Product Features | Eve Weather
All features of Eve Weather
Jun 11, 2021 - by Lars - Comments
 
 

Eve Weather combines the advantages of all types of weather monitoring solutions to give you insights come rain, wind, sun, or snow. Just like when using an app, you have lightning-fast access to the information you need when you need it – all without you having to share your location with third parties clouded in mystery. A quick glance at Eve Weather, and you know exactly what’s going on with the weather at your location – just like a regular weather station – but as Eve Weather records all its datasets, you can look back in time to see how today stacks up to previous days. And just like many other smart solutions, you get to enjoy a rich visual experience with historical data and trends presented graphically – all without you needing to register or use a cloud service or gateway. It’s because of this unique approach that Eve Weather blew away the jury of the renowned iF Design Award.

Eve Weather supports Bluetooth and Thread, and joins your Thread network automatically. Thread makes your smart home network more responsive, robust, and increases its reach – the only thing else you need is HomePod mini or Apple TV 4K (2nd generation).

 

Read on to learn how to set up and get the most out of Eve Weather.

Set up and location

Eve Weather comes with a CR2450 coin cell battery already fitted, and the accessory ships in hibernation mode so battery life isn’t impacted while it’s on its way to you. To wake up Eve Weather, simply press the button on the back. You’ll then see "HI" on the display, followed by the initial set of measurement results. Launch the Eve app and tap Settings > Add Accessory to include Eve Weather in your smart home setup. Then go to Settings > Accessories > [Eve Weather] > Elevation and check whether the value matches your location’s actual elevation so Eve Weather can provide calibrated air pressure measurements. 

 

Top tip: If you’ve got yourself a new Eve Weather to replace an existing Eve accessory and you want to migrate your measurements, you can simply use the Eve app. Open the settings menu for Eve Weather and tap Migrate Measurements. The Eve app will then show you a list of accessories whose measurements you can migrate. To get going, simply choose the one you want — just make sure that the existing accessory is still included in your home setup.

While Eve Weather has a display and sensors that are designed to withstand whatever the weather throws at it (temperatures of -18 °C to +55 °C [0 °F to 130 °F], humidity levels of 0% to 100%, air pressure levels of 260 to 1260 mbar [7.7 to 37.2 inHg], and is armed with IPX3 water resistance), you still need to keep a few things in mind when setting up your Eve Weather to avoid false measurements. If you place your accessory in direct sunlight, it’ll heat up the housing and the surface on which you’ve positioned your accessory. You’re better off choosing a well-ventilated spot that’s always in the shade such as the north-facing side of your home. You should also avoid placing Eve Weather too close to the ground — instead, position it ideally 2 meters [6 feet] above ground level. You can even mount your Eve Weather on a tree, although be sure to protect your accessory from direct rain by locating it under something such as a bird house.

Eve Weather in the Eve app 

Just like the display on Eve Weather, the Eve app user interface also shows you a combination of the accessory’s readings.

In the Eve app, tap At A Glance followed by Edit. Tap the star icon next to the Eve Weather entry (the star should turn blue) to see Eve Weather directly when you open the Eve app. The tile displays the current temperature and tells you how this compares with previous daily highs and lows. Beneath that is the humidity level, with the weather trend and air pressure displayed in the third row. 

To edit the detail view of Eve Weather, simply tap Edit and customize the information to suit. If you’re more interested in the humidity level, tap and drag it to the top. And if you always want to know if Eve Weather is using Thread, display the Transport option. 

You can use Numbers or Excel on your iPhone, iPad, or even your Mac/PC to edit the measurements recorded by Eve Weather simply by exporting them. Tap the "i" icon below a graph, select Measurements in the new screen, and tap the sharing icon to access the export function. The export generates an .xls file, which you can also edit in Numbers.

Handy automations

Currently, HomeKit doesn’t notify you about outdoor temperature extremes. However, you can create a rule in the Eve app to get a smart heads-up — such as if the temperature has dropped below freezing overnight — by having your smart lamp glow blue (Eve Flare or Eve Light Strip). The rule will take data from Eve Weather about if a certain temperature has been reached, exceeded, or fallen below and then use this as a trigger to light up your lamp. That way, you’ll be pre-warned as soon as you get up that you’ll need to scrape ice off your car’s windshield or take extra care when cycling on icy paths.

