It's the latest but is it the greatest? How does 800 series Z-Wave compare versus the 700 series Z-Wave standard?
You’ll see from the comparison below that there are a lot of advantages that the 800 series edition of Z-Wave has over its immediate predecessors.
While it's reached the end of its lifecycle, you may still be interested in comparing 700 series 500 series Z-Wave and other older versions of the standard. But beware: now that it's reached end of life, security patches and long-term support are unlikely to be available.
Generation after generation, Z-Wave continues to develop at an exciting (but measured) pace. First there was Z-Wave, then came a major upgrade with Z-Wave Plus and 500 series. Z-Wave's 700 series has built on all that offering major advantages over older versions of Z-Wave.
The following comparison table details any advantages that Z-Wave Plus 700 series has over the older 300 and 500 standards.
|700 series||800 series|
|Z-Wave Plus V2||Yes||Yes|
|Released||April 2019||May 2022|
|End of life|
Limited support and security patches available
|Z-Wave Specific Features|
|Backwards compatibility||Yes, 100 to 500 series||Yes, 100 to 700 series|
|Network Wide Inclusion||Yes|
|Advanced route diversity calculation||Yes|
|Flirs (Beaming wake-up)||Yes||Yes|
|OTA Z-Wave firmware updates||Yes||Yes|
|Max. wireless range (Relay)||228 metres|
|Long Range (LR) mode|
North American products only
|Max. wireless range (LR)||1.6 kilometres|
|Output power DBM (TX)||up to 13 dBm||up to 14 dBm in Relay mode|
up to 20 dBm in Long Range mode
|Range sensitivity (RX)||-97.9 dBm||-108.8 dBm|
|Wireless speed||9.6 / 40 / 100 kbit(s)||9.6 / 40 / 100 kbit(s)|
|CPU / MCU||32-bit ARM® Cortex M4||32-bit ARM® Cortex M33|
|CPU / MCU Speed||39 MHz||78 MHz|
|RAM||32 kB||64 kB|
|Flash Memory||256 kB||512 kB|
|Number of GPIO pins||9||32|
|Operating ambient temperature||-40 to 85°C||-40 to 125°C|
|Chipset dimensions (mm)||9 x 9||6.5 x 6.5|
|AES-128 bit encryption||Yes||Yes|
|Man-in-the-middle attack prevention||Yes||Yes|
|Operating voltage||1.8 to 3.8 V||1.8 to 3.8 V|
|Active power consumption||12.5 mA|
|Max. power consumption||75 mA|
|Sleep-mode power consumption||1 ㎂|
|Tx Current @ 0 dBm||13.3 mA||10.7 mA|
|Rx Current (100 kbps GFSK)||10.5 mA||4.0 mA|
|Coin cell compatible||Yes||Yes|
|Maximum battery life||10 years||10 years|