Sometimes it’s nice to get home, crank up the heating and snuggle under a blanket. After a 5k run is not one of those times. Nor is the end of a sweaty summer’s day in an un-air-conditioned office. Or when you’ve been lugging shopping bags around for what seems like weeks.
On those occasions, what you really want is to arrive home to a blissfully cool home, whip off your sweaty clothes, and chill out with an ice-cold G&T (unless you’re running before 9am, that is).
Thank goodness for a new fitness tracker, then, which miraculously cools down your home as your body temperature heats up. Yes, instead of flinging open the windows in despair, your house will now know what temperature it needs to be when you walk through the door.
It’s the latest in a stream of technology that allows us to control every part of our homes. From filling up the fridge to controlling our lighting, monitoring our energy usage to adjusting the atmosphere and humidity, homes of the future will work for us, not against us. Nice.