Xiaomi Aqara Temperature Humidity Sensor for £4.12 Delivered using code @ Gearbest
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Xiaomi Aqara Temperature Humidity Sensor for £4.12 Delivered using code @ Gearbest

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Found 24th Oct
Handy little device this, perfect for remotely monitoring a room temperature etc, possibly for a nursery or just your living room.

Use code 'AqaraUK' at checkout to receive discounted price.


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Main Features:
The Xiaomi Aqara temperature humidity sensor can monitor the temperature, humidity and atmospheric pressure, and can either then make changes to the environment of sending a notification to your phone via the APP. With the ability of matching with other Xiaomi smart devices such as gateway remote control, smart outlet, versatile controller, etc. this sensor is able to help you create a smart home. What is more, this smart sensor is easy to control the temperature and humidity change by viewing the data according to historical records.

Main Features:
Wireless connection: ZigBee
Real-time and historical records
Multiple application: can connect to Aqara smart devices or other ZigBee devices
Automatically alarm if the temperature, humidity and atmospheric pressure are abnormal
Detects the temperature, humidity and atmospheric pressure condition
Powered by a CR2032 button cell ( included )
Please download APP "Xiaomi Smart Home" from the Apple Store or Google Play
Temperature detection range: -20 - 60 Deg.C ( + / - 0.3 Deg.C )
Humidity detection range: 0 - 100pct RH ( + / - 0.3pct )
Atmospheric pressure detection range: 30 - 110KPa ( + / - 120Pa )
Note: due to the different production batches, there are two different types of product package. Random delivery.

45 Comments

Can this be used as a stand alone device?

droyden1 m ago

Can this be used as a stand alone device?


No

I bought a pair of the philips-xiaomi lights and found you need to select chinese region for the lights to work (mi home app) due to this a majority of it is in chinese meaning it is pretty crap so I expect this will be the same.
Pick any other region and you get a handful of devices instead of pages.

Anyone got one already?
Edited by: "GoNz0-" 24th Oct

Also, it's a ZigBee device.
Edited by: "jeffjack" 24th Oct

Not quite sure how it works but for under £5 with shipping insurance... sold! Thanks OP!

What else is needed?

GoNz0-9 m ago

I bought a pair of the philips-xiaomi lights and found you need to select …I bought a pair of the philips-xiaomi lights and found you need to select chinese region for the lights to work (mi home app) due to this a majority of it is in chinese meaning it is pretty crap so I expect this will be the same.Pick any other region and you get a handful of devices instead of pages.Anyone got one already?

Have you tried to use them with the YeeLight app instead?

jeffjack12 m ago

Also, it's a ZigBee device.



What's ZigBee ?

Can the data be fed into Alexa?

You may have to set the region to China, but after less than 40 minutes setting it up (the app is mainly in English) the Mi Home setup is EXCELLENT. I now have an alarm that is activated by a remote wireless switch that sounds a siren, sends me a notification, flashes lights (Yeelight RGB).

It can also, very easily, be automated to notify you if the temp drops or rises above a certain threshold.

The door sensors and body sensors are genuinely superb - I have the front door automated to switch on the hall light for a set period of time if the door is opened and it is between set times (ie, the hours of darkness). Same with the motion sensor activation in the garage.

Really good kit at a really good price.

People complain about GearBest service, but as long as you allow for the delivery times, there is not really an issue.

Yes, they work mainly with he Xiaomi infrastructure, but now the Yeelight bulbs are compatible with Alexa and IFTTT, I don’t think it will be long before these can be used... at least with IFTTT.

e4kenndr33 m ago

Have you tried to use them with the YeeLight app instead?


yeelight and philips are unrelated, the only common grounds the xiaomi company selling them. (yeah I did just try)

GoNz0-1 h, 0 m ago

I bought a pair of the philips-xiaomi lights and found you need to select …I bought a pair of the philips-xiaomi lights and found you need to select chinese region for the lights to work (mi home app) due to this a majority of it is in chinese meaning it is pretty crap so I expect this will be the same.Pick any other region and you get a handful of devices instead of pages.Anyone got one already?


Yes, although the other design (round), works well with the app or with Samsung Smartthings.

DanOBrien59 m ago

Not quite sure how it works but for under £5 with shipping insurance... …Not quite sure how it works but for under £5 with shipping insurance... sold! Thanks OP!

Needs the Xiaomi Gateway (£20 + travel adapter) or Samsung Smartthings or other Zigbee controller.

droyden55 m ago

What else is needed?

