Following speculation of its existence via Aqara’s own site, I can now finally reveal the UK version of the Aqara Hub is real. This will be welcome news for UK users wanting to get in on the Aqara action with no need to use a plug converter.
If you are not familiar with Aqara, they are a manufacturer of smart home devices that connect to HomeKit. These include sensors, switches, cameras and the Aqara hub. The Aqara hub is the device that brings all the devices together via the Zigbee protocol. The hub connect to your network via Wi-FI and your HomeKit Home. The UK version of the Aqara hub will work via the via Mi Home app, and will automatically sync to the Apple Home app.
Aqara hub UK.
The Aqara hub for the UK market looks identical to the models available in China and the US. But the noticeable difference is the UK plug configuration on the back. As expected, the hub will work with Aqara’s range of smart home devices. Based on my testing of the hub, the setup process and using the devices has been positive. You can also checkout the review of the Aqara water leak sensor and the Aqara motion sensor.
Aqara has not yet confirmed pricing for the UK version of the hub, but expect to pay near £50 based on current thinking. In terms of the launch date of the UK version of the Aqara hub. An Aqara rep confirmed it will be sometime in 2020. But because of the current situation with the coronavirus situation, current plans are still under review.
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