• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea. But only that. Stay away from WeMo until fixed.

    • Written by from Cromer Heights

    Well, if you want to save yourself a lot of grief and wasted time and ton of frustration, don't buy it and stay away from Belkin's WeMo until Belkin provides a fix. Here is why.

    This may not apply to you. If you buy only one switch and connect it to a very simplest home WiFi network, chances are you'll be fine. My context is different.

    I bought 6 (six) of the switches. My network has one central Apple Extreme router and then it is extended by four other Airport Extreme and Airport Express routers to ensure strong signal and great wireless coverage throughout my home. I'd consider my network both modern and complex (although setting it up is a breeze with the Apple routers.) Well, in this network context the six switches do not register properly with Belkin's cloud. And that's where the nightmare starts. Registering, resetting to factory settings, re-registering ... You need to follow this a number of times per each switch until it's done. Each switch may take up to 10-15 minutes if lucky to get fully registered. And you need to understand all possible tricks of killing the WeMo app, switching networks from wireless to mobile carrier and back. It takes time, patience, the workarounds how to get it working in case the stubborn switches do not register properly are not documented anywhere.

    The problems above stem from the fact that with the current firmware in WeMo switches and the overall Belkin's cloud architecture, if your home wireless network has range extenders you're practically hosed. There is no way to tell the switch to register with the central router, and if it is not, it will not register in a way it can be then located on the 3G/LTE mobile carrier network outside of your home.

    1 of 1 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

  • 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

  • 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

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Belkin WEMO SWITCH!

    • Written by from Morgantown

    Bought this to connect to my high end espresso machine, so I could preheat and or program wake up to my schedule! for under $50 I think this product is GREAT, GREAT, GREAT!!!
    Only issue I've had relates to remote (ie outside of my LAN, for example driving home from work). Im sure my network is blocking access, but have been unable to rectify. Spoke with the MOST polite customer service ever, who attempted to elevate my question to higher level technicians, but failed to follow up.
    Still, this product is worth the fact that I can essentially "turn on" my coffee maker from upstairs, so it heats up while I'm showering, and then premium capp is ready and fresh w/in 3 minutes before leaving for work. GREAT, GREAT, GREAT!!!!

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice idea but .....

    • Written by from Palmerston North

    Nice hardware and functionality but this is not a robust product. I've had the same problems as several other reviewers :- switch disappears from app after a short time and has to be power-cycled; remote access could not be enabled. Documentation and help are inadequate. I also think that the app's user interface also needs a lot more work...

    I'm surprised that Apple is currently promoting such an inadequately tested product.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A simple device that does exactly what what it's supposed to do.

    • Written by from Scotch Plains

    Very simple to setup and use. I just wish there was a wall switch version.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The world according to Belkin

    • Written by from Leighton Buzzard

    Just received this WeMo switch and have tried to set it up. ...BUT it will not connect to a network where the WPA pass phrase contains spaces. You get an error advising you of this.

    Come on Belkin, you really have to be kidding me. I teach Grade 6 students who learn that adding spaces to a pass phrase is good practise because it increases the password permutations and therefore reduces vulnerability to hacking. Belkin you need to get your engineers to go rejoin Grade 6 and learn about how WPA works!

    This is not the first time in several years that I have purchased a Belkin product to find that it is non-standard and will not work with non-Belkin (or even other Belkin) devices.

    I am certainly not going to re-configure the other 46 wifi devices on my network to remove the spaces from the network pass phrase. This Belkin device is going back for a refund. In future I will avoid Belkin products.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing product!

    • Written by from melbourne

    Wemo is a great product :)
    I purchased mine originally from a JB Hi-Fi store in Australia which are also apple retailers!
    I currently use it as a switch for my turtle tanks light, it's great because while you are out and about you still have access to the Wemo app and can turn the light on and off no matter where you are!
    I'm about to buy another one off the apple store this moment so I decided to leave a review for all you guys!
    Great product!!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pity you cant give 0 stars!

    • Written by from Tarraganda

    I purchased a WeMo Remote light switch - worked fine until I had to upgrade my wifi 3 months later - now cannot connect and is totally useless!! I have spent so much time trying to fix the problem that i feel like throwing it in the fire!!
    What a useless crock of S****!!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    First WeMo Switch

    • Written by from caledon

    This is hands down one of the best first impressions that I have had of a product. There are very few pieces of technology where you open the box, download and app, power the product, and you're basically set. I haven't tried all of the other products yet but the switch is definitely a must purchase. Thanks Belkin for making getting out of the shower in the morning far more enjoyable! (I use the switch to power a space heater in my washroom 15 minutes before my alarm goes off in the mornings).

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea, half baked execution.

    • Written by from Niagara On The Lake

    I love the concept of the WeMo line of products, however this product feels entirely half-baked. It's full of bugs and is quite frankly a nightmare to use. Once set up, it works as advertised, but getting there is a nightmare. The simple three step setup instructions advertised in the box work, after about the 6th or 7th try. Oh, and if you want to add a second WeMo device to your network, you're out of luck. The second will just destroy all of the settings and configuration of the first.

    All in all, Belkin is marketing to the home automation network with great ambition but needs to spend a little more time working out the bugs before releasing these things to market. I wish Nest made a WiFi light switch...

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works As Advertosed

    • Written by from Menlo Park

    Unlike earlier versions of internet controlled switches by other manufacturers, there is no subscription fee for use of the WeMo web site to control Belkin products.

    I plugged it in and it works! Great engineering.

    Now I can turn on my commercial espresso machine (10 minute warm up time) before I get out of bed, either manually or using the software timer function. When I get downstairs, it is ready to go.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by from Austin

    Bought 2 outlets and 4 switches. Yes, there is a f/w update, but no problems whatsoever. One of the best things we've purchased. Plan on adding more!

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    if there is any other better choice..I won't get it

    • Written by from Hong Kong

    I got 7 WeMo and some with sensor at my office. I love to simple control power outlet by smart phone. But what made me disappointed is the switch always down and cannot be detected. I have to go press the switch manually for many times, that's pointless.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't miss this step......

    • Written by from Pittsford

    Had a heck of a time trying to configure with my 4S. I was finally able to configure by bringing the Wemo into the room where my router is; apparently you need to have a very strong signal to configure.

    After that, no problems. Moved the Wemo to its final location in the kitchen; works like a charm.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply does not work

    • Written by from London

    TRied 2 devices now, it just doesn't connect to tour wifi network, and I'm using a state of the art latest Apple time capsule router. All Belkin support is saying, try again. Good luck.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New password restriction renders useless

    • Written by from London

    I just had to reset my device, and now find I can no longer connect it to the network it was connected to before for months because, after firmware/app updates, the WeMo app now refuses passwords with spaces in it.

    I'm not changing the password on all the untold other devices in the house because Belkin's engineers are incompetent, so I guess this gets tossed in the bin. Avoid -- even if this doesn't affect you, you can't rely on them not breaking something else at some point.

    Be aware also that its wifi reception is not great -- I've had it fail to connect in the past in areas where my cell phone is getting a medium-level 3 bar signal.

    7 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works sporadically at best!

    • Written by from Maudsland

    It could be so good, but isn't. After many attempts to get the switch working, several switch restores, several phone and router resets, I managed to get it working. It worked fine until I quit the app and started it again, then it couldn't find my switch. I set it all up again, (same issues as before), worked fine for a few minutes but same issue arose when I quit the app. I tried everything the troubleshooting guide said, Googled the issue only to find out that it is a widespread issue so returned it for a refund.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Product

    • Written by from Maribyrnong

    This does exactly as it is meant too, good product if slightly expensve