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[Amazon Canada] Samsung Smartthings Hub V3 - $79.99 ($20 off)

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[Amazon Canada] Samsung Smartthings Hub V3 - $79.99 ($20 off)

The Samsung Smartthings Hub v3 is the latest version released back in the October '18 timeframe. It's currently on sale at Amazon.ca for $20 off, 20% off as its usually $100. This is the first sale I've seen on this in Canada as it's not available in many places here yet. If you're into a home automation / smart home setup and need Zigbee / Z-Wave device control this is the hub you'll want (controls things like Schlage door locks, Hue lights, smart switches and outlets, etc).

Here's a review from Tom's Guide.

In addition, some of the new v3 sensors are currently on sale for 20% off: SmartThings Smart Button for $19.99 (save $5), SmartThings Motion Sensor for $27.99 (save $7) and the SmartThings Outlet Smart Plug for $39.99 (save $10). The current 8% Amazon.ca eBates rebate would also apply to these items.

Edit 4: Seems its hit and miss with delivery dates on the Amazon.ca site. Thanks to a heads up from @Turge who found this v3 hub is also in stock and on sale at The Source here as well as from Lowes stores for local pickup or online order here for the same $79.99 and $20 off (thanks @Wrocky and @dimsumboi)... however these would miss out on the current Amazon.ca 8% ebates deal.

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Can this be used as a replacement for the Hue Hub? Would I not need the Hue hub at all with this?

Also, 8% off with ebates right now as well
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ohwowhi wrote:
Jan 16th, 2019 7:30 am
Can this be used as a replacement for the Hue Hub? Would I not need the Hue hub at all with this?

Also, 8% off with ebates right now as well
Unfortunately you still need the Hue hub as far as I'm aware. This hub can integrate all your Hue lights, however, by connecting to the Hue hub. Some prefer Hue natively controlled and some prefer all the disperate smart objects in their home under one umbrella. I personally use the v2 Smarthings hub to control my door locks, security cameras, various electrical outlets, etc that run on the Zigbee or Z-Wave protocols.
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Thanks OP, just ordered one...I was actually about to order it from Walmart...
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Elrondolio wrote:
Jan 16th, 2019 7:47 am
Unfortunately you still need the Hue hub as far as I'm aware. This hub can integrate all your Hue lights, however, by connecting to the Hue hub. Some prefer Hue natively controlled and some prefer all the disperate smart objects in their home under one umbrella. I personally use the v2 Smarthings hub to control my door locks, security cameras, various electrical outlets, etc that run on the Zigbee or Z-Wave protocols.
Ahh bummer, thanks for the response. Do you know if the interface is any good for controlling multiple brands of lights within a group? For example if I had say, 2 Hue color bulbs and 2 Sengled color bulbs setup in my living room can it handle that and control all 4 at once effectively? Currently only use Hue but the constant Sengled deals are starting to make me want to force them to work well in my home lol.
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I have the v2 and it’s working fine. Is there a compelling reason to upgrade to v3?
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ohwowhi wrote:
Jan 16th, 2019 7:52 am
Ahh bummer, thanks for the response. Do you know if the interface is any good for controlling multiple brands of lights within a group? For example if I had say, 2 Hue color bulbs and 2 Sengled color bulbs setup in my living room can it handle that and control all 4 at once effectively? Currently only use Hue but the constant Sengled deals are starting to make me want to force them to work well in my home lol.
Yes, you can do exactly that. The Sengled bulbs are native Zigbee devices so you wouldn't need the Sengled hub for that setup either. You can integrate your Hue, Sengled, Lutron Caseta and other smart light devices (and much more) under the one Smarthings app and ecosystem.
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callmebob wrote:
Jan 16th, 2019 7:59 am
I have the v2 and it’s working fine. Is there a compelling reason to upgrade to v3?
Not from the reviews I've read. I'm picking the v3 up so I can give my v2 to my neighbor who's starting down this trek, but otherwise I'd keep my v2.
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Does anyone know if v3 hub works with Xiaomi water sensors? I understand that for Xiaomi to work, you need the old classic app and you need custom handlers. Does v3 allow this?

I hear that v2 is a lot more powerful.
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I have a V2 and am currently going through all sorts of pains getting a Xiaomi product to work (water sensor specifically), but even if they do work, they are not supported in Google Home, so if you want to manage the connected devices through GH, you'll need to buy the actual Samsung (or other "supported") switches and plugs. If I had to do it all again, I'm not sure I'd have gone down the Samsung road.
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terry0703 wrote:
Jan 16th, 2019 8:01 am
Would this be able to connect Google Home and Ring?
Here, it works with both:
https://www.samsung.com/ca/smart-things ... s_20180112

I really don't need and want Alexa, I already have Google Home at home, and my doorbell and alarm system are Ring.
Yes, here's some more info on Ring integration and here's a link to all the devices Smartthings can integrate with. As the linked article highlights, the best use of a hub like this is to create custom automation routines that interact will all linked devices under the Smartthings umbrella. This is what brings the "smart" to smart home in my experience as having all these devices actions respond to other devices actions or triggers is invaluable.
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callmebob wrote:
Jan 16th, 2019 7:59 am
I have the v2 and it’s working fine. Is there a compelling reason to upgrade to v3?
On the top of my head, being able to connect the hub to the router via wifi and increase in coverage from 110ft to 130ft, are the main upgrades.
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thanks OP. ordered one, and it looks like it's currently OOS but will be back in stock on 22nd. gives me a few days to think about it
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The newer version of the motion sensors also seemed to be on special at $27.99 if you select “other seller” and click on the Amazon seller.

I’m pairing my Samsung Connect with water leak detectors(temperature indicator as well), Schlage lock set, Ecosmart RGB bulbs and hopefully now couple of motion sensors.

Cheers!
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