With the Do from This If That That (IFTTT) apps, you can control smart things like lights, thermostats, and motion detectors from your wrist.
What is IFTTT?
What you need
For iOS users, the choice is, of course, the Apple Watch. For Android users, make sure your watch is compatible with Android Wear. These will be current generation watches, including the LG Watch Urbane, Moto 360, Huawei Watch, Fossil Q Founder and ASUS ZenWatch 2.
How to do it
For our discussion, we will focus on iOS and the Apple Watch. However, the steps presented here also work with Android Wear with some minor differences.
To find a recipe, go to the DO app on your iPhone. Click on the recipe icon in the lower right corner of the screen. Under the text «My recipes» click the «+» button. This step opens the Add Recipe page, organized by collections, recommendations, and channels. You can also use the search icon to search for recipes more broadly.
Now it’s time to have some fun with our wrists.
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Control your lights
Once the instructions are complete, the recipe becomes available in the DO app on your watch.
Want to create a new DO recipe? Find Philips Hue under Channels and then click Create New Prescription. Choose from nine actions, including Turn Light On, Change Color, and Change Random Color.
Other lighting applications are also available on the DO app, including LIFX and WeBo.