Open the detail view of Eve Weather, tap Automation followed by Add Rule. Turn on the temperature trigger, tap the <= less-than-or-equal-to icon, set the temperature to -1.5 °C (34.7 °F), then tap Add followed by Next.

Now add a time condition. Set the TYPE to DAY EVENT, the RELATION to BEFORE, and the TIME to SUNRISE. This will prevent your light from turning on the evening before or during the night. Tap Add, then Next.

Tap Add Scene > Add Actions and navigate to the room where your warning light is located, then set Power to On and Color to Blue. Following that, tap Next. Name your scene, choose an icon, tap Next, then add a name for your rule.

Eve Weather in the Home app and with Siri

The Home app really is missing another trick with no support for air pressure as a service. Instead, it highlights the other two values recorded by Eve Weather: The temperature and the humidity level. They’re displayed along with the other status indicators on the Home or Rooms tabs, and in the form of a low and high reading if several sensors are present. To display readings that are as meaningful as possible, you can select – at least for the Home tab – which sensor readings you want to see. To do so, simply call up the settings for the accessory by tapping and holding the status indicator, then tapping and holding a service tile. Now tap Status and then choose whether you want the reading to be displayed by toggling the Include in Home Status switch. 

 

The Siri voice commands for Eve Weather are "What’s the temperature like in my [room name]?" or "How warm is it in my [room name]?" and "What’s the humidity level in my [room name]?" or "How damp is it in my [room name]?". If you don’t say the room name, Siri will not ask HomeKit but the Weather app instead.  

Troubleshooting

A soft reset will help if implausible readings do not normalize even after a few days. Simply use a coin to open the battery compartment, remove the battery, then wait 60 seconds before reinserting it. If you continue to experience issues, you can perform a factory reset. To do that, press and hold the reset button for ten seconds until you see "HI" on the display.

Increase the reach of Eve Weather

Add HomePod mini to your home and your Thread-enabled Eve Weather will be able to communicate via Thread – the mesh network that reaches even the farthest corners of your abode. This happens automatically without you needing to configure anything. Simply position a Full Thread Device, such as Eve Energy, as close as possible to your Eve Weather. The Eve Energy accessory will then act as a router node and relay data packets from Eve Weather.

 

To view the structure of your Thread network and see where you can make improvements, simply go to the Settings area of the Eve app and tap Thread Network. Among other things, you’ll be able to tell which node Eve Weather uses to communicate and whether you can further improve the stability and reach of your network and accessories by using an additional router node – such as by adding one more Eve Energy or moving one to a better location.

 

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4 Comments
Stefan
Sehe ich es eigentlich richtig, dass Eve keinerlei Herstellergarantie für seine Produkte anbietet?
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Jul 3, 2021
Hallo Stefan! Natürlich bietet Eve Systems ein Jahr Garantie, zudem gilt die 2-jährige Gewährleistung beim Kauf in Deutschland. Die Gewährleistung wird vom Händler erfüllt, wo Du das Gerät erworben hast. Wenn es bei uns erworben wurde, erfüllen wir natürlich. Viele Grüße, Volker
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Jul 4, 2021
Marcel Rameil
Mein Eve Weather ist seit ca. einer Woche in Betrieb und funktioniert soweit zuverlässig. Ein Export der Messdaten im JSON-Format wäre noch hilfreich um die Daten anderweitig zuverarbeiten. Wäre es außerdem möglich die Messdaten automatisch auf einen WebDAV-Server zu sichern?
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Jun 21, 2021
Hallo Marcel! Das Laden der historischen Daten kann nur erfolgen, rufst Du das Gerät in der App Eve auf, das geht leider nicht im Hintergrund oder automatisch. Das Excel-Format ist der kleinste gemeinsame Nenner. Viele Grüße, Volker
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Jun 21, 2021
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