Bath and kitchen products maker Moen has launched the U by Moen smart shower system at CES 2017. This Wi-Fi-enabled shower connects to smartphone and allows personalizing the temperature and other settings remotely so it can ready even before you get up for the bath.
Users can easily control the shower preferences, including the temperature and time with the companion mobile app or through the digital controller equipped in the bathroom. There is also a creative feature that can set up particular time periods for those who take extra time in the shower.
Andy Conroy, senior director, wholesale marketing, Moen asks;
As consumers, our desire to be connected is growing every day. Whether it’s connectivity with our home heating and cooling, sound or lighting systems, technology is making it easier than ever to wirelessly control. At Moen, we thought – why not connected water? How can we improve the overall experience with water by adding the benefit of smart technology?
He further added that this idea inspired Moen to design a connected shower that refines showering experience by letting you configure it directly from a smartphone. It consists of a digital controller and digital valve system that lets you control the water pressure, as well as install it either to 2-outlet or 4-outlet shower system.
A 5-inch LCD screen with digital controller unit shows notifications and status of the shower. The shower valve allows temperatures between 60 and 120 degrees. The screen color changes according to increase or decrease in the water temperature.
You can turn on U by Moen from your bed, and as it gets ready, you will be notified with a mild tone. It saves your temperature preferences and utilizes them for future. You can create up to 12 presets with a particular name, greeting, outlets, temperature, shower duration and notifications. This Wi-Fi-enabled shower system, secures every bit of data using 128-bit encryption.
U by Moen smart shower also won Beautiful Kitchens & Bath’s 30 Most Innovative Products Award at KBIS 2017. If you like the concept and want to connected shower experience at your home then, purchase the 2-outlet shower system for $1,225 and 4-outlet system for $2,265 at Moen or Amazon.