Home Connect Adds Fitbit as the First Wearable to Its Growing Lineup of Connected Partners and Products

  • Home Connect announced its Fitbit integration at 2019 International Builders Show (IBS) in Las Vegas
  • Leading global wearables brand Fitbit will give Home Connect users the ability to control or view information about their appliances with their Fitbit Ionic or Fitbit Versa smartwatches
  • Through its powerful open platform, Home Connect leads the home appliance industry by providing a growing network of partners, products and services

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Home Connect, a dynamic ecosystem created to connect home appliances to the Internet of Things, kicks off its presence at the 2019 International Builders Show (IBS) by announcing its integration with leading global wearables brand Fitbit (NYSE: FIT). The first Home Connect wearables integration provides consumers the convenience and delight of controlling their home appliances on-the-go right from their wrist and enhances Home Connect’s growing lineup of partners and products.

“With Fitbit, we can help consumers unlock the potential of their connected home appliances from the smartwatch they’re already wearing — which fits perfectly with today’s busy consumer who wants to get the most out of their day,” said Patrick Palacio, director of business development and innovations for Home Connect. “Fitbit is a trusted and celebrated brand whose wearables and app platform experience help users simplify their everyday lives with utility features like this. This aligns with Home Connect’s consumers, which are always looking to enrich their experiences and lifestyles, and are now able to do so with a single, convenient app.”

Home Connect unlocks a multitude of connected consumer experiences in the household. With the intuitive Home Connect app, consumers may control all of their home appliances and access services whether they are home or away. For example, with Fitbit and Home Connect, Fitbit Ionic, Fitbit Ionic adidas edition and Fitbit Versa smartwatch users can easily control and view status all of their appliances from their wrist, like check when their dishwasher cycle will finish or the oven’s status to see if dinnertime is approaching. Consumers can even preheat their oven on their way home or during an evening jog, or start their day by brewing the perfect cup of coffee. Fitbit smartwatch users with the Home Connect app will also receive notifications to alert them when the laundry is finished or if you accidentally leave the refrigerator door open – all to more seamlessly allow them to run their household well and stay on top of daily activities.

Home Connect experiences will also grow over time: as new partners, products and services join the ecosystem, consumers will always receive updated and enhanced ways to enjoy their appliances. Several appliance brands within the U.S. have joined Home Connect, including Bosch, Thermador and Gaggenau.

Fitbit joins Home Connect’s ever-growing ecosystem of well-established and innovative partners and products. Details on available Home Connect partners, products and services in the U.S. can be found at https://www.home-connect.com/us/en/

Live demonstrations of Home Connect and Fitbit working with appliance brands such as Bosch and Thermador will be available at Booth C3830 during IBS Feb. 19-21.

About Home Connect
Home Connect is the first solution in the world to allow home appliances from different brands to be controlled with a single app. The system is designed as an open platform that will keep evolving to cover a growing range of services. Home Connect is a global solution available in 34 countries and is offered in the US and Canada through BSH Home Appliances Corporation. Home appliances fitted with the Home Connect function and the accompanying app have been available in the US since October 2016. For more information about Home Connect, go to: http://www.home-connect.com/us/en

About Fitbit
Fitbit helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals. As the leading global wearables brand, Fitbit designs products and experiences that track and provide motivation for everyday health and fitness. Fitbit’s diverse line of innovative and popular products include Fitbit Charge 3™, Fitbit Alta HR™, Fitbit Alta®, Fitbit Ace™, Fitbit Flex 2®, and Fitbit Zip® activity trackers, as well as the Fitbit Ionic™ and Fitbit Versa™ smartwatches, Fitbit Flyer™ wireless headphones and Fitbit Aria 2™ Wi-Fi Smart Scale. Fitbit products are carried in over 39,000 retail stores and in 87 countries around the globe. Powered by one of the world’s largest social fitness networks and databases of health and fitness data, the Fitbit platform delivers personalized experiences, insights and guidance through leading software and interactive tools, including the Fitbit and Fitbit Coach apps, and the Fitbit OS for smartwatches. Fitbit Health Solutions develops health and wellness solutions designed to help increase engagement, improve health outcomes, and drive a positive return for employers, health plans and health systems.

Fitbit and the Fitbit logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fitbit, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Additional Fitbit trademarks can be found at www.fitbit.com/legal/trademark-list. Third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Debbie Ehrman
Finn Partners