Samsung  Smartthings Hub V2 - £49.99 at Amazon - Prime Exclusive
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Samsung Smartthings Hub V2 - £49.99 at Amazon - Prime Exclusive

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Found 15th Nov
For those that can't get it from Argos.

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How is this better than the Xiaomi Multifunctional Gateway? Genuine question, as the latter is£13 cheaper(from China) with loads of other goodies bundles with it. Aren't they both Zigbee bridges or does this Samsung do something else?

Rastafari5 m ago

How is this better than the Xiaomi Multifunctional Gateway? Genuine …How is this better than the Xiaomi Multifunctional Gateway? Genuine question, as the latter is £13 cheaper (from China) with loads of other goodies bundles with it. Aren't they both Zigbee bridges or does this Samsung do something else?


Please someone correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the Xiaomi hub locked into only working with Xiaomi sensors/devices, where's SmartThings can work with these and a whole lot more?

Personally I'd chose SmartThings purely for the huge community it has behind it. And I don't have to use the dodgy Xiaomi app
Edited by: "Turret" 15th Nov

Is the ST hub able to replace the Hue hub in all functions?

There's a whole community forum of developers behind the Samsung

The Samsung starter kit can be had for£99 at maplin... Spotted a deal posted today

Turret12 m ago

Please someone correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the Xiaomi hub locked …Please someone correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the Xiaomi hub locked into only working with Xiaomi sensors/devices, where's SmartThings can work with these and a whole lot more?Personally I'd chose SmartThings purely for the huge community it has behind it. And I don't have to use the dodgy Xiaomi app


Correct however the Xiaomi devices don't play too nicely with the Smartthings hub

If you want to know more about what this actually does, I'd see my overview in this thread:

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XEntity17 m ago

If you want to know more about what this actually does, I'd see my …If you want to know more about what this actually does, I'd see my overview in this thread:https://www.hotukdeals.com/comments/permalink/32347292


I was just reading an article that says it does require a bit of fiddling to get the two brands to pair up but once they are they work perfectly with no stability issues.

Rastafari there's talk on the difference on the previous (£99)SmartThings deal. I'd suggest spending some time googling around though before making the plunge!
Edited by: "Turret" 15th Nov

SupeR1301 h, 29 m ago

Correct however the Xiaomi devices don't play too nicely with the …Correct however the Xiaomi devices don't play too nicely with the Smartthings hub


Not true in my expedience. I have 40 odd xiaomi sensors that work perfectly with the Smartthings hub. And the stuff is less conspicuous too.

I use Xiaomi door/window and motion sensors with my smarthub without issue.

many thanks for posting missed this last time, wanted a couple as gifts. a little nervous reading that the v2 is more unreliable than the v1 though, I have the v1 which works pretty well, but apparently the v2 has issues with local processing, hoping that doesnt cause too many issues
Edited by: "nascent" 15th Nov

For all those who have been reading the Xiaomi posts, I still say the Smartthings hub paired with the promo price Xiaomi sensors is a no brainer. You get a hub for £50 that will also read Zwave devices, link in with alexa etc, and a decent warranty. For the price of a single Samsung sensor you could get 5 Xiaomi sensors. And more choice.

If I have an Amazon Echo Plus, can I do away with the need for one of these?

Can somebody give me examples of how they use this in their household please? Struggling to see if I need one or not

Rastafari13 h, 40 m ago

How is this better than the Xiaomi Multifunctional Gateway? Genuine …How is this better than the Xiaomi Multifunctional Gateway? Genuine question, as the latter is £13 cheaper (from China) with loads of other goodies bundles with it. Aren't they both Zigbee bridges or does this Samsung do something else?


There's some kind of scheduling ability with the Xiaomi, but it's an unintelligible mess of partially translated Chinese menus.
I've set mine up to run the doorbell so I get phone alerts for that, but I also get random unrelated messages in Chinese that that appear to be just marketing spam.

From what I've read, the Samsung is at least all in English and is more sophisticated in what it can do.

crazymonkey13 h, 1 m ago

If I have an Amazon Echo Plus, can I do away with the need for one of …If I have an Amazon Echo Plus, can I do away with the need for one of these?



This, please enlighten me as well

crazymonkey18 h, 35 m ago

If I have an Amazon Echo Plus, can I do away with the need for one of …If I have an Amazon Echo Plus, can I do away with the need for one of these?


I'm no expert on these devices as I haven't actually got mine yet but as far as I'm aware if the devices you are going to use are ZigBee then the Echo Plus should be able to handle them without the SmartThings Hub, however if you want to include ZWave devices into your smart home then they will not work with the Echo Plus as it doesn't include a ZWave hub so you would need one of these (or another ZWave compatible hub).

I was going to get an Echo Plus but I was annoyed that they didn't reduce the price, so for a little more money (£19.98) I ended up buying 3 2nd Gen Echo devices instead of 1 Echo Plus. I am going to get one of these hubs to go with the Echos which should give me the best of both worlds.

How is the V2 better than the V1 hub (which I own)?
Is it worth upgrading?

Can anyone recommend some SmartThings compatible in-wall light switches to replace my existing ones?

I want to replace two 1-gang switches for the front and back lights so I can activate them as we approach the house. I've been looking for some basic Z-Wave switches without dimming function, but that doesn't seem to be a thing.

AndySX16th Nov

Can anyone recommend some SmartThings compatible in-wall light switches to …Can anyone recommend some SmartThings compatible in-wall light switches to replace my existing ones?I want to replace two 1-gang switches for the front and back lights so I can activate them as we approach the house. I've been looking for some basic Z-Wave switches without dimming function, but that doesn't seem to be a thing.


maybe these. they're Alexa compatible, so should be accessible via ST too.
uk specced square box, not euro round box.
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mcek4 h, 43 m ago

maybe these. they're Alexa compatible, so should be accessible via ST …maybe these. they're Alexa compatible, so should be accessible via ST too.uk specced square box, not euro round box.https://www.itead.cc/sonoff-t1.html


Thanks mcek,

I saw a thread about them on the SmartThings hub, it looked like one of the members was writing a module to allow the hub to communicate with them but was having issues with authentication or something.

They're nice and cheap tho.
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