Xiaomi Gateway £20 + travel adapter, or Samsung Smartthings or other Zigbee controller (not Hue)

007xico49 m ago

What's ZigBee ?

Communication protocol used by Philips Hue, Ikea lights, HIVE etc

Thanks
0dd8a111 m ago

Xiaomi Gateway £20 + travel adapter, or Samsung Smartthings or other …Xiaomi Gateway £20 + travel adapter, or Samsung Smartthings or other Zigbee controller (not Hue)

elofty49 m ago

Can the data be fed into Alexa?

No. Xiaomi has no Alexa connection. It is possibly to write your own via Smartthings, but that could also automate without Alexa,

This is normally £7.24 before you rush in before doing your research, good price if you need one.

PS. It normally works out cheap buying the Smart devices separately Rather than the packages. There is generally two different styles of each item which have identical function so you may find an alternative design cheaper for other device addons such as motion sensor, door/window, button (doorbell) / activate alarm/ etc. Also they have smoke alarms and gas alarms.
Edited by: "0dd8a11" 24th Oct

Thanks oddball. Looks like the gateway is OOS - gearbest.com/ala…=37


edit found this: gearbest.com/liv…tml


Original Xiaomi Mi Smart WiFi Remote Control Multi-functional Gateway
Edited by: "droyden" 24th Oct

0dd8a1128 m ago

Communication protocol used by Philips Hue, Ikea lights, HIVE etc


Does it means that anything ZigBee will work with any of those platforms?

Thank you, this is worth a try so I can monitor the temperature in the greenhouse. Heated 😋

007xico36 m ago

Does it means that anything ZigBee will work with any of those platforms?

No. The Xiaomi network will not talk to anything out of its system. Philips hue I don't believe will work with any accessory, the bulbs can be swapped out though. Samsung have a controller that integrates lots of different systems that allows xiaomi devices (not the gateway) interact with other Zigbee or zwave devices.

shonkygeeza33 m ago

Thank you, this is worth a try so I can monitor the temperature in the …Thank you, this is worth a try so I can monitor the temperature in the greenhouse. Heated 😋

You may need a powered device close to the greenhouse to act as a repeater. The gateway is powered and so is the "outlet", both will need a Chinese socket to UK plug. If you want to use the "outlet" you will need a Chinese plug to UK socket too. Or you could buy a Chinese plug to fit to a heater in the green house that will turn on when the temp reaches freezing etc.

So you need the gateway device to work this?

0dd8a111 h, 7 m ago

You may need a powered device close to the greenhouse to act as a …You may need a powered device close to the greenhouse to act as a repeater. The gateway is powered and so is the "outlet", both will need a Chinese socket to UK plug. If you want to use the "outlet" you will need a Chinese plug to UK socket too. Or you could buy a Chinese plug to fit to a heater in the green house that will turn on when the temp reaches freezing etc.


Thanks for the heads up but what do you mean by powered device close to the greenhouse to act as a repeater. Sorry if this is a daft question

shonkygeeza35 m ago

Thanks for the heads up but what do you mean by powered device close to …Thanks for the heads up but what do you mean by powered device close to the greenhouse to act as a repeater. Sorry if this is a daft question


Not a daft question (I’m new to this as well) - the door, motion and temp sensors, along with the wireless switch would not be considered ‘powered’. The ‘powered’ items would be the gateway or the smart plug that they also supply. I haven’t used the plug yet as I’m waiting on a UK to China adapter - I’m a bit worried that it’ll be a bit bulky with device plug, UK-China adapter, smart plug and then China-UK adapter.....

Will the work with the hue hub v1?

simontrainor9 h, 49 m ago

Not a daft question (I’m new to this as well) - the door, motion and temp s …Not a daft question (I’m new to this as well) - the door, motion and temp sensors, along with the wireless switch would not be considered ‘powered’. The ‘powered’ items would be the gateway or the smart plug that they also supply. I haven’t used the plug yet as I’m waiting on a UK to China adapter - I’m a bit worried that it’ll be a bit bulky with device plug, UK-China adapter, smart plug and then China-UK adapter.....


I thought the same about the WiFi plug, too bulky.
I've got the Xiaomi plug strip thing, takes 3 sockets and some usbs.
Going to buy the gateway individually and add piece by piece.

