Flair's Support for Matter

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    Daniel Myers

    While we aren't ready to commit to matter/homekit development at the moment, we are actively working on changes that are aligned with compatibility for both.

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    Daniel Myers

    We don't have immediate plans for matter support although we may consider it if there is enough interest.  As far as we are aware, there are no sub gigahertz specs for matter and our experience has been that longer range radios (aka, 915mhz) and good application level integrations are much more important than the sorts of connectivity options that are most convenient for light bulbs and smart plugs.  Given that its still mostly pre-market, we are watching and listening closely. 

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    Kurt Krumme

    Any updates on whether or not you'll be thread enabled or matter (or both)?  Seems like it's going to be the dominant standard.
    Tks!

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    David Gordon

    I would also be interested to hear about Matter support, and particularly in offline support. I've been using Flair just a few weeks and have already had trouble due to an apparent Flair server outage (could not even render the UI) and recently an Ecobee outage - not to mention occasions when my rural internet goes off.

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    Brandon

    I have a large 5 bedroom home in Florida and would purchase a large Flair system if Matter is supported for my Homekit. I use Ecobee with room sensors. Daniel Myers

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    Ben Ross

    I have a 17 vent/5 puck system tied into my Ecobee (w/ 12 room sensors) in my 5-bedroom house.  We run both HomeKit and Google Home, and while the Google integration is great, it is unfortunate that there is no HomeKit support.  Of course, Matter support would solve this too.

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    Has there been any developments since your last post regarding Matter or HomeKit?

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    Matthew Tyson

    Just throwing yet another name in the hat for someone who wants matter support for a smart vent. It currently just doesn't exist. 

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    Ben Ross

    Daniel Myers Thanks for the update, much appreciated!

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    Ira Mintz

    I too would love matter support so I could link to homekit

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    Brandon Burd

    I’ll echo this - I’ve got a 6 bedroom house, in the process of adding many vents and pucks. I’m currently using HomeBridge, but it’s a little clunky. Would prefer HomeKit and preferably Thread since it’s much more reliable than WiFi. But I’d take any flavor. I have seen some sub-GHz chatter for thread, so hopefully it’s something being added to the standard?

    Love my Flairs, but one less app to go to would be preferable!

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    David Erickson

    Please add Matter support ASAP!  We need to get all smart devices connected up to standards following singular hubs that can then be controlled by whatever applications/API integrations users desire.

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    David Blyth

    I will only consider smart vents for my home when I have a matter-enabled option.  Flair seems to make a decent product, so I wouldn't mind if it happened to be them to provide that option.

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    Stoyan Gaydarov

    I agree with David here, I would love to pick some of these up, but I am very much interested in having matter (thread optional) support before purchasing vents to update my whole house.

    I believe that as of October 2023 the matter standard does have support for HVAC related entities, but I don't know if the vents would be appropriate in that category.

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