One of the most frustrating things about building a smart home is finding a way to automate and control everything centrally. It’s a problem that Samsung SmartThings has been trying to fix for years, but the last product and app felt a bit techy and a little overcomplicated for many to use.
Step forwards the Samsung SmartThings V3 hub, which can communicate directly with Zigbee and Z-Wave smart devices, as well as connecting to third-party devices, such as Philips Hue and Ring Video Doorbells, and a brand new app. Simpler control, a refined interface and better discovery of new devices impress, but the system remains slightly fiddly to use at times and getting more complicated automations to work isn’t always possible.
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