The Samsung Connect Home is basically the same price as the Smarthings Hub right now (acutally slightly cheaper)
Is there a reason to avoid the Connect Home in favor of the Smartthings Hub? I already have a good router and really only need a good hub. I am starting from scratch, so I am not locked into too many devices yet, though I have bought a GE z-wave plus fan controller and ordered a HomeSeer HS-WD200+ Dimmer, just to try out.
So far, the only differences I am aware of are
- Smartthings Hub has battery backup
- Connect Home adds wifi and can be used as part of a wifi mesh.
My main concern is being locked out of many of the 3rd party (extensions?) generously developed by members of the smartthings community for the existing hub.