Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 38
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Shayedout Belkin WeMo Insight Switch
Works great once set up. I've had to call customer support to talk me through this (I also have WeMo lightbulbs) but think their products are great. Curious to see if it really saves on the electric bill (and justify spending $50 on this) since it cuts out "phantom power" drawing electricity from appliances when not in use. If nothing else, I can turn my fan on remotely to get the air moving in my apartment before I arrive home... or, turn it off remotely if I forget to before leaving the apartment.
July 19, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed Not ready for prime time.
I read reviews before trying this device and it seems that many have had decent luck with it. Not me. It "sort of" worked but was unreliable. Configuration was trial and error including multiple factory resets on the device and multiple uninstall-reinstall of the app (under iOS 9.x.x). Communication from the app to the device over cellular worked but was not reliable enough for me. I don't know where the weakness was, be it the app, cellular path, WiFi in my house, or the device itself. I doubt it was the WiFi as my testing had the device within 10 feet of the router though through a single drywall wall.
Instructions and documentation were meh. But Belkin had a lot of Web support available though you had to scrounge around and look for it. Guess it was just me but my sense was that you could find most answers if your were persistent and had the patience to scour their Web support.
The device quality seemed good but I felt it was a little pricey especially since it didn't work for me. I'm OK with pricey to be an early adopter though. I really wanted this thing to work.
I don't think this device is for those who want things to "just work". Your mileage may vary.
May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HomeNewb Simple and effective
Surprisingly easy to set up and use. Works well with Amazon Echo. Shows power consumption and has tons of custom options.
May 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BobA Product works.
Very simple to setup, works well, tracking power consumption is nice to see, this product will work with an existing wifi network no additional products needed, and setting on/off rules is easy. Most likley this product will have to ordered on-line have yet to see the product on store shelves. The price is a little high especially if you are going to buy several of them could easily spend a few hundred dollars. The product can only have one on/off rule in effect at a time.
February 4, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jm5860 Bad product
I really wanted to like this product. I purchased 3 of them and 6 months later. I disconnected all of them after trying them to control various items and wemo failed miserably. Connection problems and items turning off for no reason. 3 wemo could not coexist at the same time. Tried all problem solving from website at no avail.
March 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nick Amazingly simple and effective
It's a little pricey, but I'm glad I bought it. I use this WeMo switch along with an Airport Express to turn my grandfather's 40-year-old hi-fi system into a modern entertainment system. I also used a 3-outlet adapter plug to turn the WeMo plug into a power-strip-of-sorts.
I love Belkin quality. They really seem to put effort into design and QC.
The app is simple, but it's made for phones, not tablets. Looks kinda goofy sitting sideways on my iPad. Also, the app needs some functionality upgrades.
I've been using this a couple times a day for a week now and it's everything I expected.
It was nice to see that the big old McIntosh amp and preamp only draw 80 watts!
October 13, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rykemapo Has potential, but software is limited
I bought this as a way to get a notification when my washing machine is done. You can set the power threshold, but not a time threshold (for example: only switch to idle if power is less than 2W for at least 1 minute). Without the time threshold, I get a notification every time my washer switches modes (wash, rinse, spin) and sometimes a few extra due to who knows what. It's more or less worthless for its intended use.
August 1, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BrianR Almost Perfect
I was concerned about the way that my refrigerator was running. I bought the WeMo Insight switch so that I could find out how much power it was consuming and how long it was running. The average power consumed while on and average total run time for the day are valuable pieces of information, and I love the remote monitoring. I would give the Insight switch 5 stars if it would show the total run time and power consumption for the last, say, 10-15 days. In addition, I would tell all my friends about it if you could save that information to a spreadsheet!
August 2, 2016