Can someone recommend a reliable temperature sensor that can be used with SmartThings? The “Works with SmartThings” page doesn’t let me narrow the search down to just sensors that report temperature.
Why? you might ask …
I’m done with my SmartThings multipurpose sensors. The temperature here hit a whopping 80 (Fahrenheit), and 2 of my sensors are now showing as “unavailable” in SmartThings (a third is intermittent). The last reported battery strength was 89%.
I happened to have two new CR2450 batteries around (Panasonic of course), and that has not fixed the problem. In one there is so much play when the battery is inserted you have to push on the battery to make it contact. I had to bring both sensors closer to the hub to get SmartThings to see them, and they have dropped off again now they are back in their usual locations (might that have messed up the Zigbee routing?).
In the time I have been writing this, my two other sensors have also become unavailable (including one with a 2 month old battery that is located close to the hub).
Can they really not take 80 degree weather? Or is there some bug related to this in the latest firmware or the Android app?