With the proliferation of mobile devices and tablets, alongside Internet of Things integration, the smart home market continues to expand at a rapid pace and scale. In the GCC, the smart home market is expected to increase from $803.40 million in 2020 to $5.47 billion by 2027, representing a compound annual growth rate of 31.55 percent.
With this rise, homeowners are now inundated with more choice than ever before, but choosing which smart home products and services to invest in can be a daunting experience. Seeking to be a lifestyle innovator that serves a truly intelligent way of living, LG is deploying its proprietary LG ThinQ technology within its home appliances and accompanying smartphone application for a more seamless and enjoyable smart home experience.
Acting as the central nervous system of the smart home, the LG ThinQ app enables users to remotely operate, manage and optimize LG ThinQ-enabled appliances from wherever they may be. With a simple Wi-Fi connection, homeowners can easily connect their appliances to the application, managing all devices from a centralized dashboard. Powered by machine learning and AI, LG ThinQ studies user patterns and preferences for a uniquely personalized experience.
Customized clothing care
Among the portfolio of LG ThinQ-enabled washing machines available today, LG’s AI DD series features added benefits for a more intelligent wash cycle. The new technology of the LG Inverter Direct Drive Motor with AI not only detects the weight of laundry, but also the softness of fabrics to automatically determine the most optimal washing pattern. With this feature, LG AI DD washing machines can provide up to 18 percent less fabric damage, prolonging the life of garments.
Using the LG ThinQ app, homeowners can control and monitor the operation of their washing machine both inside and outside the home via Wi-Fi connectivity, including checking the remaining time on the cycle and receiving a message once the washing is complete.
Sparkling clean dishes
LG QuadWash dishwashers feature multi-motion spray arms and high-pressure jets, providing maximum coverage to get dishes clean the first time round. Dishwashers embedded with LG ThinQ technology not only enable remote operation, but also keep users in the know via the smartphone application, which provides updates on the cleaning status and notifies upon completion of a cycle. To prolong the lifespan of the dishwasher, LG ThinQ also alerts the user when the appliance should be cleaned, avoiding performance issues.
Keeping food fresh
LG’s InstaView Door-in-Door refrigerators have become synonymous with keeping food fresher for longer, thanks to their intelligent system that reduces cold air loss. To elevate this agenda and offer a truly customized experience, LG ThinQ technology recognizes the timings when the refrigerator is most often opened and runs in power mode accordingly to maintain freshness. It also learns when ice is most actively used by those in the home, activating an express function known as Smart Ice Plus ahead of time. With the LG ThinQ app, users can remotely monitor their refrigerator, adjust the temperature and even receive alerts when the door has been left open.