During the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June this year, Apple unveiled its HomeKit advancements scheduled to launch this fall, when iOS 11 goes public. In this post we’ll explain how you, as an Eve user, may benefit from the many enhancements.
Eve Degree, the eleventh member of the Eve family, is available from today. The temperature and humidity monitor combines precise sensors and groundbreaking HomeKit technology in a beautiful, weatherproof aluminum housing adorned by an LCD display. Eve Degree is the luxury variant of a conventional hygro-thermometer and offers unrivaled comfort thanks to seamless iPhone integration, while HomeKit and the Eve app ensure ease of use, powerful analytics, superior data protection, and advanced security.
iOS 10.2 finally introduces notifications for Eve Door & Window and Eve Motion in the iOS device lock screen and/or home screen. That means you will automatically be notified of value changes, namely when a door or window is opened or closed, or movement is detected.
With streamlined usability and polished aesthetics, Eve 2.5 gives you even greater control of your home. Eve 2.5 introduces At a Glance view, which you can customize to display accessory information that’s most relevant to you. Better yet, it gives you direct control over your frequently-used accessories and, with improved iOS 10 integration, you can do so via 3D Touch (on iPhone 6s / iPhone 6s Plus or later).
Elgato today unveiled Eve Motion, the first wireless motion sensor with HomeKit technology. Ready to be placed anywhere inside or outside your home, Eve Motion automatically activates HomeKit Scenes and accessories. Upon detecting the user’s presence or absence, it activates and deactivates power outlets, HVAC systems, lights or any combination thereof.
Elgato today launches Eve Light Switch (USA & Canada only), the world’s first light switch with HomeKit technology for the most seamless light control experience. Eve Light Switch replaces a single pole switch, and enables you to use the Eve app or Siri to control your existing chandeliers, built-in lights, ceiling lamps, ceiling fans, and more.
With the release of iOS 10, Apple has taken the next big step in further enhancing its operating system for iPhone and iPad. Indeed, we are excited about all the numerous new features and improvements, but what truly thrills us is HomeKit. With iOS 10, HomeKit is finally an integral part of iOS, to such a degree that it is accessible via the Control Center. And of course, Eve and Eve products are made for iOS 10. In addition, Apple now offers users another way to control their connected home – with the app called Home.
Today’s firmware upgrade for Eve Thermo marks the completion of our series of upgrades for all Eve devices. Easy to install via the Eve app, it offers significantly faster connection and switching times for Eve Thermo, in addition to general performance enhancements and bug fixes. All Eve devices with upgraded firmware are fully compatible with the Home app in Apple’s upcoming iOS 10. After the firmware upgrade, Eve Thermo’s function for frost protection is activated, no matter if “Mode” is set to “on” or “off“ in Eve for Eve Thermo.
Update August 2, 2016: Eve 2.1.1 now restores your measurement history if it was no longer visible following a firmware update and offers overall improvements.
In addition to numerous fixes and enhancements, Eve 2.1 comes with several improved functions:
– Improved communications architecture and status display: Eve now smartly prioritizes the transfer of information you are currently viewing.
– Smoother firmware update process: Easily upgrade your Eve accessories to take advantage of automatic display of current information, automated scene execution through rules, and improved iOS compatibility.
– Overall performance improvements.
Eve 2.1 requires iOS 9.3 or newer on your iOS devices.