Now there’s an easy way to monitor the temperature/humidity around your home and workplace. Perhaps you have a collection of fine wines or cigars that depend on the right humidity and temperature levels, or maybe you have a greenhouse that also requires precise levels of temperature/humidity to fully thrive.
If so, meet the SensorPush smart sensor, a small wireless sensor that allows you to quickly and easily monitor temperature and humidity levels.
We look at everything from initial setup to continued daily use. We also look at the many applications of the SensorPush smart sensor.
What Is SensorPush?
So what is the SensorPush smart sensor and SensorPush G1 WiFi Gateway?
The SensorPush sensor is a small, wireless temperature and humidity (temperature and hygrometer) sensor that communicates directly with your smartphone via Bluetooth or WiFi through the gateway.
SensorPush is compatible with iPhone and Android smartphone apps. Both the device and supporting smartphone apps are extremely easy to setup and use. We set a timer and were up and running in less than 5 minutes.
The SensorPush also has a supporting WiFi gateway that allows you to monitor your sensor from anywhere in the world. While the SensorPush sensor doesn’t require the gateway to function (primarily uses Bluetooth), it is nice to be able to track your sensor from anywhere at any time.
We tested the WiFi gateway from across the country (USA), and had no problem getting a reading from our sensor.
Reviewing both the sensor and gateway allowed us to gain a complete picture of just how easy it can be to monitor and collect data while away from the sensor.
SensorPush Hardware Design
Upon opening the SensorPush sensor and G1 WiFi gateway it’s clear that design was a key consideration in developing these devices. A rubber finish on both the sensor and gateway lends a high-quality look and feel.
We also really like the color scheme of the SensorPush devices. The blue and green contrast nicely for a modern and clean look that also allows you to easily locate the sensor no matter where you use it (greenhouse, refrigerator, humidor, etc).
The sensor was wider than we anticipated, but it is still a very small device. The exact dimensions of the SensorPush sensor are as follows:
- 40mm x 40mm x 16.5mm (1.57″ x 1.57″ x 0.65″)
Beyond the visual appeal, the data collection function is most important. Our testing proves that the SensorPush sensors and supporting gateway not only look good but work very well.
SensorPush G1 WiFi Gateway
SensorPush now offers a WiFi Gateway which allows the sensor to be read from anywhere in the world.
The gateway setup was just as simple as the individual sensor setup. All you must do is add the device within the mobile app, select your home WiFi network, and then are ready to start using the sensor with the WiFi gateway. We were very surprised with just how seamless the setup process was.
Once the gateway is up and running, you can immediately start collecting and keeping track of your data remotely.
As mentioned, the SensorPush G1 WiFi Gateway is not required for using the SensorPush sensor, but it is a nice additional feature if your particular use-case warrants it.
SensorPush Mobile App
Just like the sensor and gateway, the SensorPush mobile app has been well designed. It contains a lot of data while remaining very intuitive. Of the technology gadgets and products with supporting apps that we’ve reviewed, SensorPush is one of the most developed.
Moving on to the actual data, the data collected from the sensor are presented very nicely in an easy-to-read and understand format. There are insightful graphs that present the data with an array of filtering options. For example, you can filter from year, to month, to week, to the day, and even down to the hour.
You also have the option to export raw data as a CSV file readable by Excel.
Desired Condition Alerts H4
One of our favorite features of the SensorPush and mobile app is the ability to set desired condition alerts. This means that when the sensor notices either the temperature or humidity falling below a level that has previously been set, the sensor will notify the user of that change via a smartphone alert.
This feature is extremely useful for any situation where the temperature or humidity is crucial to the stability or outcome of a project. For example, most greenhouses need to stay at constant levels at all times. We paired our SensorPush with our Click and Grow smart garden to fully monitor the humidity/temperature of our plants.
Art collections require the same type of sensitive monitoring. The SensorPush alerts the user when those levels drop.
There are numerous uses for the SensorPush smart sensors. Everything from simply monitoring the temperature in your house to even monitoring the temperature and humidity within a beehive or greenhouse, both of which require precise conditions.
Uses for the SensorPush smart sensors:
- Dampness in your home
- Musical instruments
- Scientific instruments
- Cigar/Wine collections
- Pets/animal (ex: chicken coops, beehives, geckos, turtles, etc.)
- Food in fridge/freezer
- Temperature in server room
- Temperature in different parts of the house
- Vacation Homes
- Meat curing
- Antiques and heirlooms (e.g. photos)
- Gun safe
- First Responder aviation rescue units
- Homeless food services
- Logging for transportation of sensitive scientific equipment
- Container shipping
- Hot air balloons
Additionally, monitoring the temperature and humidity in your home has many health benefits. Research indicates that you can be more susceptible to illness when you live in an especially dry or humid area. For example, dampness in the home is one of the root causes of asthma. The SensorPush smart sensors can help you find a perfect balance of both temperature and humidity.
SensorPush Pros & Cons
- Fast and easy setup
- Intuitive app
- Sleek and visually appealing design
- Ability to monitor from anywhere in the world via the gateway
- Monitoring the SensorPush remotely via the WiFi gateway seems to cause the battery to drain quicker than when simply monitoring the device via Bluetooth
SensorPush Review and Final Thoughts
Overall the SensorPush smart sensor and G1 WiFi gateway are great devices. Both the sensor and gateway are super simple to set up and use, and the hardware itself is extremely sleek and well made. It is a win-win.
It is evident that a lot of time and energy has been put into all aspects of the SensorPush sensors, gateway, and app. Both the hardware and software have been designed extremely well and are a pleasure to use. With more and more smart devices coming to market, it is important to have quality hardware as well as supporting software. The SensorPush achieves both.
The SensorPush accuracy is also very good. You have the ability to calibrate the device if needed, but fortunately, we didn’t need to. Our SensorPush was very accurate right out of the box.
You not only have access to tons of great data within the app, but you also have a cool, effective, and intuitive device.
If you have a specific need for monitoring temperature and humidity, we highly recommend the SensorPush. We had a great time reviewing this device and will continue to use it daily. If you have any questions or comments regarding the SensorPush smart sensors and g1 WiFi gateway, please submit a comment below to get the discussion going.
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