SwitchBot, a company known for its cutting-edge technology, has introduced the SwitchBot Wireless Hygrometer Thermometer. This device is designed to accurately monitor indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity levels. With its compact size, advanced features, and IP65 waterproof certification, the SwitchBot meter offers a wide range of uses and possibilities.
The SwitchBot Wireless Hygrometer Thermometer is a small unit measuring 60×28×20 mm. It is powered by two AAA removable batteries (included) and has a low power consumption design. According to SwitchBot, the device can last up to two years on a single set of batteries. To ensure uninterrupted monitoring, the accompanying app sends low-battery notifications. This is a significant advantage compared to other similar products on the market.
To connect the indoor/outdoor monitor to a network, SwitchBot offers the new and improved SwitchBot Hub 2. This hub allows users to control and monitor their devices through popular smart assistants such as Google Home, Alexa, Siri, IFTTT, and SmartThings. It also supports voice commands, providing a seamless user experience.
The SwitchBot Wireless Hygrometer Thermometer features an advanced Swiss chip that meticulously tracks daily temperature, humidity, absolute humidity, dew point, and VPD (Vapor Pressure Deficit). Its adaptable design makes it suitable for various environments, including baby rooms, offices, greenhouses, warehouses, wine cellars, and pet spaces. The device is equipped with a high-precision Swiss Sensirion sensor, which updates temperature and humidity data every 4 seconds. It provides precise measurements with a temperature accuracy of 0.1 ℃ and humidity accuracy of 1%.
Using the SwitchBot app, users can store and export up to 68 days of data locally or up to two years using the cloud (SwitchBot Hub required). This feature allows for comprehensive temperature, humidity, dew point, and VPD data monitoring, providing valuable insights to users.
The SwitchBot meter also offers push notifications, alerting users to changes in environmental conditions. By setting custom ranges, users can receive smart alerts via the app, enabling them to take preventive measures. For easy access to temperature readings, the device can be connected via Bluetooth, allowing users to view the data within a range of 120 meters. This feature ensures quick and convenient monitoring, even when not connected to the app.
One of the monitors received from SwitchBot was placed in the rear garden, while the other was placed in the garage. An IFTTT scenario was set up with a TP-Link smart plug connected to a dehumidifier. Two triggers were created: one to turn on the dehumidifier when the humidity exceeded 60% and another to turn it off when the humidity dropped below 50%. With the integration of Alexa routines or other smart assistants, users can perform various actions, such as turning on a device when the temperature reaches a certain threshold.
The Smart Hub 2, which accompanies the SwitchBot Wireless Hygrometer Thermometer, features a display that shows the humidity and temperature. It serves as a hub for other SwitchBot devices and is now compatible with Matter. Additionally, it has an IR repeater functionality, allowing users to control their TV or projector with a simple voice command. The Smart Hub 2 also includes a light sensor, which can be used to set IFTTT triggers based on ambient light levels.
In addition to the SwitchBot Wireless Hygrometer Thermometer, SwitchBot offers the Smart Thermometer Hygrometer Plus. This device offers the same features as the indoor/outdoor meter but comes with a large 3-inch display that shows the temperature and humidity. It also includes a flip-out stand for easy placement on a desk or shelf and a slot on the rear for wall mounting.
Considering the pricing, the SwitchBot offerings provide excellent value for money. The SwitchBot Smart Thermometer Hygrometer Plus is priced at €26, the SwitchBot Hub 2 (2nd Gen) at €95, and the SwitchBot IP65 Indoor Outdoor Hygrometer Thermometer at €18. All these products are available on Amazon.co.uk.
The SwitchBot series is a testament to innovative technology, offering precise monitoring, comprehensive insights, and enhanced control in various environments. With its compact design, reliability, and user-friendly interface, SwitchBot provides a compelling solution for temperature and humidity monitoring needs.