Hot on the heels of the Belkin Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker with WeMo comes another WeMo-enhanced gadget for the growing smart home. Belkin just announced the Holmes Smart Humidifier enabled with WeMo.
The new smart humidifier allows users to adjust, manage and maintain humidity levels from almost anywhere. It works in conjunction with the WeMo app for iOS and Android devices.
From that app, users can check and maintain humidity levels, set schedules, and receive alerts and reminders. It can even send low water and filter replacement notifications. Once you get one of those (the filter notification), Belkin has made it easy to score replacements through in-app purchases.
Unlike the Crock-Pot, the Holmes Smart Humidifier does integrate with other WeMo devices right out of the box. For instance, you can create a “rule” that when the bedroom light goes off, the humidifier will turn on.
Boasting 60 hours of runtime and a four-gallon capacity, the Holmes Smart Humidifier can accommodate an entire house, up to 2,500 square feet. Other features include five settings, an automatic shut-off, a dry-out mode, and more.
“With the mercury registering triple digit temperatures, it’s easy to forget that winter is just around the corner, but now is the perfect time to prepare for the cold, dry weather ahead,” said Alejandro Pena, president of JCS USA. “Thanks to WeMo, we’ve created the first humidifier that not only alerts your phone when the water is low or the filter needs replacing, but also allows you to buy new filters right then and there through the app.”
This is the second product that Belkin and Jarden Consumer Solutions have collaborated on. The Holmes Smart Humidifier enabled with WeMo is now available for pre-order, priced at $199.99. It’s expected to pop up at Walmart starting next week, with other retailers to follow later this fall.
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