Tag Archive: SmartThings


Does the SmartThings WiFi mesh router include a smart hub?

Best answer: Yes — the SmartThings WiFi mesh router system also doubles as a smart hub that can connect up to 100+ different SmartThings gadgets.

Amazon: Samsung SmartThings WiFi Mesh Router ($ 280)

The SmartThings WiFi mesh router doubles as a smart hub

The SmartThings WiFi mesh router is really two different products in one.

In addition to providing ample Wi-Fi coverage for your home, it also works as a smart hub for all of your  [Read More…]

Samsung gets simple mesh networking right with the SmartThings Wifi Hub

A good mesh network shouldn’t be hard to set up. Samsung’s SmartThings Wifi meets that challenge, and then some.

A good Wifi network needs to do three things:

It needs to work well. It needs to carry all my bits and bytes to all my devices as quickly as it can, over as large an area as I need it to.

And it needs to be easy to set up, and easy to maintain. Website-based setup screens  [Read More…]

Transform your home with the $100 SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit

See what your home is sensing.

The Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit is on sale for $ 99.99 on Amazon. This kit normally sells for around $ 200 and sometimes drops to $ 150. This sale for $ 100 is the best we have ever seen and was only matched once before – on Amazon’s Prime Day back in July.

This kit includes the SmartThings Hub, but it is worth noting there’s a newer generation of the  [Read More…]

Samsung’s 2nd generation SmartThings hub has dropped to $57

Turn everything on and off with your voice.

The Samsung SmartThings smart home hub is down to $ 56.99 on Amazon. This is its lowest price of the year on Amazon and a huge chunk off its regular price between $ 90 and $ 100. It has been replaced by the 3rd generation SmartThings hub, but that new hub is $ 66 right now.

Hubs like this act as the “brain” of any smart home. As you  [Read More…]

The new $100 Samsung SmartThings Tracker has nationwide range

Where are my keys?

Samsung’s new SmartThings tracker will use an LTE-based cellular network to help you keep tabs on your pets, keys, phone, or whatever else you can attach it to. We have seen a lot of tile trackers out there. The TrackR Pixel is on sale right now for just $ 45, in fact. The difference between those trackers and Samsung’s new tracker is the other brands use Bluetooth and have a very limited range. Once the  [Read More…]

NVIDIA’s new Shield TV bundle throws in a Samsung SmartThings Link

The whole smash costs $ 219, but we’re already seeing it on sale.

NVIDIA today announced a new bundle for Shield TV. Dubbed the Shield TV Smart Home Edition, you get a Shield TV (which is still an excellent option for cord-cutters and the only Android TV box we recommend), the non-rechargeable voice remote, and a Samsung SmartThings Link — a USB fob that you’ll plug into the back of your Shield TV to enable access to Samsung  [Read More…]

Samsung’s new SmartThings Wifi, hub and sensors smarten things up even more

The new Samsung SmartThings Wifi, Hub and Sensors.

Mesh networking, a new hub and sensors round out the company’s connected home aspirations.

Samsung today announced a revamp of its mesh networking system, featuring the new SmarThings Wifi system, plus a new SmartThings hub and sensors.

The SmartThings Wifi system uses the smarts of Plume (which Samsung previously invested in) to keep everything talking to each other as quickly as possible. Each Wifi router covers 1,500 square  [Read More…]

Get a free Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit with purchase of unlocked Samsung phones

A great combo deal.

Best Buy is offering a free Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit with the purchase of an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ or Note 8. The kit is a $ 225 value, and includes two multipurpose sensors, two motion sensors, and a smart plug.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 sells for $ 720 unlocked, which is the most affordable of the three options in this promotion. Best Buy sells all of the phones in  [Read More…]

Samsung is finally merging all of its IoT apps into SmartThings

Three years later, Samsung completes the SmartThings merger.

When Samsung bought SmartThings back in August of 2014, it was quickly clear the plan was to make that brand the one everyone associated with Samsung’s smart home products. And over the last couple of year, that is exactly what has happened. Everything Samsung does with the smart home gets released under the SmartThings brand, but if you owned products from before the SmartThings integration happened you still had to use  [Read More…]

Start with the $50 SmartThings hub and expand your smart home

All things SmartThings are on sale right now.

The Samsung SmartThings Hub is down to $ 49.98 on Amazon. This is part of a greater sale on SmartThings devices, which includes the motion sensor and the water leak sensor.

There’s even the full SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit for sale at $ 150. It normally sells above $ 200. It comes with a Hub and several other accessories, so you can just skip right to this bundle if you want  [Read More…]