Whirlpool today at CES 2018 announced that some of its washers, dryers, and ovens will be controllable with an Apple Watch in the near future.
The home appliance maker said it will be releasing a watchOS app in early 2018 that will enable Apple Watch users to remotely control select functions on more than 20 of its latest Wi-Fi-connected washers, dryers, and ovens.
Here are a few examples:
- Washer: Alongside status updates, users can control the wash options of an active cycle. Whether it be a normal wash, delicates, or brights, consumers can adjust an active cycle on the fly via their Apple Watch.
- Dryer: Consumers can control and detect if a cycle has started, understanding how much time remains before the cycle is complete.
- Oven: Consumers will be able to see the current oven status and control commands during an active cycle.
Whirlpool said the collaboration marks the first time a major home appliance maker has connected its products with the Apple Watch.