SensorPush Review: Monitor Your Van (or RV) Temperature and Humidity Remotely

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SensorPush Review: Monitor Your Van (or RV) Temperature and Humidity Remotely

SensorPush wireless Bluetooth sensors allow to remotely monitor the temperature and humidity of multiple zones of your van/RV via your iPhone or Android Smartphone. Pair the SensorPush sensors with the optional WiFi Gateway to unleash their full potential and access them from anywhere in the world, away from your van/RV! That's a powerful solution to keep your pet safe, monitor your refrigerator temperature or to be alerted if the interior of your van/RV is about to freeze.

1- Jumping to Conclusion

Overall:
4.5/5

What We Like

  • The installation and setup is ridiculously easy
  • The app interface is simple and straightforward
  • The sensors are small and easy to install anywhere
  • Works through walls (fridge, van)

What We don't like

  • We wish there was more advanced customization possible with the app (such as re-sorting the order of the sensors, combining graphs), but this would make the app not as user friendly...

SensorPush Features In a Nutshell

  • Monitor temperature & humidity of multiple zones in real-time, or view historical data on a graph within the app (or export to a spreadsheet).
  • Set custom alarms to be notified if temperature/humidity goes above/below your desired range.
  • Add as many sensor as you like; there is no limit!
  • Sensors can be paired with many smartphones simultaneously.
  • Data is stored for 20 days in the sensor. When the data is picked by the app, it is stored indefinitely within the app. (If using a WiFi Gateway, data is stored indefinitely in the cloud).
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Sensors Overview
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Temperature/Humidity Graph
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Temperature/Humidity Distribution
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Sensor Rename, Alarms & Settings

why you need to monitor the temperature/humidity in your campervan or RV:

  • PET OWNERS: Keep your pet safe while you are away.
  • WINTER ADVENTURERS: Protect your plumbing or prevent your booze from exploding!
  • LITHIUM (LiFePo4) BATTERY OWNERS: These can't be charged below 32F... don't get caught off guards!
  • EVERYONE: Make sure your fridge stays within an acceptable range, prevent high humidity (and molds), check outside temperature, etc.
  • If all of this make no sense to you, that's OK you probably don't need it! 🙂

2- Where to Buy

SensorPush Wireless Sensor

SensorPush G1 WiFi Gateway

3- How to Install

1- Install the app

2- Make sure bluetooth is turned on

3- Add a new Sensor

1- Click on the "+" sign
:
2- Click on "Add sensor"
:
3- Hold the sensor over the image to pair:
4- Enter sensor name and, optionally, create an alarm:

You're done! Repeat the steps above to add more sensors.

You can now go install the sensors using the included 3M VHB double-sided tape (permanent) or get some VELCRO strips (Buy on Amazon) so it's not permanent and you can move the sensors around:

SensorPush Wireless Temperature Humidity Interior Review
INTERIOR
SensorPush Wireless Temperature Humidity Sensor Refrigerator Review
REFRIGERATOR
SensorPush Wireless Temperature Humidity Exterior Review
EXTERIOR (away from direct splash, exhaust heat & sun)

4- Add a WiFi Gateway (optional)

Power your SensorPush WiFi Gateway using the included 120V adapter or a USB cable (Type-A to Type-A: Buy on Amazon):

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1- Click on the "+" sign
:
2- Click on "Add gateway" and create a new account:
3- Rename your Gateway and join your wifi network.
4- Your Gateway is added under "Devices" menu.

You're done! It's OK to turn off your phone's Bluetooth now. Be patient, it can take up to 30 minutes for the WiFi Gateway to "find" the sensors for the first time.

Remember that your WiFi Gateway must be within sensors range, powered and connected to Internet in order to transmit data to the cloud.

We installed the SensorPush WiFi Gateway on a wall using VELCRO strips (Buy on Amazon):

SensorPush Wireless Temperature Humidity Gateway Review
There it is!
SensorPush Wireless Temperature Humidity Gateway Wall Review
We don't like to attract attention with our fancy gear, so the Gateway is normally hidden behind our curtain.

But how are you supposed to get Internet in your van/RV when you're on the move? Here's how!

INTERNET ON THE ROAD – A VANLIFE GUIDE ON HOW TO STAY CONNECTED

4- How to Use the SensorPush App

Sensors Only

Make sure Bluetooth is turned on. You must be within sensor range to pickup data.

  • Data is stored for 20 days within the sensors. When data is picked up by the app, it is stored indefinitely within the app.

With WiFi Gateway

No Bluetooth required! You can monitor the sensors from anywhere in the world! (as long as there's Internet...)

  • Data is stored for 20 days within the sensors. When data is picked up by the Gateway, it is stored indefinitely in the cloud.

the app

The app is exactly the same with or without the WiFi Gateway. It honestly doesn't get easier than this. There is no "hidden" settings or fancy menus, so we don't have much to say here. Just go play with the SensorPush app and you'll be fully up and running in about 5 minutes!

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Sensors Overview.
SensorPush-App-Exterior-Sensor-Android-iPhone
Sensor Details.
SensorPush-App-Distribution-Sensor-Bluetooth-Wireless
Sensor Details.
SensorPush-Sensor-Settings-Alerts
Sensor Rename, Alarms & Settings.
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Export Data for Spreadsheet.

5- What is the Range of the sensors?

Short answer: 100m (325ft)

SensorPush Range No Obstruction
image: sensorpush.com/range

long answer: It depends...

Objects obstructing the line of sight will decrease the signal strength, therefore reducing the range. It can be a wall, a window, etc. The signal strength loss depends on various factors, such as the object’s material… There is no easy answer. We recommend reading SensorPush’s full article: Sensorpush.com/range

image: sensorpush.com/range

Not sure? Just try them... you can return them if they don't work for your application!

6- Reliability

We’ve been using the SensorPush wireless temperature/humidity sensors since march 2019, so far so good! We don’t expect much change over time, except maybe for the sensor located under our van (we purposely didn’t protect it to test its sensitivity to humidity/dust). We’ll update this section if anything happens. Subscribe to our mailing list to get notified:

7- Resources

SensorPush Wireless Sensor

SensorPush G1 WiFi Gateway

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Hello! We’re Isabelle and Antoine 🙂 In 2017 we sold our house (and everything in it), quit our engineering careers and moved into our self built campervan. We’ve been on the road since then and every day is an opportunity for a new adventure; we’re chasing our dreams and hopefully it inspires others to do the same!

6 thoughts on “SensorPush Review: Monitor Your Van (or RV) Temperature and Humidity Remotely”

  1. I am working on market recognition about wireless, battery powered temperature (maybe & humidity) sensors for refrigerator or others solutions. I am looking at your devices:

    SensorPush Wireless Sensor

    And I have some questions:
    1. What type of thermometer has been used in your device ? (PT100, PT1000, NTC)
    2. Is it possible to use a different gateway than the one provided by the state?
    3. Whether data can be redirected to our server directly or whether it must pass through your infrastructure?
    4. If in the case of temporary communication problems, the device will archive the data and send it later?
    5. How many devices can be operated by a single gateway
    6. How much does your device cost when you buy about 100 pieces?

    thank you in advance for your answer and best regards:
    Konstanty Świtalski

  2. Yep, got a Sensorpush between the battery box and the lithium batteries.
    Thought about putting one outside and under for outside temps but fear water
    damage…..but seeing your I think I’ll add one underneath.

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