Aqara App Update Reveals More HomeKit Devices
A recent update to the Aqara app (v1.7.1) seems to have (perhaps inadvertently) revealed a whole raft of Aqara devices currently not available but shown in the accessory section of the app. First noticed and mentioned by Reddit user u/faberthemaster on the r/Aqara sub, these devices are only revealed when you set the app to HomeKit mode (signed out), and using an iOS device – the Android version doesn’t have HomeKit mode, for obvious reasons.
Some of the devices are already known to many that follow Aqara’s progress, specifically with regards to HomeKit integration and compatible products, like the T1 version of the already available sensors, which we understand will be Zigbee compatible
- T1 Temperature/Humidity Sensor
- T1 Motion Sensor
- T1 Door/Window Sensor
- T1 Water Leak Sensor
The newer addition is Aqara’s take on the recently released Mi Light Sensor (read our review HERE), simply called the Light Detection Sensor. This will, we assume, look almost identical to the Mi version, given that both products are made by Aqara’s parent company Lumi United.
Next up, we can see the well known Aqara Hub, but alongside it, we see what appears to be an identical device labelled the Hub M1S. This designation falls into line with the long-awaited Hub M2 (also listed), although we don’t as of yet know what the difference between the current hub and the M1S is as such. What we do know is that it’s HomeKit compatible, as when you try to add the device in the app, you’re requested to scan the relevant HomeKit code.
Below that seems to be an update to the company’s Air Conditioning Controller, listed here as the P3. Once again, this is also HomeKit compatible. Below that, for the first time, we see the equally long-awaited Smart Camera G2H.
Finally, we have two new door locks – the Door Lock HL and the Door Lock DQ1. Aqara recently introduced the Aqara Door Lock N100, although it was only officially released in China. The company also have a listing for an Aqara Smart Door Lock N200 in the Mi Home app. These two new locks look quite similar to the N100, so it’s entirely possible these two locks are destined to be international versions of the N100 and N200 (the N200 isn’t available as of yet). The last of the new devices listed are an S version of the current B1 Curtain Controller – the B1S. There’s also a C2 version of this device, along with a T1 version of the Roller Shade Controller.
There are further devices listed, including a couple of thermostats, a VRF AC controller, as well as two Constant Current Drivers, which have already appeared in the Mi Home app. These are compatible with the current Aqara hub, which means they use Zigbee for communication but doesn’t specifically show if they’re HomeKit compatible as such.
If nothing else, this shows that Aqara are determined to forge a separate identity for itself, away from Xiaomi and its Mi Home system, which all started with the Aqara app. Hopefully, more details of these new devices will be released later on for those hungry for new Aqara/HomeKit products.
22 thoughts on “Aqara App Update Reveals More HomeKit Devices”
Thanks for the shoutout 🙂 Can’t wait to test the homekit camera
I try and give credit whenever I can – even if I don’t know the real name! 😉
WOW! great news! maybe in a year or two can we test those new devices (should be read ironically).
I will! XD
Pingback: Una actualización de la App de Aqara muestra muchos dispositivos en camino - Domótica en Casa
Pingback: Una actualización de la App de Aqara muestra muchos dispositivos en camino - Edubox.org
Firmware update for Aqara hub is now 1.8.1 also… With mi home app it stays at 1.6.8.
This is Aqara my friend!!!! Although Simon defends Aqara, perhaps for some commercial purpose, he cannot say that the app like many other things that the company does are good.
The views I put on the website are my own and are never influenced by any free devices I may receive for review. Aqara do make some great products, but if you read my original review of the Aqara hub, I was less than impressed. Right now they’re doing a lot of good things, but they still have a few missteps as well, and I will state that if necessary. I’m generally an optimist when it comes to smart home stuff, so I tend to focus more on the positives than anything, but if something is bad, I’ll say so. As regards any commercial purpose in regards to Aqara, there is none. This site has simply been at the forefront when it comes to reviewing, leaking and writing news about Aqara, so it might seem there’s a close connection, I can assure you that far from true. Almost the opposite at one point due to our leaks of the M2.
Pingback: Aktualizacja aplikacji Aqara zdradza całą gamę nowych produktów - SmartMe
Pingback: La app de Aqara revela que nuevos accesorios compatibles con HomeKit están de camino | AndroidZte
Pingback: La app de Aqara revela que nuevos accesorios compatibles con HomeKit están de camino - Comunidad Informativa
Pingback: La app de Aqara revela que nuevos accesorios compatibles con HomeKit están de camino | Trucos Apple
Pingback: La app de Aqara revela que nuevos accesorios compatibles con HomeKit están de camino - Gtrack Panama
Pingback: La app de Aqara revela que nuevos accesorios compatibles con HomeKit están de camino – GAREY – Agencia Web
Will these new Aqara sensors works with new MI Gateway?
I’m almost certain they will, as the sensors should be officially Zigbee 3.0 certified, like the hub. The only uncertainty is whether they’ll automatically get exposed to HomeKit. Once again, I think this is almost certainly a ‘yes’ too. They just need to get these devices certified with Apple for both the Aqara hub AND the Mi Smart Gateway.
Thanks! Did you have any informations or predictions when it will be available on market? Aqara has pretty big delay with Hub and new sensors…
The last I heard is that Aqara aim to get the M2 and maybe the new HomeKit camera to market by end of Q1, so by April. This could change of course.
I was looking forward to some homekit controlling of my xiaomi air purifier pro.
I dont understand why i cant control that yet…
It may seem strange why they don’t make a HomeKit compatible one, as they can be added via HomeBridge, for example. I have the V2 model running in HomeKit via HOOBS, and it’s fine. It’s possibly down to the company that makes these devices not having the credentials or developers to get them HomeKit certified. Only two companies within the Xiaomi ecosystem currently make devices with HomeKit compatibility – Yeelink (Yeelight, Mijia) and Lumi United (Aqara, Mijia). None of the other companies have or make any HomeKit devices currently.
Pingback: La app de Aqara revela que nuevos accesorios compatibles con HomeKit están de camino – NOTICIAS VIRALES
Comments are closed.