I noticed that a number of powered devices in the list of SmartThings compatible products indicate that they function as repeaters, while others do not have the same note. Is this a difference in the hardware (e.g. onboard radio used) that will not change or software (e.g. firmware or device handler) that could be changed or updated as compatibility improves? This is something that especially drew my attention with the collection of Leviton devices that are on the list with official compatibility.
Is there a clear way of knowing which powered devices (switches, outlets, bulbs, etc) function as repeaters and which do not?
A previous post touched on repeater recommendations for a lock. @JDRoberts mentioned the need for Z-wave “beaming” compatibility to function as a repeater for z-wave locks, but what other devices require special functionality to act as a repeater? Is there an easy way to find this information?