• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent experience

    • Written by from Sydney

    I have use this application for 8 months and I had never had a problem. Used when I was overseas to water my plant.
    My only complain is the limited integration with IFTTT.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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.

  • 1.0 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy Wemo

    • Written by from Dean Park

    After reading reviews of mixture I purchased the Wemo, the WEMO app and device is not worth the money. The app works when it wants too. I have been frustrated when I want to turn on the light and have to wait till it comes with device not responding.

  • 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.

  • 1.0 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.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Total control

    • Written by from St Neots

    Needed something more than a timer. Wanted to switch things on at home whilst I am on the move, out of the home, this is the best solution. You can set things to operate between sunrise and sunset, timed, motion and remotely. I can switch lights on if I am going to be later than usual, switch my Zip tap boiler on and off aligned to current needs and not have to wait for the tank to boil up for that cuppa when you get home. Way better than timed switches that cannot remotely react to your change of plans. Excellent.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Excecution of a Great Idea I've Ever Seen

    • Written by from PORTLAND

    Einstein said The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. That is also the description for the WeMo Setup. If you follow the directions you can get the WeMo network up. Getting the WeMo to recognize your WiFi network is highly problematic. After the 4th or 5th time it worked.

    Mine also keeps saying there is a Software Update available even immediately after doing the update. I show that I have 1.12 so it should be current. FWIW after saying it had successfully installed the update, the iPhone App kept saying it was installing the update.

    Now having done the update, the schedule works and I can operate the WeMo at home, but I can't turn on "Remote Access" Maybe it will work tomorrow!!!!! Insanity again.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Toronto

    Awful product. Good idea, but it never works.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    cool technology

    • Written by

    use the Belkin Wemo switch to control lighting in my Home , excellent for when travelling , or just control lighting remotely
    would recommend to other
    will be purchasing further Belkin Wemo product in the future , like the Belkin switch , Motion sensor

  • 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.

    3 of 4 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

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but network/app Issues

    • Written by from Melbourne

    Wemo is a great product, and points to a future where much more of our homes will be controlled by devices like these. At the moment it's sadly let down by the free app, which has a tendency to crash, lose switches, or require multiple refreshes to utilise its functionality. Other times, it works just fine. Go figure! My suspicions that this has to do with the total load on my wifi network at the time I want to use the Wemo app. A fully working functional app would win this five stars. As it is, it merits only three.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    mixed results

    • Written by from Harwich

    I found these cumbersome to set up initially (i have 4 switches).
    also suffers from flaky connectivity through the app; sometimes they grey out, sometimes they don't show up on the list, sometimes they are unresponsive... and sometimes they work!
    I have 4 airport extremes dotted around the house to ensure full coverage. all my other wifi devices work perfectly. As an example- we have 22 philips hue bulbs... never a problem!
    If, like me, you buy things and expect them to 'just work'; well in my experience- these don't :-(

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  • 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.

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