10 extremely ‘smart’ gadgets to buy in India (non wearables) | 2016 in review

Within the whole smart devices market, the major piece of pie belongs to smartwatches and fitness bands. The other smart devices have a relatively small share, but huge potential of growth going forward.
In India, we do see some penetration, if not to the same amount as in the west. Yet, there are a good number of smart gadgets that have seen consumer penetration in India this year. Recently, we shared our picks for this year on 10 Best Fitness Bands Money Can Buy In India and Top 10 Smart Watches Available In India.
Here are our pick of 10 smart devices that are available in India and are not in the category of smartwatches or fitness bands.

Fitbit Aria

The Fitbit Aria WiFi Smart Scale uses advanced technology to track weight, lean mass, body fat percentage, and body mass index, allowing you to see all the numbers you need to start living a healthier lifestyle. With room for the storage of up to eight users, this scale recognises who you are, displays your data, and sends your stats straight to your Fitbit account through your home’s WiFi while remaining totally private to you. The sleek polished glass surface looks classy while resisting the condensation from steamy hot showers.
Price: Rs. 9,999
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Kwikset Kevo Smart Lock

With Kevo’s Touch-to-Open technology you can simply leave your smartphone in your pocket or purse upon entering; no more fumbling for your keys. Just touch the lock to open for the ultimate convenience. No smartphone? No problem. Enjoy the same touch to open convenience with the included fob. You can send an electronic key (eKey) to family, friends, or visitors who have a compatible Smartphone so they can use their phone as a key too. Receive notifications of lock activity and manage the lock and eKeys with the Kevo mobile app. In addition to the convenience, Kevo is incredibly secure. You can add, delete or disable eKeys from the mobile app or utilize the Lost Phone Reset should the unthinkable happen. This single cylinder deadbolt can be locked or unlocked by a key on the outside, or the turn button on the inside.
Price: Rs. 19,984
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Mi Air Purifier 2

Inspired by aircraft engines, Xiomi’s engineers set to create a powerful aerodynamic system that uses pressure to let clean air soar across the room. The result is a form factor 40% smaller than its predecessor, yet retains a high Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) of up to 310m3/h. Assembled inside is a Nitec DC motor that changes speed levels seamlessly. Ultra-quiet and unobtrusive, it also consumes very little power so you can leave it running while you sleep. Smart phone controls allow you to adjust air flow rate, just the way you like it.
Price: Rs. 9,999
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Nest Cam

Nest Cam helps you look after your home 24 7. Get alerts if something happens. And watch the action live in super clear 1080p HD.
Get motion and sound alerts so you now if anything happens. See your dog on the couch and tell him to get off. Plug in Nest Cam and download the Nest app to get started. No hub needed.
Price: Rs. 25,599
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Orange Chef Prep Pad for countertop

Prep Pad Countertop Prep Pad is the smart food scale that gives realtime nutritional insight into your food through a customized Balance goal and beautiful visualizations of calories, carbs, protein, and more. Meet your kitchen nutritionist,skip the fads, get the facts. Get an accurate nutritional breakdown of the meals you make at home with the simple but smart food scale, Prep Pad, and its partner app, Countertop. Set nutritional goals, make and log your meals, and track your progress to health.

Price: Rs. 12,855

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Philips Hue

Philips hue signals a new era in home lighting both in the way we think about and experience light in our homes, allowing you to create and control the light using your smartphone or tablet. It brings endless possibilities to help you get creative and help you personalize your lighting to suit yours and your family’s lifestyle. The starter pack includes hue bridge and three bulbs with control for upto 50 bulbs on a single bridge.
Price: Rs. 15,599
 

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Reos Lite LED Smart Bulb

Get notifications, social media alerts, weather updates, and sync music with this bulb and illuminate your house in a color that will lift your mood effortlessly.
Price: Rs. 1,499
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Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell

The Ring Video Doorbell is the world s first battery-operated Wi-Fi enabled HD video doorbell. The device enables homeowners to see and speak with visitors from anywhere in the world by streaming live audio and video of a home s front doorstep directly to the free iOS or Android app. The doorbell s built-in motion sensors detect movement up to 30 feet and HD video recording stores all recorded footage to the cloud which can be accessed via the Ring app. The Ring Doorbell is quick and easy to set up as it mounts and syncs in minutes and has a built in battery however it can also be powered through your existing doorbell wires.
Price: Rs. 27,199
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Samsung SmartThings Multipurpose Sensor

The most versatile device in the Samsung SmartThings family, this sleek ZigBee device acts as a movement, vibration, orientation and temperature sensor all in one. The SmartThings Multipurpose Sensor can detect whether an object like a door or drawer is open or closed; sense when valuable or off-limits items have been moved or tampered with; offer temperature readings; and feel vibration. It requires the SmartThings Hub. SmartThings offers a one-year limited warranty on this product.
Price: Rs. 6,700
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VGuard Verano

This IoT (Internet of things)-enabled water heater comes with an advanced energy consumption notification. Do not worry if there’s a problem with your water heater. Verano is equipped with an automatic failure notification, which sends a direct message to the customer care through the mobile app. What’s more, it saves you the pain of going online to register a complaint. Register your complaints through the app, in just a click. Set the temperature of your heater from anywhere in the world. Not just this, get an automatic temperature alert through an advanced temperature alert system. An automatic dry heating detection and cut off system to top it off and there you have it.
Price: Rs. 17,500

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