As the internet of things (IoT) becomes a part of everyday life, several new devices and applications are under development to take advantage of the technology. Some of these new gadgets are fun to play with, while others perform life changing functions. In a TheBroTalk.com article, IoT advocate and technology investor Jason Hope uses his professional experience and personal interest to break down the hottest new IoT gadgets of 2017.
Under Armor developed the Speed Form Gemini 2 athletic shoes with fitness tracker technology. The shoes feature standard tracking technology, MapMyFitness GPS data reports, and a battery that will outlast the life of the shoes. A life changing gadget is the smart ice cubes that keep track of how much alcohol a person has had to drink and notifies a designated driver once that person consumes a certain amount.
One of the most intriguing gadgets is the smart earbuds that play specific songs based on how the user is feeling. The earbuds sync to a smart phone and use it to track how the user reacts to certain music, and it uses that data to determine what to play in certain situations.The smart sprinkler controller is a little more practical. It gives the user remote yard watering controls, and tracks weather to determine how much water will be necessary. It also tracks how much water is used and ways to reduce water usage. Appliance controlling apps give users remote control of their household appliances, the thermostat, lig hts and much more.
Jason Hope is a successful entrepreneur and investor in technology and computer information systems. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in finance from Arizona State University, and his MBA from ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business.Aside from business ventures, Jason spends a great deal of time and money giving back to his community. He strongly supports the SENS Foundation’s anti-aging research and fight against diseases. In addition, he develops grant programs for early entrepreneurs and mentors high school students.