Category Archives: Wink

Is Hubitat Elevation a Good Wink Hub 2 Alternative?

Update April 2020 – Wink employees have been active again on their Facebook and Twitter pages. I see that people are getting support. Wink also announced a mandatory firmware upgrade, which is encouraging. Unfortunately there’s not much other news available.

Wink has been silent. Very silent. According to one article, they already have. So if you’re thinking about moving from Wink to Hubitat, here’s a list of important things to keep in mind, including answers to some of the most popular questions.

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Wink Hub 2

  • Wink allows your diverse collection of smart products to speak the same wireless language so you can easily control them from the free Wink app
  • Auto-discovery and a revamped setup process make getting your smart home up and running easier than ever
  • A more powerful Wi-Fi radio and Ethernet port connect your products smoothly, while a stronger processor and more memory make your smart home faster
  • For owners of the original Wink Hub upgrading to Wink Hub 2, you can easily transfer your ecosystem of connected products using the Wink app in under a minute
  • Sleek, modern industrial design of Hub 2 makes it worthy of standing alone on your coffee table or bookshelf

The BEST Alexa Voice Commands for your Smart Home with Yonomi

Today we are going to use the Yonomi app to better integrate Alexa with your smart home hub. The Amazon Echo is probably one of the coolest new smart home tech devices. Today we are going to look at how you can make the Echo even smarter using the Yonomi Skill and the Latest enhancements to the Wink Skill.

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Connect Wink, Amazon Echo & GE Outdoor Smart Switch

The DIY Smart Home Guy is adding a new water feature. In this episode we plan to hook this into our Wink smart home system and then into our Amazon Echo. To do this we will add a second GE Outdoor Zwave Smart Switch (GE 12720). We already have a fountain in the back yard. Our goal is to allow for independent control of each water feature as well as group control via the Echo.

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Connect Amazon Alexa to your Wink Smart Hub

Today we are going to talk about how you connect your Amazon Echo into a Wink Hub. You can connect the Echo to nearly any smart home hub, but since I have a Wink, we will be using that for the demonstration. After we go through the connection and the setup, we will do some demonstrations of how I have the device connected into my smart home by giving some simple commands. My wife will even give it a try with her Thai accent. You’ll be happy to know that my wife and Alexa get along just fine.

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