In China, Xiaomi has one of the largest smart home ecosystems. It has designed everything you can imagine. But usually, the most important role is put on relatively small gadgets. Say, any smart home can’t be imagined without a motion sensor. The Xiaomi Aqara Smart Motion Sensor is currently available for $5.99. But this offer will be valid until August 26. Then, it will be priced at $11.99, which is also very affordable.
The Aqara Smart Motion Sensor has a square shape with rounded edges. It is only available in white. It comes with dimensions of 3.60 x 3.60 x 0.90 cm, which is comparable to a matchbox. So it is very convenient and practical to use. At the same time, this motions sensor has a weight of 11 grams. Thus, you can install it anywhere you want. The case is made of ABS plastic, which can withstand falling to the floor from a small height.
On the front panel, there is a picture and a single LED indicator. On the side, we can find a button that turns the sensor on and synchronizes with the application on the smartphone. On the bottom panel, the Aqara Smart Motion Sensor carries some information about the device and a piece of double-sided adhesive tape for attaching the device to any surface. Shortly, the device can be fixed on any surface, whether it’s glass, wood or metal, both horizontally and vertically. However, if it falls or slips over the surface, the sensor notifies you about this by vibration on the smartphone.
Under the hood, the Aqara Smart Motion Sensor sports a regular CR2032 battery, which lasts for two years of continuous operation. With the help of an accurate accelerometer, it is able to detect the movement of objects. Once detected, it notifies the user with a sound signal and a message to the smartphone. At the same time, it can operate at -10 to +50 degrees Celsius.