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How can smart home technology help protect you against COVID-19?

As we’re all aware, the world has become a little bit strange. We’ve had to get used to working from home, wearing face masks, social distancing, awkward Zoom calls. All are clear and constructive ways of keeping ourselves safe, but can smart home technology help protect us from the virus?

Smart tech is a great way to upgrade your home and make your life that little bit easier. Let us take you through a few of the most effective, innovative, and useful smart home products available - so you can help keep yourself in tip-top condition. 

SwitchBot Smart Humidifier.

A healthy level of humidity means improved breathing. The Switchbot Smart Humidifier is truly a breath of fresh air and is something your whole family can benefit from. This ingenious gadget is an innovative way of maintaining an accurate humidity level. You’ll have full control over your home’s humidity, ideal for easier and cleaner respiration whilst ensuring mould doesn’t make an unwanted appearance any time soon. 

All you need to do is download the Switchbot app where you’ll be able to set schedules and timers. Not only that, you can even connect to either your Google Home Mini or Echo Dot. By simply uttering the words, ‘Alexa, turn on Switchbot’, your home will be transformed into an environment where you can breathe easily. 

Bowflex BXT326 Treadmill.

Now that a lot of us are having to stay indoors, it’s now harder than ever to workout adequately. Get some solid exercise under your belt with the BXT326 Treadmill. You might need a little bit of space to use it and then you can run to your heart’s content  - right in the comfort of your home. 

You’ll have a virtual coach providing you with real time fitness tips, so you can truly push yourself. As with many smart home technologies, you’re able to view your progress via a mobile app where you’ll receive personalised feedback and results of your running. Set targets and see how far you can go with the BXT326 Treadmill. 


 NUTRiBULLET Balance, Bluetooth Enabled Smart Blender.

It doesn’t take a genius to know that eating right and maintaining a healthy diet is vital for a healthy lifestyle. Not only does it strengthen your immune system but you’ll also feel refreshed, too. The Nutribullet Balance is the smart blender that you’ve been waiting for. It tells you the exact nutritional value of your smoothie so you’re able to precisely track your diet. 

When you’re trying to eat properly, it can be difficult to know if you’ve made any progress. Now you can with the Nutri-bullet app. Set and track personal nutrition goals and make your own shopping lists, just for added convenience. You’ll know exactly what you need whenever you need it. 


Philips Hue Light Bulb.

No one is in the best of moods in the morning when we’ve spent the entire night tossing and turning. Which is why getting a good night's rest is essential for staying physically and emotionally healthy. The Philips Hue smart light bulb allows you to choose from a plethora of colours, to create an atmosphere that’s perfect for drifting off to. 

Play with the intensity of the light and find the ideal shade for doing some light reading before bed. Don’t worry if you end up falling asleep with the light on, set a timer or a schedule and the bulb will turn off automatically. 

The Google Nest Learning Thermostat.

Stay warm throughout those cold winter months with one of the most cutting edge pieces of smart home technology. What makes the Google Nest Learning Thermostat so innovative and beneficial to households? It actually saves you money on your energy bills. You’re able to set heating schedules and turn your heating on or off (even when you’re not home!) straight from your mobile device via the app. 

BOXT offers some of the best smart thermostat technology available, including Google Nest Learning Thermostat and Hive.


If you enjoyed this article, check out our guide on how smart home technology can help you work from home.

Information in this guide correct as of 22/10/2020 

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