Homeowners in the Chicago area will be among the first to get their hands on Whirlpool's mysmartappliances app to control the new line of smart appliances.
Whirlpool has launched a new line of smart appliances equipped with with 6th Sense Live™ technology.
The Whirlpool line includes a smart refrigerator, smart dishwasher and smart washer and dryer. Each has the ability to be controlled using an app and will communicate with the emerging Smart Grid — the next generation electrical grid.
"Smart grid-enabled appliances have evolved into a broader conversation around the connected home and home management. Consumers want to connect to their homes in a meaningful way and benefit from functions that allow them to save energy and monitor their appliances even when away from home," said Warwick Stirling, Whirlpool Corporation's global director of sustainability. "As connectivity becomes more of a priority in our daily lives, seamless home management is what 6th Sense Live technology provides."
Addressing consumer desire to connect to their homes in a meaningful way, Whirlpool brand's new appliances make home appliance management simple with Smart Assistant features like Vacation Assistant, Remote Start/Pause and alerts or text messages. Gone are the days when you had to guess the detergent status in your washer or remember what water filter model you need for your refrigerator.
Whirlpool brand smart appliances offer notifications and alerts to consumers via their smart phones and tablets and deliver real-time information, such as what cycle the smart dishwasher is on as well as energy rates and consumption.
Whirlpool brand smart appliances are available for purchase nationally through Abt Electronics in Chicago and from other leading retailers later this year. Visit whirlpool.com/smart for more information. The line includes:
- Whirlpool® Smart Side-by-Side Refrigerator with 6th Sense Live™ technology (WRL767SIAM). Available in Monochromatic Stainless Steel, MSRP $1,999.
- Whirlpool® Smart Dishwasher with 6th Sense Live™ technology (WDL785SAAM). Available in Monochromatic Stainless Steel, MSRP $949.
- Whirlpool® Smart Front Load Washer and Electric Dryer with 6th Sense Live™ technology (WFL98HEB/ WEL98HEB). Availability and pricing to be announced.
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