We don’t need to look any further than our fingertips to see consumer applications in IoT. Take smartphones, for instance, which can connect to virtually anything. For example, with a complete smart home integration, a homeowner can have their smartphone communicating with their car, garage door, thermostat, lights and refrigerator on a daily basis.
Other gadgets consumers love can also include this capability, such as a bathroom scale that connects to a smartphone or a fitness wearable, giving a user who has recently taken up exercise a data-rich picture of their success. Even simply listening to music may be the result of a relationship between a computer, a smartphone, and a noise-canceling headset.