Taking mum out for a lovely meal at her favourite restaurant or gifting her that gorgeous handbag she’s been eyeing are great gift ideas for Mother’s Day, which is happening on 8 May. However, mum deserves to be showered with love every day, even in understated ways like optimizing technology to ease her busy work and home life.
While digital devices and home appliances have a ubiquitous presence in our lives, it is important that they can work together seamlessly and intuitively around our daily routines. This is where Samsung’s SmartThings app comes in – it can easily control and share insights on connected devices, enhancing work and life for mum and the rest of the family, both in and outside of the home.
Read on to find out how Samsung’s SmartThings app and smart devices can make mum’s busy daily life easier.
Always be in (Remote) Control
When mum is busy at work in the office, SmartThings lets her focus on work while the Samsung Jet Bot AI+ gets started on its vacuum run at home. Linking the Samsung home appliances to SmartThings, mum will be able to control the products with a tap of the finger or voice control through her virtual assistant, Bixby, on her Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
SmartThings also lets mum check the device status, such as how the wash cycle is going on the AI Ecobubble™ washing machine, and sends a notification to her phone when the laundry is done, so she can continue working on that proposal, or enjoy her favourite Netflix drama without needing to linger near the washing machine.
To make things even simpler, SmartThings allows devices to be assigned to specific rooms so everything is well-organized. Are the lights in the living room or study switched off? Now mum can check and control the lighting in any room without having to leave the bed.
Simplify and Automate Daily Routines
Managing a household requires a lot of planning and organising, as well as keeping to familiar routines to keep things running smoothly at home. By adding your home’s compatible smart devices to the SmartThings app, mum can schedule household appliances to automatically activate at specific timings so there are fewer tasks for her to manually keep track of.
Love waking up to the sun shining through your window and a groovy playlist? SmartThings routines can help open smart motorized curtains and switch on the Samsung Q series soundbar in the morning so mum can wake up to sunshine and her favourite tunes. She can also adjust the brightness of compatible smart lightings via SmartThings so that she winds down after a long day in a softly lit environment, exactly the way she likes it.
By using SmartThings as the main control hub for your home’s smart devices, mum also won’t need to worry about misplaced or malfunctioning remote controls when everything she needs is right there on her phone.
Live, Work and Play Smarter
Besides making household chores easier to manage, Samsung also offers a wide range of gadgets and smart solutions for mum’s lifestyle, digital entertainment, and productivity needs. Here are three of our top picks:
1. Samsung Galaxy Tab S8: For mums who are always on-the-go, the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 comes with Multi-Active Window and Samsung DeX functions that can provide PC-like capabilities such as opening and resizing multiple apps at the same time and screen mirroring on an external display, giving mum extra versatility when multitasking through her projects and emails. The portability and generous screen sizes of the Galaxy Tab S8 series will also let her better enjoy her eBooks or K-dramas during a coffee break at a cosy café or while she’s on the way to her next appointment.
2. Samsung Galaxy Watch4: For mums who love their workouts and are looking for ways to keep track of their health, the Samsung Galaxy Watch4 is the perfect accessory for keeping up with her active lifestyle. The Galaxy Watch4 not only functions as a fitness tracker for her myriad workouts, but it can also help measure body composition      , and blood oxygen levels , giving mum swift access to her vital health data. The watch is also able to analyse her sleep and comes with a Sleep coaching program   so mum can have a better rest at night.
3. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G: For mums who value convenience and prefer compact smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G is an ideal balance between style, function, and nonstop fun. Even without unfolding the phone, Mum can keep up with her schedule, flip through her Spotify playlist and check out groceries on-the-go with Samsung Pay on its Cover Screen. Available in Cream, Phantom Black, Green, and Lavender, as well as three more online-exclusive colours (Grey, White, and Pink), there are plenty of choices to match mum’s personal style.