With 2018 already in full swing, technological advances are bringing amazing innovations to the bluetooth smart market. Look out for smarter, better, faster, stronger devices, wearable tech for your health, and even makeovers for our remotes. New year, new trends. Let’s see what’s in store for us in 2018.

Better Remotes: Control in the Palm of Your…Voice

Remotes are a part of our lives. They allow us to control everything from our heat, to our TVs, to our lights. Instead of pushing buttons to change the TV channel or adjust the temperature in our homes, we’re going to be able to just ask. We’ve already got Alexa, but now more companies are jumping on board to give us voice controlled remotes. We’re now looking at palm-sized remotes that can sit anywhere in the room and still understand your commands, even if you’re a few feet away. Soon you’ll be able to turn your lights on and off by simply waving your hands, but for now, you’re voice is all it takes.

Sleep Tech: Snooze Your Way to Better Health

Wearable tech is something the health industry has been embracing in the last few years, but now, you can embrace it while you catch some Z’s. Sleep tech will be all the rage this year because we’ll be able to track our snooze habits without having to do anything except sleep. Soon we’ll be able to discover medical conditions like sleep apnea and other breathing issues simply by wearing a small piece of tech to bed. Smart beds are coming too, which will make finding your sleep number a breeze.

Charging Through the Air: Power Your Phone Without Plugging It in

Charging your phone without a power cord or dock? Look for wireless charging as 2018 rolls on. With electricity being sent through the airwaves, you’ll be able to charge your phone without plugging it in or placing it on a charging dock. But don’t throw away your chargers, as this technology isn’t widely available on the smart market yet.

Wireless Kitchen: The Future of Cooking

We can’t all be Food Network stars, but with the wireless kitchen coming to the smart market this year, we’ll be able to equip our homes with appliances that tell us when we’re out of milk. Furthermore, the kitchen will feature counter surfaces that double as cooktops and smart tech that doesn’t need to be plugged in. Imagine being able to run your coffee maker, microwave and slow cooker at the same time, without having to deal with blown fuses or a mess of power cords everywhere?

The ever expanding bluetooth smart market will only get better with time. With the technological advances 2018 is bringing us, I can’t help but ask, can flying cars be far behind?