Elgato today released a free firmware update for Eve Motion. Available for users of Eve 2.7.1, the update includes three brand new features as well as general improvements: Optional LED feedback upon motion detection. Direct LED feedback when setting motion sensitivity. Graphs now honor your motion duration setting. This firmware update requires Eve 2.7.1 on your iOS device. While updating, ensure that you remain close to Eve Motion as updating while out of range or remotely is not supported.
A recent report showed that over 40,000 people die every year in the UK from conditions caused by air pollution. It’s a worrisome figure. The report on air pollution by the Royal Society of Physicians included something that may come as a surprise to many in the UK. The fact that it’s not just the air outside that is a danger to us, but the indoor air at home and at work.
Update: What’s New in Version 2.7.1
This version of Eve addresses an issue that could lead to unexpected behavior when using older versions of iOS 10. It also still includes all of the new features and improvements of Eve 2.7: Personalize your At a Glance view: you can now rearrange your favorite accessories. Improved At a Glance interaction: dive into details via a long tap or using 3D Touch on supported devices. Personalize your Scenes: choose from a new selection of beautifully crafted icons, and opt to hide scenes that don’t require manual activation. Improved scene management: scenes you’ve created through a rule or timer are now easily identifiable and automatically tucked away. Improved data export: sharing history data from your accessory’s measurements view now conveniently generates an Excel file.
It is only since iOS 10 that Apple offers the Home app as an interface for HomeKit-enabled accessories – an alternative to apps developed by other manufacturers, including Elgato’s Eve app. Another interface to HomeKit is Siri, a simple and interactive tool that enables you to control your connected home with voice commands via your iPhone, iPad, fourth-generation Apple TV, and Apple Watch.
Using the Eve app, you have access to all Apple-supported HomeKit data such as temperature, humidity, and on/off status, as well as additional information not available via Siri — air pressure, recent energy usage, historical data, and more.
Beginning with version 1.5, Eve supports all HomeKit-based triggers (location, value, time) and conditions. The simplest type of automation with HomeKit involves timers. At a user-defined day and time, the timer triggers a prebuilt scene, such as turning on the kitchen lights via Eve Energy. Timers can be set to fire up once or on repeating basis, e.g., every day at 7 a.m. This post explains how to use timers.