Aqara has announced the launch of the long-awaited Aqara Hub M2 to the US market. The Hub M2 is Aqara’s most advanced and future-proof smart home hub so far, and it serves as a smart home control center for a wide range of Aqara sensors, controllers and other child devices. The M2 will be available on the Aqara Amazon US store starting from June 8, 2021, followed by the Aqara Amazon Canada store in the next few weeks.
The Hub M2 supports the Zigbee 3.0 protocol, which is the faster, more stable and energy-efficient. Aqara says the M2 hub can connect up to 128 devices. It also features an Ethernet RJ45 port for wired Internet connection.
Aqara has also built a IR transmitter right into the M2 hub, allowing users to control existing IR home appliances. This allows for turning on TVs, projectors and TV boxes, from any part of the room by voice commands and via local automations. Unlike the previous version of the hub, users also have more flexibility when installing the hub. This is thanks to its Micro-USB power port in the rear of the device.
The Aqara M2 Hub also works with HomeKit and will expose Aqara’s child devices like motion, contact and leak sensors. Aqara has also integrated HomeKit Alarm Mode Support with All 4 native alarm modes.
You can buy the Aqara M2 hub from Amazon starting today for $57.99 and Aqara is offering a 15% discount for the Hub M2 for our readers on its Amazon US store with the promo code, M2HUBRD1. This offer is valid through June 11, 2021.