• 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!

    7 of 9 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 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    App crashes...and crashes and crashes and crashes...

    • Written by from Auckland

    I like the idea and had it working fine... then the app started crashing... now that is all it does! Switches are no use without the App. The App is not stable.

    4 of 4 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.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Devices and Work as Claimed...IF you have a strong Wifi Router

    • Written by from Calgary

    When I first began installing these devices I noticed I'd lose them from the device list. I'd have to reset the router to get them reconnected so they could be rediscovered. As I began to actually depend on the devices it got more and more annoying when they'd drop off the device list. I had wifi extenders which seemed to help, but I'd still lose devices.

    For various other reasons I opted to upgrade my wifi router. The new one seemed to work worse than the old one, with ALL the WEMO devices dropping off in one gulp. I blamed the router...but before junking it I thought I'd try some "tricks" to reduce interference and to promote a stronger signal. They worked. Turns out my router was fine...it was where it was placed, and interference from my neighbors' routers that was creating all my wifi troubles.

    So I've had a good solid several weeks of strong wifi connections and reliable use. The built-in rules for WEMO are very nice but tying the WEMO devices to the IFTTT system really adds some unique functionality. I can turn on my bedroom light and, at the same time, the lamps turn on as well. I have a heater in my garage that only turns on if it's actually cold outside. When my family comes home the outdoor lights turn automatically when my smartphone tells them we've returned to the area.

    I have 16 wemo devices now and I fully intend on adding at least two more (so that all the lights on one floor are WEMO enabled).

    But I'll agree with some of the other posters...if you've got a weak wifi signal, or wifi interference, they're annoying as heck to set up and maintain. And even if you do set them up, despite the interference/weak-signal, they may not function as you'd hoped (may not connect completely to IFTTT services).

    So only get these if you've got a strong, reliable, wifi signal where-ever you plan on placing the wemo.

    2 of 2 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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Compatibility

    • Written by from Eugene

    Will not accept a password with spaces, I'm out...

    4 of 7 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.

    2 of 3 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 5 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 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    JUNK!!!

    • Written by from Sugar Land

    I usually never write a review.
    This product is JUNK!!!
    Worked great for a couple of days, now I can no longer access my Wemo switches from a remote locations. No configuration changes were made. Tech Support is useless at best.

    13 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not ready for primetime

    • Written by from Fort Lauderdale

    The switch is OK, not a big deal anyways. The motion sensor is way out of scale. The sensitivity is far to high. I put it in a box, the box in a second box, still seeing motion. I am returning it. Waist of time! The packaging is nice, it deseves one star.

    14 of 39 people found this useful