Who says I don’t own other smart devices connected to homey??
For one, I own my homey since 5 years, early bird buyer at Kickstarter.
For two, nearly everything in my home is smart and automated (although not with z-wave, except for one multi sensor).
So please, don’t jump to senseless conclusions so quickly…
What a nice welcoming experience to be back at the forum
Of course I can only say something about my own experience with Zigbee. Despite all the negative posts regarding Zigbee in combination with Homey I have no major complaints. I know that in theory Z-wave is better than Zigbee but weighing all pro’s and con’s I prefer Zigbee for its price and power consumption.
I used to have a few Fibaro motion sensors and even tough they worked just fine I had to replace the (expensive) batteries quite often. Now already for about one and a half year I have about 25 Zigbee devices (yes, some of them act as routers) of which I had to replace the battery for +/- 3 devices only. Also taking the price of the devices into consideration (10-15 Euro each) for me Zigbee rules (not saying there’s anything wrong with Z-Wave). Maybe in your situation Zigbee is not good either. It’s just a matter of trial and error I think.
And that is very user dependend. In one household it works like a charm, in the other it don’t work at all. But hey, Roy also stated that. I for example have triple glass. It’s holding burglars outside, the sun. UV and even Zwave/zigbee. So it’s different for all of us.
They can also report the current power usage, and be configured to be always on (Homey can also do that from a software level since 3.0,but the FIBARO can do it on a hardware level too)
I use them for my washer and dryer. I now get a push message when either is done. (when power consumption is above 100 watt, a variable is set, and when the power consumption is below 3 watt, it sends a push message and resets the variable). Very convinient!
Edit : other ones can probably do the same, but I chose these