• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If you want to be frustrated beyond belief this is what you want.

    • Written by from Erinsville

    In this world of technology every piece of techno hardware has an Achilles Heal, in the case of the WEMO and the NETCAN from Belkin the Achilles Heal is two fold. One is the ISP and the second is the local power provider.

    I have had no end of problems with both of these items. The power goes out for an extended period during a storm and WEMO’s lost when the power comes back. My ISP looses their DNS servers and the folks at my ISP’s Customer Service are too dumb to know that because they are in India reading a script and after another prolonged period the WEMO’s I have turn stupid yet again. They can’t find my wifi, they can’t connect, they just sit and blink orange crying for help.

    As it turns out the NETCAM is no smarter. It too under the same circumstances as above also turns stupid and blinks away wanting to be rescued.

    For a while I thought much of this had ended. I even commended Belkin for their improvements but in the last few weeks I have had to reinstall, and reinstall, and reinstall, and reinstall, and reinstall, and reinstall, to the point my patience is exhausted.

    X10 products are far more reliable, and I am putting them back into service replacing ALL of my Belkin products. In this rural environment of unstable power and an ISP (Bell Canada) who couldn’t care less about their customers or if their products actually work, and as they are a monopoly, they are my only choice, the WEMO and NETCAM are simply poor choices because they rely so heavily on wifi to perform their duties.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    • Written by from Burlingame

    Worked as promised for me. Set up timed watering of plants using Wemo's timers and setup confirmation using IFTTT.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wemo stopped working

    • Written by from Reading

    I have 3 WEMO switches, all was fine until I decided to upgrade to an Airport Extreme Timecapsule today. I go the TC working very quickly and have both the 5GHz and 2.4GHz networks working. My Apple TV, iPhone 5 and iPad work well. Plus my Macbook Pro is connected at about 450Mbps! Time for the Wemo devices - I reset them all to default and my iPhone 5 can detect them. Once I have configured them they fail to appear as a Wemo device, apart from on my old HTC desire S. C'mon Apple - it must be down to you guys?

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work.

    • Written by from Getafe

    The app doesn't detect the device. I have to unplug the thing every time I want it to work which kind of negates the point of the whole exercise, being switching on and off remotely. And I paid €50, not $50!! Fool me once shame on you.... You're not fooling me twice. Bad Belkin.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very hard to set up

    • Written by from Sydney

    When you finally get it working it does what it says on the tin, but this was a difficult experience and the Wemo app is buggy

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Some WeMo switches work well. Others, apparently do not work.

    • Written by from metairie

    Right out of the box, tried in my home network, my second house network, my friend's network and nada. I did all I was supposed to do except deep it in hot oil or replace all the routers the modems the cables and the security cameras in my house. And yes, the whole concept it's awesome and unique. Works well for some... Does not work for others. I am waiting for a replacement.
    Wish me luck!

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Firmware Issues

    • Written by from Monroe

    Purchases the WeMo Switch without motion detection for $49.99 yesterday. Took only a few minutes to set it up which I was impressed by. Simply opened it up, plugged it in, along with my desk lamp, connected to it through the wifi settings on my iPhone, downloaded the app and that was it. Easy. The problem started when I was unable to change settings because of the outdated firmware. I proceeded to update the firmware which is ABSOLUTELY necessary if you wish to actually use this thing to its full advantage. After a five minute firmware upgrade the WeMo app cannot detect the WeMo switch. I have reset router, unplugged the switch, restarted iPhone and reinstalled the app. No resolution at this time.

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Never worked

    • Written by from Santa Maria

    I never got this thing to work did what belkin told me to do, and still just sits and sits starts blinking orange right outta the box not sure what to do with this pile of junk. Its been 30 days so i assume its not worth taking back. This thing doesnt do what it says it does for me at least what a waste of money

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs Improvement but GREAT for what it is

    • Written by from Bartow

    I purchased one for my office. I liked it so much, I eventually bought four more to add in. Hoping to also create a Wemo atmosphere at my home, I soon found that you can't have your cake and eat it too. At this time, you can only use Wemo in ONE LOCATION. I have chosen to keep mine at the office. I hope Belkin will improve this and allow multiple locations. If they do, I will give them 5 stars!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect....

    • Written by from Forest Lake

    Have got 5 WeMo Switches and a Motion Detector and have had zero problems getting them up and working.

