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To super mum, with love: Samsung’s smart devices work together to serve busy mums

Taking mum out for a lovely meal at her favourite restaurant or gifting her that gorgeous handbag she’s been eyeing are great gift ideas for Mother’s Day, which is happening on 8 May. However, mum deserves to be showered with love every day, even in understated ways like optimising technology to ease her busy work and home life.

While digital devices and home appliances have a ubiquitous presence in our lives, it is important that they can work together seamlessly and intuitively around our daily routines. This is where Samsung’s SmartThings app comes in – it can easily control and share insights on connected devices, enhancing work and life for mum and the rest of the family, both in and outside of the home.

Read on to find out how Samsung’s SmartThings app and smart devices can make mum’s daily life easier.

Always be in (remote) control

When mum is busy at work in the office, SmartThings lets her focus on work while the Samsung Jet Bot gets started on its vacuum run at home.

Linking the Samsung home appliances to SmartThings, mum will be able to control the products with a tap of the finger or voice control through her virtual assistant, Bixby, on her Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

To make things even simpler, SmartThings allows devices to be assigned to specific rooms so everything is well-organised. Are the lights in the living room or study switched off? Now mum can check and control the lighting in any room without having to leave the bed.

SmartThings also lets mum check on the status of other devices, such as how the wash cycle is going on the QuickDriveTM washing machine, and sends a notification to her phone when the laundry is done, so she can continue working on that proposal, or enjoy her favourite Netflix drama without having to linger near the washing machine.

Simplify and automate daily routines

Managing a household requires a lot of planning, organising and keeping to familiar routines to keep things running smoothly at home. By adding your home’s compatible smart devices to the SmartThings app, mum can schedule household appliances to automatically activate at specific timings so there are fewer tasks for her to manually keep track of.

Love waking up to the sun shining through your window and a groovy playlist? SmartThings routines can help open smart motorised curtains and switch on the Samsung Q-Series Soundbar in the morning so mum can wake up to sunshine and her favourite tunes. She can also adjust the brightness of compatible smart lighting via SmartThings and wind down after a long day in a softly lit environment, exactly the way she likes it.

By using SmartThings as the main control hub for your home’s smart devices, mum won’t need to worry about misplaced or malfunctioning remote controls when everything she needs is right there on her phone.

Live, work and play smarter

Besides making household chores easier to manage, Samsung also offers a wide range of gadgets and smart solutions for mum’s lifestyle, digital entertainment and productivity needs. Here are three of our top picks:
1. Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Series 5G: For working mums who are always on-the-go, the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Series 5G comes with Multi-Active Window and Samsung DeX functions that can provide PC-like capabilities such as opening and resizing multiple apps at the same time and screen mirroring on an external display, giving mum extra versatility when multitasking through her work projects and emails. The portability and generous screen sizes of the Galaxy Tab S8 Series 5G will also let her better enjoy her eBooks or K-dramas during a coffee break at a cosy café or when she’s on the way to her next appointment.
2. Samsung Galaxy Watch4: For mums who love their workouts and are looking for ways to keep track of their health, the Samsung Galaxy Watch4 is the perfect accessory for keeping up with an active lifestyle. The Galaxy Watch4 not only functions as a fitness tracker for mum’s myriad workouts, it can also measure body composition2 3 4 5 6 7 8, ECG9, blood pressure10 11 12 13 14 15, and blood oxygen16 17 levels , giving mum swift access to her vital health data. The watch is also able to analyse her sleep18 and comes with a sleep coaching programme1 16 19 20 21 so mum can have a better rest at night.
3. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G: For mums who value convenience and prefer compact smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G is an ideal balance of style, function and nonstop fun. Even without unfolding the phone, mum can keep up with her schedule, flip through her Spotify playlist and check out groceries on-the-go with Samsung Pay on its Cover Screen. Available in Cream, Phantom Black, Green and Lavender, as well as three more online-exclusive colours (Grey, White, and Pink), there are plenty of choices to match mum’s personal style.
1 Certain applications may not support Multi-active Windows.
2 DO NOT measure your body composition if you have an implanted pacemaker or other implanted medical devices.
3 DO NOT measure your body composition if you are pregnant.
4 Measurement results may not be accurate if you are under 20 years old.
5 Intended for general wellness and fitness purposes only. Not intended for use in detection, diagnosis, treatment of any medical condition or disease. The measurements are for your personal reference only. Please consult a medical professional for advice.
6 Availability of BIA may vary by country or region.
7 All features and UI are subject to change.
8 Only available on Galaxy Watch4 series and must be paired with a compatible mobile device.
9 ECG and BP feature only to be used by 22 years+. For accurate BP readings, a calibration is required every 4 weeks by BP monitor & arm cuff. Requires a Galaxy smartphone running Android 7.0 or above.
10 Users should measure their blood pressure when at rest, as they would do with a traditional cuff, and refrain from measuring when they are working out, smoking, or drinking.
11 Availability of feature and app may vary by region, connected device, SW version and carrier.
12 Measured blood pressure history can be reviewed within the Samsung Health Monitor app on a paired smartphone.
13 A Galaxy Watch and Samsung Galaxy smartphone are required to use Samsung Health Monitor app. Due to country restrictions in acquiring approval/registration as a medical device, Samsung Health Monitor app only works on watches and smartphones purchased in the countries where service is currently available.
- Supported watches: Galaxy Watch4, Galaxy Watch3, Galaxy Watch Active2 and later released Galaxy Watch and Active models (excluding Galaxy Fit)
- Supported smartphones: Samsung Galaxy smartphone with Android N OS version or higher
- Samsung Health Monitor Blood Pressure app is available in 39 countries (Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Swiss, UK and UAE, as of Aug. 11, 2021).
14 The Blood Pressure app is a 'medical device' in countries where registration/approval is required and obtained. Note that availability of Blood Pressure app may vary by country. Please use after reading 'Precautions before use' and 'How to use' steps 1~4.
15 The Blood Pressure app is not intended for any diagnostic purposes regarding hypertension or other heart conditions or users under 22 years old. Users should not interpret or take clinical action based on the device output without consultation of a qualified healthcare professional. The Blood Pressure app is not intended to replace traditional methods of diagnosis or treatment.
16 Availability may vary by country or region.
17 Blood oxygen is for fitness and wellness purposes only and not intended for use in detection, diagnosis, treatment of any medical condition or disease. The measurements are for your personal reference only. Please consult a qualified medical healthcare professional for advice.
18 The Galaxy Watch4 must be paired with a smartphone to use the sleep management function.
19 Only available on Galaxy Watch4 series and requires latest software update.
20 Requires Samsung Health app version 6.21 or later.
21 Requires Samsung Galaxy Phone with Android 8.0 or later.