Amazon said it is bringing Alexa as well as Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Plus smart speakers to India, its fastest growing marketplace, as the company looks to extend its lead over Google Assistant-powered Google Home, and Apple’s Siri-powered HomePod in the smart speakers market. The company also said it will soon be bringing Amazon Prime Music, its music streaming service in the country. India is the fourth market after the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany where Amazon has officially made Alexa and its smart speakers available, the company said.
Unveiled on 6 January 2015 at CES 2015 in Las Vegas, The ReST Bed is a smart mattress that customises your sleep experience. The ReST Bed’s main components include a patented pressure sensing smart fabric, below which are embedded 18 air chambers, which connect to a silent air pump controlled by a microprocessor.
Looking to convert your home into a smart home? Consider home control systems from a company called HomeSeer. The company uses Z-wave technology to automate almost everything in your home right from lights, appliances, garage doors, water valves to irrigation systems. You can customise your home environment and create automated routines.
In May 2015, Beddit announced the launch of Beddit Smart, its new low energy compatible sleep monitor. The Beddit Smart sensor is based on Ballistocardiography (BCG). Stick it to your mattress, and its ultra-thin force sensors will measure your sleep activity such as Sleep Time, Heart Rate, Respiration Rate, Snoring among others, without you having to wear any sensors.