I am Tjorben, the developer of the Hydrom.
That the Pill has more functions is clearly a lie, that makes me wonder where this idea comes from.
The Hydrom has 4 open interfaces (MQTT, TCP, HTTP and BLE) over two broadcast technologies.
You can use it with all major Brew cloud services.
That's just the beginning, plus the intuitive user interface that can be used locally WITHOUT the internet.
The Hydrom is 100% compatible with all interfaces that use the Tilt and iSpindle.
That's just the tip of the iceberg, the Pill doesn't have a feature that the Hydrom doesn't have except for a proprietary cloud service which locks the user in and that's more of a concept defect than a feature.
Can you go into more detail about the great new feature?
The feature makes no sense from my point of view. Why should the temperature change depend on the gravity?
Isn't it more likely that you mean the "temperature compensation" feature that Hydrom has integrated since version 1.3.4 - 2022-12-08?
This is based on the fact that with changed temperature free-floating hydrometers get a deviation.
I would also like to address the “facts” you present:
Can you please show us the study that says the Pill has better reception? I am always very cautious about such statements.
Without you presenting an independent study, I think this point can also be considered a lie.
The same goes for the battery consumption.
I would like to see an independent study.
Under what conditions was the series of measurements taken?
Was Bluetooth or WLAN tested?
Many questions to which I would like to have an answer.
Unfortunately, the last statement is also such a plain lie.
I understand the point, the case has no O-ring and is therefore a bit harder to clean.
But to assume that the hydrom is unhygienic due to manufacturing is wrong and can be easily refuted.
Gladly I would talk with an expert from your house about the issues.
These populist statements do not help anyone and I would ask to provide such only with evidence.
The Pill is 50x better?
I don't think I need to say anything about that, it goes with the rest.
A personal word from me:
Cloud devices like this only help the manufacturer.
The customer has nothing from this limitation.
Because I personally really hate these devices and would never buy them, I developed the Hydrom.
Open interfaces, no cloud constraint.
I wrote a blog on my site where I wrote 14 reasons against cloud products:
PropertyThe hardware does not belong to you, but to the company of the cloud provider. If these cloud services are switched off then the product becomes an expensive burden. PricingOften cloud services are offered for free at first and when a dependency is established, the price is drastically...
So that was my statement.
I hope I have to read less lies and massive exaggeration in the future.