In this article from Verge , it was mentioned that "Matter doesn’t require a central bridge or hub. " . Does this mean that IoT hubs will eventually become redundant when matter compatible device is generally available ?
Wifi is not good for battery-powered devices. and for some reason, hw manufacturers still don’t use common protocols. Bt mesh was a good candidate before. In 2023 it’s Thread, will see if it’s going to be adopted by the industry. so far it’s like <20 devices. No phones on the list.
Eve motion sensor Thread + Matter $40
Zigbee motion sensors, are 15 or even less from Ali.
Matter covers only a basic set of commands and advanced settings (eg scenes, gradients, animations, adaptive lighting) will require manufacturer-specific apps and extra hardware.