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"SmartThings Classic" vs "SmartThings (Samsung Connect)" App

(Jimmy) #770

CES 2019. That, an AI motion sensor and Air Quality Sensor.

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(MacTechGenius) #771

I am currently using my Iris Keypads outside in an enclosure so this would be a nice upgrade

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So what are the alternatives? Wink? Amazon?
Presence - Life360 connects but presence is not displayed after connection.
Echo integration -
Audible Alerts - this was never a Samsung solution, their speakers are very hard to find, expensive and still do not work consistently. Big-Talker was the solution for me, like life360 it displays in the new app but doesn’t do anything.

For me, as johnconstantelo said, there’s so much time involved in just understanding the difference, I’ll spend my time for now looking to see if I can accomplish what I want in another system, that won’t be yanked out from under me.



If you’re looking for something that won’t be yanked out from under you, I personally wouldn’t have wink on my candidates list. :wink:

As far as audible alerts, Echo has pretty much solved this now, and it works well with smartthings as long as you don’t need it to be local. The only thing is you do need a virtual device which is both a switch and a contact sensor, and to be honest I’m just not sure if that works with the new app or not. If it does, you’re all set for that feature. And in any case my guess would be that Amazon will add the ability to trigger an Amazon routine (not a SmartThings routine) from a switch in the next few months, which then simplifies everything again.


(Paul De Feo) #774

I’m using this exact feature with the new app without any problems.

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(Sully) #775

Has anyone from ST ever given a reason why when you try to create a custom automation in the new app that you can’t use the device as a condition and then control the device?

If Switch 1 is off, Switch 2 is on, and Door is open, then turn Switch 2 off.

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(Steve Jackson, USA, Shard 1) #776

If Switch 1 is off, Switch 2 is on, and Door is open, then turn Switch 2 off.

Unless I’m missing something you don’t need to use SW2 as a condition. If SW1 is off and Door is open then turn off SW2. If SW2 is on, it will turn it off. If SW2 is off, nothing will happen.


(Mike) #778

Is that ios or droid ?? Never seen that lot before


(Arthur V) #779

Android, “It’s the latest and greatest”


(Mike) #780

Im using droid on an s7 but no sign of an update to that … whatever it is version


(Arthur V) #781

I’m also on S7 app version 1.7.27-25


(Jimmy) #782

Pretty sure that isn’t the SmartThings app…

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(Mike) #783


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(Jimmy) #785

Why does the playstore not show that as the latest version? Are you a beta tester at all? Maybe Samsung One UI updates it?


(Arthur V) #786

I guess i got lucky enough to experience this incomplete mess… kinda like the bulb control panel
but the main app menu is god awful


(Arthur V) #787

For some reason they hid all BT devices in “nearby devices” tab (?)


(Mike) #788

I hope thats just an accidental release to a small selection… the app is bad as it is but thats worse

Unless your using some 3rd party front end instead of the standard phone front end

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This update was showing in the Android Play store for me, so I’m now running 1.7.27-25 as well. Don’t see how that could be limited distribution?


(Jimmy) #790

Guess it is a wider release now…