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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88%of customersrecommend this product14 of 16reviews
Rating Breakdown16 reviews
88%of customersrecommend this product14 of 16reviews
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.
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
I bought a two pack and we never come home to a dark house. We have the switches set to turn on lights at sunset and turn them off at times to remind us to get ready for bed. Love the ability to control remotely when on vacation. Our old timers that turn lights on according to time settings end up turning lights on at times that do not make sense as the daylight hours change. We will not purchase anymore of the old fashioned timers now that we have experienced the conveniences of the WeMo switch!
I used the X-10 system for years which was incredibly easy in it's programming both with versatility and ease of setting different on/off times. X-10 will no longer load on my laptop so I tried this out. It does well what it is supposed to, one switch, one light, one on/off setting. It does this job quite well and makes up for its loss in versatility in the ability to monitor its function and programming over the internet.
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
This is a great but pricey product. I installed this in my vacation home so when I arrive in the dark my way is lighted. Being connected with my iPhone, there is no reason to have a separate transmitter. The Belkin worked first time right out of the box. I am so pleased I plan on purchasing several wall switches to compliment the WeMo outlet switch.
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....
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.
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.
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
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.
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