There’s no one “best“ as there are quite a few different feature options and different ones will work for different households. There are also of course budget concerns that might affect your choice.
You can read more about what the different features are and why some people might prefer one over another by reading the device class features FAQ. (The topic title is a clickable link)
So, I’m pretty new to this internet of things world. Originally bought 2 OSRAM tunable LED bulbs with the Wemo Hub and a WEMO insight switch, now I’ve “upgraded” the hub to the SmartThings hub, and looking at ditching the WEMO insight switch for the SmartThings plug, just so I have have support now and not have to wait or deal with adding custom code to the IDE.
I’m on Amazon and etc pretty much every day trying to decide what I want to play around with next, or what’s better, etc.
I’m here to see what your opinons/preferences are for
sensors: motion, open/close and temp
It’s a confusing world out there…Just for bulbs I’m finding LIFX, WEMO, OSRAM, GE Link, Phillips Hue, Cree.
For plugs I’m finding WEMO, SmartThings, Aeon Labs, GE…etc
It’s hard to decide which is the way…
If you don’t get enough information from the FAQ, give us a few more details on what specifically you’re looking for and what your budget is and people may be able to give suggestions.
Also, if you have more questions, we will also need to know the exact model number of your hub and which smartthings mobile app you are using.
FAQ: how to tell which version of the SmartThings mobile app that you have