It has been several years since Philips launched their Hue light bulb. For those unfamiliar with the device, it’s basically a smart light bulb that can connect with your smartphone, thus allowing you to adjust its brightness, set schedules, and turn it on/off using your mobile device. Basically it gives you more options compared to a regular on/off switch.
Now the good news for would-be Apple Watch owners is that Philips has recently confirmed via Twitter that there will be a app created for the smartwatch that allows them to control the Hue light bulb using their smartwatch. In fact such an app would make perfect sense since it would be a lot more convenient and faster to access compared to going into your bag/pockets to get your phone.
Plus for users at home who don’t have their phone with them all the time, this will be extra handy. An earlier report this month also revealed that Starwood Hotels was working on an Apple Watch app that would allow users to check into their rooms and unlock their doors using their wearable devices, which is also something to look forward to as we expect that manufacturers of smart locks would eventually include wearable support down the road as well.
No word on when the Philips Hue app for the Apple Watch will be released, but the wearable has been pegged for a release on the 24th of April with pre-orders kicking off on the 10th of April.