Rio Heating unveils HomeKit-compatible smart heater
UK-based Rio Heating has unveiled one of the world’s first fully fledged smart heaters, the Rio ARC.
The stylishly designed curved glass ARC convector heater will allow users to control the heat in their home using HomeKit, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, giving the ability to change the temperature of the ARC using the built-in Home app on iOS and macOS as well as with the dedicated Rio Heating app and Siri voice commands.
Rio touts owners of multiple ARC heaters will be able to create heating zones around the home and manage them anywhere in the world, and compared to traditional convector heaters the ARC will offer up to a 40% reduction on heating costs.
Launching in March 2020, Rio Heating’s ARC will be priced at £249, available from rioheating.com.