Homey versus Homey PRO
We test the normal versus the PRO version.
Athom released a new version of their Smart Home controller a few months ago. They called this version PRO. This version has a new processor and more memory. The need for this version came about because several users were running up against the limits. As a result, they suffered from instability and slow responses from devices.
We will see whether the PRO is really faster and when you should choose the normal version or the PRO.
Let's start with the differences between these 2 hubs:
|WiFi:||802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n||802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n|
|CPU/SoC:||Single core||Dual Core|
|Power:||Via voeding/mini USB kabel (1.5m)||Via voeding/mini USB kabel (1.5m)|
|Dimensions:||Length: 120mm | Width: 120mm | Height: 120mm||Length: 120mm | Width: 120mm | Height: 120mm|
The basis of this controller is the same. It is in the same housing, has the same chips on board to control the various protocols. The difference is in the processor. The PRO has a dual version. So there are, as it were, 2 processors. So in theory this means twice as much computing power.
Another difference is the amount of memory, because the PRO has 1GB memory instead of 512MB. This allows him to hold multiple APP and tasks.
Finally, we have the price difference: the PRO costs 100 euros more.