With the official launch of the Apple Watch now behind us, we thought we would take this episode to discuss the implications of the device on the smart home market. To no one's surprise details on many of the current Apple Watch smart home apps are a little sparse. A select few companies, such as Alarm.com, were presumably given a leg up on development so that their app could be featured in Apple's keynote. By and large however most companies are still scrambling to get their apps to market.
We spend a good deal of the conversation focusing on specific Apple Watch smart home apps from companies such as Crestron, Savant, Lutron, Ecobee, Honeywell and more. Beyond that however we also focus on the bigger picture, discussing what Apple's entry in wearable technology will mean long term for the smart home market. We also discuss the (somewhat predictable) lack of apps from Google-owned, ahem, Nest-owned products / companies like the Nest thermostat and DropCam.
If you are interested in keeping up on Apple Watch apps specifically related to the smart home and home automation we are keeping a running list on our website which you can find here. As always we hope you enjoy the show, and we look forward to connecting again next week!