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SmartThings Hub (Second Generation)

Meet Samsung's second-generation SmartThings Hub and sensors.

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SmartThings Hub (Second Generation)

The standalone hub will set you back $99 (£100 in the UK).

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And the individual sensors are available a la carte on the SmartThings site, although the brand plans to integrate bundled kits in the future.

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SmartThings Hub (Second Generation)

Download the SmartThings app on your Android, iOS or Windows device to get started.

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The new hub looks a lot like the old one.

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SmartThings Hub (Second Generation)

It comes with a power adapter and an Ethernet cable and connects directly to your Wi-Fi router.

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We tested out an assortment of SmartThings-brand sensors, as well as some third-party integrations.

This $30 (£30) Arrival sensor issues an alert when you come and go.

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SmartThings' $40 (£30) Multipurpose sensor keeps track of a single door, window or cabinet, letting you know when it's opened or closed.

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The $50 (£45) SmartThings Outlet is similar to the Belkin WeMo Switch. It makes dumb lights, lamps and other devices smart.

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Stick the $40 (£30) Motion sensor anywhere you'd like to track movement -- and receive activity-based alerts.

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The $40 (£30) Water Leak sensor is another device we tested, but SmartThings connects with a bunch of third-party products, too, like Philips Hue LEDsAmazon Echo and more.

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