O Amazon Echo Plus second generation was approved by Anatel: the speaker connects to smart home devices, allowing you to control them with Alexa voice assistant; in addition to bringing a built-in temperature sensor. It must accompany the Echo Dot, Echo Show 5 with built-in screen and Third generation echo recently launched in Brazil.
Cesar Cardoso, from Mobile Penguins, found that the Echo Second generation Plus was approved by Anatel. The agency’s certificate shows that the order was placed by Amazon Serviços de Varejo do Brasil and involves the L9D29R model.
The second generation Echo Plus was launched in the USA in 2018. It is aimed at connected houses, functioning as a domestic hub to control lamps, thermostats, electronic locks, among others.
Amazon promises that the setup is very simple: just say “Alexa, discover my devices” and Echo Plus automatically finds all lamps, locks, sensors, plugs, switches and other smart devices in your home. It has Wi-Fi and Zigbee connectivity.
In addition, there is Bluetooth for audio and voice commands; you can pair Echo Plus with Third generation echo (or another Echo Plus) for stereo sound. It features a 3-inch neodymium woofer and a 0.8-inch tweeter.
Amazon Echo Plus works with Alexa even offline
This speaker has something that Amazon calls “local voice control”: that is, even if the internet goes down, it will be possible to control devices by saying “Alexa, turn on the lights” or “Alexa, plug in the plug”.
Speech recognition and language processing can run locally on Echo Plus, without having to send everything to Amazon’s servers. However, this does not work with any command, only those related to the smart home.
Oh, and continuing the theme of connected home, Echo Plus has a built-in temperature sensor. It is possible to create routines from this: for example, if the room gets too hot, Alexa can warn you through a notification or turn on a connected fan.
The second generation Echo Plus is sold in the US for $ 149.99, accompanied by a free Philips Hue Bulb lamp (it is possible to buy only the speaker for the same price). We still don’t know when he will officially arrive in Brazil.
Amazon Echo Plus homologation certificate at Anatel:
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