Smart home streamlining with Revolv Smart Home Solution (pictures)
Thanks to an easy-to-use companion app, this smart home hub puts control for all your devices in one place.
Main Revolv screen
The first screen you see when you launch the Revolv app. Here you can see quickly which devices you have linked up. Double tap the icon to power the device on and off, or to trigger a preset single-tap to open up a device-specific screen with more granular control.
This screen shows you another view of the devices on your network, as well as some basic information like brightness level in the case of these Philips lights. Other device listings display status, temperature, etc., as appropriate.
Revolv doesn't support every smart home device out there, but impressively, it had no problem finding and adding those it does support. Revolv says it has support for about 2,000 different devices now, and that list will grow as the smart home market expands.
This color wheel lets you change bulb color. The Revolv presets will let you control multiple bulbs at once and set triggers based on your location, a preset time, or a motion detector (if you have one on your network).
The Revolv's preset options are adequate, and you can tie multiple devices together to perform various actions in concert based on a single trigger. It doesn't have more-advanced options, like IFTTT support, but the company says it's possible programming options will expand in a future software update.