Samsung has invested heavily in solutions for a smart home in recent years. This is done under the name SmartThings.

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smart things 2Samsung has invested heavily in solutions for a smart home in recent years. This is done under the name SmartThings. The corresponding app is available for both Android and iOS. On the home screen you will see an overview of all smart devices that SmartThings can talk to. You can read the status: is a lamp turned on, is a robot vacuum cleaner cleaning? Moreover, you can switch the devices on and off via the dashboard. You can also create and play routines that execute a set of preset instructions.

A large part of the app is devoted to providing insight into trends. A good example of this is the energy consumption of appliances. On a separate energy page you can read what the household’s consumption is, but also how many emissions the household has caused and saved. You can quickly switch to an energy-saving mode, the result of which is of course determined by the type and number of devices in your home. You can quickly find devices from Samsung’s own ecosystem if you have enabled location services. You will then see a folder showing the different devices. It is wise to spend some time building routines: this will make your home even smarter. Devices are then switched on or off based on conditions.

Samsung SmartThings (www.samsung.com/en/smartthings/app)

3 and half stars

Price: free
System requirements: Android (version varies by device), iOS 15.0 and higher
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