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Review: SwitchBot Meter Plus

There are plenty of connected temperature and humidity devices out there, and it is hard to distinguish between them. SwitchBot Meter Plus is trying to buck the trend by focusing on simplicity and ease of use.

SwitchBot Meter Plus – Features

  • Large display makes it easy to read
  • Can be placed anywhere, thanks to a magnet and a stand
  • Part of SwitchBot ecosystem, when paired with the SwitchBot Hub/Hub Mini, it can be used to send alerts, trigger home automation, etc.
  • 5.3 x 5.3 x 2.4 cm, 69gm
  • Connects via Bluetooth

Look and feel

It is as simple as it gets. A big large display allows you to see the temperature and humidity, and you can adjust between different units as needed. Also shown on the display is a ‘comfort’ icon for when you are in ideal conditions and a battery icon to give you an idea of how much longer your battery will last.

On the back is a stand which can help this perch at an angle, though it happily stands on its own base too.

Also included in the pack is a stick on metal plate, which will help this stick on most surfaces as needed as this includes a magnet in the back.

Setup

Remove the cover off the display, take out the protection stopping the batteries, and you’re good to go.

If you want more, connect this to your app. You will need to download it, and create a login. With the Hub Mini (we were also sent one), you can also set up alerts, or trigger other items to do stuff. It works with the likes of Alexa, etc.

Day to day use

Once setup, you pretty much need to do nothing except look at it directly or via your phone.

Verdict

A good device is one that doesn’t leave you with much to write about. The SwitchBot Meter Plus is exactly one such device! Definitely recommended for anyone interested in keeping a track of temperature and humidity across their house/office, etc.

More information

More information for the SwitchBot Meter Plus can be found on the SwitchBot website. You can also buy it directly from there, and in fact, for now, if you go direct, you can get this for only $14.99.

You can also find it on the likes of Amazon.

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