• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stay Away - Remote Access No Longer Works

    • Written by from Georgetown

    These devices worked great until the latest firmware and app upgrade. Now you can't access the devices remotely which is the whole point of owning these devices. Support from Belkin is ridiculously slow or non-existent. Do yourself a favor and don't spend your money on these items until Belkin gets them working again.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Same issues as others

    • Written by from Southaven

    set up was easy enough. however switch has about a 30% rate of being "found" on the app. Could not control/find lights from outside my actually house/remotely. which is the point. Not sure how others are experiencing zero difficulties? I will open the app... some times the devise are there... most of the time they are not. if away from home wifi and on LTE network this seems to have zero ability to perform.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Wemo Motion

    • Written by from baltimore

    I own (3) wemo switches and (2) light switches. They all work, after the second firmware update and 2nd version of the iPhone app.

    HOWEVER, I recently tried the motion product and had to return it. It simply doesn't work. People must not be buying it because it's intermittent and doesn't stay connected or active in the app.

    I tried my iPhone and my iPad.

    I am really disappointed because I really needed the motion to work. Hope they keep working on it.

    Hope this helps some of you.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Working well with 4 switches & 2 outlets

    • Written by from Houston

    I have four wemo switches and two outlets installed. Installation was very straight forward. Connect to wemo wireless for configuration and then back to your wireless network. Timer functionality works. Lights come on and turn off as directed. And it works remotely.

    The only problem I have is controlling a switch by sunrise & sunset. That doesn't seem to work despite setting the location correctly.

    I have ordered four more wemo switches and will use them for all outdoor lighting and fan functions.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Work

    • Written by from Denver

    It will not stay connected to wifi. It works for awhile and then just disconnects. It is then a pain to get connected again. I have unplugged, restored, etc and it keeps happening. Don't waste your time and money.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Belkin App Needs Work

    • Written by from Westbury

    The switch works fine… but the App is limited in its ability to configure lighting control schedules. It's very primitive compared to other Apps that I am presently using. I have two homes with WeMo devices, the App does not allow me to easily switch between homes to control my WeMo devices in both locations. For a remote control product this is a major flaw!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage Product

    • Written by from Edmonton

    The switches when they do work, which is almost never, are intermittent. Issues connecting to wireless routers, issues with Remote Access, no support from Belkin other than referring me to the setup guide. Keep away from this product! There are better alternatives.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Markham

    I had purchased this product with the hope that I could use it to control items in our winter home in the south.
    After spending a great deal of time trying to get this unit to operate properly I have give up.
    I would not trust the WeMo to control anything.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unbelievably Awful

    • Written by from High Wycombe

    Complete and utter piece of junk. Totally unreliable with virtually no range. Regularly drops out requiring resetting and at the time of writing this review it refuses to see my wifi - Rarely have I been this unimpressed!

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just does not work

    • Written by from Pacific Palisades

    I had it for 5 days and had to RESET it EVERY day
    I gave it one star since there is no option to give zero

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unable to remain paired on wifi

    • Written by from Cupertino

    This thing is horrendous. It's not capable of staying paired to wifi, but the regular WEMO switches do just fine. Even if you put it RIGHT NEXT to the wireless radio, it wont see it. Setup is a pain as it will only see 1 wireless network, which may be your neighbors... which begs the problem... "Now what?"

    Keep working on it guys, this is very Microsoft of you. Cool Idea, TERRIBLE implementation!

    :)

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works very nicely

    • Written by from Chatham

    Went on a trip to barbados and was able to remote my switches from there.
    Bought 3 of them, one with motion, sends me an email when someone walks by, neat.
    Only problem I have is cannot see them on my home network until i replug them, but on 3g or any other wifi work great.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Used 6-7 Months Before Commenting

    • Written by from White Lake

    I waited several months before commenting but I think they've gotten better after 2-3 firmware and app updates which will knock them down/offline. The first 1-2 updates I had difficulty getting them rediscovered but the last had no problem. I would wait and do any app/firmware updates at home. I tried once from a friend's house and it wouldn't rediscover until I got home and un/re-plugged each switch. The only time I couldn't see a switch was when I accidentally turned off the wall switch controlling the outlet.. USER error!

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good idea, poor execution...

    • Written by from New York

    I have two of the Belkin WeMo switches and had them running for about 2 months now.

