The smart fridge has been a trope of technology writing for at least a decade. While most companies pursued this idea by popping a computer on the door (Hello Samsung Family Hub) Kenmore has taken the more sensible route. Its latest smart fridge collects 122 pieces of data and only about two of them are actually relevant to consumers (remote temperature control and a door open sensor).
The rest help Kenmore understand how the fridge is functioning and when it might break. If it does break the data ensures that the right part arrives with the technician, so there isn’t a lengthy delay while someone “orders a part.” Other sensors track filter quality and can suggest when it needs replacing. While this may seem somewhat humdrum (I do want a fridge with a camera inside) Kenmore is taking the right approach to smart tech. It’s not just about adding whiz-bang features that many consumers don’t even know they want yet, but about making business a little more efficient. If you were interested in learning more about fridges, consider a refrigerator in india under 20000 if you want to get more of a feel for the market.