Faucet and plumbing manufacturer Moen has unveiled a digital showering system with Wi-Fi and mobile connectivity that allow users to control and personalize their bathing experience in countless ways.
U by Moen is so easy that the manufacturer says homeowners can create their ideal showering experience with the push of a button.
“As consumers, our desire to be connected is growing every day,” says Andy Conroy, senior director, wholesale marketing, Moen. “Whether it’s connectivity with our home heating and cooling, sound or lighting systems, technology is making it easier than ever to wirelessly control. At Moen, we thought – why not connected water? How can we improve the overall experience with water by adding the benefit of smart technology?”
U by Moen comes with a digital valve that offers precise, thermostatic temperature control, enabling the user to connect up to four shower devices (including showerheads, handshowers, and body sprays). The Wi-Fi-connected digital shower controller features a 5-inch LCD screen that provides feedback on the shower status through on-screen messaging and notifications.
The product allows users to set their desired water temperature, allowing between 60 and 120 degrees. “As they change the water temperature, the color of the screen will evolve from light blue, dark blue, purple, orange and red indicating the system is warming up or cooling down to reach the desired water temperature,” the company says. “When the shower is ready, the screen will turn white and provide an on-screen notification and signal with a tone.”
U by Moen also comes with a smartphone app that gives users the ability to create up to 12 personalized presets, including name, greeting, outlets, temperature, shower timer, and notifications. Homeowners can create their personalized shower experience from within the app, but they also can fully control the shower from their smartphones—including turning on the shower, changing temperature, and turn outlets on and off with the push of a button.
The smartphone app is available as a free download from both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.