As we become more and more aware of the germs around us – and how we can avoid them – there is a growing trend in hand washing: touchless faucets. One of the latest innovations to hit the market at CES 2022 is the Moen Smart Faucet with Motion Control. With a flick of your hand, you can turn on hot water and start washing without ever touching the tap. Do you need two ounces of cold water? No problem. Just ask Alexa or Google Assistant about the perfect watering.
Moens Smart Faucet with Motion Control, designed for use in the kitchen and large sinks, is available in two versions without a handle and in four models with a pull-down handle. (Moen also announced new no-touch bathroom faucets with MotionSense Wave technology, which work similarly to kitchen faucets and come in three unique styles.)
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The Moen MotionSense Wave Touchless bathroom faucet is available in five colors, including gold (pictured), nickel, chrome, polished nickel and matt black.
The Smart Faucet with Motion Control has a built-in sensor (on the side) that responds to basic hand gesture controls. With just a few swiping movements, you can adjust the water temperature and water flow, which ensures an all-round comfortable cooking experience.
With a smart speaker or smart display nearby, you can give voice commands for the desired temperature and / or measurement. For example, you can ask Alexa to pour “two ounces of hot water” or ask the Google Assistant to set the water temperature to “105 degrees”.
You can also ask your smart assistant to “wash your hands” and he will run the water for the appropriate amount of time, with a pause long enough to scrub thoroughly with soap. You can even create custom water presets in the Moen Smart Water App for frequent refilling of baby bottles and dog bowls.
However, one of the most practical features of the faucet is integration with Moens Flo Smart Water Monitor and Shutoff. When a problem is detected (think of high pressure, leaks, freezing water) the Moen app will automatically send an alert to your phone and fix the problem. So if the Smart Monitor detects a pressure build-up in your pipe, it may turn on your Moen Smart Faucet to fix the problem. The app also sends push notifications when someone runs the water on your Moen Smart faucet.
The Moen Smart Faucet with Motion Control will be available in April 2022 and the handleless models will be available later in 2022. Prices vary by model and start at $ 675.
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