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Samsung SmartThings Hub (2018)

Wirelessly control connected devices from anywhere

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Our take on the Samsung SmartThings Hub (2018)

If you want to automate your home, you need something that links all the pieces of the puzzle together. Enter Samsung's SmartThings Hub. Connect it to your router, and you'll be able to monitor, control, and automate a huge range of connected devices using the free SmartThings mobile app.

The brain of your smart home

Samsung SmarThings Hub fits in your home's decor.

If you want to automate your home, you need something that links all the pieces of the puzzle together. Enter Samsung's SmartThings Hub. Connect it to your router, and you'll be able to monitor, control, and automate a huge range of connected devices using the free SmartThings mobile app.

Automate — like how?

Some things you do every day, so it can be helpful to create routines within the app. For example, your “Good Morning” routine could include turning on the lights, starting the coffee maker, and switching on NPR. You can even trigger that whole scenario just by walking down the stairs or down the hall, using a SmartThings motion sensor (sold separately).

Use your voice

You can also control your SmartThings system hands-free if you've got a voice assistant. The Hub works with Amazon Alexa and Google Home products. That means you can turn your lights on or off, lock the door, turn down your thermostat, and so much more just by asking.

Product Highlights:

  • connects to the internet and controls all of your SmartThings devices
  • add any of the hundreds of compatible smart devices to enhance your home
  • plugs into your wireless router with included Ethernet cable
  • use with free SmartThings app to automate your home:
    • receive alerts from connected devices when there's unexpected activity
    • manage connected devices with SmartThings Routines for Good Morning, Goodbye, Good Night, and more
    • turn connected devices on or off when doors are opened or as people come and go
  • communication protocol: ZigBee, Z-Wave, Cloud-to-Cloud, LAN, ZigBee3
  • wireless range of 50-130 feet (depending on your home's construction)
  • compatible with:
  • 5"W x 5"H x 1-1/8"D
  • weight: 5.8 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • SmartThings Hub
  • AC adapter with attached 71" DC output cord (DC output: 5V 2A)
  • 39" Ethernet cable (RJ-45 plugs on each end)
  • Welcome to your Hub
  • Information to the User

Samsung SmartThings Hub (2018) Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(7 Reviews)

Samsung SmartThings Hub (2018)

Crutchfield customer from East Berlin, PA on 1/28/2019

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as advertised. Was easy to setup.

Pros: Connected to Wi-Fi router quickly and to downstream equipment quickly. Had not dropped connection in the month of had been in service.


Samsung SmartThings Hub (2018)

Brent from Freedom, PA on 1/21/2019

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Works like it should. Easy setup and easy to use. Love it!



As advertised

Crutchfield customer from Olathe, KS on 1/8/2019

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Seems to work great. Accessory and animation wasn't really straightforward.



Good Hub, if you get around the bugs....

Matt from Plymouth Mtng, PA on 12/26/2018

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The app itself is great and besides a few wishes, everything works well. The hub itself took hours to set up. Everytime we would try to set the Hub up via WiFi, it would freeze up while installing the update. The only way out of this was to do a full reset each time!! Samsung's website isn't very helpful on matters either. After much searching online we finally figured out that it is a bug (that other people encountered as well) and that the hub needed to be set up via ethernet. This defeats the whole purpose of the v3 hub!! Once it was set up via Ethernet, everything worked great. I really hope Samsung gets it together and fixes this issue, we were very disappointed that one of the main selling points of the hub did not function.

Pros: -Seamless integration of smart home devices -Easily integrates with Alexa, iOS, and Android

Cons: -Set up was buggy and atrociously hard.

Samsung SmartThings Hub (2018)

Jorge from Cathedral City, CA on 12/11/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A nightmare. I have been a user for years. Hours to transfer from old hub. Now things are turning off and on whenever the heck they want. Cant take it anymore. We are not there yet!!! Yea for plain switches.

Pros: None

Cons: Everything

Crutchfield response on 12/12/2018 Jorge contacted our Customer Support team and set up a return. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days.

Samsung SmartThings Hub (2018)

Crutchfield customer from Washington, DC on 9/18/2018

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works well, great community of users, but really no "easy start" instructions or support. If you are expecting plug and play, don't go this route.



Samsung SmartThings Hub (2018)

Crutchfield customer from South Bend, IN on 9/2/2018

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Setup was super easy! The built in exclusion mode was very helpful in disconnecting my devices from the previous z-wave hub. Highly recommended if your in the market for a new z-wave hub for your home automation.




