• 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.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These are horrible!

    • Written by from Granada Hills

    We have a large house and need home automation. This is terrible. We have four Apple Time capsules that all look like they are one. It works perfectly. Belkin told me I had to separate the 2.4 form the 5 and rename all as different wifi for these to work. We did buy 8, but that is not a huge amount. Apple should not sell these.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea, terrible implementation

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I have had my wemo's for a couple of months. They were very difficult to set up and all of a sudden they all failed after a couple of months and will not connect to wifi, followed all instructions no to avail - FAIL. It appears that approx 40-50% of buyers (based on amazon, engadget and other reviews) have very significant problems and are very unhappy with product and customer service.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stay Away

    • Written by from Atlanta

    Initial set up was a little bumpy but was able to get 2 switches up and running in about an hour. Worked fairly well for a short time - long enough for me to buy a 3rd switch. Took about an hour to get that one up and running. Then consistently over the next year one (or all three) would be offline or something would mess up and all three would have to be set up again. Huge time sink. I get nauseous thinking about how many hours I've sunk into keeping these home "automation" devices running. VERY poor product.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too many issues.....

    • Written by from Ashland

    Setup is a pain and waiting for the SSID to broadcast takes too long. One of the ($30 additional) light bulbs burned out after 2 months (although I read they can last up to 30 years)! The two switches we bought are working well, but avoid the WEMO bulbs.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't connect to my wifi

    • Written by from CEDAR RAPIDS

    This device refuses to connect to my wifi network because there's spaces in the password. Thoroughly useless.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    • Written by from Baghad

    Losses the connection with the home network.
    I robot it and it works for few days then it losses the connectivity.
    I wish they give me my money back

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 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.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    mixed results

    • Written by from Harwich

    I found these cumbersome to set up initially (i have 4 switches).
    also suffers from flaky connectivity through the app; sometimes they grey out, sometimes they don't show up on the list, sometimes they are unresponsive... and sometimes they work!
    I have 4 airport extremes dotted around the house to ensure full coverage. all my other wifi devices work perfectly. As an example- we have 22 philips hue bulbs... never a problem!
    If, like me, you buy things and expect them to 'just work'; well in my experience- these don't :-(

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wemo has tortured me for two years now

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    I really really wanted this Wemo Switch to work. Sometimes it does work (for short periods) but eventually (1) will lose network connection or (2) will require a firmware update that will hose it.

    After last firmware update - I reset the WEMO again. Took a few tries - but got it back up and running.

    However - and this is trully bizarre...

    Every time I try to turn it on/off with IOS Iphone app - this does work - but somehow it causes iphone to indicate that the "SIM IS INVALID"!!!

    Huh? Then iPhone is essentially hosed until the iPhone is power-cycled,

    How is this WEMO app messing with the SIM card validity? Still scratching my head on that one - makes no sense.

    I am an electronics engineer - and I really want to see this work reliably - but this product has zero value if you cannot trust it to work.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy if you have more than one home

    • Written by from CALGARY

    Very short sighted product. If you have more than one home useless you can not control switches in more than one location. For example if you put a switch in at your home and want to put a switch in at the cottage it will not accept it. It accepts the devices but does not display them and even better it locks the IOS device so you can NEVER see the other lights yet they look programed on site

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of time

    • Written by from Christchurch

    all this wemo switch does is interfere with my wifi and shuts my airplay and wifi down, as soon as i unplug it everything is back to how it was. Ive tried dozens of fixes as I'm pretty IT ok, but i can't figure this out. Worse luck i have 3 of them !!

    don't waste your money

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Concept

    • Written by from Havre De Grace

    If you don't want to tear apart your wall & add a WiFi outlet or use these on the go, this product is perfect. Plu-In and use, very simple Set-Up too. I recommend the WeMo Insight if you are going to be using these several hours a day, those will show you usage & cost on the app. I use these for very simple purposes, exmp I have two space heaters pluged in for my pets and family when I am not home so I don't have to worry about getting cold or turning the object on or off. Switch is also great with IFTTT, a banner related app that can turn my heater on if Temp drops below or above Temp point, options are endless. Remember to have objects that can be turned on & off manually to the Switch otherwise it won't work. Most electronics have panels or touch screen and those items will not work with the Switch.

    1 of 2 people found this useful