PSA: Lawyers… This is not an endorsement whatsoever, just giving my personal thoughts! This does not reflect the view of the company and is my own personal experience.
I made the decision over the weekend to give SmartThings another try as I’ve been excited about what’s coming and quite frankly I needed a UI that I could understand (no offense to the hub I was using prior, but I just couldn’t figure out the automations – 100% user error, but it was just demotivating) and from what I read ST had come a long way. I also wanted to get a feel for the platform again now that we’re going to start cranking out Wiki articles.
My biggest concern was the nightmare we had with ST a year to year and a half ago where it was slow, the issue I personally had with not being able to add a device (but I could remove it – then not add it again), and just overall flakiness.
So far, I’ve experienced nothing but quick speed – basically on par with what I had with the other hub, setup is a breeze and everything just… works. Granted, it’s been 2 days so time will tell, but so far it looks good. I’ve setup automations that work, scene control is fast, and overall the network seems healthy.
Anyway, just wanted to share my experience – I’m glad to be back!