Curbed's Daniel Scheffler takes a look at seven new smart home products that are compatible with Apple's new Home app, which was released with Apple's iOs 10 update earlier this month.
The app organizes and controls all products that are supported by HomeKit, Apple's venture into the smart home world. Its two main benefits—aside from enabling voice commands—are creating an organized place for HomeKit control apps, and 'geofencing' or triggering your device to perform a command as you enter or exit your home.
It’s smart enough to know when you’re leaving, or are on your way home, with geofencing, but its real genius comes when it starts to adapt to your weekly schedule. With the new Lyric T5, the thermostat becomes attuned to normal cycles at home to optimize the temperatures.