Innovation in 2020

The Global pandemic of which we are living has changed the world in so many ways. It has altered the way we work, the way our children learn, and most everything we do in our day-to-day lives. One thing it hasn't put a damper on is innovation. We are continuing to see incredible technology pop-up everywhere. Some of the innovations are in response to the current world we live in, and others are brand new, entirely out of the box thinking that is popping up in new devices, software, and applications. Today we are looking at a few of the new devices that are blowing our minds.

 

Most households have at least one smart device in their home. It is predicted that there will be 50 billion connected smart devices by the end of 2020. The problem, in addition to security, is that although these devices are innovative on their own, most do not communicate with each other making the managing of smart devices a feat. That is, until now.

SmartThings

SmartThings "is the brain of your smart home. It connects wirelessly with a wide range of smart devices and makes them work together." SmartThings connect to lights, sensors, speakers, security devices, thermostats, and many more devices. The devices can then be controlled by the SmartThings app on your phone and even commanded by your home's voice assistant. Through innovation, smart devices are getting even more intelligent.

 

Fitness trackers have been a trend for quite some time. We have seen these track steps, help you set goals, and remind you to move. Through data and research, we are finding there is more to fitness than just moving. The new Fitbit Charge 4 recognized this data and has added some exciting features to the latest version of its fitness tracker.

Fitbit

 

Through a great deal of recent research, we have realized the vital role that sleep plays in our health. Sleep is valued immensely as a child, but what happens to this importance as we age? Sleep deprivation is now linked to many health issues and this is why the new sleep tracker feature on the Fitbit Charge 4 is so exciting. Not only does the Fitbit Charge 4 track distance through GPS, heart rate, all-day calorie burn, play music from your playlists, and remind you to move, but it also tracks your sleep all within a sleek, waterproof watch. The sleep tracking feature will rate your sleep depending on the time and efficiency within the different sleep stages throughout the night. With the new Fitbit Charge 4, you can find proper health with fitness and sleep.

Wakecup

This year, we all have used more hand-sanitizer, bleach, and alcohol wipes than ever before. The need to ensure cleanliness has reached an all-time high during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Most are making a valiant effort to stop the spread by washing hands, wearing masks, and keeping surfaces clean. It is extra work, although extremely necessary. Thankfully, Wakecup is lending us a hand. Wakecup now has a self-cleaning water bottle. Through a UV-C light located in the lid, this water bottle cleans the bottle's inside surfaces eliminating viruses, mold, and bacteria. Within 3 minutes, after a simple click of a button, you can rest assured your water bottle is clean and rid of all germs.

 

Whether you are looking for fitness, smart home automation, or a healthier way to drink, today's technology is showing real innovation. In addition to these incredible devices, the innovation for the office is just as impressive. To learn more about how the Pendello Solutions team can bring innovation to your office, contact our team today.

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