Apart from letting you send quick messages, call and even track your fitness, Apple Watch can also turn into an excellent control center for your home. You can control the lighting, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, appliances, security locks of gates and doors, your assets, vehicles, and other things right from your wrist. Welcome to the world of smart home automation apps for Apple Watch!
1. August Home
With a super handy automation app like “August Home” on your radar, controlling smart August devices right from your wrist is a pretty simple affair. I like the practical and neat design of this app.
You will be able to lock and unlock your door with ease. There is also an option to offer keyless entry to your loved ones or friends.
With August Doorbell Cam Pro, you can quickly find out who is standing at your door and even ask the unknown visitors to leave. Additionally, you can use the app to track the status of your door with ease.
Rounding up the best automation apps for iOS or Apple Watch and missing on IFTTT is like making a huge blunder. Well, if you find this phrase a bit too high, have a glance at what this top-notch automation app has to offer.
What headlines for this app are the ability to let you connect or rather control over 6000 apps and devices. Keep track of the latest news, use virtual assistants to get quick answers to your queries or control smart devices, and even back up your important files to cloud services for added security.
What’s more, the app also integrates with the Health app to let you keep an eye on how you are getting on with your exercises.
3. Total Connect
Honeywell’s Total Connect is primed to help you remain connected with your precious home and also control it with the required efficiency. Whether it’s a security system, video doorbell, lights, locks, video cameras, thermostats, shades or garage doors, you will be able to keep a tab on your assets without any hassle.
You can view live video streams and also record video clips. The app allows you to view people at your front door and also chat with them. It also lets you locate vehicles and even find drivers. Furthermore, instant alerts keep you notified of all the important events.
Life is unpredictable. For a moment you are here, for the next you are out of the home, away from town or maybe the country. So how would you manage your thermostat? Fret not! Honeywell Lyric is a smart thermostat you can control from anywhere – from your office or from 30,000 feet while you are flying high.
Once you connect your Apple Watch with Honeywell Lyric thermostat, it automatically identifies your presence in the house; when you go away, it will start saving energy, and when you come back home, it will start warming up or cooling down your home appliances.
Using your location of device, Lyric app makes desired changes in your Lyric thermostat’s set temperatures adjust your temperature when you’re leaving or returning home. Apart from geofencing, it also allows scheduling and sends you alerts for on-time maintenance for better system operation.
5. Home+ 4
Thanks to the support of all the HomeKit features, Home enables you to take full control of your HomeKit accessories from different manufacturers. You can also automate your accessories with the help of triggers. For example, will be able to raise the temperature in your living room if the temperature goes below 68°F.
The app makes it easier to control multiple accessories simultaneously using Groups feature. Better still, you can also mark the services, groups, and scenes as favorites to instantly access them from your device.
Handling HomeKit devices is made dead simple by HomeDash! The compatibility with wide range of HomeKit devices including Philips Hue line, Ikea Tradfri, Elgato Eve accessories, tado°, Netatmo Healthy Home Coach, D-Link Omna 180, Logitech Circle & Parce Plus, etc. makes it an ideal asset.
You can create a fully customized dashboard to keep a close watch on your smart devices and deal with them effortlessly. Based on your need, you will be able to make groups, zones, and rooms and also be able to save your desired settings as scenes. Even better, you can also apply the changes made on a device to one or more similar devices.
7. HomeRun for HomeKit
HomeRun brings fast scene control from your Apple Watch running the latest watchOS 6. Appreciated by Apple, this app offers you scenes in a grid format, which makes it easy to remember where and what each action is. Simply open the app on your smartwatch and tap to run a scene.
The app can link an Apple Watch complication to a scene. Moreover, to better control your smart home, you can customize a complication for every watch face. Further, you can set up daily routines with complications that switch context, icon, and color during the day. For example, a complication can start your day with ‘make your coffee’, and in the evening, ‘turn off lights for bed’. Siri integration is one of the greatest achievements of HomeRun.
8. Heatmiser Neo
Control your home heating and hot water effectively with Heatmiser Neo app installed on your iOS devices. This app nulls the need to interact with time-clocks or thermostats as you can control everything directly from your device.
The intuitive design gives you the power to override your commands quickly. The app automatically starts heating the room when the frost temperature (if you have set already) is reached; this keeps your home cozy and dry and saves energy. If you own a large house, you can divide the house into zones and control each zone independently from the app.
ecobee is the leader in thermostat technology as it introduced the first Wi-Fi connected smart thermostat in 2009. This ecobee mobile app lets you check and manage ecobee Smart, Smart Si, and ecobee3 thermostats from anywhere on your iOS devices.
Using the app, you can edit all your thermostat’s settings, including indoor temperature, humidity level, system status, system mode, and fan run time. To save your money and energy, it sets your thermostat to ‘Away’ when you are going out for some time.
You can also create a specific schedule for when you are on vacation. Even better, the app shows 4-day weather forecast so that you will be able to plan your mini-vacation smartly.
10. Philips Hue
Philips Hue is simply cool for controlling and customizing lighting. You can set an emotive environment and create a befitting ambiance for every moment. The app allows triggering your routines automatically at sunrise and sunset based on your home location as well.
To ensure you have more control over sunset or sunrise routines, it also lets you adjust the start time offset. (open Settings → Advanced → Sunrise & Sunset offset and choose the right offset.) Another notable feature of Philips Hue is the ability to support some languages including English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese and more.
That’s all, folks!
Which one of these smart automation apps have won you over? It’d be great to know its name and the features you have found appreciable in the app.
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