A thermometer, how boring… But wait it is a thermometer from the house of Xiaomi! That usually means this can be something special and yes this is also the case with the "Xiaomi Thermostat Accuracy Temperature Humidity Monitor".
This is a smart thermometer that is pleasingly affordable at around €18. But what can the Xiaomi thermometer do and is it worth to order this from Asia?
Let’s find out in a short test!
The Xiaomi thermostat Accuracy Temperature Humidity Monitor in the test
At first glance, the Xiaomi thermometer is a pretty fancy, but simple device. This one has a completely round shape and on its front a pretty big display.
Xiaomi relies on a white plastic for the case, which looks well made. The whole thermometer doesn’t look cheap, but quite high quality for such a simple device.
The display on the front is of course the "calculator" type, so a simple "black and white" LC display. But the readability is good. Numbers are displayed clearly and sharply.
The power supply is controlled on the back by a normal AAA battery. This AAA battery is said to last over a year. On the back is also the only button of the thermometer, which is used to establish a Bluetooth connection.
The wall mounting is done via a removable bracket. The mount is fixed to the wall with double sided tape. The thermometer itself then holds onto this mount via magnets.
Xiaomi doesn’t directly promote the "thermostat" for outdoor use. However, provided this is under a canopy, I don’t see a problem here.
Function and features
What can now the Xiaomi "smart" thermometer? Let’s start with the basic function, the measurement of temperature and humidity.
Xiaomi advertises the measurement accuracy as 0.1 degrees or. 0.1 percent and yes in my test the temperatures were quite accurate. What is particularly noticeable here is the extremely high responsiveness. Humidity and temperature will be ca. Updated 2 times a second.
For example, if you blow on the thermometer once, the humidity rises immediately and then drops again within a few seconds.
So far the Xiaomi thermometer is good, but what are the smart features??
You can connect the "Xiaomi Thermostat Accuracy Temperature Humidity Monitor" via Bluetooth with your smartphone. For this you need as usual the Xiaomi Mi Home App.
In the app you can easily integrate the thermometer to see the temperature and humidity on your smartphone display.
Here, of course, it must be said that the range is somewhat limited due to the Bluetooth connection. The whole thing works over 1-2 rooms.
Alternatively, you can also connect the sensor with the Xiaomi Mi Home Gateway. This also makes sense if you want to use the home automation feature.
If you have other Xiaomi products you can create rules like "when temperature is below 20 degrees turn on outlet with fan heater" etc.
For this, of course, you must already be somewhat represented in this Xiaomi Mi Home ecosystem. Basically the thermometer works very well!
A high-quality and chic thermometer with humidity display for around 18€ is basically not a bad offer.
Now if you include the smart functionality of the Xiaomi Temperature Humidity Monitor in the equation, this is actually a very good deal.
While the Xiaomi Temperature Humidity Monitor is somewhat limited by its Bluetooth connectivity, aside from that it is a top product!
The readings are accurate and the update frequency is extremely high. Therefore, especially if you already have a foot in the Xiaomi Mi Home system, this is a very interesting and useful extension! Or if necessary also a good and inexpensive start.