The Samsung Smart Hub uses a generous frequency range, so there is a chance that all your Smart Home products will connect to it.
It is at the heart of every SmartThing house and can be connected to hundreds of items in your home, including: Bose, Philips, Yale, Honeywell and many others. Samsung also offers a large selection of its own products that are a great addition, such as motion sensors, humidity sensors and power outlets.
The hub can connect to your Internet via an Ethernet connection. Often, this connection is much more powerful than your Wi-Fi, and will not let you down on weak connections and interference. This latest version can also be connected wirelessly if you want a hassle-free setup.
There’s also a powerful processor that keeps everything going, so you can add as many gadgets as you like without worrying about it.
This newer version does not have the battery backup that the previous models did. This seems to be a bit back, but there are so many improvements that make it forgivable. In addition, it was a bit unnecessary, if not all your other articles were backed up as well.
If you migrate some gadgets from their own individual bridges, there is not much support there. The instructions are a bit verbose. You need to disconnect before you move it, and wait for everything to communicate. But good things come to those who wait.
There are some shortcomings, but there is still no absolute perfect stroke. It is still relatively new technology. However, the Samsung seems to be one of the most rounded and advanced, and reach has increased dramatically since the release of its first hub.
Connectivity: Wirelessly connect and control a wide range of compatible smart devices from 40+ partner brands, including voice assistants, lights & switches, speakers, cameras, sensors and more
Home Automation: Teach the hub your Good Morning, Goodbye, Goodnight, and other routines to automatically turn devices on or off throughout the day
24/7 Monitoring: Receive app alerts from connected devices when there’s unexpected activity in your home.Material: Plastic
Voice Controls: Use voice commands to control connected devices using SmartThings and the Google Assistant
Improved DIY Solution: Improved guided onboarding for easier setup. Hub connects with Wi-Fi so does not need to be connected to an Ethernet cable
Compatible with previous versions of SmartThings Sensors and Outlets
Download new SmartThings (Samsung Connect) app for initial set-up. (Tip: You can still use SmartThings Classic app once initial set up is completed)
Great choice of connectable products
Can create automation between gadgets and appliances
SmartThings Routines creates timings
Doesn’t connect to some of Samsung’s own products such as their TV