SOMA Smart Shades 3

Smart motor for roller shades.
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SOMA Smart Shades 3

Introducing
SOMA Smart Shades 3
The Superior Experience

New sleek design.
Strong. Fast. Quiet.
Long lasting battery.
Swipe controls.
Matter and Thread ready.

What Makes SOMA Smart Shades 3 Unique

Heavy Lifter

Bursting with power - if you can pull it up, the SOMA Smart Shades 3 can.

Serious Speed

Up to 3x times the speed compared to the previous model.

Stealthier Than Ever Before

Works even more quietly if you lower the speed to let its pleasant hum blend into the background.

Install with Ease

Quick and easy installation! In just 3 minutes your home will be smarter.

High Performer Battery

The strong built-in lithium battery can last up to 6 months and longer.

Ready for Matter & Thread

Pending Thread certification and Matter support which will enable seamless cooperation with your other smart home devices.

Mobile App Control

Just tap on your phone without lifting a finger to raise or lower the shade or leaving the comfort of your couch.

Swipe Control

No phone in sight, no problem! Just swiping up or down on the motor will do the trick.

Automate Away

Set daily or weekly schedules to automate each room to let in or shut out the light, night and heat.

Features Demo

Different roller shades compatible with the SOMA Smart Shades 3: beaded chain and non-beaded cord

One Solution for All Blinds and Shades

SOMA Smart Shades 3 is compatible with any shade or blind that has a beaded chain or cord loop.

Looking to automate venetian blinds? Check out SOMA Tilt.

SOMA Smart Shades 3 easy installation procedure

Easy to Install

1. Place the chain around the gear
2. Attach the SOMA Smart Shades 3 to the wall
3. Download the app and configure
4. All done - control with a smartphone or automate

Motor control screen in the Smart Shades app

Control With a Smartphone

Move your shades to a desired position with a slide of your finger.

Set the position for an individual shade or adjust it for a group of shades simultaneously.

Automations screen in the Smart Shades app

Automated Scheduling

SOMA Smart Shades 3 has a built-in timer which can be used to automate opening and closing of your shades at specified times and days.

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Do More With Add-Ons

Solar Charging

Power up your SOMA Smart Shades 3 with the sun! Let it thrive on solar energy by purchasing the SOMA Solar Panel to go with it.

Light-Sensing AI

SOMA Smart Shades 3 can automatically lower or raise window shades based on light conditions to make everyone's day brighter or the night darker. Requires SOMA Solar Panel.

Voice Commands

SOMA Smart Shades 3 + SOMA Connect Bridge = use your voice to control with Apple Siri, Google Assistant & Amazon Alexa.

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Try It Out Risk Free for 30 Days

Simple 30-day return policy. Try it risk-free and if you don’t absolutely love it we'll give you a full refund.

Questions and Answers

Can I use it with any type of chains?
SOMA Smart Shades 3 is compatible with any shade, blind or curtain that has a beaded chain or cord loop.

Looking to automate venetian blinds? Check out SOMA Tilt.
Is it possible to use any type, weight and size of shades?
There are no weight or size restrictions - SOMA Smart Shades 3 can move any shade or blind what you are able to pull manually.

The strong SOMA Smart Shades 3 motor can also easily lift wide floor to ceiling shades made of heavy fabric.

The only requirement is that the shade, blind or curtain has a beaded chain or cord loop.
How fast is the SOMA Smart Shades 3 motor?
SOMA Smart Shades 3 motor is amazingly fast. The motor can pull a shade 1.5 meters (~5 feet) upwards under 10 seconds (applies also to heavy and wide shades).
What is the noise level of SOMA Smart Shades 3?
The loudness of SOMA Smart Shades 3 motor depends on the speed it has been configured to move with. With the fastest speed the motor has a pleasant low pitch sound. The slower the motor moves the quieter it is.

Below is a comparison of speed/noise measurements when moving a shade 1.5 meters (~5 feet) upwards. Background noise was 39.5 dB.

Speed/how long it took to pull the shade?
How loud was the motor?
10 seconds
52 dB pleasent low pitch sound
20 seconds
46 dB
30 seconds
42 dB
60 seconds
not distinguishable from the background noise
How long the SOMA Smart Shades 3 battery lasts?
SOMA Smart Shades 3 battery lasts 4-12 months with one up/down cycle per day:
  • The battery lasts longer when used with shades shorter in height
  • The battery lasts longer when used with higher motor speed
  • The battery lasts less when used with heavier shades
How the SOMA Smart Shades 3 battery is charged?
SOMA Smart Shades 3 can be charged either with USB-C compatible charger (not included) or with SOMA Solar Panel (sold separately).
What options are available for controlling the SOMA Smart Shades 3?
The following options are built into the SOMA Smart Shades 3:
  • Mobile app control
  • Swipe/touch controls on the device for moving up/down and stopping the motor
  • Automated triggering of movement based on time of day, sunrise and sunset, or light condition (requires SOMA Solar Panel)
  • Zigbee (experimental support - supported routers)
  • Over time once certified, SOMA Smart Shades 3 will receive a free firmware update for build-in support of Thread and Matter standards

The following options are available when installed together with SOMA Connect Bridge:
  • Apple Siri, Google Home/Assistant, Amazon Alexa voice commands (*)
  • Home Assistant automations and controls
  • Local HTTP API for DIY integrations
  • IFTTT
  • Samsung Bixby voice commands and SmartThings scenes and automations, SmartThings enabled buttons and remotes
  • Google Home routines, Google Home enabled switches
  • Amazon Alexa routines, Amazon Alexa enabled switches

(*) Siri voice commands are available in all languages supported by Apple. Google Home/Assistant voice commands are available in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian and Spanish. Amazon Alexa voice commands are available in English and in German.
Which smartphones are compatible with the SOMA Smart Shades 3?
SOMA Smart Shades 3 is currently compatible with iOS and Android phones and tablets.
What is the wireless range of the SOMA Smart Shades 3?
SOMA Smart Shades 3 has an operation range of about 130ft/40m.
Can I control the SOMA Smart Shades 3 on multiple phones?
Yes, once the initial setup is done, all your family members can pair their phones with SOMA Smart Shades 3.

Chain/cord type

SOMA Smart Shades is compatible with various endless loop chains and cords. Find out if your blind has a beaded chain or a plain cord. In the case of a beaded chain, find out how many beads/balls there are per inch (2.5 cm). Below measurements are approximate, choose the one that suits the best. When in doubt, contact our support, we are happy to assist.

Endless loop beaded chain - standard beads

Most of the blinds with a beaded chain have balls which diameter is approx. 3/16 in / 4.5 mm. This means there are around 4 balls per 1 in / 2.5 cm.

Beaded chain with standard beads

There is also a variation which has extra spacing between the balls. The 3rd ball starts around 1 in / 2.5 cm.

Beaded chain with standard beads with extra spacing

Endless loop beaded chain - small beads

Ball diameter is approx. 1/8 in / 3.2 mm. This means that there are around 6 balls per 1 in / 2.5 cm.

Beaded chain with small beads

Endless loop non-beaded cord

Plain continuous cord loop without beads.