    General
    they are a bit on the larger side, 4.5in high/3in wide and 1.5in deep (at the thickest part), but will not occupy both outlets on your typical wall outlet. Installed on the top, the lower could be still used.

    Setup
    Well it is easy, but also very limited:
    - Download the application from the App Store onto your iOS device
    - PlugIn the WeMo Switch into the AC Outlet
    - Go to Settings, WiFi and connect to the WeMo network
    - Launch the WeMo app and select your WiFi Network, add password if required.
    - When you're successfully connected to your WiFi network, the Remote Access is enabled automatically and you can personalize your device with a specific name, a device icon, add your email (to get future product updates or just more advertisement in your inbox) and you can select to remember your WiFi settings, which will make the addition of further WeMo devices easier.

    Experience so far:
    Beside delays in the app to discover the switches they also have a tendency to loose connection to the Belkin Cloud - which is needed to access them remotely.
    Also one thing important to know: The WeMo app is just supporting one network, that means if you have switches in your house and your vacation home you won't be able to control them all together from the app.
    I also linked the switches to the IFTTT website - which is a great idea BUT does just support one switch at the time and has the same problem with them loosing connection/their remote accessibility.

    Conclusion
    As said in the title, it's a good idea but could be improved very much. The connection issues is a main concern but also the limited control a user has on the security on this devices makes me not recommending them.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    • Written by from South San Francisco

    I dont know why this device received negative reviews!? This thing is awesome! I can turn on the lamps in my house from anywhere! Plus I can set the lamps on timer when needed. Never have to walk into a dark house again!

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Useful but expensive

    • Written by from Toronto

    I need to replace some wireless switches that are starting to fail and this seems like the next better thing. However I have about 10 different devices which I would like to control and at $100.00 a shot, that's way too much $$. The WeMo works really well however and I like the simple App (in my case used with an iPhone) which allows a number of different ways to set it up. Just bring the price down and perhaps sell the "Switches" separately from the motion sensor and I may buy more.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Handsome Disappointment

    • Written by from San Antonio

    Its connection is 3-prong (grounded) and it is 120v 15A. It adds 1.5" to the distance-from-wall of anything plugged into it as its receptacle is forward-facing. Its wide but if used in the top receptacle of a standard 2-receptacle outlet, you should still be able to use the bottom receptacle.
    Setup is atrocious. It's 802.11b/g 2.4GHz (not that this is printed anywhere); the MAC address printed on the back of the unit is misleading as it has 2 MAC addresses (1 setup only, 1 that is used post-setup -- the one on the label is the setup MAC address; add 1 to the last digit of that address & you get the real MAC address) and it will NOT work in a MAC-filtered environment.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    • Written by from Rockwood

    I have three of these in my home. Setup is simple and the devices are reliable. In one instance I have it turn on my yard lights at sunset (i use an ifttt.com trigger that computes my sunset time so i don't have to adjust weekly as the days get longer/shorter) and off a couple of hours later. Another turns on a heater in a child's bedroom shortly before her bedtime and then cycles the heater a few times during the night.

    I like the fingertip control I get with my iPhone/iPad as well as the easy editability of the rules.

    I can see why setup may be hard for some people -- the documentation is good but the setup process is not trivial yet (I'm an EE).

    They should also improve the boot up speed.

    However I like where this is going and I believe that Belkin has a real winner on their hands. I can see this category heating up with all kinds of I/O devices -- thermometers, cameras, dimmers, fan speed controls,... With ifttt and similar services or drag-drop programming, setting these up would be child's play and just as much fun!

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't even connect to my WiFi!

    • Written by from Anacortes

    It's been two days of reviewing all their help topics, blogs, videos, etc. trying everything imaginable and I still cannot connect to home wifi. Everything else, mac books, iphones, ipads, blue ray, all connect effortlessly to my wifi. This should not be this hard.

    I have an email in to support. If they don't provide fast help it's going to be returned.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from Fairport

    This product is truly amazing and works just the way it's supposed to. You just have to know what your doing. And saying a product is junk just because YOU can't get it to work properly is not fair. Did you ever think maybe the Internet in your house isn't working well? Or on your phone? Or your phone is not running the app properly? You can also change the sensitivity of your motion sensor to work the way you need it to. It just takes a little time and common sense. There are a lot of variables that can cause this product to not work the way you expect but most of the time it is NOT because of the product but because of the Internet connection or the router your using or the phone your using. Bottom line this product does perform properly and does make life more convenient

    7 of 15 people found this useful