A new consumer report shows that smart home technologies are narrowing the digital divide for less tech-savvy consumers. According to the LG ThinQ® Smart Home Report, smart technology is transforming users’ daily routines across a range of ages and demographics.
NOT JUST FOR TECHIES AND THE YOUNG –
The study discovered that users who were less tech-savvy were more satisfied with their smart homes. Plus, twice as many users between 50-54 years of age (60.0%) say they are “very satisfied” with their smart homes and products than the 25-29 age group.
The findings revealed that smart homes can be enjoyed by everyone regardless of tech fluency or age, and they can play an important role in narrowing the digital divide by providing all consumers with greater access to easy-to-use solutions.
UNIQUE BENEFITS FOR ALL TYPES OF LIFESTYLES –
While smart homes are designed to be universally beneficial, the benefits can be completely unique to every individual. Through in-depth discussions with a wide variety of smart homeowners, the report details how smart spaces are providing flexible solutions that adapt to distinctive lifestyles based on users’ key values, interests and hobbies.
When it comes to leisure time, respondents with a passion for gardening placed the remote control/voice command function of smart TVs, refrigerators, and washing machines that provide hands-free home control even in the garden as the top 3 most-used features.
NEW BENCHMARK FOR ECO-FRIENDLY LIVING –
Respondents most frequently mentioned saving energy as the smart home benefit they were after. Through energy optimization features found in today’s newest connected products, smart homes have the potential to bring a more sustainable way of living to consumers while keeping their energy bills low. These interesting findings show that the smart home can become an important auxiliary means of eco-life.
“The homes of the future will be flexible living spaces that provide solutions adapted to each individual’s unique lifestyle,” said Lee Jeong-seok, LG Electronics senior vice president and head of LG’s Global Marketing Center.
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