Hello - I currently have a wink hub and given the new monthly charge I’m looking to switch. I have a bunch of different plugs/switches and lights and see that most of them will work with smartthings however there are a few I don’t see and was wondering if you guys know if these few items are compatible.
Nuheat heated floor thermostat (doesn’t work with wink anyways)
If the iHome outlets aren’t compatible what are the most reliable outlets. I have problems with the ihome where it seems like I need to reset every other month.
The iHome plugs have always been iffy, although they’ve gotten a little better over the years.
Pretty much any Z wave or Zigbee smart plug that works with smartthings Will be more reliable than the iHome, but then you have to have a smartthings hub as well and I don’t know if you were looking for a hub optional configuration.
WiFi (no hub required)
If you just want to use a Wi-Fi plug, there aren’t very many that have an integration with smartthings other than Samsung’s own. This is the Wi-Fi model. Rated for 15A. Check the model numbers, because there is also a Zigbee model and that one would require a hub.
Personally, I like the Meross devices for WiFi, and they do have a smartthings integration from the manufacturer. But I just like the engineering on them and the fact that they have ETL certification. And work with HomeKit also, which the Samsung plug does not. Also note that this one can support up to 16A, which is higher than most plug-in pocket sockets.
Zwave (requires hub)
If you are planning to get a hub, then my favorite plug-in pocket socket For lower amperage devices is hands-down the Zooz zen25, which is a zwave device. Slim profile, two separately controllable outlets, and a USB charger port. Wellmade and an excellent value. But it is limited to a total draw of 10 A.
Zigbee (requires hub)
And again if you are planning to get a hub, for a budget choice it’s hard to beat the IKEA Tradfri. It’s a very simple plug, just one socket, and pretty bulky, but at under $10 when bought directly from IKEA it’s an excellent Zigbee choice. The product description may say that it needs its own gateway, but you would be using the smartthings hub instead.
There are lots of other brands and options available, those are just the ones I would use for myself. But I will pay a little extra to get better engineering, and for some people, it’s always price first. Choice is good.