Eve today announced the launch of the third-generation Eve Room, a HomeKit-compatible indoor air quality monitor that now comes with Thread support. Eve Room is designed to monitor air quality, temperature and humidity.
In terms of design, the updated Eve Room looks similar to the existing second-generation Eve Room, with an electronic ink display that shows the current conditions of the room. The new major addition is Thread integration for better connectivity with other smart home products. According to Eve, it now offers 10 products that work with HomeKit over Thread.
Eve CEO Jerome Gackel said Thread was a "spectacular success" for Eve, and in the "not-too-distant future," a Thread network would be "as common as Wi-Fi." Eve Room is designed to automatically join a Thread network and works with both Bluetooth and Thread. Keep in mind that for Thread connectivity, you need a device that serves as a Thread Border router, such as HomePod mini.
Eve Room is able to detect volatile organic compounds in the air, which can be harmful to humans and pets. It also provides temperature readings and allows users to keep track of humidity. The data can be viewed on the device itself and also synced with the Eve app.
The third generation Eve Room is available on the Eve website for $ 99.95.