I’ve dabbled with the ESP8266 and modified code to make wifi connections for client and server more independent and reliable. But then heard about the Particle stuff. It would be nice to leave the wifi/mesh to someone else like Particle. I just about pulled the trigger on buying an Argon (and still likely will) but read this Amazon review and was disappointed. The reason I was considering the Argon was to eliminate issues not have new ones. Is this review accurate or still accurate?
June 16, 2019
The idea is great, but the implementation is a pain in the a…s.
Easy to loose wi-fi connection between usage.
If setting up a mesh network fails in the first attempt, you have to reset everything to start the mesh network setup again in the app.
Stick with Photon model and better wait more time for more updates or look for newer option from Arduino.