Published on October 20th, 2016 | by The GC Team0
Candy launches washing machine range incorporating NFC technology
Candy has announced the launch of Candy Smart, an intelligent connected washing machine range that uses Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to connect wirelessly between the user’s smartphone and their appliance using the Candy Smart app.
The technology and the Candy Smart app work together to provide users with information including energy usage reports and health check diagnostic information. It also guides them to the most efficient and cost-effective cycles and provides instant access to the instruction manual.
Steve Macdonald, marketing director of Candy’s freestanding division, commented: “Our NFC-enabled Candy Smart range offers a whole host of benefits to consumers and retailers alike. In a showroom environment it has the potential to really stand out, especially if the retailer is able to effectively demonstrate its key features, such as voice assistance and programme downloads.
“Consumers are constantly seeking value for money, and the added functionality of this model really sets it apart when comparing it to washing machines in the same price bracket. The user can even download new washing cycles for their machine should they need to – it’s a machine that evolves with the family that uses it.”
The Candy Smart range comes in 8kg, 9kg and 10kg capacities and all models boast an A+++ energy rating and 16 wash programmes, including a 59-min full load cycle.
The appliances can also be operated in the traditional way and come with a free 10-year parts and two-year labour warranty.