This may be the killer app for the smart home, plus thoughts on wearables

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This week Kevin and I began the podcast with his thoughts on the Apple event he attended last week. We both think the upcoming watch is a nice device, but it’s clear that no one yet knows what we want a smart watch to do. We decided that with wearables it would be a loss if all we ended up with was a choice between varying screen sizes and platforms. The market should be far more customizable, and it’s not clear tech firms are the ones that will bring that to us.

We also addressed the results of the poll from two weeks ago, with the realization that seven out of ten respondents do carry their phones with them in the home at all times. Kevin enjoyed telling me I was wrong. Then we talked about Savant’s new software and the upcoming Ecobee thermostat that I’m really excited about. Our guest for the week is actually Stuart Lombard, a co-CEO of Ecobee who talks about the new thermostat the firm is launching and the future of comfort in a smart home. Enjoy!

Host: Stacey Higginbotham
Guests: Kevin Tofel and Stuart Lombard, co-CEO at Ecobee

  • Thoughts on the furture of wearables and Apple’s watch
  • Kevin is right, most people do carry their phones at home
  • Savant gets flexible with new app
  • Ecobee’s new thermostat and how presence could be the killer app
  • What’s the future of comfort in a smarter world?

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