Can smart home and fitness trackers really connect?

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The sky is the limit when it comes to utilizing all the features of your fitness tracker. If you did not know it yet, it’s time to gain knowledge on how you can integrate your fitness gadget with a smart home via if-this-then-that (IFTTT) system. But what is it? IFTTT is a web-based service developed back in 2010 which people use to form a chain of statements, in other words, applets. Applet’s function is to work based on the changes in different other web services.

In simpler words, you can use your Fitbit to make your smart home know about your routine and function accordingly. When you are waking up in the morning, with the help of your Fitbit, your smart home will know about it and activate the coffee machine or the lights or anything you can imagine of.

Along with Fitbit, IFTTT can be combined with various other devices and platforms also.

Moodo – With Moodo and a little help from your assistant, the smart home fragrant diffuser can deliver soothing fragrance when you are waking up.

Nokia Sleep – This home automation pad can be used to detect and set optimal room temperature when you are sleeping.

Jawbone Up – You can use this wristband for various purposes like knowing sleep pattern and uploading work out check-ins.

Pavlok – Pavlok can help you get rid of bad habits by providing you with zap when you are moving out of the track.

Strava – Take fitness to the next level and automatically upload weight measurements to Strava.

Along with these, there are many other devices and platforms for efficient usage of IFTTT like Apple Health, Misfit, Beeminder, Whistle etc.