Samsung brings new smart appliances to European Forum
At the 2016 Samsung European Forum in Monaco, Samsung introduced its next generation digital appliances. The appliances were part of its theme: Meaningful Innovations for Smart Living. The appliances on display included washing machines, vacuum cleaners and fridges.
AddWash Washing Machines
Samsung’s newest washers feature a second door for adding extra items of laundry after the wash has been started. AddWash machines connect to Samsung's SmartHome application, which can be used to manage all of the brand's smart appliances. From the app, users can start, change or stop a wash, while also viewing feedback such as energy-use data. The app can send notifications to remind users to empty the load once they get home.
Turbo Wi-Fi Vacuum Cleaners
The connected robot vacuum cleaner includes new mapping capabilities to help it analyze and chart its surroundings when entering a new environment. These capabilities enable the vacuum to create a floorplan of an entire home. Specific rooms or areas can be selected for the robot to clean. This can be done at home or remotely via Wi-Fi connectivity. The vacuum automatically returns to its charging station once the job is finished.
Samsung's new range of Wi-Fi robot vacuum cleaners is expected to launch in Europe in March 2016.
Family Hub Fridges
Samsung’s Family Hub fridges include a 21.5-inch touchscreen. A Samsung Family Hub fridge can interact with other connected devices from various brands via "SmartThings" technology. SmartThings turns the fridge into a control hub for all the home's smart appliances. For example, it recognizes voice commands for hands-free control when cooking. The new generation of smart fridges can show users what's inside without opening the door and can manage the use-by dates of products stored inside.
Samsung's Family Hub fridge range is expected to launch in Europe this summer.