Nowadays most of our appliances and gadgets are becoming smarter which includes smart lights, smart blinds, smart microwaves, smart locks, and so on. The technology has automated so many things like the window coverings, installed a video doorbell, a security system, and we are not even bragging, but the final frontier for many of the smart homeowners is water management. To solve your problem Belkin launches a cheaper smart water meter for your home.
In case, you are wondering why this gadget sounds similar, it is because the Phyn Smart Water Assistant is actually the cheaper version of the Belkin Phyn Plus system that was launched last year. The advantage of this gadget is that it doesn’t need a new plumber and you could save some money on plumbing services.
If you already looking for it then you might want to check out Belkin’s latest device in the form of the Phyn Smart Water Assistant. A do-it-yourself water meter which according to the Belkin company can help homeowners conserve water, avoid trouble, and save money in the process. Phyn works by connecting the Wi-Fi-based Smart Water Assistant to the hot and cold-water lines under you sink where it measures any microscopic change in water pressure in high definition defined by the company as 240 samples per second.
With the passage of time, it claims to learn the unique sound of each and every fixture at home. The $299 Phyn Smart Water Assistant does pretty much everything, the $850 Phyn Plus system does it without needing any professional installation by a plumber. The one thing it can not do is automatically shut down the water if a problem is detected in the system. Instead, it alerts you by sending a warning signal on your phone if it detects a leak or a potential freezing condition anywhere in your home.
It will also provide detailed insight into your consumption habits for each fixture used by the company. Moreover, leaks that can be detected in the water delivery system include pipe bursts, toilet flapper leaks, and leaks in supply-line hoses to clothes and dishwashers. The company claims that the water meter is smart enough to detect any “pinhole” and “tiny drip leaks” with the help of a Plumbing Check feature.
Phyn will alert you if your bath water has been running longer than usual in order to prevent the overflow situation. This meter could help you to conserve water while also preventing costly repairs resulting from water damage or burst pipes. The price of Phyn Smart Water Assistant starts at $299 and it works perfectly well Alexa, Google Assistant, HomeKit, and IFTTT. It would be available for purchase in late September in the United States of America.