Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 44
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BOB CAUTION
Watch these Belkin products..... The install instructions are faulty As with lots new
wifi stuff the success of the install is based on the accurasy of the instructions
The Belkin items need to be installed in systems that have newer code wiring
in them A separate earth ground apart from the electrical grid White ground.
Since this product is broadcasting / receiving a signal an EARTH ground is manditory
No radio system will work without it.
also the supply or ( Hot) and house (ground) must be wired correctly
In many instances many complaints can be avoided by checking the house wiring
older house wiring wont cut it. If the system is older than 5 years you will have trouble
October 7, 2016
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 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 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 Christian Simple, easy and flexible
I bought this to replace the old style timer that needs physical manilulation everytime tou need to set the timer. WeMo was small, easy and I bought my second one!
September 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by rhmccullough unusable because WeMo app requires Android 4.4
I am still waiting for WeMo app for Android 4.1.
I added this line because my review was "2 characters too short".
September 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nick104 Exceeds my expectations
I'd love to be one of the consumers to test/evaluate your products, I see, understand and value the potential for this line of devices.
I got this device on a whim, i saw it at a good price and figured i'd give one a try. I debated getting 2 or more at the price it was advertised at, but decided not to because i wasn't sure how it would work.
Just don't plan on plugging 2 of these into your 2 outlet wall jack, it only fits in the top position to avoid obstructing the other outlet.
Now that i have one WeMo Insight device in house, i wish i would have bought more! It was simple to install and i got very insightful information back immediately. No pun intended, it was literally insightful!
I cannot believe the energy that is being pulled by some devices, even when they are off. I know that in the first month of using this device i will likely save $7 on my electricity bill. That was achieved by simply using the app to shut the power off to connected devices, which prevents all the phantom energy from being used. I also now have a better understanding how power thirsty some devices are when they are operating, so i can be smarter about how i consume energy.
Besides the very simple application i've explored so far, i have many other things i want to try once i have additional devices. I want to explore more of the rules and monitoring aspects, but i am very happy with this purchase. Anytime i purchase something that helps me save money over the long run, i am pretty happy.
This was a real eye opener and i am very pleased.
September 26, 2016