With today’s update of iConnectHue (App Store Link) to version 4.2 there are exciting news. The team around the developer Stefan Göhler has integrated a weekend mode, which gives you even more possibilities to configure switches, motion sensors and geofencing.
In this way, a switch or motion sensor can operate differently on weekdays than on weekends. This should certainly be particularly exciting for motion sensors that do not immediately activate a bright daylight scene on Saturday or Sunday morning.
If you tap the three dots next to the accessory name in the settings of a switch or motion sensor, iConnectHue offers even more possibilities. Here you can define which days exactly belong to the week and which to the weekend.
Since the effort for this new function was not insignificant, it is unfortunately only free for basic and pro members. Those who have not activated a subscription in iConnectHue can activate the new weekend mode with a one-time in-app purchase for $1.99.
As an alternative, the Philips Hue App only offers the Hue Labs formula “Sensing the Weekend” so far. However, this only works with motion sensors and can also only be set up in Hue Labs.
iConnectHue 4.2: All new features at a glance
- Weekend Mode & better switch editor
- Sunrise/Sunset & conditional light timers
- Magic Scene & Animation duplication (Basic & Pro)
- Hue app scenes in timers and switches
- UI Improvements
- New Magic Scene package
- Motion sensor Lux values are now shown
- Empty device battery warning in the menu
- Improved bridge selection in case of multibridge
- More supported light types and -icons
- Better support for VPN connections