In 2000, LG launched the world’s first Internet refrigerator, from which the smart refrigerator began to enter the public’s vision. In 2014, the development of smart refrigerator accelerated. Now, the development of smart refrigerator is more diversified, but the market promotion is slow, and the industry development has entered the platform period. Industry online data show that by 2018, the sales volume of smart refrigerators accounted for 8.6% of the total sales volume.

At present, Haier, Rongsheng, Midea, LG, boxy home appliances, Samsung, Meiling, Skyworth, Xinfei and other enterprises have laid out smart refrigerators, and Internet enterprises Suning and Xiaomi have also come to take a share. Let’s take a look at the features of the smart refrigerator:

Traditional enterprises:

Haier Xinchu smart refrigerator: smart large screen, voice interaction, recipe recommendation, Encyclopedia of ingredients, traceability of ingredients, ingredient management, one click purchase, audio-visual entertainment, full space preservation technology

Midea smart refrigerator: invisible touch screen, human-computer interaction, 5m remote voice recognition, intelligent image recognition, database upgrade, scene food health intelligent management system, large capacity fresh space

SKYWORTH smart refrigerator: IPS touch screen, full voice interaction, food material purchase, food material management, menu recommendation, shopping, audio-visual entertainment, Xiaowei ai artificial intelligence system, i-geek full DC double frequency conversion technology, the second generation ACS air purification system

Panasonic smart refrigerator: LED touch screen, independent multi space design, independent freezing chamber and fresh freezing chamber, humanized design of overhead compressor, high-strength slide rail, silver ion antibacterial and level 1 energy consumption

Internet companies:

Yunmi smart refrigerator: large touch screen, voice interaction, online food menu, artificial intelligence system, refrigerator shopping, sterilization and deodorization, video and entertainment, family control center, remote control of mobile app

Suning small BIU smart refrigerator: class I energy efficiency, high efficiency frequency conversion, 468l large capacity, air cooling and frost free, intelligent temperature control, and can be operated through Suning smart app

By comparing the functional technologies of several smart refrigerators, it is found that the development of smart refrigerators is mainly based on the traditional refrigerators, building a network system, intelligently inputting food materials, analyzing the storage status of food materials and reminding the expiration of food materials, so as to ensure the edible quality of food materials and reduce waste; Link the mall to purchase food materials more conveniently; Provide recipes so that users can make delicious meals more conveniently; In addition, it also provides audio-visual entertainment facilities to make cooking not boring and more interesting.

In order to make the smart refrigerator bigger and better, the following points are particularly important:

Refrigeration and preservation technology has always been the top priority in the development of refrigerator industry, and intelligent refrigerator is no exception. For example, Haier smart refrigerator is equipped with full space preservation technology, and Skyworth smart refrigerator is escorted by i-geek full DC double frequency conversion technology and the second generation ACS air purification system. All enterprises need to continuously strengthen the research and development of fresh-keeping technology to continue to extend the edible period of food materials.

Realize voice interaction, realize the query of home appliance control or family information in one sentence, and recognize faces and food materials. Of course, if it can be developed into a smart refrigerator with active service as the core in the future, it will be recognized by more users.

At present, a variety of intelligent platforms are emerging in the cross-border integration of science and technology, the Internet and big data. The convenience and complete functions of the intelligent platform also affect the sales of intelligent refrigerators to a certain extent. For example, Haier launched the U + platform and Midea launched the m-smart platform.

In order to be smart, it is more important to have a set of supervision and protection system to protect privacy. The leakage of family privacy is far more serious than the leakage of personal privacy. At present, the enterprise does not take the safety of smart refrigerator as a publicity focus, but as a smart refrigerator enterprise, it must have a perfect commodity development process with product safety content. Only in this way, users can choose the smart refrigerator with more peace of mind.

Let the refrigerator become a mall, and users can buy all kinds of goods without leaving home. The smart refrigerator should not only manage the ingredients in the refrigerator, such as the reminder of expired ingredients and remind users to buy in time when there are too few ingredients, but also provide users with all kinds of choices, which is more convenient for users’ life.

Providing users with audio-visual entertainment is also icing on the cake. Most smart refrigerators are equipped with touch screens, which can find rich audio-visual resources. When cooking, listen to your favorite songs, and cooking life becomes interesting.

Nowadays, refrigerators have already become a necessity for families, and the purchase of smart refrigerators should not only facilitate life and add fun to life; And not divulging family privacy is also an important topic of intelligent products.

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