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Ordering now so that I'll receive it just in time before North American Monsoon 2018.
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Does this work with smartthings?
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Can this be used by itself with like an app or is another device needed
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Can this be used by itself with like an app or is another device needed
You need a Xiaomi MI Home hub I believe. You can use these with smartthings but you have to do some extra steps and you may have to have a Mi Home hub nonetheless to get the device info.
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It's a pain to get it to work reliably with Smartthings and sometimes you gotta pair them again as Smartthings forgets them.
But once you get over all the hurdles, they work. You stick it on the wall and it can monitor temps all over. Just buy some CR2032 if the battery life isn't 100% since it may drain fast if the Smartthings hub keeps pinging it.

Here's the post with the steps on how to get the sensor's ID in your SmartThings so add the device ID to pair with it manually. https://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=105482576&postcount=198

Workflow:
1) Setup a smartthings hub if you haven't already.
2) Setup an account on smartthings community. (get the mobile app and setup the account on the web: https://graph-na04-useast2.api.smartthings.com/)
3) Copy the text for the Device handlers for the xiao mi sensor here: https://raw.githubusercontent.com...sor.groovy (you want the raw script)
4) Navigate to your smartthings home page (https://graph-na04-useast2.api.smartthings.com/) (web browser not the mobile app)
5) Click on My device handlers tab -> Create new device handler -> click on tab: From Code
6) Paste the entire code
7) Click on Publish button -> me
8) Now the device can be recognized by the Smartthings hub. Now comes the hard part... pairing...

Pairing Xiao mi to the SmartThings:
You can follow that guy's guide or mine below:
https://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=105482576&postcount=198

Before you start, have your Xiao Mi Temp sensor ready in hand and do this near your hub.
Pairing:
1) First from your mobile app activate find new devices.
2) Press that tiny little button on top of the sensor and hold for 5 seconds.
3) From experience pairing these sensors, there are two blinking patterns. There's a fast blink (3-4 blinks in a row) and a slow blink (3-4 blinks in a row but slower). Press the button quickly again and if it's still a fast blinking pattern you are good.
4) If you get the fast blink, go to the next step. If you get the slow blink, keep trying and if you totally frustrated, take out the battery for 30 seconds to reset the blinking and restart the pairing again (go to step 1)
5) Stop the discovery scan for new devices.
6) Navigate to your smartthings WEB page.
7) Click on My Hubs tab then click on 'List Events'
8) Look for the most recent Catchall line. If you don't see one, retry pairing steps again and look for a fast blinking pattern.
(i.e. Catchall: 0104 0000 01 01 0100 00 ABAB 00 00 0000 0A 01 .....)
So what you are looking for is the device ID. The device ID is the 7th set of characters from above or the 4th pair of 4 sequence strings. The device ID for this Catchall would be ABAB.
9) While on the still on the SmartThings hub page, click on My Devices tab -> click on +New Devices button
10) Fill out the form and select the proper device (Xiaomi Humidity/Temperature Sensor) and fill in the device ID (from above catchall would use ABAB).
11) Click CREATE and you are ALMOST done. You just added one sensor to the web page.
12) Now go to your mobile app and click Add Device. The sensor should show up within 5 seconds. Click SAVE and you are finally done.
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Is this a smart device only?
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Using the process described above I was able to pair these. For the price they are probably the cheapest temp sensors you can get that are reliable.

The packaging is in Chinese, but honestly you don't need it. It will take some time to configure but again, cost savings. If you have multiple you can skip adding the device handler since it's saved in your profile.

Overall, I like these and they work just fine with smartthings hub.
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Does this work with smartthings?
Yes, they work with smart things hub. You will need the device handler listed in the comments. Or just do a quick Google search and it should pop up. Just copy the code and past it into your smartthings account under device handlers.
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The device handler you've linked to is the motion sensor, so it won't work with this temperature/humidity/pressure sensor. Here's the proper link, modified by BSpranger, ST staff member. All 9 of my sensors work off this device handler. Barometric pressure is off by 81.4 hpa for all my devices, but YMMV.
https://raw.githubusercontent.com...sor.groovy
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It's a pain to get it to work reliably with Smartthings and sometimes you gotta pair them again as Smartthings forgets them.
But once you get over all the hurdles, they work. You stick it on the wall and it can monitor temps all over. Just buy some CR2032 if the battery life isn't 100% since it may drain fast if the Smartthings hub keeps pinging it.

Here's the post with the steps on how to get the sensor's ID in your SmartThings so add the device ID to pair with it manually. https://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=105482576&postcount=198

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Yes, they work with smart things hub. You will need the device handler listed in the comments. Or just do a quick Google search and it should pop up. Just copy the code and past it into your smartthings account under device handlers.
Samsung stupidthing hub sucks.
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The device handler you've linked to is the motion sensor, so it won't work with this temperature/humidity/pressure sensor. Here's the proper link, modified by BSpranger, ST staff member. All 9 of my sensors work off this device handler. Barometric pressure is off by 81.4 hpa for all my devices, but YMMV.
https://raw.githubusercontent.com...sor.groovy
Updated the post. Thanks for catching that.
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Updated the post. Thanks for catching that.
No problem.

If any cares, the math to correct the pressure offset is wrong. It should be:
result = ((pressureval + pressOffset)/100 as Float)
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I just paired mine pretty easily using the SmartSense Temp/Humidity Sensor as the Device Type.

1. Turn it on in pairng and start browsing in SmartThings app.
2. It will eventually show up as "thing" and it'll take a while so be patient.
3. Click on it, rename it if you want or leave it as "thing, then Save to pair it.
4. Go to developer.smartthings.com and sign into your account.
5. Go to My Devices and look for the name you gave it or "thing" if you didn't rename it
6. Click on the device name and then the Edit button at the bottom.
7. Under "Type", click the dropdown menu and scroll down to SmartSense Temp/Humidity Sensor and select it.
8. Click Save.

After that it should update in your SmartThings app and you will be able to see temperature and humidity.
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