SEOUL, Apr. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean telecom provider LG Uplus has teamed up with Novita, the bidet maker with the largest market share in the country, to release a new bidet that comes with IoT technology, the mobile network announced yesterday.
The new bidet, scheduled to be released next month, is the first in South Korea to be equipped with IoT technology. Using Wi-Fi, users are able to control their bidet system and change settings including temperature, water spray strength and bidet nozzles, through the LG Uplus home IoT service platform ‘IoT@Home’.
When filters need changing or nozzles need cleaning, push notifications are sent via the mobile app, directing users to the online shopping mall ‘IoT Shop’ where bidet accessories can be purchased.
According to LG Uplus, the new bidet to be released in collaboration with Novita is capable of warning users who sit on the toilet for too long, a position some medical experts say is unhealthy.
The new IoT bidet will send an alarm message that reads “get off the toilet” to users via the connected app to help maintain good health and break bad habits.
The new high-tech bidet is set to go on sale next month, and will be available at LG Uplus and Novita stores as well as other online retailers including 11st and Auction.