Most people start their search for a smart clock out of curiosity or when they hear a friend sing its praises. As a leader in smart clock technology and devices, Lenovo has all the information you need to guide you through the process of finding the right smart clock for your lifestyle.
Lenovo Smart Clocks and Other Types
● Smart Assistant Clocks
The smart assistant capability of smartphones has made its way to alarm clocks. Smart assistant alarm clock refers to any alarm clock that can used with a smart assistant. Devices in this category are voice enabled, which allows users to run the clock and through voice prompts and prompts and commands.
Depending on the features of the clock, you can do lot with the voice assistant feature. It allows you to access and control music, entertainment, and information like the weather. Smart assistant clocks that are compatible with other smart home devices can make it easy to control those other devices through the clock’s virtual assistant.
Time to go to bed? Just tell your smart assistant clock to turn off the lights connected to your smart home system.
● Smart Display Alarm Clocks
Smart display alarm clocks combine both audio and visual smart features. The Lenovo smart clock 2 is a prime example of this type of technology, as it has a touch screen to display visual media along with the full range of audio features you expect from a smart device.
These smart alarm devices can often function very similarly to a tablet device, in that you use the touch screen as the control panel. Smart clocks with touch screens can have apps for things like weather information, scheduling, music streaming, and even controlling other devices connected to your smart home.
● Docking Station Smart Clocks
People charge their smartphones and other devices on their nightstand while they sleep. Docking station alarm clocks conveniently organize your devices by offering a charging station for your phone.
The layout and design of smart devices in this category can vary. For example, lenovo smart clock 2 with wireless charging dock can actually detach itself from the power charging station when needed, allowing for more flexible use. Other docking station smart clocks may have the clock fixed onto the platform or built into it for design and functionality purposes.
● Light Smart Clocks
The main purpose of light smart clocks is to use light to wake people up more naturally as opposed to just an alarm sound or other audio. They can also emulate sunset to ease you into a more relaxed state before bed.
For clock models in this category, the light is the main attraction. As such, they often have a large bulb design to them that allows for it to project more light than more compact alarm clocks could. This design also has the added effect of taking on a similar shape as the rising or setting sun.
Light clocks often try to imitate sunlight, so they may use very unique light bulbs to do so. Some models even offer the ability to change the light to a wide range of different colors for the times you may want to set a certain relaxing or invigorating mood.
Genius Smart Clock Features from Lenovo
● Display Technology
If you want your smart alarm clock to feel truly smart, the type of display technology it uses is going to be an important feature to look at. Alarm clocks can offer a wide variety of smart features, so the type of screen it uses can vary across models.
The Lenovo smart clock essential, for instance, uses an LED display to visualize info like the time and other settings. On the other end of the spectrum, the Lenovo smart clock gen 2 has a dynamic touch screen that basically functions in the same way a tablet device does.
All people want the dynamic control and connectivity of a touch screen LCD display, while others may not need those features from a smart alarm clock.
● Wireless and Device Connectivity
Connectivity is a very personal decision when it comes to finding the right smart clock model for you. At minimum, your smart alarm device will need WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity so that you can pari ti with your devices and make use of any apps and other features that require a WiFi connection.
From there, smart clock devices will have different operating systems and smart assistant compatibility. The Lenovo smart clock 2 android 11 operating system is highly compatible with most other major devices, so you know you’ll be able to make the most out of its smart features.
If your home already has some smart home automation, you’ll want to make sure that your smart clock can integrate with it if you want to use it to do things like turn off the lights.
● Voice Assistant Pairing
One of the most popular and useful things about having a smart clock is making use of the voice commands through your virtual assistant. Just by speaking, you can set an alarm time, reminders, turn off the lights, play music, and much more.
Choosing a model with powerful smart assistant features like the Lenovo smart clock with google assistant can truly let you make the most conveniences of having a smart clock device. That’s what it’s all about, right?
Instead of having to use your phone and your alarm clock before bed and after waking up, the clock’s virtual assistant can really take care of what you need for you. The Lenovo smart clock with the google assistant can go so far as to help schedule out your day the next day or in the morning as you’re getting ready. That’s pretty smart.
● Sound Quality and Audio Features
With all of the Lenovo smart clock features at your fingertips, it’s easy to forget about one of the most essential parts of an alarm clock — the sound. Naturally, your smart clock is going to have more audio features to offer than just the loud buzzing of old analog alarm clocks.
If you want to wake up to your favorite music or fall asleep to your sleep playlist or a relaxing sleep meditation, make sure your clock device supports your streaming platform of choice. These smart clock users love when they can use voice commands to control audio playback from the clock.
Another thing to look at when it comes to sound is the speaker specs and sound quality. In the Lenovo smart clock with google assistant gray and charcoal designs, the speaker is so well integrated into the clock that you may not physically notice it’s there until you play something. You’ll definitely know it’s there after that — it’s music to the ears.
● Storage and Processing Speed
Although you’ll mainly be considering the features above when shopping for a smart clock, storage and processing speed are good things to keep in mind. This becomes more important for clocks with more advanced smart features. You also want to make sure that your device can keep up with what you need it to do.
Smart clocks by Lenovo all have high processing speed to power your device, so rest assured that your voice commands will be heard quickly, and your device’s touch screen will be super responsive. As for storage, smart clocks can have memory storage as well as flash storage.
The Countdown to a Smarter Routine Starts Now
● Developing a Healthy Sleep Routine
It’s incredible how much a smart clock can help people develop healthy sleeping habits. For one thing, smart clocks actually make you use your phone less before bed and after waking up in the morning. Given that most of what you need to do on the clock can be done using voice commands, you’ll have less exposure to screens (and distractions) right before bed.
Smart clocks also really expand the possibilities of how people fall asleep at night and wake up in the morning. Play your favorite sleep meditation to ease you into a deep slumber. Swap out the blaring alarm noise with soothing music in the morning. When you have options to really personalize your sleep-wake routines, you end up developing healthier ones.
As you fine-tune your perfect morning and evening routines, you can even program those actions into your clock so that it does it automatically for you, like clockwork.
● Complete Smart Home Connectivity
When it comes to using your smart clock device with your other connected home devices, that’s using your head. It’s so much more restful to be able to turn off or adjust the lights right from bed.
If it’s too hot or cold, tell your smart alarm clock to adjust the temperature on your smart thermostat. When you get that uncertain feeling about whether or not your locked the front door, give yourself peace of mind by having your clock double check it for you.
● Whatever Entertains Your Mind
Let your smart clock take care of your pre-bed and morning entertainment. Listen to a podcast, audiobook, meditation, or music as you wind down or get dressed for the day. Smart alarms like this are fantastic for entertaining a busy mind.
Remember something you need to do the following day? Ask your clock to remind you and add it to your schedule. Have your virtual assistant brief you on your day as you get ready. If you get one of those brilliant ideas as you’re falling asleep, tell your clock to create a note you can refer back to the next day.
Eye Opening Smart Clocks from Lenovo
Having the right smart clock in your home can open up so many possibilities when it comes to making everyday life easier. Lenovo smart clocks offer industry leading technology, features, and connectivity so you can do it all.
Sleek design is a given, too. Choose the color scheme for your Lenovo smart clock with google assistant - charcoal or gray - and its elevated design is sure to look great in any living space.