Wink Hub 2 smart home hub
A more powerful WiFi radio and Ethernet port connect your products smoothly, while a stronger processor and more memory make your smart home faster. Auto-discovery and a revamped setup process make getting your smart home up and running easier than ever. Industrial-grade security upgrades ensure…
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Why we like the Wink Hub 2 smart home hub
Building a smart home can involve products that use a huge variety of smart home protocols and wireless standards. The only way to ensure that you can control all of these diverse products in a single environment is to pick up a smart home hub like the Wink Hub 2 smart home hub. This hub is a direct competitor to the Samsung SmartThings Hub. We love Wink because it has probably the best user interface in smart home hubs. They really put effort into the user interface and user experience of the app. Couple this with the fact that the Wink Hub 2 can connect directly to Nest products as opposed to Samsung SmartThings which needs 3rd party integrations.
The Wink Hub 2 is basically a sleeker, more capable version of the first Wink Hub. It supports the widest array of smart home protocols of any hub out there which makes it a great choice for someone just starting their smart home.
Voice Assistant Compatibility
This year Wink added full Google Assistant support so you can integrate your Google Home commands directly in the Wink system. And of course there was already Amazon Alexasupport. Both work well, but most of what you can do with them connected to Wink can be done through the smart speakers themselves.
As far as compatibility is concerned, the Wink Hub 2 smart home hub has the widest compatibility we’ve seen. The following protocols are supported:
- Lutron Clear Connect
- Google Thread
This is basically every protocol under the sun. Add to that full IFTTT support and the ability to connect to Stringify and you realize how deep you can go with Wink. Like we mentioned earlier, Wink fully supports Nest products natively which is a huge advantage over SmartThings hubs.
The Wink Hub 2 smart home hub is one of the very best options for users that want basic smart home control through a hub. The interface is amazing and compatibility keeps on improving everyday. There are deeper options out there which can do more local control without internet connection, but for most smart home users Wink is right up there with the best.
Wink adds Sonos to its home automation skill setDecember 18, 2017 - CNET
Wink expands its network of partners today with the addition of the Sonos line of speakers. Wink's Hub 2 now connects with any Sonos product, according to a Wink blog post. That includes the Sonos One, a speaker we reviewed recently that boasts...
Wink Hub 2 review: This second-generation smart-home hub is one of the best choices for do-it-yourselfersMay 3, 2017 - TechHive
The Wink Hub 2 has a fistful of radios under the hood that enable it to work with a whole bunch of otherwise incompatible wireless devices, including numerous Z-Wave and ZigBee products, Bluetooth LE gear, and the wireless protocols that Kidde smoke...
Specification: Wink Hub 2 smart home hub
Compatible with IFTTT
|Voice assistant compatibility|
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Bluetooth, Ethernet, Lutron Clear Connect, Thread, Wifi, Z-Wave, Z-Wave Plus, Zigbee
|Works with Nest|
Works with Nest certified
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