The Good Notion's second generation of sensors work with Nest for thermostat control and average home temperature readings.
The Bad Sensors still have restrictions on their multitasking capabilities and the price is higher than other sensors.
The Bottom Line Notion improves upon its first line of smart sensors, but these multitasking sensors aren't quite there yet in terms of flexibility.
Notion sensors work with Nest for whole home monitoring
Nest integration among other things. At $219 for three sensors and one bridge, Notion doesn't offer the cheapest sensor package out there, and though improvements have been made to this next-generation product, true multitasking options are still lacking., a smart sensor kit we tested earlier this year, has released its second generation of sensors, which add
The second-generation Notion sensors are noticeably larger than the first, and that's because they're powered by two AAA lithium-ion batteries. That should offer an improvement over the first generation's coin cell battery and user-reported bad battery life. It is disappointing and more than a little ironic that Notion doesn't have a way to notify you if your sensors are low on battery power.
One bridge can handle up to 15 sensors on its network. If you have a large house, you might need more. The range on these sensors is decent, but the system won't work well if the sensor and bridge are on different floors.
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