The Gigaset climate, a temperature and humidity sensor from Gigaset, has been in operation in our smart home system for several months. You can find out how the device performs in everyday life in our practical test.
With its smart home system, Gigaset has a convenient home control system that regularly receives new functions and modules.
The "climate" sensor extends the "smart comfort" system with a hygro and thermometer that communicates with the "thermostat", an electronic radiator thermostat, thus enabling more precise temperature control.
Usually, the temperatures of retrofitted “smart” thermostats are measured directly on the radiator, which means that there is a relatively large temperature difference between the actual room temperature and the set desired temperature.
Reliable and accurate
Some manufacturers solve this difference by specifying an "offset" value: For example, if you want a room temperature of 20 degrees and set an offset of 2 degrees Celsius, the thermostat heats until it measures 22 degrees. The desired room temperature is thereby achieved. This solution works, but is neither convenient and definitely not "smart". The solution: measure room temperature
With the climate sensor, Gigaset has developed a solution for their smart home system: with the freely positionable temperature and humidity meter, you always have an exact room temperature that is continuously transmitted to the thermometer, which makes it easier to dose the heating intervals.
Setting up the sensor is done in less than a minute. Please have a look at our installation video. In our practical test, we measured a weather station and found that the temperature and humidity are in a very similar range to that shown by our weather station. Our desired temperature fluctuates about half a degree "up or down" in the room mean.
If the air is too dry, a message appears on the smartphone saying that ventilation should take place. We hope that these messages can be switched off.
Then there was an abnormality: twice it happened that the thermostat heated permanently. Our guess was that the "climate" delivered wrong values. After a reset including re-booking the sensor, the problem was not solved. The batteries had to be removed from the "thermostat". Then the condition normalized. This problem is annoying, but not due to the climate sensor.
Finally, a word about the quality of workmanship and the scope of delivery: The "climate" is supplied with everything you need: wall bracket, adhesive pads, batteries and a small set of instructions. Due to its small size of 55x55x27 millimeters and a weight of approx. 50 grams, it can be installed inconspicuously anywhere. The adhesive pads stick very well to the most common substrates. The build quality of the Gigaset sensors is all excellent. By the way: Made in Germany!
For everyone who wants to heat their “smart” radiators more precisely, “climate” is the right tool. The sensor can be purchased in all well-stocked electrical stores at a price of around 50 euros.