• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Belkin WeMo Switch

    • Written by from Navarre

    have been using them for a few months now. Have not had any issues to speak of, those that have been experiencing problems probably have WiFi interference problem. On of my switch was on the edge of my network (weak signal from router) and sometimes would take a while to show up on the app (30 -40 seconds). added an wifi extender to my house and that took care of it. you must understand the operation of these switches, they use very little bandwidth and are not dumping information every second. all and all am very happy with the switch, wish they would make a 240vac one to control my spa heater.

    1 of 1 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.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Far too expensive

    • Written by from Auckland

    Way to expensive not quite worth the money for only controlling one thing at a time.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very impressed

    • Written by from Closter

    I bought 4 of these to control various lights at our house, one being the outdoor landscape lighting. They work great.

    I am an average computer user, I understand how things work and that's about it. No problem at all setting it up. They detected my networks right away.

    Our house has 3 Airport Extremes, and these are spread out on different airports (same internet provider, it's just that one airport can't send the signal to all the places so we needed 3). They all show up right away on my iPhone app.

    I set up the outdoor landscape lighting to turn on at Sunset, off at 1AM. Works great. Very nice to have that feature.

    The rules you can set are pretty neat. If you are using it as a "somebody's home security feature" you can set the rules to turn lights on and off at different times on different days. And it's very easy. Those other timer type things from Lowes take forever to program. This took about 30 seconds. Programs just like the alarm clock on the iPhone.

    Overall, great product so far. I could see adding a few more of these to the house.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

    Very buggy and unreliable

    • Written by from Carina

    Given the high price you would expect it to be somewhat reliable. 90% of the time the app say the devices can't be detected and yet I can ping them. App constantly crashes especially after a firmware update on the switch. Belkin seems very complacent as No other major vendors have bothered with smart switches yet, otherwise I would switch so quick

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy Wemo

    • Written by from Dean Park

    After reading reviews of mixture I purchased the Wemo, the WEMO app and device is not worth the money. The app works when it wants too. I have been frustrated when I want to turn on the light and have to wait till it comes with device not responding.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Had this for 6 months and finally had to throw it away

    • Written by from Brighton

    The initial setup was easy and the scheduling worked well but it became frustrating when the WeMo app would randomly insist it couldn't see the switch on the local wi-fi network and I would have to change to 3G just to turn it on or off.

    Firmware updates seemed to make the problem worse until I was having to do manual resets every couple of weeks just to keep the switch working.

    It finally became unresponsive a few days ago and wouldn't even connect to my iPhone to perform a clean setup so regretfully I've had to get rid of it.

    Great idea, shame about the reliability.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    absolute garbage

    • Written by from PROSPECT

    another supoosed network connected product that is so difficult to set up, almost impossible to make connect to your network and doesn't work even when it is connected. Absolute rubbish that's really expensive.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Total control

    • Written by from St Neots

    Needed something more than a timer. Wanted to switch things on at home whilst I am on the move, out of the home, this is the best solution. You can set things to operate between sunrise and sunset, timed, motion and remotely. I can switch lights on if I am going to be later than usual, switch my Zip tap boiler on and off aligned to current needs and not have to wait for the tank to boil up for that cuppa when you get home. Way better than timed switches that cannot remotely react to your change of plans. Excellent.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Excecution of a Great Idea I've Ever Seen

    • Written by from PORTLAND

    Einstein said The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. That is also the description for the WeMo Setup. If you follow the directions you can get the WeMo network up. Getting the WeMo to recognize your WiFi network is highly problematic. After the 4th or 5th time it worked.

    Mine also keeps saying there is a Software Update available even immediately after doing the update. I show that I have 1.12 so it should be current. FWIW after saying it had successfully installed the update, the iPhone App kept saying it was installing the update.

    Now having done the update, the schedule works and I can operate the WeMo at home, but I can't turn on "Remote Access" Maybe it will work tomorrow!!!!! Insanity again.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    • Written by from Toronto

    Awful product. Good idea, but it never works.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    cool technology

    • Written by

    use the Belkin Wemo switch to control lighting in my Home , excellent for when travelling , or just control lighting remotely
    would recommend to other
    will be purchasing further Belkin Wemo product in the future , like the Belkin switch , Motion sensor

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but network/app Issues

    • Written by from Melbourne

    Wemo is a great product, and points to a future where much more of our homes will be controlled by devices like these. At the moment it's sadly let down by the free app, which has a tendency to crash, lose switches, or require multiple refreshes to utilise its functionality. Other times, it works just fine. Go figure! My suspicions that this has to do with the total load on my wifi network at the time I want to use the Wemo app. A fully working functional app would win this five stars. As it is, it merits only three.