Hands-on research

Product Research


Overview: The Samsung SmartThings Hub (IM6001-V3P01) pulls all of the elements of your SmartThings monitoring system together: all of the connected sensors, your smartphone or tablet, the SmartThings app, and the SmartThings cloud. The Hub wirelessly connects all of the sensors around your home so they can send information to your smartphone, or to each other. The Hub needs to be connected to power and your network (AC adapter and Ethernet cable included). In addition to the wired Ethernet connection, the Hub has ZigBee (2.4 GHz), Z-Wave (900 MHz), Cloud-to-Cloud, LAN, and ZigBee3 protocol for connecting and communicating with third party devices. Dimensions: 5"W x 5"D x 1-1/8H", Weight 5.8 ounces.

SmartThings Monitoring System: The SmartThings Home Monitoring system consists of various sensors and this central monitoring hub to help you make sure your home is safe. Available SmartThings sensors include:

  • Water Leak Sensor: The Water Leak Sensor can alert you when water is detected in your home. Place the sensor under or near the kitchen sink, or in each bathroom, to protect your home from potential water damage. You can set up the SmartThings system to set connected lights to turn on or change color, or to send an alert to your smartphone when moisture is detected.
  • Motion Sensor: The Motion Sensor can alert you when there's unexpected movement in your home. This can be used for protection against intruders, or as a convenience to turn lights on or off as people move in and around your home.
  • Multipurpose Sensor: SmartThings Multipurpose Sensors can be placed on doors and windows throughout your home. These two-piece sensors become separated when a protected door or window is opened, triggering an alert to your smart device. The sensors also monitor temperature, vibration, and orientation.
  • Smart Outlet: Smart Outlets can be used to control lights, small appliances, or electronic devices from anywhere. You can also set schedules in the SmartThings app to turn connected items on or off at selected times of the day.

Third Party Devices: Numerous devices from other manufacturers are compatible with the SmartThings Hub:

  • Amazon Alexa: With Amazon Alexa, you can control connected devices with your voice.
  • Google Assistant: The Google Assistant lets you control connected devices with spoken commands.
  • Philips Hue: You can control your Philips Hue lights with the SmartThings app for iPhone or Android. Not only can you turn them off or on, you can choose from 16-million colors and 50,000 shades of white. (Requires Philips Hue Bridge and Wi-Fi internet connection) Other smart lights from Sylvania, Cree, and dimmer switches from Leviton, Lutron, and ecobee are also compatible.
  • Netgear Arlo: Netgear Arlo HD security cameras can be monitored through the SmartThings app. The cameras can be set to start recording if a window or door is opened unexpectedly, or if motion is detected in your home.
  • Ring Video Doorbell: Video and images from your Ring Video Doorbell can be viewed through the SmartThings app. You can also program connected devices to turn on if motion is detected at your door.
  • Bose: You can integrate your Bose SoundTouch speakers (portables and home theater systems) to play at specific times of the day, or when there's activity in your home. The speakers can also be programmed to play short audio files, such as doorbells, dogs barking, or text-to-speech announcements.
  • Door Locks: Smart door locks from Schlage, Kwikset, and Yale can be integrated into the SmartThings universe. You can set the door locks to lock or unlock when you leave or arrive at your home. Or you can set other connected items to turn on or off as you lock or unlock the door.
  • Thermostats: Select Honeywell and ecobee smart thermostats can be controlled through the SmartThings app, or programmed to turn on or off as people come and go.

Routines: The SmartThings app lets you configure several series of actions called Routines to occur at specific times of the day, or in specific situations. These actions are personalized, and can be performed automatically or on command. There are four default Routines: "I'm Back!", "Good Night,", "Goodbye!", and "Good Morning!" If you have a compatible Samsung TV, you can also set up a "Movie Time" routine. When you add a routine, you can configure it specifically for your home: turn lights/switches on or off, set dimmers to a certain level, lock or unlock doors, open/close the garage door, etc. You can tap the specific icon in the app to manually activate the Routine. You can also automatically activate the Routine when someone arrives or leaves, or at specific times, at sunrise/sunset, when something opens or closes, or when motion starts happening or stops. Routines can be edited or deleted whenever you choose.

SmartThings App: The SmartThings app for your smartphone or tablet lets you easily control, monitor, and secure your home from virtually anywhere in the world. The app is available from Apple iTunes for iOS devices running version 11.0 or later, and from Google Play for Android devices (6.0 or later).

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked  
Why did you buy this?

Purchased to work with a Schalge Connect smart lock. [ Steven  Dec 24, 2018 ]
Sylvania Smart+ outlets no longer work with Hue hub. [ Stan  Dec 10, 2018 ]
To control Samsung TV's [ Richard  Sep 01, 2018 ]

1 question already asked

Yes, this is the 3rd gen model. [ Shahram  Jan 03, 2019 ]
Yes, this does connect to your router wirelessly. [ David  Jan 03, 2019 ]