This sounds great in practice but I wanted to raise that ugly question of Chinese IoT devices spying on you - I know it’s Xiaomi and they are pretty well respected but has anyone done research on this product(s)? I know the obvious rebuttal is, what have you got to hide and the real answer is not a lot, but it would definitely make me think twice about wiring up my primary residence with it. I could live with the office perhaps. Anyone? Maybe that’s just the risk you take

I'm wondering if it will connect up with Echo Plus, as that has a ZigBee compatible hub within it. This would be ideal to pop in my garage to either let me know if the temp gets below 10oC or, when it does, at certain times pop on the heating in there for me ready for my winter motorbike commute! I suppose, at £4.12, what's to lose if it doesn't work really...

Until somebody makes an easy way to make all this cheap Xiaomi stuff work with Hue, Homekit, Samsung stuff etc, in English, I'm not interested.

But the day I can get cheap light switches, temp sensors etc for £6, sign me up!

jamhops14 h, 53 m ago

Will the work with the hue hub v1?

No, not without Samsung Smartthings hub

plewis0014 h, 18 m ago

This sounds great in practice but I wanted to raise that ugly question of …This sounds great in practice but I wanted to raise that ugly question of Chinese IoT devices spying on you - I know it’s Xiaomi and they are pretty well respected but has anyone done research on this product(s)? I know the obvious rebuttal is, what have you got to hide and the real answer is not a lot, but it would definitely make me think twice about wiring up my primary residence with it. I could live with the office perhaps. Anyone? Maybe that’s just the risk you take

Use it with Samsung Smartthings hub, however not sure why Chinese would want to know your temperature and humidity?

0dd8a112 m ago

No, not without Samsung Smartthings hub


That's annoying but thanks for confirming I will continue to wait they are getting their quickly before it was only Bluetooth!

meathane13 h, 20 m ago

Until somebody makes an easy way to make all this cheap Xiaomi stuff work …Until somebody makes an easy way to make all this cheap Xiaomi stuff work with Hue, Homekit, Samsung stuff etc, in English, I'm not interested.But the day I can get cheap light switches, temp sensors etc for £6, sign me up!

I'm using this device and all the other xiaomi devices except the gateway which is a shame with Samsung Smartthings, so the motion sensors turn on hue bulbs, the door sensors could also turn on bulb when you you open front door, the sub £5 Switch can be used as a hue light switch. If you wanted smartthings could turn your hue lights red or Blue depending upon the temp

If I buy this, can I link it with IFTTT and do something like..

"if Xiaomi Aqara is less than 20°, turn on Hive Active Plug"

and also..

"if Xiaomi Aqara is more than 20°, turn off Hive Active Plug" ...?

simontrainor24th Oct

You may have to set the region to China, but after less than 40 minutes …You may have to set the region to China, but after less than 40 minutes setting it up (the app is mainly in English) the Mi Home setup is EXCELLENT. I now have an alarm that is activated by a remote wireless switch that sounds a siren, sends me a notification, flashes lights (Yeelight RGB). It can also, very easily, be automated to notify you if the temp drops or rises above a certain threshold. The door sensors and body sensors are genuinely superb - I have the front door automated to switch on the hall light for a set period of time if the door is opened and it is between set times (ie, the hours of darkness). Same with the motion sensor activation in the garage. Really good kit at a really good price. People complain about GearBest service, but as long as you allow for the delivery times, there is not really an issue. Yes, they work mainly with he Xiaomi infrastructure, but now the Yeelight bulbs are compatible with Alexa and IFTTT, I don’t think it will be long before these can be used... at least with IFTTT.

Great

Can you tell a bit more about your setup, thanks.

Hadn't planned on getting another but would be rude not to at that price. Thanks OP

meathane25th Oct

Until somebody makes an easy way to make all this cheap Xiaomi stuff work …Until somebody makes an easy way to make all this cheap Xiaomi stuff work with Hue, Homekit, Samsung stuff etc, in English, I'm not interested.But the day I can get cheap light switches, temp sensors etc for £6, sign me up!



home-assistant.io/


That will talk to the xiaomi gateway and Ikea smart lighting etc, and then bridge to alexa

0dd8a1124th Oct

No. The Xiaomi network will not talk to anything out of its system. …No. The Xiaomi network will not talk to anything out of its system. Philips hue I don't believe will work with any accessory, the bulbs can be swapped out though. Samsung have a controller that integrates lots of different systems that allows xiaomi devices (not the gateway) interact with other Zigbee or zwave devices.


I'm not sure that the 2nd generation gateway won't talk to other brand Zigbee devices. I have the gateway, but only Xiaomi devices, because of their price. If the 2nd generation devices are Smartthings etc compatible, I think the gateway may be as well.
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