Ambi Climate, the world’s first AI-enhanced air conditioner controller created by HK-based IoT startup, Ambi Labs, is now integrated with Siri Shortcuts. The new integration enables Apple users to control their air conditioners or heat pumps with personalized voice commands using the popular iOS voice assistant, Siri. It also means that Ambi Climate is now compatible with the three leading voice assistants on the market, including Amazon Alexa and Google Home.
With the capabilities of Apple iOS 12, Ambi Climate offers three ready-to-use shortcuts: “Set Comfort Mode” which turns on the air conditioner; “Set Off Mode” which turns off the air conditioner; and providing comfort feedbacks （”A Bit Cold”, “A Bit Warm” and “Comfy”) that auto-adjust settings. Unlike other smart speaker solutions, Siri Shortcut also allows users to record customized voice phrases and voice control their air conditioners at any time from anywhere via Internet accessibility – not just from the home.
Siri Shortcut integration has further elevated Ambi Climate as a paradigm-changing smart home device that provides users with effortless yet advanced access to personalized comfort and energy sustainability.
“Ambi Climate has undoubtedly succeeded in redefining AC usage from something that focuses on temperature alone, to being a balanced system of carefully considered comfort,” said Ambi Labs CEO, Julian Lee. “By adding Siri Shortcut to our growing list of features, we have increased convenience even further, allowing all users to seamlessly integrate intuitive voice-controlled comfort features into their everyday routine.”
Available on iOS 12 or later, Siri Shortcuts is activated from the Siri & Search option in iPhone/iPad settings or through the Shortcuts app. Users will need to upgrade their Ambi Climate app to version 2.5.0. or later.
Ambi Climate was born out of a simple need to solve the common comfort problems encountered by many while using the ACs. A series of consumer interviews conducted by Ambi Labs in countries including Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and Australia revealed that users frequently struggle to maintain an ideal temperature when using traditional ACs. Issues such as waiting a long time for hot rooms to cool down, waking up to an overly cold bedroom or dealing with indoor temperature fluctuations caused by changing weather conditions are common.
Since its inception in 2012, Ambi Climate has proved a popular smart home accessory in more than 40 countries worldwide, boosting comfort and virtually eliminating overcooling and overheating for users, resulting in up to 30% savings on energy consumption.
About Ambi Labs
Ambi Labs is an IoT startup founded & headquartered in Hong Kong. Inspired by the concept of “Ambient Intelligence”, we believe that truly smart technology is intuitive and seamless; fading into the background and augmenting the user’s lifestyle. We believe that the promise of IoT can only be fully realized through the application of AI – many IoT devices today inundate the user with data, and only allow simple, rule-based control. Through AI we are able to unlock the insights from the data and offer delightfully intelligent appliances.