Rated 3.2 out of 5Â by 75
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0Â by Victor Disappointing
Well as good as the device sounds on paper, in practice it is not. I wonder it they did enough beta testing before launching this product. The setup is fairly simple if you are used to mobile apps and basic gadgets. The device is magnetic so you can stick it to the suitable surfaces without screws. It has four sensors: temperature, humidity, motion and light. However, all of them are vague at best. The temperature and humidity are nowhere close to the values on my room thermometer/humidity sensor. The motion sensor works sometime and sometimes it does not and so does the light sensor. I would have been happy if at least one of them worked perfectly as claimed by the manufacturer, but this thing is totally useless. I would not recommend this.
January 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by AUburn317 Cool Item
Really cool Item, easy to setup. Simply install the App and sync it to the device and you can setup different notifications. I installed on the back of a door to use to notify me if the door opens while out of town. Great item to give as a gift during Holiday season.
November 10, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0Â by milanmark Returning it tomorrow
Wink prides itself on easy setup... spent 45 minutes on the phone with support trying one "trick" after another to get it to connect... finally did. I don't consider that easy. I bought it for the temperature function that was very inaccurate, read 6-7Â° under my other thermometers, wanted this for when I was on vacation to know the temp. The motion, light and sound detectors seemed real erratic as far as when a reading would be triggered. After the time spent connecting I thought might as well see how it works... POORLY! Absolutely going back! Great concept but just doesn't work. I really wish it did...
December 10, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0Â by HappyCustomerHere Awesome when it works
I am really excited about the partnership between Quirky and GE and the Spotter is one such product to come out of this union. The Spotter is a swiss army knife environmental monitoring device. It connects to your WiFi network and setup is quick and easy using the Wink app for your smartphone. Once connected you have the ability to setup a multitude of monitoring triggers for Temperature, Light, Motion and Sound when connected to AC. Each trigger can be setup to send you a push notification or email. However, when running on the two AA batteries only Motion and Light can be monitored.
I though this would be a easy and affordable way to monitor my front door and receive a push notification whenever the Spotter detected it opening (motion sensor). Once configured and two fresh AA batteries installed it easily stuck to my front door with the double magnets in the back casing. Where it failed to deliver was actually sending me notifications of detecting motion. It was really hit or miss and not reliable. I am not sure why, but the battery mode doesn't provide accurate monitoring.
I then set this up to run as a temperature monitor near my electronics cabinet. If it detects the temperature over 75 degrees I have it setup to send me a notifications. Because it is running on AC now I don't worry about replacing the batteries.
Maybe in the next iteration of this product they will work out the performance issues. I am still a fan though!
January 26, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0Â by Alex got it as a gift, wouldn't buy one myself, will see if I can return it
great idea, bad execution, imho useless e-waste.
- opening that thing is not straightforward, and one can break fingernails
- one needs to open that thing in order to reset it by removing batteries
- magnets that are in the cover might stick to one of the batteries and pull it out, while closing that thing, annoying
- only light and motion sensor work when on batteries
- it's a wifi device means those 2 AAA batteries not gonna last that long
- power supply doesn't use USB like charger (contributes to e-waste)
- sensor needs to be close to a power outlet, i'd say - 2-3 feet in order to be fully functional
- $50 is a bit of too much for what it offers.
don't buy it, still need to wait for better devices
October 27, 2014