New Smart Sensor from LG to Turn Old Appliances into Connected Gadgets

LG has announced that the company will be showcasing the latest smart home technology and products at this year’s IFA 2015. The new announcements will include the SmartThinQ Sensor, which can be attached to existing home appliances, including refrigerators and washing machines, as well as the Smart Lightwave Oven and Smart Air Conditioner with support for AllJoyn.

This SmartThinQ is a small accessory that will be able to relay information to the SmartThinQ mobile app after being attached to a compatible appliance. Various sensors will pick up readings like vibration and temperature that will be sent to the app. For example: placing the smart product on your washing machine will utilize said readings to notify you when your laundry is finished.

It’s an interesting product that will at least add some degree of support and functionality to existing “dumb” appliances. As for the new Smart Lightwave Oven from LG, this new cooker is Wi-Fi enabled, meaning you’ll be able to use your smartphone to set cooking modes, temperatures and times for a specific dish. Much like the company’s washing machines, the Smartwave Oven will be able to perform self-diagnosis should issues arise.Read more