Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 29
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ZeusMandar Works Good
The instructions for set up were easy enough to follow. Switch works just like I had hoped. Now, my grandmother thinks my deceased grandfather is visiting her from beyond when her lights go on and off at all hours of the night, all from my phone!
January 20, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by pensman Useful and easy to set up: sort of
Item(s) serve several purposes. When home, it is easy to light your way through the house. And when away from home, more useful than a timer to give the impression someone is present. Installing isn't difficult but the instructions appear on your phone so I would recommend installing the app first. I have an IPhone and during the installation I kept getting the message that the product needed a firmware download. After the first download, I received another message requesting a firmware download. It took four downloads before my IPhone settled down. Botton line is that they work and after all that's what you want.
November 11, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Allthingsvu Randomly turns on by itself
When it's working it works great. However, there are still a few bugs. The initial software setup is simple. You can have this device working in less than 5 minutes. After that though there are other issues with the software. I have both iPhone and Android phones. Sometimes the switch disappears from the app. You would have to close the app and refresh. The most annoying thing is that it randomly turns on by itself. I think it has to do with buggy rules software. Once the upgrade the software this device would be a five star.
December 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pensman Still Excellent
Should be some way to update a previous review but I couldn't find it. Regardless, my experience still positive. A 1,000 miles from my base and my App says new firmware available. I took the chance and did the download. Success. Had a friend go by and while we texted, I had the lights go on/off without a hitch. I use the IPhone App and have a 5s with latest OS running.
March 22, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by CanadianDana When it works, it works
The WeMo switch is a real fickle device. Sometimes I can't pinpoint whether or not its the device's fault, or the app, but either way, this switch only works 50% of the time. It is always losing wifi connection to a router that is in the same room as the switch, leaving us to wonder if our lamp has turned on at all while we are away. Sometimes the switch will turn off our lamp for no good reason at all in the middle of the evening while we are sitting in the room.
On the other hand, when all is running smoothly, its a handy little device. Our dogs get some light in the evenings, and everyone is happy.
Here's hoping there is firmware update in the near future to make the WeMo switch a little more reliable, because I really do enjoy it when it's working.
February 11, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lighter Good product, still needs some tweaking
I bought my first WeMo switch to control the Christmas tree and loved it. I took it and bought a second to use at our vacation home. I didn't learn until I set them up that you cannot have more than one light on at the same time in the Away mode. You can set multiple lights to come on during a period, say 6-11, but the lights alternate when on and off. I wanted multiple lights on at the same time. You also cannot bypass this be creating a second away mode, because once you remove a light it removes it from all modes.
Overall pleased, but wish there was an option to have multiple lights on at the same time in away mode.
January 6, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by disappointed over priced remote switch
the extra features of this switch don't seem to work properly, sunset / sunrise rule is not self adjusting so you might as well just set the time to turn on and off. on and off functions unreliable when used on led lights ( some times it takes 3 or 4 times for the light to actually com on)
February 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gthree Works Perfect
I use these for outdoor cameras and lights. Great on the iPhone to control power from anywhere. I just wish they'd make an app for the Mac too.
February 17, 2015