Best tech deals for springtime smart home devices
Check out the deals we have found on the essential smart devices every smart home should have this spring.
As the weather gets warmer each spring and we spend more time outside, there is no better time to add to or upgrade your smart home devices. GearBrain has compiled some of the best deals on seven essential smart devices that can help you save money, protect the environment and enhance your health. (Note: we will update this article throughout the season to provide the most up-to-date deals available for you. Last updated 4/14/23)
Get 25% off any Belkin dock, hub or adapter
As Spring is upon us, Belkin offers 25% off Belkin docks, power banks, and Wemo favorites. Whether you want to get Mom a 3-in-one MagSafe charger, Bluetooth speaker, a Wemo smart plug, or cool earbuds, Belkin has many great deals. Just visit Belkin's site and use code DOCKA23 when checking out to get your 25% discount any dock, hub or adapter.
Reolink's Spring Sale - Buy and Get Promotion
Reolink is running several Spring sales. We found a "Buy and Get Promotion" featuring their Reolink TrackMix WiFi4K Dual-Lens PTZ Camera with Motion Tracking. This smart security camera comes with Wide-Angle & Telephoto Lenses, a Dual View, Dual Tracking, 4K 8MP Ultra HD resolution, and works on either a 2.4 or 5Ghz Dual-Band WiFi connection. The camera has a $394.99 MSRP, but you can get 20% off ($315.99).
If you buy two of these Reolink cameras, you will receive 19% off Reolink Floodlight WiFi Version. Click on the buy button below to learn more.
Nautilus U616 Bike
Need a new smart stationary bike to get ready for the summer? Nautilus is running a special sale for their U616 Upright Bike. The U616 is the company's top-of-the-line stationary bike that delivers a super smooth ride yet shakes things up with dozens of workout programs. It works on a Bluetooth connection, and app-based tools help make your training more enjoyable and effective.
The company offers $250 off the Nautilus U616 bike with no code necessary. The sales event runs through 5/31/23
Schwinn IC3 Bike
If you grew up riding a Schwinn and are looking for an excellent smart stationary bike, check out Schwinn's IC3 Bike. The IC3 Bike provides a high-energy, low-impact training experience that makes you feel like you're riding through rolling hills. With a generous LCD console, wireless heart rate monitoring, a 40-pound flywheel, and infinitely variable resistance, this Bike offers serious value for the serious cyclist. Bring better health into your life by bringing the Schwinn® IC3 into your home.
The company offers free shipping with orders until the end of May 2023. No coupon is necessary. Just click on the link below to take advantage of this Spring Tech deal.
Afloia Air Purifiers for Home Large Room
Looking for a good reliable smart air purifier that works with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant smart speakers? Then check out this smart air purifier by Afloia, the Afloia Air Purifiers for Home Large Room. It can keep the air clean in rooms as big as 1076 square feet. It stands 17 inches tall and is 7.5 inches wide. Using your smartphone and home network (2.4 GHz Wi-Fi connection), connect to the free Afloia app (iOS and Android) to set schedules to clean the air every 2, 4, or 8 hours. Or customize when you want your air cleaned.
Afloia Air Purifiers for Home Large Room costs $159.99 but is on sale for $99.99 on Amazon, an 38% discount.
The Airthings Wave Mini and Airthings smartphone appGearBrain
With the spring season comes allergies. One of the best smart devices to help you during allergy season is a smart air monitor, which reads levels of toxins and chemicals (VOCs) in your home, along with humidity and temperature. You can also use smart air monitors to keep an eye on mold and help ensure the air quality in a room is at the optimum level. Airthings Wave Mini is a viable smart air monitor selling for $79 on Amazon.
There are a few deals we found on Amazon that can work for your smart home's sprinkler system.
Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller, 3rd Generation, comes in either eight or 16-zone configurations. They are compatible with Hyperlocal Weather Intelligence Plus, Rain, Freeze, and Wind Skip. Users can easily program and control their sprinklers from their smartphones (iOS and Android). What we like most about Rachio is its integrations with the top smart-home platforms, including Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Nest, and IFTTT. This is what makes it the most connected controller on the market.
Rachio is leveraging its partnership with Ecologi, an environmental organization that has funded the planting of over 60 million trees worldwide, to plant a tree for every Rachio device sold on Rachio.com during the month of April. Their Earth Week Sale will run from April 16th to April 22nd.
Here are a few deals we found for smart video doorbells. These smart home security devices can help you see who is coming close to your front door during the day or in the dark of night. They can also alert you when someone might be lurking around the outside of your home. And it you want, these smart home devices can help you scare these unwanted visitors away whether you are home or not. Check out these special offers:
Every home needs security lights — but every smart home needs a smart video doorbell. These smart devices are excellent security devices, which allow you to see, hear and speak with unwanted visitors at your door in real-time and from anywhere. Some smart video doorbells work with smart speaker displays like the Echo Show or Google Nest Hub. This integration allows another device to access the floodlight cam and see what's happening outside your home. We found a good Ring Deal for you. You can get Ring Video Doorbell Wired on Amazon for only $64.99 and the Ring Video Doorbell Wired with Ring Chime for $79.99).
Special deal on Amazon for Arlo Essential Wired Video Doorbell
Another good manufacturer of smart video doorbells and security cameras is Arlo, and their Arlo Essential Wired Video Doorbell is on sale for only $79.99, 40% off. This smart video doorbell comes with HD Video, a 180° Field of View, Night Vision, 2 Way Talk, and easy DIY Installation. It does require existing electrical wiring with a voltage between 16V AC and 24V AC and a 10VA. And the Arlo doorbell will work with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Samsung SmartThings, and Apple HomeKit-enabled devices.
Smart Wi-Fi Outdoor/Indoor plugs are used to control outside lights year around.GearBrain
Check out the following smart outdoor plug deals we found on Amazon and a few other smart home retailers.
We usually hear about smart plugs controlling holiday lights, but they can be used year-round. These smart plugs are waterproof and work on a long Wi-Fi range, some up to 300 feet. They can operate landscape lighting, swimming pool pumps, and other outdoor appliances. You can control them with an app or voice control using Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. One of the best deals is for the Kasa Smart Outdoor Smart Plug (KP400). It does not require a hub, works with Alexa, Google Assistant, and IFTTT, and is currently available for $28) on Amazon.
Cync’s new outdoor smart plug is a smart plug that works either inside or outside your smart home on a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi connection. Once connected to your home Wi-Fi network, you can easily control any device you plug into the outdoor plug. You can turn devices on and off or set scenes and schedules from anywhere using the Cync app. You can also use your voice with an Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant-enabled device. No hub is required. (Check out our full review to learn more.)
We found Cync Outdoor Smart Plug on sale on Amazon and Walmart for the same price, $18 (40% off.)
AcuRite Wireless 5-in-1 Home Weather Station
Want to know the exact weather conditions right outside your door? With the AcuRite Iris (5-in-1) Weather Station Display, Remote Monitoring of Temperature, Humidity, and Wind Speed/Direction (01544M), you can access your weather data using the company's AcuRite PC Connect, which links to your computer. This professional weather station can provide rain and rainfall history, wind speed and direction, outdoor and indoor temperatures, barometric pressure, and high and low record temperatures. It's currently on Amazon for only $120, 37% off
If you are unsure if any of these smart devices will work with your current smart home setup, head over to The GearBrain, our free compatibility find engine, which can help solve this problem. Please tell us what smart devices you already have in your smart home, and The GearBrain can help you determine if these smart devices — or any other smart device — are compatible. It's that simple.
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