Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for the Connected Home, 2015

Published: 23 July 2015

ID: G00274249

Analyst(s): Fernando Elizalde


The connected home is changing how householders interact with technology. This Hype Cycle will help technology providers and enterprises assess levels of risk and maturity, and understand technology trends and opportunities in this market.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Smart Dust
    • Licensing and Entitlement Management
    • Smart Mirrors
    • Ambient Experiences
    • Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
    • 802.11ah
    • Connected Home
    • TV App Platforms
  • At the Peak
    • Home Automation
    • Personal Health Tracking Devices
    • Wide-Area IoT Networks
    • Smart Locks
    • Wearables
    • Smart Thermostats
    • Consumer Smart Appliances
    • Home Energy Management/Consumer Energy Management
    • Mobile Sports and Fitness Ecosystems
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Home-Area Network
    • Personal Cloud
    • Intelligent Lighting
    • Wireless Music Systems for the Home
    • Customer Gateways
    • Wi-Fi Direct
    • Video Visits
    • Ambient Displays
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Bluetooth 4
    • Connected Televisions
    • Home Health Monitoring
    • Internet Video
    • Gesture Control
    • TV Companion Screen Apps
    • Over-the-Top Set-Top Boxes
    • ZigBee
    • 802.11ac Wave 1
    • Location- and Condition-Sensing Technologies
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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