Wemo maker is one of the best solutions for smart gate and garage door openers on the market, with the compatibility of wemo bridge it would be the best! Come on guys please re consider its extinction and add it back to your line up.. While addressing the KRACK issue would be perfect! please please please add it to the wemo bridge to work with homekit , some of us really love its brilliance.
Belkin has discontinued the production of the Wemo bulb, not sure why because they work great. Now for everyone who has a bunch of these bulbs they are left behind and to but Hue lights because the bulbs are not currently supported by the Wemo Bridge. What is the point of making a bridge if half the products are not even compatible with it?? This was a terrible business decision (to discontinue the bulbs and quit supporting them) because I’m now switching completely to Phillips Hue. I imagine most people will end up doing the same.
It would be very helpful for WEMO to develop 3-way switches that can be used to control a single light from multiple locations. I am surprised that WEMO does not already have this type of switch in its offerings. The lack of 3- and 4-way light switches forces users including myself to other manufacturers. Leviton has this functionality in their wifi capable switches. Their switch can have up to 4 additional locations besides the main switch. The other 4 locations require companion switches that are only about $27.95 each with the main 3-way costing about $45.00. Please develop this if you are not already doing so. If need be, purchase the Leviton Model DW15S-1BZ main switch and the DD0SR-DLZ companion switch and reverse engineer your own.
byYVR02-18-201801:25 AM - edited 02-18-201801:32 AM
Hi Wemo team,
whilst the dimmers are great, the constant small light indicators on the switch can be really annoying, especially in the bedroom.
Pls. add the functionality to turn this off in the app, so that the lights only come on when the dimmer is actually used. Ideally, this function should be incorporated into the night mode, so it can be timed.
I have a Wemo switch on most single pole light switches in my home. I would love to wire up my 3 and 4 easy switches, but you don't support it. Please fill this need. You could use ad-hoc wireless communication to communicate the state of each switch to the others in a group.
Two Wemo Smart Plug/Outlets installed and linked to Google Home. Worked originally. Then one stopped responding and the other a acouple of weeks later. Verbal commands result in "It looks like the <device name> isn't available right now.". Have unlinked Wemo from Google home and relinked it, several times (including today after the indication that all systems were patched).
Have asked Google Home to sync which does not result in anything working.
Please add the new function to allow the wemo dimmer switch to change the level of the output within the rule (schedule). Like turn on the light on sunset at 100% and change to the level to 50% after 12:00am till sunrise to turn off.
The rules option needs to be able to tell me at a glace which mini switch is using what rules intead of oppeing each rule to remember what switch does that rule. Very frustration if you have like 7 mini plugs at 2 locations
I believe there are multiple reasons that Belkin should provide a web interface for managing an indivisulas WeMo network. Here are some of the reasons I would like it, I am sure others have some good reasons also.
1)Cell phones become obsolete too quickly to be used as the only manager for a product that should be expected to be in use for many years.
2)I use my WeMo device in remote locations, some are hours away but accessable remotely. If I lose/break/upgrade my phone, it is unrealsitic to have to travel to all of my remote sites to get my network back on my phone. A web interface would not only allow for me to continue to control the network, but could possibly allow for me to push my network to the Belkin App on my new phone.
3)Phone operating systems update so frequently, requiring frequent application updates, which can only lead to issues for us users.
4)Belkin should have no issues with constructing a web interface considering they have been in the networking game for years.
Wemo hardware is good. Wemo concept is good. The software? Ummmmm.
There are tons of messages on the support forums complaining about the difficulty of replacing a router or even simply following security best practices and chaning the password. It requires every Wemo switch to be reset! If you have one device that's a hassle. If you have 20 devices, it's a nightmare.
ALL THAT IS REQUIRED IS THAT THE DEVICE STORE TWO NETWORK CONFIGURATIONS! This is not rocket science. I should be able to use the app to:
1) connect to the current network. 2) go to a menu item (e.g. Network Options) and then a) specify a "primary" network configuration (generally the current network) b) specify a "fallback" network configuration. c) swap (a) and (b) if desired
d) select the devices to be updated from a list (defaulting to "all")
e) press a button to have the current and (new) fallback network configurations updated on all the selected devices.
This would make changing the wifi password trivial: a) choose the new wifi password, b) tell the devices what it will be and make it the new primary network configuration, and then c) change the actual password on the router.
This would make changing networks trivial if done in advance or when both networks are still operational.
If you want people use lots of Wemo devices to control their homes, you must make it practical to do so.
When you connect WEMO to google home it will discover the devices you have in your wemo setup.
The porccess for doing this is painful but lets accept that as the problem that wemo dosn't really make you create an account and password for your wemo devices. (They should change that...)
But once it is setup if you make any changes to the names of your wemo devices or add new wemo devices the Google Home system has no way to re-sync. So you have to disconnect the WEMO account from your google home (and if you have mutiple family members you have to do it mutiple times) just to get the new device or renamed devices back in sync.
I am not saying this because this is what I was told that I had to do by WEMO support!
C'mon Belkin you need to re-think how your doing Google Home intergration.
Hopefully the new Apple Home Kit system will be much bettter.
If you are a consumer like me, there's a chance you bought the WEMO dimmer thinking the blue light below the timmer looks great as shown in most marketing materials. Well to my surprise, that light goes away when dimmer is all set up, and there's no way to change the behavior of the indicator light!
My suggestion is to allow end users to choose what the indicator light below the dimmer does. In my case, i'd like to make the indicator light below the dimmer stay on all the time or when the lights are off.
In addition, since that's an RGB light, it would be awesome to let us use a color wheel to change the color as well.
I for one have a number of light switches I would love to replace with WEMO's however the switches in question are 3-way. While I understand if the WEMO devices don't talk to each other, but neither do the analog switches I have today. Please consider adding 3 way switches this way your customer won't have to look at other products such as z-wave devices.
"Wemo Insight Switch". Set an alert which will notify me via sound notification alert in APP if Monitored power watts drop from 400w to 350w or 600w to 500w for example? Im currently searching for a Smart Plug that has this Alert feature as its very important to my equipment.