PLAYA VISTA, CA AND BOCA RATON, FL – September 4, 2014 – WeMo® a home automation ecosystem by Belkin International, and Holmes® today announced availability of the new Holmes® Smart Humidifier enabled with WeMo. The second product stemming from collaboration between Belkin International and Jarden Consumer Solutions, the smart humidifier features WeMo technology built-in and allows consumers to adjust, manage and maintain their home environment from anywhere using a smartphone or tablet.
The WeMo-enabled humidifier allows users to easily check and maintain optimum humidity levels, set schedules, and receive alerts and reminders through the WeMo app. The WeMo app also sends low water and filter replacement notifications and even allows users to purchase new filters through an in-app purchase for care-free maintenance. The humidifier works with the entire WeMo product ecosystem, which allows users to program custom settings and actions through the same app as their other WeMo devices and lighting solutions. For example, set the bedroom lights to turn off and the humidifier to turn on at the same time every evening to simplify nighttime routines.
With 60 hours of runtime and a four-gallon capacity, the Holmes® Smart Humidifier enabled by WeMo easily provides humidity for an entire home up to 2,500 square feet and keeps the whole family comfortable for longer without refilling the water tank. The humidifier also features five different settings for customized comfort, an automatic shut-off, dry-out mode, plus water refill and check filter indicators for easy maintenance and usage.
"Designed with the same approachability and ease-of-use that is the hallmark of all WeMo products, the Holmes® Smart Humidifier is the first smartphone controllable humidifier and the first WeMo-enabled product designed solely for household comfort," said Ohad Zeira, director of product management for WeMo. "Our collaboration with Jarden and the Holmes® brand helps further integrate WeMo into more parts of the home and we look forward to introducing additional environmental products that continue that trend this fall."
"With the mercury registering triple digit temperatures, it's easy to forget that winter is just around the corner, but now the perfect time to prepare for the cold, dry weather ahead," said Alejandro Pena, president of JCS USA. "Thanks to WeMo, we've created the first humidifier that not only alerts your phone when the water is low or the filter needs replacing, but also allows you to buy new filters right then and there through the app."
- Monitor and manage humidity settings from anywhere
- Comfortably provides humidity for a 2,500 square foot home
- Program schedules and timers; receive alerts and reminders via the WeMo App
- Works with an existing Wi-Fi® router and the free WeMo app for iOS 7 or Android 4.0 or higher
- Two easy-fill tanks for a four-gallon total capacity
- Industry leading 60-hour runtime
- Pure Evaporative Cool Mist Technology
- Five speed setting for optimal home environment
- Manual control option
- 1-year limited warranty
Availability and Pricing
The Holmes® Smart Humidifier enabled with WeMo is available for preorder now on Belkin.com and will be available at Walmart starting next week for an MSRP of $199.99. Availability at Holmes.com and other retailers in the US will follow later this fall. The WeMo app is available for free download now at the App Store and Google Play Store.
About Belkin International, Inc.
Today, our brands, Belkin, Linksys and WeMo, enhance the technology that connects us to the people, activities and experiences we love. Across all brands, our expertise has been proven in wireless home and business networking capabilities, mobile accessories, energy management solutions, plus an extensive range of cables. The WeMo brand is the leader in delivering customizable smart home experiences. Its product platform, including integration with leading brands, empowers people to monitor, measure and manager their electronics, appliances and lighting at home and on-the-go. To learn more about WeMo, visit www.whatiswemo.com. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wemo , and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/wemo.
About Jarden Corporation
Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of a diverse range of consumer products with a portfolio of over 120 trusted, quality brands sold globally. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, AeroBed®, Berkley®, Campingaz® and Coleman®, ExOfficio®, Fenwick®, Greys®, Gulp!®, Hardy®, Invicta®, K2®, Madshus®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, PENN®, Rawlings®, Ride®, Sevylor®, Shakespeare®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, Völkl®, Worth® and Zoot®; Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Breville®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®; and Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bernardin®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Dicon®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Lifoam®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, ProPak®, Quickie®, Spontex®, Tigex® and Yankee Candle®. Headquartered in Florida, Jarden ranks #356 on the Fortune 500 and has over 30,000 employees worldwide. For further information about Jarden, please visit www.jarden.com.
WeMo is a registered trademark of Belkin International; Holmes® is a registered trademark of Jarden Consumer Solutions; and Wi-Fi®is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.