Smart Home Appliances Gain Popularity

Appliances that connect to the Internet and can be controlled remotely using a cell phone are gaining ground in the Costa Rican market because they can help improve consumer habits.

Friday, November 29, 2019

According to distributors, customers decide to buy this type of appliance because its frequent use generates information that serves consumers to get the best out of the appliances.

See "Appliance Market: Main Competitors"

Eduardo Córdoba, Gollo's Marketing Manager, told that "... For several years, stores have been selling intelligent products that can be controlled from the cell phone, such as white goods, televisions and air conditioners, among others."

For Luis Rueda, manager of technology projects, the preference for intelligent appliances has gone up, as these are more complete control of these devices and the information generated from their remote programming.

Also see "Fridges: Purchases up to June 2019"

The article reviews that smart devices "... allow a better control of the device and in addition, a remote control. Appliances with Internet connection include applications to download to phones and from these, it is possible to access simple functions such as on and off, and other more complex to program a specific time of use. Second is data. The constant use of this type of appliance generates information that helps to improve consumption habits. That is to say, the use of these devices contributes data that allows to take advantage of them the best."

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