Eve Systems announces new HomeKit devices & Eve Extend availability

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Eve Systems has debuted several new accessories for HomeKit users including new Eve Light Switch, Eve Thermo, Eve Water Guard, and the availability of the Eve Extend.

Eve Systems has several HomeKit products debuting at IFA
Eve Systems has several HomeKit products debuting at IFA


The Eve Extend, which was previously announced, is now available for users to order. Eve Extend allows you to extend the range of your Bluetooth Eve products, allowing them to connect to Wi-Fi and operate further from your devices. Up to eight Eve devices can be connected to each Extend and additional Extends can be configured for different parts of the home.

It is available now for $49.95.

New version of the Eve Light Switch
New version of the Eve Light Switch


There is a new version of the Eve Light Switch debuting, now fitting European receptacles. It will now launch in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxemburg, and the Netherlands.

Eve Light Switch allows you to control your built-in lights and switch using Siri and HomeKit without requiring smart plugs or smart bulbs and can often be cheaper for rooms with several built-in lights like living rooms, kitchens, or bedrooms. It will start shipping October 1st.

The new Eve Thermo regulator valve
The new Eve Thermo regulator valve


An overhaul is coming for Eve Thermo ahead of the cold-weather season that includes a better display, feedback for touch controls, and a quieter motor. It will be available on September 16.

Eve Water Guard
Eve Water Guard


The Eve Water Guard alerts users instantly to any water leak both audibly, as well as on their iPhone or Apple Watch. It has a 4.3 foot-long sensing cable that can also be extended to cover more ground.

The new Eve Water Guard will ship in January 2020.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 6
    Haven't been a fan of Eve.  I think their app lacks...and each time I open it to view a short-term history for temp / humidity in my home I have to wait 10 minutes or more, as history is loaded from oldest to newest.  Ridiculous.  I've contacted the company, and their reply was basically "it is what it is".  No thanks.
    davgreg
  • Reply 2 of 6
    AppleZuluAppleZulu Posts: 1,233member
    Haven't been a fan of Eve.  I think their app lacks...and each time I open it to view a short-term history for temp / humidity in my home I have to wait 10 minutes or more, as history is loaded from oldest to newest.  Ridiculous.  I've contacted the company, and their reply was basically "it is what it is".  No thanks.
    The wait is because they store that data on the device and transfer it directly to their app on your iPhone when you check for it. They don't put any of it in cloud storage, which is a security selling point. If you check that data more frequently, it doesn't take that long to download the data. Also, in my experience, anyway, it's never taken longer than a couple of minutes, even in cases where I haven't checked for that info in weeks.
    chialolliverwatto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 6
    AppleZulu said:
    Haven't been a fan of Eve.  I think their app lacks...and each time I open it to view a short-term history for temp / humidity in my home I have to wait 10 minutes or more, as history is loaded from oldest to newest.  Ridiculous.  I've contacted the company, and their reply was basically "it is what it is".  No thanks.
    The wait is because they store that data on the device and transfer it directly to their app on your iPhone when you check for it. They don't put any of it in cloud storage, which is a security selling point. If you check that data more frequently, it doesn't take that long to download the data. Also, in my experience, anyway, it's never taken longer than a couple of minutes, even in cases where I haven't checked for that info in weeks.
    I understand that.  But I don't check the trend every day.  I would think a better approach would be to upload the data chronologically descending.  Then when I want to see the trend for the last 24 hours I'm not waiting for 15 minutes.  Or at least be able to set the option.
    StrangeDays
  • Reply 4 of 6
    Have had Eve apps since launch as ElGato Eve and have moved on.

    Relative to the glacial updating, I have had the same problem and it happened that way regardless of how often the app was checked. The battery life is not great, the Bluetooth range is not good, the battery status report via the app is also not very accurate.

    I have also had issues with the readings going stupid after replacing the batteries on both the inside and outside units.

    They also have never released a thermostat for an modern HVAC system. Unless you live in an ancient New York apartment, radiators went out with tail fins on Cadillacs.

    Moved on to Netatmo and Ecobee. The same for HomeKit.
  • Reply 5 of 6
    AppleZulu said:
    Haven't been a fan of Eve.  I think their app lacks...and each time I open it to view a short-term history for temp / humidity in my home I have to wait 10 minutes or more, as history is loaded from oldest to newest.  Ridiculous.  I've contacted the company, and their reply was basically "it is what it is".  No thanks.
    The wait is because they store that data on the device and transfer it directly to their app on your iPhone when you check for it. They don't put any of it in cloud storage, which is a security selling point. If you check that data more frequently, it doesn't take that long to download the data. Also, in my experience, anyway, it's never taken longer than a couple of minutes, even in cases where I haven't checked for that info in weeks.
    I understand that.  But I don't check the trend every day.  I would think a better approach would be to upload the data chronologically descending.  Then when I want to see the trend for the last 24 hours I'm not waiting for 15 minutes.  Or at least be able to set the option.
    Yup this would def make more sense. And use lazy loading to pull the rest as needed, rather than all at once going back further than likely interested in. 

    They need a UX person rather than just engineers. 
  • Reply 6 of 6
    Still looks as though there is no US version of the Thermo. Bah.

    I've been happy with my Eve stuff (though I tend to prefer Lutron above all), but I really want the Thermo to be released here. We live in a house from 1927 with cast iron raditors in each room. An ecobee4 controls the boiler, and it does a decent job utilizing averaging between the senors, but the Thermo would be ideal to zone each room so I'm not heating up a radiator unless the room is occupied (or the temp drops to a certain level). Maybe one day...
    watto_cobra
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