Japan sees rise in smartphone-connected appliances

Wednesday 9 May 2012 | 03:27 CET | News
Appliance makers in Japan are jumping on the smartphone bandwagon with new appliances that can communicate with smartphones. Panasonic will launch a steam microwave oven and two induction heating rice cookers on 1 June that can communicate with Android-based smartphones. The appliances also use the FeliCa contactless technology. Furthermore, healthcare equipment maker Omron has launched the Wellness Link service which allows users with Android and FeliCa-equipped handsets to track their health online with data obtained from the equipment, which includes scales, thermometres and blood pressure

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Countries: Japan
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