• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product!

    • Written by from Brockville

    This product is great. It works perfectly. I have my living room lamps plugged into it. They go on when I enter the room, and shut off 5 minutes after I leave. The sensor works perfectly. Not sure what the previous reviewer was talking about. Also, you can set it to only turn them on during certain hours so the lights aren't coming on during the day.

    85 of 107 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    One Location Only

    • Written by from Riverside

    The iPhone App will only work with one location (one Router). I try to set it up with my home and vacation home, failed. Otherwise, it's working really well.

    49 of 62 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    OK except IFTTT doesn't work reliably

    • Written by from Arlington

    The Good:
    1. I haven't had a any problems with setup or operation on our home wifi.
    2. The WeMo app controls the switches both locally and via 4G.

    The Bad:
    1. WeMo app crashes pretty often on my iphone 5 - maybe 1 out of 5 times the app is opened.
    2. WeMo integration with IFTTT is pretty unreliable. I have a switch setup to turn on a lamp at dusk and then off at a set time. The on time can vary by 2 or 3 hours from day to day and same with the off time.
    3. Switch status has to be manually refreshed when viewing with the app to see the latest switch state.
    4. The motion sensor takes some moving around to get it to operate a switch like I wanted. For example, I put it in the TV room and set it up to turn off the lights when no one is in the room. Turns out you can't put it 10 ft away from the couch and have it detect any but large motions. Moving your head or an arm won't always be detected. It it is only a 3 or 4 feet away it will detect small motions that occur while being a zombie in front of the TV.

    41 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not ready for production

    • Written by from Marana

    This thing is, unfortunately, a piece of junk. IF, and I mean IF, you're able to get it to connect to your wifi at all it will intermittently lose the connection and completely never connect again until reset. This includes if you move plugs and thus power cycle it.

    The range of the device is terrible, it loses signal a mere 30 feet away from my Airport Extreme...at the same location my other devices show full signal strength.

    The application used to control and configure crashes regularly and requires you to intermittently reboot your iOS device to even get it to work at all.

    Once the device is configured, if you make it that far, it leaves a no-authentication required open wifi SSID published in your house PER device (one for the switch, one for the motion device, etc.)

    The idea is great. The execution is horrible. A huge disappointment. Returning it today after multiple days of mucking and false hope.

    24 of 37 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Sunset doesn't update daily

    • Written by from Perryopolis

    I have to redo the setting to turn on at sunset every few days. Say I set it today and sunset is at 5:52 instead of updating daily it will stay at 5:52 until I redo the setting. Whats the point of having sunset as an option if it doesn't update on it's own?

    10 of 10 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.

    10 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.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Firmware update bricks devices

    • Written by from Fresno

    The latest firmware update fails and makes the units inoperable.

    8 of 8 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 8 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

    7 of 7 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!

    :)

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wemo does not adjust for sunrise and sunset

    • Written by from NORFOLK

    I bought two light switches about 6 months ago, for outdoor lights. Easy to install and set-up. However, despite setting and re-setting the rules numerous times, they will not turn on at sunset and off at sunrise per the rules I set. It may start following the sunset/sunrise rules, but then does not appear to keep up with the daily changes or change to daylight savings time. Turns on now at 5 pm even though sunset is at about 7 pm. Minimalist instructions and support make it difficult to troubleshoot. I have to rate it a 1 because the main reason for purchasing this product is to automate the lights so that they go on at sunset and off at sunrise and it does not do that reliably.

    6 of 6 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.

    6 of 6 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.

    5 of 5 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!

    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

    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.

    4 of 4 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!

    4 of 4 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.

    4 of 4 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!

    6 of 8 people found this useful