SwitchBot Indoor/Outdoor Thermo-Hygrometer Review

Thursday, July 13, 2023


The SwitchBot Indoor/Outdoor Thermo-Hygrometer is a versatile and reliable device that offers precise temperature and humidity monitoring for both indoor and outdoor environments. With its IP65 dustproof and waterproof rating, it can withstand various conditions, making it suitable for offices, kitchens, bathrooms, greenhouses, and more.

Being a thermo-Hygrometer, the SwitchBot meter combines temperature and humidity measurement capabilities into a single unit. It measures and monitors temperature and humidity levels in a given environment, while providing visual data that allows you to assess and control the conditions of said given environment. The SwitchBot Thermo-Hygrometer is equipped with a built-in industrial Swiss Sensirion sensor, which provides reliable accuracy at high and low temperature and humidity levels. 
The operating temperature is between -20°C and 60°C. The operating humidity is up to 99% RH with a 4-second data refresh rate. Best accuracy is observed when measuring temperatures between 0°C and 65°C and humidity level between 10% and 90% RH (relative humidity). The higher the RH percentage the higher the water content in the air. This means, the SwitchBot isn't as accurate in environments with low humidity levels (e.g. 5% RH).

The SwitchBot Thermo-Hygrometer is made entirely of plastic with low weight (45 grams) and very small footprint 6.5cm long x 2.5cm wide x 2cm deep; hence unobtrusive, making it ideal for small spaces. Onboard the unit, you find the temperature/humidity sensor, status led, anchor point for lanyard and physical single button located inside the battery compartment. The location of the button isn't the most ideal as this requires having to remove the battery lid compartment. There is no hole for mountain the meter to a wall so, you will need to use your own 3D tape if you want to put it on a wall.

The SwitchBot Thermo-Hygrometer is compatible with SwitchBot Hub Mini, which also supports other SwitchBot devices such as the SwitchBot Lock & Keypad and SwitchBot Humidifier. When paired with the hub, it enables smarter push notifications, supporting readings such as Dewpoint, VPD, and absolute humidity. This means that you can receive alerts via the app whenever certain conditions are exceeded, allowing you to take immediate action. 
Whether it's monitoring refrigerators, greenhouses, nurseries, or pet houses, the SwitchBot Thermo-Hygrometer keeps you in control. Other advanced features such as extended data storage, remote access, scenes and voice control requires the use of SwitchBot Hub Mini, which is sold separately.

Furthermore, the SwitchBot Thermo-Hygrometer supports data exporting, with up to 68 days of local data storage and up to 2 years using cloud storage, although as mentioned earlier a SwitchBot Hub is required. The SwitchBot app provides color data charts that allow you to visualize temperature and humidity trends yearly, monthly, daily, or even by the hour. You can export the data as a .csv file for in-depth analysis, and multiple methods of data calibration are supported for accurate readings.

In terms of design, the SwitchBot Indoor/Outdoor Thermo-Hygrometer is compact and durable. It features a simple and sleek design, with a detachable lanyard attached for easy hanging. With its low power consumption design, the device can operate on its removable batteries for up 1 year, minimizing the need for frequent replacements.

Overall, the SwitchBot Indoor/Outdoor Thermo-Hygrometer is a great addition to the SwitchBot ecosystem. It offers reliable temperature and humidity monitoring, seamless integration with the SwitchBot Hub for enhanced functionality, and the ability to export and analyze data for a comprehensive understanding of your living environment. Whether you're a weather enthusiast, a gardener, or simply someone who wants to maintain optimal conditions in your home or outdoor spaces, the SwitchBot Indoor/Outdoor Thermo-Hygrometer is a must-have device.

Potential deal breakers
  • Limited connectivity range
  • advanced functions requires the use of SwitchBot Hub Mini
  • No built-in display
  • Awkward button location
  • Requires the use of SwitchBot app
  • Limited customization options
  • No internal rechargeable battery
  • No wall mountable hole
  • No 3D tape included
  • Warranty length not specified on user guide

Selling points
  • Accurate temperature and humidity
  • Compact and portable
  • More accurate than the SwitchBot Hygrometer
  • Easy to use
  • Swiss Sensirion sensor
  • Anchor point for lanyard
  • User-friendly interface
  • Suitable for professional and industrial use
  • Real-time data
  • Inexpensive/ affordable
  • IP65 dust and water resistance
  • 1 year battery life
  • Wall mountable
  • you can connect unlimited number of indoor meters
  • SwitchBot app support
  • Battery-powered
  • Historical data analysis
  • Compatible with other SwitchBot devices
  • Compatible with voice assistant (Alexa, Siri, etc)
  • Compatible with Android 5.0 (and over) and iOS 11.0 (and newer)
Accessories included are a 13cm long fabric lanyard and two AAA batteries. You can buy the SwitchBot indoor outdoor meter from amazon. SwitchBot will have 25% of every product on Prime day. Then an additional 5% off every product with coupon Code: XMSWITCHBOT

Similar Gadget Explained Reviews


Connect With Gadget Explained