Smartphone Apps That Make Your Life Easier
From the garden and the gym to tracking your luggage at the airport, here are three tech-inspired ways to make life easier.
1 For the garden: Koubachi Plant Sensor
Hectic daily schedules may mean regular garden maintenance might slip your mind. Enter the Koubachi – a Wi-Fi-enabled plant sensor that gives your blooms a voice by sending data to your iPhone via the free app. Just stick the sensor in your potted plant or opt for the outdoor version for your garden. Then, Koubachi employs a soil moisture sensor and technology that detects ambient temperature to determine whether your plants are overheating or thirsty – and you’ll know right away. (www.koubachi.com; compatible with iOS (Apple) devices)
2 For fitness: Fitbit Flex
A tech-inspired way to monitor your daily regimen on your own is with the Fitbit Flex. This wireless, waterproof wristband records all your activity – from calories burned to how many steps you’ve taken – and relays the data to your smartphone, allowing you to set and track your fitness goals. And at the end of the day, when it’s time to hit the sack, the Fitbit Flex grades the quality of your sleep with its Flex tracker technology. ( www.fitbit.com; compatible with iPhone and select Android devices)