Keeps on Ticking: OhMiBod Brings Sex Tech to the Apple Watch
Control many pleasurable features from the comfort of your own wrist.
Have you ever been enjoying a state-of-the-art pleasure device—one that hums, strokes, vibrates, oscillates and/or does all of that and more—but wondered why the controls for all of these are limited to either your computer or smartphone?
Well, you’re not the only one.
But lucky for you, and all those other folks out there who keep thinking why we don’t have smart watch integration, some sex tech companies are bringing just that to their integrated devices.
Smartwatch fun from OhMiBod
The most recent one comes from OhMiBod, the makers of a wide range of respected pleasure products targeted at couples and women.
Unfortunately, the details are a bit scant but it’s pretty much safe to say that it will function very much like it’s smartphone cousin: allowing users to select preset vibrational patterns, create their own by hand—or possibly even allowing users to use their own voices to do the same.
Keeping with speculations based on the idea that it will work like their smartphone app, the SmartWatch should equally be able to be used with all of Ohmibod’s products, with perhaps the exception of the Lovelife and ClubVibe devices.
Talk dirty to me, Alexa
But manual control is only part of what’s coming. By using the watches pulse rate monitoring function users will also be able to set the app to increase or decrease its intensive to match their heart rate.
The next step beyond smartwatches is to cut out the physical middleman and go straight to voice control.
OhMiBod is on this as well: they are working on a way to integrate their products with Alexa Skill, so someday, if you have that Amazon smart home hub, you’ll be able to tell your integrated OhMiBod devices to turn you on—and then some.
Lovense sees the future
But OhmiBod isn’t the only developer who has seen the potential in linking their products to smartwatches. Back in 2015, Lovense ran an Indiegogo campaign for their own Apple Watch app that would give its users a way to control their Lush Bullet Vibe—allowing for some surreptitious erotic play.
While the Lovense campaign page is still up, according to the last update they’d been having problems with Apple regarding their Apple Watch app—and any integration with it and their products is missing from their site. The smartphone version, however, is still available to download and use.
It’s going to come
Despite these headaches with folks like Apple, it’s clear that one day—hopefully very soon—integration with smartwatches, and smartphone systems, is simply a matter of time. For one thing, it could boost sales of both erotic devices as well as the tech that would make using them much more pleasant—and exciting. Money, as they say, always talks.
There’s also the bigger issue: sex tech controlled via smartwatches, and especially via voice commands, could bring their use to those with disabilities. This would give so many people access to erotic pleasure and happiness they might not otherwise be able to easily attain.
People with vision or mobility challenges, for instance, could have access through their own voices; or via a smaller, more comfortable smartwatch interface. The heart rate function could also be critical for those who might want to experience arousal but who also have heart or circulatory concerns.
The same could even be created for those with neuromuscular or neurological issues: a watch being able to keep tabs in case of distress as well as delivering pleasure in safe as well as arousing ways.
But, like said, this is just a matter of time: eventually money will speak louder than prudery—but, more than this, manufacturers might actually come to understand and accept that allowing this ease of use is the right thing to do.