I received an email a few minuets ago about the Wink Relay being on sale today. $50 for two seems like a pretty good deal, but is it worth it for a dedicated SmartThings user? I’ve read some posts in the past about people integrating these into ST, but really haven’t seen much recently.
Rooting isn’t necessary if you just want an ActionTiles access point without the Wink functionality; you just have to follow the steps documented elsewhere in the Relay forum (before all of the discussion on rooting) to install the necessary software. I find the speed is perfectly adequate if you’re not switching tasks; once an ActionTiles panel is up and running it isn’t noticeably slower than operating it on any other tablet. It may be small but that’s part of the appeal (and it looks built-in, not like a tablet somebody stuck to a wall).
The only annoying thing is the random but frequent need to use the ActionTiles ‘Reload’ function to kick it back into operation now and then (I don’t know what could be causing that; it never needed that periodic attention until a couple of months ago).
(ActionTiles.com co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy)
Maybe @625alex has some ideas regarding the change in stability on Wink Relay. We enhanced some watchdogging related to Media Tiles, but that has proven to be stable on mainstream devices.