Connecting Your Mobile Lifestyle
If you’re like me, your smartphone has become far more than a tool for checking e-mail and keeping in touch with the family. It’s almost like my smartphone has become my controller, not for a video game but for the real life task of being more organized and productive.
A lot of this has to do with the amazing apps that are now available. When you can use your smartphone for everything from helping you prepare dinner to reading the night sky, we have moved far beyond the realm of the old PDA into a world of almost fantasy-like indulgence.
But apps aren’t the only things that are transforming our digital lives. Our ability to pair our smartphones and tablets and communicate with other devices and accessories is just as important, and represents the next frontier of the mobile revolution.
As I sit in my office and look around me, there are at least three other devices that are linked to my phone: a Bluetooth wireless headset, a Jawbone JAMBOX Bluetooth speaker, and a Jawbone UP
activity tracker. Each device uses my smartphone as a hub to add convenience, increase productivity, or keep me entertained.
These connected devices have already been joined by security cameras and smart switches for the home; remote-controlled toys and augmented reality puzzles for the kids; and heart-rate monitors and ‘smart’ bathroom scales for the health-conscious. Each month, more and more connected accessories are introduced, adding to our options and abetting our increasingly mobile lifestyles.
That means you can now use your smartphone to check on your living room while you are away on vacation; or remotely turn up the thermostat when you know the kids are coming home early; or see how many steps you have taken as you strive to meet your fitness goals. All these tasks, that would have waited until later or would never have happened at all, are now as easy as picking up your smartphone.
So don’t waste another second. Use your smartphone to get connected and start enjoying the limitless benefits of a truly mobile lifestyle!