Some power tools now comes with apps so that for instance the battery drill can talk to the cell phone. I fear I might be becoming an old smurf, but my brain cell struggles with the entire concept. I can't help but just think of one big question: Why? ...... Is this just the first step to save money by moving user interface and controls from the actual tools to the smurfing cell phone?
I have never really had any problems determining this for myself with a variable speed trigger and years of experience with the way I need the drill to "Feel" and sound while doing the work.
If its not broken,why fix it?
For user point of view hard to see immediatelly benefits. But for manufacturer benefits are clear. They can get data how they products are used. I think this is the main driver for this development. Get data. Then it is easier to plan new products.
This! Data is the new gold. Also the more electronics you put in tool, the earlier it breaks. So of course you gotta buy a new one sooner.
Seems like most people today are fine with that.Why would they buy it otherwise?
An anti-theft feature would be nice, once paired with an account, tool check in with your phone every set period, and disable itself permanently (until successful check in) if unable to do so.