Intelligent Shower Personalizes The Experience To Each Person

Intelligent Shower Personalizes The Experience To Each Person
Design

U by Moen has the ability to remember temperature settings for up to 12 household members

Ido Lechner, Home Editor
  • 31 january 2017

From smart smoke detectors to app-controlled coffee kettles, it seems like everything in the modern household is getting connected to some cloud-based hub, and the shower system is no exception. If you enjoy spoiling yourself with various body sprays, or want to put an end to your teenager’s hour-long bathing sessions, then U by Moen might just become the latest weapon in your smart-home arsenal.

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Installed by a professional, the Wi-fi enabled valve system brings mobile connectivity and personalization to the bathroom of up to 12 household members, whether you’re someone who wants to save on utilities or indulge under a steamy stream of hot water. Combined with a five-inch LCD digital shower controller which reads the current temperature, the system takes the guesswork out of heating up your shower. And in the case that you don’t want to perform that little dance as you turn on your shower and quickly avoid the cold rush, the accompanying smartphone app lets you control things from the outside. For safety purposes, you’ll only be able to go within a 60 and 120 degree range. Coupled with a unique, tamper-proof encryption key that protects from outside hackers, your safety from little pranks, to major flood damage or burn assault is ensured.

Though a launch date hasn’t been confirmed during the CES 2017 demo, the device will be available both online and in retail stores that sell plumbing supplies some time in the near future. Right now the only finish is Terra Beige, and you’ll have to supply your own fixtures and showerhead to go with the system. Priced at a cool $1,225, charged largely due to the fact that it requires the installation of a digital valve behind the wall, the structure is intended more so for new construction as opposed to a casual upgrade or remodel. Moen has confirmed compatibility with both two and four-outlet systems.

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From smart smoke detectors to app-controlled coffee kettles, it seems like everything in the modern household is getting connected to some cloud-based hub, and the shower system is no exception. If you enjoy spoiling yourself with various body sprays, or want to put an end to your teenager’s hour-long bathing sessions, then U by Moen might just become the latest weapon in your smart-home arsenal.

+cloud
+Design
+home
+internet of things
+IoT
+mobile
+shower
+technology
+Wi-Fi

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