Tag Archive: Integration


Garmin’s new Forerunner smartwatches get phone-free Spotify integration

Put on your workout playlist.

Garmin has today unveiled a new line of Forerunner smartwatches including options for beginner runners all the way up to experienced triathletes, with select models gaining support for phone-free Spotify and Deezer playback.

The newly-announced Forerunner 245 and 245 Music are upgrades to the popular Forerunner 235 and feature built-in GPS, activity and exercise tracking, as well as support for stress and sleep monitoring. They also feature Garmin Coach training plans and  [Read More…]

The Schlage Encode deadbolt is smarter than ever thanks to Ring integration

Makes life a little simpler.

The $ 249 Schlage Encode smart Wi-Fi deadbolt is now one of the first smart locks to be fully compatible with Ring devices like the Ring Video Doorbell Pro or Stick Up Cam. Set it up via the Amazon Key app or the Schlage Home app and you’ll be able to operate it from your phone. When set up to work with Ring you can streamline your home’s security and control all  [Read More…]

Amazon reportedly creating AirPod-like earbuds with Alexa integration

They could be released as early as the second half of 2019.

Apple’s AirPods were met with a lot of criticism when they first debuted back in 2016, but since then, they’ve become a cultural phenomenon and something a lot of companies have tried to replicate to some degree. Now, according to a report from Bloomberg, Amazon is looking to throw its hat in the ring.

The report reads:

The Seattle-based e-commerce giant is readying earbuds with  [Read More…]

Samsung Health gets mindfulness and meditation courses via Calm integration

Available first for Samsung phones running Android Pie.

Since its launch in 2013, Samsung’s actively been improving its Samsung Health app to be a robust health/fitness platform that can compete toe-to-toe with Fitbit. Now, thanks to a partnership with Calm, Samsung Health is getting a bunch of new programs to help with your body’s mental state.

Under a new section in Samsung Health called “Mindfulness”, you’ll be given the option to either create an account for Calm  [Read More…]

Google Assistant picks up new Indic languages; Maps integration goes global

You can now talk to Google Assistant in eight Indic languages, and switch between languages on the fly.

Google announced Hindi support for Google Assistant at the start of last year, and since then the search giant has been steadily adding more Indic languages to the mix. Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu were added over the course of 2018, and at Mobile World Congress Google is adding support for four additional Indic languages: Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, and  [Read More…]

Google Maps gets bigger, better voice controls with Assistant integration

Using Google Maps hands-free as you drive is about to get worlds better and why couldn’t we get this for our holiday drives last week?

Google is in Vegas for CES because everyone’s in Vegas for CES, and while Google itself didn’t have much new hardware to show off, it did bring a heaping helping of helpful new features for Google Assistant, including an update rolling out today that will bring Google Assistant to Google Maps.

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Mi Air Purifier 2S comes to India with Google Assistant, Alexa integration

Xiaomi’s latest air purifier has a built-in air quality monitor, and you can control it with Alexa or Assistant.

After launching the Mi Air Purifier 2 in India a few years ago, Xiaomi is launching an updated variant that offers a set of upgrades. The Mi Air Purifier 2S is now live in the country, and the highlight is that it comes with an OLED display and an air quality monitor that shows off real-time air quality.  [Read More…]

Google adds Google Assistant integration to the Nest x Yale smart lock

Starting today, you’ll be able to control your Nest x Yale smart lock with Google Assistant voice commands. That means you’ll be able to simply tell Assistant (via your phone or Google Home) to lock the door, and it’ll do the heavy lifting. In addition, you’ll be able to integrate these commands into Google Routines to perform batch voice orders.

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Google Clock now supports musical alarms with Spotify integration

The feature’s rolling out now and available for Android 5.0 and above.

Clock apps are probably the least exciting thing to talk about, but without a doubt, one of the best ones is the official Google Clock. The app’s already fast, smooth, and easy-to-use, but today it’s getting a big upgrade with support for musical alarms thanks to a new partnership with Spotify.

When you’re making/editing an alarm in Google Clock, you’ll now see a new Spotify  [Read More…]

Android and Chrome OS will reportedly get ‘Better Together’ integration

The features are expected to launch next week.

As awesome as Android and Chrome OS are, there’s still one area where Apple dominates with iOS and macOS — a reason to use both of them together. Things like Universal Clipboard and Handoff make it clear why you should you use an iPhone and Mac together, and according to a new report, Google will soon offer something similar.

Spotted by Mishaal Rahman, the Chromium Gerrit has been updated  [Read More…]