SwitchBot Indoor/Outdoor Thermo-Hygrometer

Anyone know how to get these devices (SwitchBot Indoor/Outdoor Thermo-Hygrometer) to show (on the tile) temperature instead of humidity when they are added?

Thank you for any help you can provide.

I don’t think it is possible. SwitchBot would need to make the change to their c2c integration, so contact SwitchBot customer service.

What I do is create a virtual temperature & humidity sensor and use the Rules API to transfer the data to the virtual switch. I get the following.


Thank you for telling me about that feature. Had no idea it existed. That should do the trick for now.

Hello, could you please share how have you done it? Did you use Browser API+ or something else?
Would appreciate your experience.
Unfortunately, Switchbot team didn’t not react on a request to change a profilei raised for a long time already.

If you have a hub, you can create local virtual devices using vEdge Creator driver. If you don’t have a hub, you can create cloud-based virtual devices using the ST Advanced Web App. You can create cloud-based virtual devices using the API Browser+, but there is no temperature sensor available there.

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I create a virtual temperature sensor using @TAustin 's vEdge Creator edge driver. You need a ST hub to do that.

Then I copied a sample Rule from the community to transfer the temperature from the switchbot device to the virtual device. I use notebook++ to edit the Rule to include the proper device IDs.

Then I use @TAustin 's API Browser+ for 2 things. 1) to get the device IDs needed for the rule. 2) to transfer the rules I have written to my hub.

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Thanks, virtual device is clear :+1:
Could you please share a Rule file example or guide to a post with more info? Can’t easily find it in search.
To create a Rule it asks for .json file, as I understand this is what I need to update with IDs of my devices?

Edit: found this one, will try now. https://community.smartthings.com/t/virtual-temperature-humidity-tile/265600/3

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There are a couple of official rules tutorials in the following section, but they are old and I don’t know if they are up-to-date.

There is also a section of this forum just for rules topics. You might find some examples there. Definitely if you start working on a rule and have any questions, that’s where you should post them. (Officially, each rule you create is called a “recipe” but hardly anybody uses that terminology. It just never caught on. )

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