forerunner 935 did not have. In addition, the Action Intelligence of the company will now allow the developers to use a wide range of data collected by the smart devices’ sensors. Garmin future plans are to empower users to have control and measure almost everything surrounding their lives including the tennis swings, punch power for boxers and much more.
These updates will also allow companies to do many interesting things that were never imagined before. The move only describes how the advanced technologies are changing the way thing are usually done. These changes bring up more opportunities for new companies to emerge and more products and services developed.