NEW YORK– Online mattress retailer Eight said that all of its smart sleep-tech products will now integrate with the Amazon Echo and Dot via an Alexa skill. The company’s recently expanded Smart Mattress collection and non-wearable Smart Mattress Cover will be enabled for voice control commands thanks to the new skill via the Amazon Alexa app, officials said.
“With more than 10 million Amazon Echo and Dot users, we saw a demand for a seamless smart home experience to be brought also to the bedroom,” said Matteo Franceschetti, CEO of Eight. “Eight is leading the sleep industry into the era of personalized and optimized sleep, and our integration with Alexa was a natural progression for our products. By adding this capability, we are offering customers a fully integrated sleep system that fits unintrusively into their lives.”
Eight’s new Mars+ is a smart bedding offering.
Through the Eight skill for Alexa, users can use simple conversational commands and questions, such as, “Alexa, how did I sleep last night?” and “Alexa, what’s my sleep score?” to gather data from their Eight products without scrolling through a phone screen. They can also control bed temperature on their Eight Smart Mattress through commands such as “Alexa, warm up the left side of the bed,” or as simple as “Alexa, my bed is too cold,” creating the most seamless sleep experience available, the company said.