The Belkin WeMo Switch works with the free WeMo app to give you wireless control of your home appliances and electronics. Whether you want to turn on a light from your kitchen, front yard, or office, WeMo Switch has you covered.
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80%of customersrecommend this product8 of 10reviews
Rating Breakdown10 reviews
80%of customersrecommend this product8 of 10reviews
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.
Just plug this unit into the outlet and then plug in the light of your choice. Then download the app and connect to your home wi-fi with your password. I originally had this connected to my family room light to turn on so I would be able to see where I was going once I turned off the office light. I currently have it connected to the Christmas tree lights - Handy for the holidays! Set up was easy and no glitches so far.
Pros: Easy to Use, Clear Instructions, Nice Design
This is a wifi replacement to household lighting timers. You will need a smartphone or tablet to connect and program the WEMO switch. I have programed the three I purchased to turn various lamps on and off at multiple times at night to give the appearance that someone is home and moving about the house. One lamp turns on at sunset and automatically adjusts everyday. The on/off rules are stored in the WEMO switch's memory so even if there is a blackout and after the power is restored, the lights will still follow the same rules that were stored into each switch. If you are arriving home late at night you can turn your house lights on from anywhere via your smartphone so you will not have to arrive to a darkened home.
Pros: Easy to Use, Clear Instructions, Nice Design, Easy Installation, wifi connected, accessible via internet
Cons: not inexpensive, must own a table or smartphone
I picked this up today and just wanted to see if it would work. It Did ! Very easy to install, just plugged it into the wall, went to the APP Store for my iPhone5S and downloaded the FREE APP.... followed the instructions and connected it to my home wifi and it was up and running in 5 minutes flat. Great little product, now we just need a Thermostat to use with WeMo....
The old mechanical lamp timer was noisy and inconsistent. I tried an electronic one. I couldn't figure out how to program it. Way too complicated. I then got a WeMo lamp timer. Wow! Very easy to setup and use. I'll be getting another.
Nice to schedule whatever device you want. I have found it great to control lighting. Takes a few minutes to configure but not to bad.
Pros: Easy to Use, Nice Design
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Review 7 for WeMo Switch
from Washington, DC
Clever product but has inconsistent connection to network
PostedDecember 15, 2013
No, I do not recommend this product.
I bought a two-pack. The first unit set up like a charm in a few minutes. Setting up the second unit has been a horrible experience. It would not consistently connect to the iPhone. I called Belkin Tech support and spent 45 minutes with them and got nowhere. The second unit still does not work. Now I'm waiting for a Level 2 tech rep to call me.
The iPhone app (v1.4 ) is buggy. It keeps asking for a firmware update, but seems to fail with the update.
The concept is clever as is the ability to use rules, but if you can't get the system to connect consistently to the network, the WeMo switch is useless.
Note, that the system will only work on one wifi network. Also, if you have more than one house, the iPhone app will work via the wifi at the house you are at, but the tech rep said that when you are on the cellular network, only one of your houses/networks will show up, and it's random.
I first tried it with my older Droid phone and the software said the old version of Android wasn't supported. So I just got a new Samsung Galaxy S4. I cannot get the Belkin to connect and operate. I'm returning the unit. I give up. It looks like a really good quality product, but if it doesn't work, I can't us it.
This product is truly a high technology answer toward setting timers for both manual and automated operations of appliances, lighting and other devices. Pus Belkin is a premium brand having a reputation for top notch design and manufacturing.
If you are looking for on/off control of certain lamps and other 120 volt devices strongly suggest you look into this growing line of the WEMO products. The smartphone apps are excellent.
Pros: Easy to Use, Compact, Stylish, Lots of Features, Clear Instructions, Nice Design, Easy Installation
Easy setup on an Iphone. It is very handy to be able to turn lights on/off remotely, especially when out of town. We have set it up for the Christmas tree so we don't have to worry if someone forgets to unplug the tree.
Pros: Easy to Use, Compact, Clear Instructions, Nice Design, Easy Installation, able to use remotely