• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really useless product. Don't waste your money

    • Written by from Clarkson

    Worked for less than 5 activations. Completely useless product. No support here in Australia. Do yourself a favour. No way to get a refund without a big fight. Software is buggy. Look at reviews online and you won't find many good ones.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea, terrible implementation

    • Written by from Deerfield

    Software is horrible. Devices turn on and off constantly. Remote access doesn't work at all. I bought it for timer feature. It never works. I have it set for 7:30 to 11:30. It comes on at 7:30 and then turns off and on frequently until 11:30. No help from company. Very frustrating product. Don't buy it.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless

    • Written by from Fort Lauderdale

    I've had mine for a little over a year. They worked okay for about 9 months ( June 2014-March2015). Don't know what's happened but now they completely don't work.. They aren't detected. No suggested fixes work ( intact, you REALLY get screwed trying to fix it).
    There is no customer service to call.... oh if you pay $100 they'll talk to you.
    Don't waste your money. Nest needs to buy this company. Belkin is a joke as far as Wemo is concerned.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY

    • Written by from ORANGE

    I have had two of these units now and both just stop connecting to the network and won't reconnect until you power cycle them. Absolute rubbish for a remote control product. I just finished wasting hours setting a newer one up hoping they would work better now and nope, exactly the same even after the dodgy firmware update. I lost my temper and smashed the unit to pieces and will never buy anything from Belkin ever again.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very buggy and unreliable

    • Written by from Carina

    Given the high price you would expect it to be somewhat reliable. 90% of the time the app say the devices can't be detected and yet I can ping them. App constantly crashes especially after a firmware update on the switch. Belkin seems very complacent as No other major vendors have bothered with smart switches yet, otherwise I would switch so quick

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Had this for 6 months and finally had to throw it away

    • Written by from Brighton

    The initial setup was easy and the scheduling worked well but it became frustrating when the WeMo app would randomly insist it couldn't see the switch on the local wi-fi network and I would have to change to 3G just to turn it on or off.

    Firmware updates seemed to make the problem worse until I was having to do manual resets every couple of weeks just to keep the switch working.

    It finally became unresponsive a few days ago and wouldn't even connect to my iPhone to perform a clean setup so regretfully I've had to get rid of it.

    Great idea, shame about the reliability.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    absolute garbage

    • Written by from PROSPECT

    another supoosed network connected product that is so difficult to set up, almost impossible to make connect to your network and doesn't work even when it is connected. Absolute rubbish that's really expensive.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    • Written by from Toronto

    Awful product. Good idea, but it never works.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These are horrible!

    • Written by from Granada Hills

    We have a large house and need home automation. This is terrible. We have four Apple Time capsules that all look like they are one. It works perfectly. Belkin told me I had to separate the 2.4 form the 5 and rename all as different wifi for these to work. We did buy 8, but that is not a huge amount. Apple should not sell these.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea, terrible implementation

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I have had my wemo's for a couple of months. They were very difficult to set up and all of a sudden they all failed after a couple of months and will not connect to wifi, followed all instructions no to avail - FAIL. It appears that approx 40-50% of buyers (based on amazon, engadget and other reviews) have very significant problems and are very unhappy with product and customer service.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stay Away

    • Written by from Atlanta

    Initial set up was a little bumpy but was able to get 2 switches up and running in about an hour. Worked fairly well for a short time - long enough for me to buy a 3rd switch. Took about an hour to get that one up and running. Then consistently over the next year one (or all three) would be offline or something would mess up and all three would have to be set up again. Huge time sink. I get nauseous thinking about how many hours I've sunk into keeping these home "automation" devices running. VERY poor product.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too many issues.....

    • Written by from Ashland

    Setup is a pain and waiting for the SSID to broadcast takes too long. One of the ($30 additional) light bulbs burned out after 2 months (although I read they can last up to 30 years)! The two switches we bought are working well, but avoid the WEMO bulbs.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't connect to my wifi

    • Written by from CEDAR RAPIDS

    This device refuses to connect to my wifi network because there's spaces in the password. Thoroughly useless.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    • Written by from Baghad

    Losses the connection with the home network.
    I robot it and it works for few days then it losses the connectivity.
    I wish they give me my money back

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wemo has tortured me for two years now

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    I really really wanted this Wemo Switch to work. Sometimes it does work (for short periods) but eventually (1) will lose network connection or (2) will require a firmware update that will hose it.

    After last firmware update - I reset the WEMO again. Took a few tries - but got it back up and running.

    However - and this is trully bizarre...

    Every time I try to turn it on/off with IOS Iphone app - this does work - but somehow it causes iphone to indicate that the "SIM IS INVALID"!!!

    Huh? Then iPhone is essentially hosed until the iPhone is power-cycled,

    How is this WEMO app messing with the SIM card validity? Still scratching my head on that one - makes no sense.

    I am an electronics engineer - and I really want to see this work reliably - but this product has zero value if you cannot trust it to work.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy if you have more than one home

    • Written by from CALGARY

    Very short sighted product. If you have more than one home useless you can not control switches in more than one location. For example if you put a switch in at your home and want to put a switch in at the cottage it will not accept it. It accepts the devices but does not display them and even better it locks the IOS device so you can NEVER see the other lights yet they look programed on site

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of time

    • Written by from Christchurch

    all this wemo switch does is interfere with my wifi and shuts my airplay and wifi down, as soon as i unplug it everything is back to how it was. Ive tried dozens of fixes as I'm pretty IT ok, but i can't figure this out. Worse luck i have 3 of them !!

    don't waste your money

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Belkin WeMo Light Switch - horrible

    • Written by from Ocoee

    I'm fairly tech savvy and the difficulty of establishing a connection with the switch is beyond belief. I will be returning this product. This is such a simple concept, I am surprised that pairing is such a challenge for Belkin. And why did they release a product with such shortcomings? I will stay away from Belkin in the future. On the bright side, it did work fine as a non-automated, non-connected light switch!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    waste of time

    • Written by from Flower Mound

    Switch came with net cam bundle. Netcam worked but the switch never completed wifi connection and always says try later. Tried several times and gave up on it. Do not Waste your time.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BAD...Do Not Waste $

    • Written by from Middlesex

    Ordered 2 of these from Amazon,..BIG MISTAKE.... We have 2nd house 40 miles away with a Christmas Tree, so thought
    if we visit and forget to turn the lights out, we can turn off with the WEMO.
    We forgot to turn off 3 hours ago, and now the WEMO does not work. Getting message....Unable to set up your remote right now, try
    again latter. After dozens of attempts, we have to WASTE Gas and time to drive down and unplug the Christmas lights.......... Bumber !!

    6 of 6 people found this useful