I know the Wemo is beautifully flexible for a lot of different applications, but I use mine primarily as a poor-man's Hive with the heater plugged into it, so I can warm the place up a bit before I get home. - Which it does beautifully. - Good job.
One feature I've been wanting to see for some time is the ability to set a sleep timer on it. - What with it being an electric heater, They're expensive when left on too long, and I routinly find myself wanting to put the heater on for - 1 hour - for example. Maybe 90 minutes. But I want to be able to do that, and forget about it without worrying about wasting electricity all night.
I know one way to do that is enable rules that turn off daily at X time of night - but keeping those rules on isn't always convinient.
So I'd just like to see an option - Maybe on a long press on the icon pops up a 'scroll' saying turn on for: 15 mins 30 mins, 45 mins, 1h, etc etc. You could then turn the 'ring' around the power green, which would "tick down" as the timer expires - so you know at a glance how far through your timer you are - but you can still just press the power button to turn the device off and cancel the timer.
I purchased a "Wemo Insight Switch" a month ago. I set it up effortlessly for the first time following the instructions provided and updated to the latest firmware without problem.
Last friday I had my router changed (some problems with my Internet Provider) hence the Wemo switch got disconnected.
The router setup is exactly the same as the previous one –I even set the same wirless SSIDs and passwds as before– but for some reason I cannot get my Wemo to connect to the wireless network: I always get the "could not connect, re-enter you password" message. Here are two screenshots of the problem (the first one is they one I'm trying to connect):
I have a couple of wemo switches, one controls our lounge table lamp, the other controls our bedside table lamps.
My question is that I want to know if there is ways to apply multiple rules to a wemo switch. I know you can use IFTTT.
An example instance would be to have the switch activate on a location rule, whereby when I am a certain distance away from the switch it will toggle on or off. I could use this to turn my lounge table lamp on when I'm coming up the foot path. But what happens if my wife is already home and the light has been switched on by her, I don't want it to switch off when it's already on.
And likewise if it turns off when I reach a certain distance from the room. If I install it on my wife's phone will it recognise that she is still in the room and keep the light on?
I find the WEMO switches are great and can help automate certain tasks but you do have to really think about all of the variables, because you can fix one problem with them and then find that you need to amend it all the time when your lifestyle patterns change. Example being that I have the switch turn off at 23:00 every night but the odd night I want to stay up later, it would be great if it could know (maybe using my location) that I was still sat there using the light.
I have rebooted everything, including the two mobile devices the app is installed on. The tablet remembers the devices but can't detect them, the phone shows nothing. It has been two days now. Last night I unplugged both devices. This morning I rebooted the router before plugging them back in. No good.
I have 7 switches installed and find that from time to time one or two of them will "hang". I go about fixing that by shutting off the power to the switch, waiting 90 seconds, and putting it back on. Most of the time that works although sometimes I also have to shut off the router to reset the IP's which, after all, that's what the problem is all about. My suggestion would be to have on the switch themselfes a little resetting orifice much like the routers and other IP dependent accessories come equipped with. That would make it easier and faster to reset.
Wouldn't it be awesome to be able to select different coffee flavors using WeMo every morning!
It would be amazing to have a coffee maker that can hold at least 5-7 K-Cups for the entire week and then have it dispense based on your morning coffee craving. Tell you when you need to restock on your k-cups and if the water tank needs refilling.
I just updated to v 1.13.4 and now my two WeMo devices are dead in the water. I've owned them for over two years, and it seems that the WeMo programming team still can't get the iOS app to work reliably.
In my case I have three routers, two of which act as extenders. Virtually every other wireless device I have in the house works perfectly with this setup. Certain versions of the WeMo app have worked (almost) flawlessly, but others have been a complete trainwreck. This appears to be one of the latter.
In your latest upgrade notes you solicited suggestions. Mine? Once and for all get this app to work with the devices we've all made an investment in so that they work every time. As another example of something problematic, updating firmware (which just happened before standard time was reinstated), always leaves my devices in a state where they need to be unplugged and rebooted, often more that once. Really, that's the best the enigneering team can do?
I keep looking for alternatives to WeMo because, honestly, I think, like most users, I've been very patient. It's time for software development to do their part in making this app reliable.
There is a campaign on kickstarter for a device that attaches to the standard roller blind cord and creates a "smart" controller for roller blinds so that you can open and close the blinds with an app. Integration with WeMo would be amazing, or a WeMo version of this device that can be attached to standard roller blinds.
I love being able to change the device picture for the app. It would be cool if the app would allow 2 variations so you could have a picture for when the device is on and another for when the device is off.
Overall I love my Wemo switches but there's one feature that's missing that is driving me nuts. It would be awesome if, when creating a rule, you could say I want the switch to turn on or off around a certain time. Let's say I want my lights to come on at 6:00 pm but I don't want it to come on at exactly that time every day. So provide an option that lets me choose a window around that time when the switch would randomly turn on. Would be an amazing feature to have, especially when I'm gone from the house for long periods of time.