The first smart mirror you can actually buy focuses on your flaws
Daily photos of your face are meant to flag problems with your skin.
The mirror is more cutesy than the futuristic thanks to its pink accents. It houses a 14-inch LCD screen and has a camera sitting in the middle of a ring flash, which helps light your face for better images. The mirror snaps a picture of your face every day to analyze your wrinkles, dark spots, dark circles, red spots and pores. The idea is to track how your skin changes over time, and flag your so-called problems so you can take "early measures to improve upon your skin and achieve your beauty goals.""
In addition, The mirror will play tutorial videos on proper skin-care techniques (because there's a right way to wash your face!), stream music from Spotify and show you the weather forecast and UV index for the day. You can also tell it the types of beauty products you use, so it can determine whether they've been effective in treating your target areas..
In fact, most of your interactions with The mirror will involve the camera or the motion detector below the screen. Wave your hand to the right to slide to the next screen, and move your hand up or down to navigate options. You can press the physical buttons on the mirror's right edge to toggle brightness, speaker volume or mode (which turns the screen off, leaving behind a basic mirror). The gestures mean you don't need to touch the display, so you won't smear the glass and obstruct your view. You can also use voice commands to control the device, although the functions here are somewhat limited. You'll always have to say the trigger phrase ("Hi Mirror, listen") before speaking a command, and the system doesn't yet understand contextual follow-up questions..
The camera also allows for some security features. The mirror won't start its operating system unless it recognizes your face. That's mostly helpful only if you're sensitive about your complexion and don't want guests or family members snooping around and finding your facial data, because there isn't any really confidential info stored on the mirror..
The company also makes a smart scale that can be paired with the mirror which will measure your body weight and fat percentage, and send that information to the mirror (and your phone)..
Setting up the mirror requires some assembly, but it should install on most walls.