The somewhat anticipated Aqara Hub M1S is available today in the US and Canada. Up for sale on Aqara’s Amazon US store starting from June 8, 2021, the Hub M1S is an updated version of the original Aqara Hub with the latest hardware and software.
Like the company’s other hubs, the M1S connects Zigbee devices to a Wi-Fi network and manages and controls smart devices including plugs and switches. It supports the latest Zigbee 3.0 protocol with better stability, compatibility, and responsiveness and can support up to 128 devices, which is four times the number of the previous generation.
The M1S integrates a 2W speaker with configurable ringtones, a RGB light with configurable brightness and color, and an illumination sensor. Other features include:
- Compatibility with major smart home ecosystems and voice assistants including Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Mi Home, IFTTT, etc.
- Enhanced Wi-Fi connectivity via a 2×2 MIMO Wi-Fi antenna.
- Support for all four native HomeKit alarm modes.
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