    Only issue seem to be that sometimes when I have pulled a switch from the PowerPoint it can lose its config......the Motion Detector keeps its config when moved.

    Also the app doesn't let me change the name or icon of a device once setup.

    Bring on the light switch and while your at it can you make them as Powerpoints so I can replace the ones I have in my wall and control them remotely....maybe even a powerboard would be cool to.

    Also the scheduling is excellent but havnt yet tried IFTTT.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Product!

    • Written by from Edmonton

    I've been using home automation products for many years now. Wemo wins, hands down! Easy to configure (not sure why others are having such difficulties), easy to use, rules to turn devices on and off work great, and as soon as the wall switch comes out, I will be in line to buy several!!

    If you're on the fence about buying these based upon some of the reviews, ignore them and spend your money. You won't regret it!

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    works great but ...

    • Written by from Breitenfurt

    my wemo seems to be incontinent! When it is shut off, still a little of power is going through! So the control light of my coffee machine is still visible!!! Don't know if that is ok or not?! When wemo is off, there should be no power at all!!

    3 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly, exactly what I needed

    • Written by from Toronto

    I've had the WeMo switch for 3 days and, although it hasn't been long, I'm happy with my purchase. The set up was as easy as the instructions on the box. I liked that even though I set a rule, I could turn the light on at any time and it would still turn off as per the rule's instructions. I've tested it with my phone internet and it's worked perfectly too. I also appreciate that I can buy each additional switch separately as the need arises; right now, I only need the one and that suits me fine. Only (slight) downside is that the unit takes up a little space; even plugged into the top of the outlet, it's made it hard to plug 3-prong items into the bottom. But it's a small price for the convenience it gives.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wifi drops and switch needs to be manually reset

    • Written by from Tullamore

    Easy set up and worked well initially but every time my Wifi drops the switch has to be manually reset, not much good if I am away from the house.
    Now I cannot see the switch over the internet, it will only work over the Wifi.
    Would not recommend or buy another one of these products. Great idea but not working as I had expected and Technical Support poor.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after update

    • Written by from Scarborough

    Bought 2 that worked well until I updated them. Now they show up and connect when set up but after that do not show up in the app. Since the app itself won't identify I guess there will not likely be any way to get to the firmware to fix it.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

    • Written by from Bridgewater

    If you check the communities you'll find that almost every user has an issue with this device connecting to their home network. People report it taking hours. This is not acceptable for simple product like this. What a shame. Belkin doesn't seem to be doing much to correct the issues.

    15 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    • Written by from London

    I've had the Weymouth for about a month now, and I'm liking the product very well.

    As an electrician and IT specialist, I can see this product going places..

    I've made three firmware upgrades and already I can see great improvements in the operation and remote control of the Wemo switches.

    All issues have been address so far except one. I still have issues with access from the iOS from another access point other that what the Wemo switches are connected to..

    Great so far... Looking forward to the Wemo wall switches due out soon

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cannot see device when connected to same WLAN

    • Written by from Billingshurst

    Yes these are great devices and a fantastic idea, but mine just doesn't work as it should - so I will not be buying anymore. The set up is very simple and once configured I could see it on my iPad4 and my iPhone5, but after a day or so, it disappears from the App when I am connected to my home network - if I go on 3G, or connect to someone else network, they appear - this is really frustrating, and the only way to see it again is to unplug it and plug it back in.
    Support is quick to reply but could not fix my issue - also the support website is poorly set out and difficult to navigate.
    Next time I will go for the Lightwave RF equipment, more expensive but there is a lot more choice.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product, Works Well

    • Written by from Baldwin

    This is a great device to have if you have a purpose for it. It works very smoothly and installation is simple. The app was horrific for a bit, but they've fixed it with the latest update.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised (I have four now!)

    • Written by from Emmitsburg

    Love my wemo’s! I purchased two more to bring my total to four. I am unsure why some folks are having the issues that they are. I can easily control my switches when I am not on my home router with no problems and set-up is fairly easy. A few times I had to start the process again but all four our great. I love having some of the switches turn on everything at once since they share the same clock. Of course, if your wi-fi is down, your switches won’t turn on. I am getting more creative with them as I go. My daughter thinks she can magically turn on the lights!

    8 of 13 people found this useful