We’ve recently discovered more information on the mysterious new Aqara M2 Hub, which we previously reported on, after Aqara unintentionally revealed the new hub alongside other new products, via an update to the Aqara app, that have all since been removed.
What we do know so far is that the hub, which has the model number ZHWG12LM, will support Apple HomeKit and that it will work with the forthcoming T1 sensors Aqara have planned, which are compatible with Zigbee 3.0.
We’ve now since learned that device will not only use WiFi and Zigbee, but will also act as a Bluetooth Mesh hub, which Yeelight, another company within the Xiaomi Smart Home Ecosystem, have been working into their own products. As if that wasn’t enough, it would seem that the hub also has built-in Infrared functionality, which if you take it to its ultimate conclusion, could control any device that uses a remote control – TVs, BluRay players, AC units etc.
Other than this information, we still don’t know when the device will be released, and even then whether it will make it beyond Chinese markets, at least initially, but we’ll keep an eye on any developments, as we hear of them.