Even before the new releases for autumn are announced at the end of the month, Philips Hue has fulfilled the promises from the summer. Back in June, they had announced that motion sensors would retain more options. This update is now apparently being rolled out. Several people have already been able to confirm to me that the new functions are unlocked for them.
With full-blown smart home systems, such a setting is probably no problem, but in the Hue universe, on the other hand, you come up against your limits. It's about a question about the Philips Hue motion detector that Mike sent me by email: I've been searching the net for a few days and can't find what I'm looking for.
I have already been asked this question several times, and I also discover it again and again in social networks or in the community. Manfred also had problems with the motion sensor in the same room after setting up new Hue lamps. I connected two new Hue White bulbs on the bridge and put them in an existing room with two other bulbs and a motion detector.
Last week I was able to reveal to you that Philips Hue has not only changed the design of the packaging for the indoor motion sensor, but is also delivering a new hardware revision. On paper, there are the following changes: A new sensor that can detect movement at a distance of seven metres instead of the previous five, two additional sensitivity levels and a new setup button.
Secretly, quietly, Philips Hue has launched a new generation of its motion sensor. Okay, new generation might not be the right word, but in any case it is a new, improved hardware revision. The focus is on a new sensor lens that, according to my information, has a slightly higher sensitivity.
Any Apple user who has taken a look at HomeKit will have noticed that the Philips Hue motion sensors appear as three different devices: in addition to the motion sensor, there is also measurement data on brightness and temperature. And this is exactly where problems can arise as our friends from SmartApfel have found out.