Moen, one of the leading faucet brands in North America, is introducing its U by Moen smart shower at CES this year. Described as a next gen Wi-Fi/cloud-based shower system, it creates a personalized experience through its connected digital five-inch controller and the iOS/Android companion apps. More details below:
The Wi-Fi connected digital controller is installed in your shower and provides immediate feedback on your personal settings, notifications and parameter changes via the connected app and more. The system allows for complete control over the experience from 12 customized presets that carry data like which outlets will be used, temperature, shower time and which notifications to send through, along with a nice little personalized greeting. The free iOS/Android apps can also directly control the system allowing users to turn the shower on and off from bed, which network to access, temperature changes and other administrative options.
Users will have to bring their own fixtures and shower heads to the party, but here is some information on the professional installation process:
While consumers will appreciate the benefits of U by Moen shower; and so will installers. The digital valve’s compact design makes their job easier; with a 30-foot data cable between the valve and controller, the location of the valve can be put wherever is most convenient for the plumber and homeowner,” Conroy adds. “The valve also has an optional battery backup to provide peace of mind. Users know if the power goes out while they are in the shower, the system will not shut off. The entire system has been thoughtfully designed with consumer personalization and the connected home in mind to deliver the perfect shower experience every time.
Moen is yet to release official pricing or availability info. In the meantime you might have to settle with these Bluetooth speaker shower heads.