Viernes, 09 noviembre 2018 02:43

Aqara temperature and humidity sensor review

We continue with a look at Aqara's sensors for Xiaomi's MiJia environment with the temperature and humidity sensor that incorporates an atmospheric pressure sensor as its main novelty.

This new sensor comes to complete the extensive range available, with which we will be able to create a whole smart home environment in our home with which we will be able to automate many of the daily actions we usually do and also spend a few hours preparing, thinking and organizing, incidentally, is also something that at least I like and I am quite entertained.


We already had in the Xiaomi catalog with the first version of the temperature sensor, but times are changing and it seems that the manufacturer Lumiunited has taken the reins of this section of the MiJia environment, as can be seen by the number of devices they are developing.

Like the other Aqara sensors in the box we will only have the above mentioned sensor, some instructions that as usual come in a wonderful and stupendous Chinese and in this case we have a replacement set of the double-sided self-adhesive pad.

The measures of this unit are 3.6 cm side by 0.9 cm high, so they are still quite sparse and we will have no trouble hiding it behind some piece of furniture or similar.

The possibilities offered by Aqara's temperature and humidity sensor depend to a great extent on the MiJia devices we have in our home.

For example, in my case I can activate the fan when a temperature is exceeded and turn it off when it falls below another preset value.

I can also activate and deactivate the humidifier using the humidity percentage data.

Although in the previous version we had a hole through which we made the linkage and the restart of the sensor, this new model incorporates a mini button on one of the sides to carry out these actions.

The mutated design of the previous circumference to a square with rounded corners to resemble the rest of the Aqara line, of course maintains the matte white color of the rest of the MiJia range and incorporates a grayish trim in the base to resemble his brothers.

For food we still have a lithium battery type CR2032 that has more than a year of duration so there will be no need to worry excessively about its maintenance.

And like the rest of Aqara it is necessary to have a second version Gateway to be able to link it with our Mi account through the Mi Home app.

The linking process is really simple and a few seconds we will have it ready to start making our intelligent scenes.

To do this, we only have to go inside the Gateway and select the "Equipment" section, here we will list all the devices that we have linked so far with the Gateway.

In the lower part we will click on the "+" of "Add device" and all the sensors that we can link will be listed, we will select the temperature and humidity sensor of Aqara and after pressing the upper part of the sensor for 3 seconds we will complete the link in a very simple way.

Once the linking process has been completed, we will be able to access our sensor and see all the information it is capable of giving us.

The first screen that we will find will show the data of temperature, humidity and as a novelty the data of atmospheric pressure.

If we click on the text above will show the same data but as dials and colors to make it easier to understand which values may be higher or lower than advisable.

The sensor settings menu is very easy to use since it does not have many options, we can rename our sensor, change its location, activate a notification in case of noticing values out of ranges or access the scenes or graphs with the history of data stored by this Aqara sensor.

If we go to the area of the graphs we will be able to see all the data of the day, the week or the month, in a joint way the temperature and the humidity are shown and in a separate graph the data of the atmospheric pressure.

Something to keep in mind is that these data cannot be exported or stored beyond 30 days, so if what you are looking for is something that offers these possibilities, the Aqara sensor is not going to satisfy your needs.

Another one of the but that we can put to him is that the data of the pressure is only worth to us like mere information since we cannot use it to trigger actions by means of the intelligent scenes.

Therefore, if we access the automation zone of the sensor we will find 4 options.

The first two are relative to the temperature that is recording and after clicking on them will open a new page for us to select the temperature value we need.

The last two are related to humidity and in the same way that happened with the previous ones, after clicking a new screen will be opened where we will be able to select the humidity value that we want to make our intelligent scene.

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