Reviews

Eve Weather gets even handier with its HomeKit over Thread support

Eve Systems has followed through on its commitment to Apple’s HomeKit over Thread by bringing the Thread version of its smart switch Eve Energy to the U.S., adding the smart weather station Eve Weather to the product line/

The US$49.95Eve Weather is handy for me as a runner as it allows me to check on outdoor conditions. The gadget makes it easy to check on the temperature, humidity, and air pressure, so I can dress appropriately for my run. And here in Nashville, Tennessee, the weather can change drastically from one hour to the next.

Wth IPX3 water resistance, even a little rain won’t hurt the Eve Weather, though I keep it on the front porch and under a roof, where it generally won’t get wet. As with the Eve Room, you can use Siri on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to ask for temperature or humidity. That’s very convenient.

If you wish to see each of Weather’s data points over time, you can as highs and lows are color-coded in for temperature, humidity and air pressure. The Eve Weather is powered by double AA batteries.

Battery-operated Thread accessories, such as Eve Weather, represent endpoints in a Thread network, so if you’re into such accessories, you’ll appreciate the functionality of the device.

Review overview

HomeKit over Thread support10
Price9
Usefulness10

The Pros

  • HomeKit over Thread compatible
  • reasonably priced
  • Easy to set up and use

The Cons

  • Some folks simply may not need a device with such precise weather measurements

summary

9.7Eve Weather presents weather trends at a glance and makes it easy to track local outdoor temperature, humidity and barometric pressure – on the iPhone or directly on the display. The Eve app aggregates current and past climate data, empowering the user with insights of the weather at their doorstep. 

Dennis Sellers
the authorDennis Sellers
Dennis Sellers is the news editor of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.