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Aqara Launches Revolutionary Hub M3 Globally

The Next-Generation Matter Hub Enhances Smart Home Automation with Advanced Edge Computing

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Aqara, a renowned leader in smart home technology and a company whose products have been put through the wringer by our reviewers, has announced the global release of its new Hub M3, a next-generation Matter hub designed to elevate the smart home experience. Launched amid growing demand for more secure and private smart home solutions, the Hub M3 sets itself apart by focusing on edge computing, allowing for local automation and operation independent of internet connections, enhancing privacy and reliability.

The introduction of the Hub M3 marks a significant advancement in Aqara's commitment to evolving consumer needs in home automation. “Aqara is committed to creating the ultimate smart home experience that continuously adapts to users’ evolving needs," commented Cathy You, Aqara's Senior Vice President of Global Business and Strategy. "The Hub M3's edge computing capabilities will provide users with an added layer of stability and safety, while its Matter compatibility will significantly enhance interoperability and choice for users" she added.

product shot of Aqara Hub M3Aqara Hub M3Amazon

Showcased first at CES, the Hub M3 excels as an Edge Hub. It secures data with end-to-end encryption and local storage and enhances local automation. This allows Aqara devices to operate more robustly and independently from cloud services, ensuring functionality even during internet downtimes. The hub also supports automation across Aqara's Zigbee hubs and Wi-Fi devices directly on the local network, a notable leap from traditional cloud-based processing.

The M3 is versatile in connectivity options, supporting protocols like Thread, Zigbee, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and infrared (IR), making it a comprehensive hub for managing a diverse smart home environment. Its 360° IR blaster enables superior control of IR devices, integrating them seamlessly with the Aqara Home ecosystem. The hub also bridges Aqara's Zigbee devices to Matter, simplifying the integration of a wide array of smart devices into a unified system.

an illustration showing Aqara Hub M3 compatibility with thread and matter devices.Aqara Hub M3 works with Thread and Matter Devices.Amazon

Further enhancements of the Hub M3 include:

  • Integrating IR-compatible air conditioning units into Matter allows for sophisticated control and automation through Matter-enabled platforms.
  • Simplified migration of devices from older Aqara hubs to the M3, maintaining continuity of settings and automations without the need for reconfiguration.
  • Enhanced internet connectivity options, including dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz/5GHz) supported by WPA3 security and a Power over Ethernet (PoE) port, ensuring flexible and secure network connections.
  • There is a built-in 95dB speaker for security alerts and custom announcements, adding an extra layer of functionality to the home automation system.

Available now in Aqara’s Amazon brand stores across North America, Europe, and Asia, as well as through selected global retailers, the Hub M3 promises to redefine how consumers interact with their smart home systems. Also, to celebrate the launch, Aqara is offering a 20% discount for their new hub at the Amazon brand stores. Just make sure you use the promo code USCAHUB3 for North America (US and Canada) or HUBM3EU5 for Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Spain & UK.) The offer is only valid through May 10.

For further details on the Hub M3's capabilities and specifications, consumers are encouraged to visit Aqara’s website. This launch underscores Aqara’s leadership in smart home innovation and enhances the accessibility and interoperability of smart home technologies worldwide.

If you want to find other smart home devices that work with Aqara's new Hub M3, we recommend using our smart home compatibility find engine. It can help you find, buy, and connect any smart device. It can even help you find other smart devices or systems that are compatible with your existing Aqara smart devices, such as Hub M3, Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa-enabled devices.

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