0
Fixed

Inconsistent handling of battery capability

David LaPorte 11 months ago in Things & Capabilities • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 5 months ago 5

I have several battery operated devices that I am monitoring with ActionTiles.  Some, like my monoprice door/window sensors (listed a contact sensor in ActionTiles), allow me to specify whether to show the battery icon or the percentage remaining.  Others, like the Samsung SmartSense Open/Closed Sensor (listed as a Temperature Measurement, as that's what I'm montioring), show a battery icon and don't give me any ability to change it.  Still others, like a custom "radon fan" monitor DTH I created (list as a switch in ActionTiles) don't give the ability to show either an icon or a percentage, even those the battery capability exists and can be monitored in a separate tile.  Yet another DTH I created, a water sensor based on a switch (listed as water sensor in ActionTiles) gives me full control over the battery icon and percentage.


In the grand scheme, this isn't a big deal, but I would like to be able to consistently and completely monitor the battery levels of my sensors in my panel.  Am I doing something wrong, or is there some inconsistencies in the way the battery capability is currently handled?

Fix in Progress
Others, like the Samsung SmartSense Open/Closed Sensor (listed as a Temperature Measurement, as that's what I'm monitoring), show a battery icon and don't give me any ability to change it.

This was an omission that is fixed in the upcoming release.



Still others, like a custom "radon fan" monitor DTH I created (list as a switch in ActionTiles) don't give the ability to show either an icon or a percentage, even those the battery capability exists and can be monitored in a separate tile.

We decided not to add a buttery indicator to the Switch Tiles, because there's already too much going on in the footer: Switch State, Level, Color Indicator and the Options Button. I don't believe there exists a "Works With SmartThings" device that has a battery capability. We don't have any immediate plans to add the battery indicator to the Switch Tile.

Thanks for the response! 

Dave

looks good, thanks for making the update

Commenting disabled