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Voice-Controlled Yard Assistants

Troy-Bilt's Amazon Alexa Skill Offers Helpful Lawn Care Tips

— June 6, 2018 — Art & Design
Outdoor power equipment manufacturer Troy-Bilt just launched its first-ever Amazon Alexa skill, called 'Ask Troy-Bilt,' which gives consumers the chance to use the voice recognition tool as their very own smart yard assistant.

The free voice-activated skill is useful for pointing out the best times at which to mow the lawn, based off of a user's user's Google calendar schedule, local weather forecasts, as well as personal preferences. Once the skill for Amazon Alexa is able to pick up on a user's preferences, it will automatically add "Time to mow with Troy-Bilt" to one's calendar. The user will also receive a text message reminder to carry out the chore, or a notification if the event should be rescheduled based on calendar updates or inclement weather.
Trend Themes
1. Smart Yard Assistants - The rise of voice-activated smart yard assistants like Troy-Bilt's Amazon Alexa skill is disrupting the lawn care industry by providing personalized lawn care tips and reminders.
2. Integration of Voice Recognition Technology - The integration of voice recognition technology into outdoor power equipment is creating new opportunities for convenience and ease of use in the lawn care market.
3. Automation in Lawn Care - The automation of lawn care tasks through voice-controlled assistants is revolutionizing the way homeowners take care of their outdoor spaces.
Industry Implications
1. Outdoor Power Equipment - The outdoor power equipment industry can benefit from incorporating voice recognition technology into their products to provide a more seamless and user-friendly experience for consumers.
2. Smart Home Technology - The rise of voice-controlled yard assistants highlights the potential for smart home technology to expand into the outdoor space, offering new possibilities for interconnected and automated systems.
3. Digital Assistants - Digital assistant platforms like Amazon Alexa are finding new applications in the lawn care industry, presenting opportunities for further integration and innovation.
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