These Gadgets Will Change The Way You Run Your Home

Move over, Alexa! These new gadgets prove that home is more than where the heart is–it’s where the tech is. The Shapa Scale is part fitness coach, part weight-loss app. Once the scale gets to know you (it takes about two weeks), the accompanying app on your smartphone offers up customized recommendations, health tips and “missions” based on your own lifestyle—for instance, “Go for a walk with your family after dinner.” It also serves up tough love: If you’re low on self-control for a week, the app may recommend that you “put away junk food in a spot that is hard to reach.” $129 plus a $10 monthly Shapa program subscription fee The Hoover Rogue 970 Robot Vacuum is as close to Rosie from The Jetsons as you can get. A self- operating vacuum, Rogue learns your home’s layout to keep from running into walls while it’s brush- ing floorboards and using suction to pick up dirt, dust and pet hair. (It can intuitively detect the dirt!) Plus, you can control Rogue via Amazon Alexa or Google Home to give it voice commands, or download the Hoover Home app to schedule a cleaning or deploy the little guy from anywhere in the world. Continue reading…

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