Not just a cell phone or TV can be labeled “smart”. Refrigerator can have a similar label. One is the ability to connect to the internet.
This is what made by South Korean electronics manufacturer, LG. With Smart ThinQ technology, owner is able to check food stock using their smartphone. In addition, if any of food that expired then the notification will appear on users smartphone.
Users will also be assisted to buy food that has been depleted. This smart refrigerator can provide a list of store to buy food at a time. So it is no longer needed a shopping list on paper, sometimes dizzying.
Through “Smart Access” features, user can buy food online, which makes user doesn’t have to buy a food conventionally (visiting supermarket).
If there is a defect in this smart refrigerator, users can also diagnose the problem using their smartphone. Diagnose data will be send to LG service center and consumer will be informed about the technical problems that occur.
Consumers can also be notified directly via their smartphone on minor issues. For example, refrigerator door is left open and refrigerator doesn’t turn on or off.
Before enjoying the sophistication, users must downloading an app in Google Play. The application also contains instructions for using the refrigerator as well as how to store food properly.
When not using a smartphone, users can do things on the LCD panel located on the refrigerator door. In the refrigerator itself there are night mode feature that can reduce electrical energy consumption up to 4 hours at night.
According to Moon-Bum Shin, Vice President & LG Electronics Home appliance CEO, this latest LG refrigerators offer a changes in managing food. Consumers will get greater convenience and comfort.
This product has begun circulate on Korean market since last year. This smart refrigerator wasn’t circulated in international market yet.