• 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.

  • 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.

    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.

  • 1.0 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.

    1 of 1 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.

    1 of 1 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.

    3 of 3 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.

    2 of 2 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

    4 of 6 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.

    9 of 10 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

    6 of 9 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

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Concept

    • Written by from Havre De Grace

    If you don't want to tear apart your wall & add a WiFi outlet or use these on the go, this product is perfect. Plu-In and use, very simple Set-Up too. I recommend the WeMo Insight if you are going to be using these several hours a day, those will show you usage & cost on the app. I use these for very simple purposes, exmp I have two space heaters pluged in for my pets and family when I am not home so I don't have to worry about getting cold or turning the object on or off. Switch is also great with IFTTT, a banner related app that can turn my heater on if Temp drops below or above Temp point, options are endless. Remember to have objects that can be turned on & off manually to the Switch otherwise it won't work. Most electronics have panels or touch screen and those items will not work with the Switch.

    1 of 2 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!

    8 of 9 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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great, awesome gadget to have in the home.

    • Written by from Layton

    Mine works great! We first bought it for our Christmas lights. But we'll be using it year round! App could use a little help, but Belkin sends out surveys often to get feed back. They are improving the app often. But the device works great! Definitely would recommend.

    0 of 1 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 !!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor product

    • Written by from Dartford

    Spent hours trying to get wemo to work consistently. It's still very much a beta product.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disaster

    • Written by from Bray

    Went on holidays to our home in Tenerife, leaving a WeMo switch controlling the heating back in Ireland. On installing another WeMo switch in Tenerife, WeMo deleted my remote access to the WeMo in Ireland without warning (I established later that you only have remote access to WeMo's in one location - major shortcoming). Heating left on 24/7. I am a programmer and desperately tried to get telnet, web or any kind of access to the device in order to switch it off. Technical support were totally clueless and unhelpful. Head office did not return any of my calls. If you loose your remote access settings from your mobile to a WeMo device, you are doomed. I wish I had read some of the reviews below before buying this product.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WeMo Switches and support is a desaster

    • Written by from Stuttgart

    I used WeMo switches for a long time. With every software update of the app or the firmware of the switches there came up new problems. Especialy the rules are not working as it is promised in the maual. The explanations in the manaual are reduced to the max. Nobody can really understand what is meant or the function of the rules (for example the sunset rules). But at least I got the system running. The support ist not worth the name. The answer I heard very often: "there must be a software problem and we try to find a solution". Yo´ll never get a concret answer to your proplem.

    The system itself is from it´s functions (as it should be) very good, but there are so many software buggs that everyone will earlier or later stop to use the system because it´s not reliable at all.

    Sorry to say, but the system is still in a development phase and not ready at all for a worldwide market. Improve the system, improve your people and improve your support - otherwise WeMo will keep a recomendation as a desater company.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited scope and a bit unstable

    • Written by from Richmond

    I purchased a regular and Insight version of this switch late last winter. They were both OK, but my first negative observations were: I didn't seem to be able to control them from both my iPhone and my iPad. I got some flaky error. So I just used my iPhone. Then while traveling in September the switch on my router went off by itself. I have my WeMos on a separate network, so I was able to power cycle it successfully. Today, I updated the firmware and my Insight switch is "Not Detected" about 2/3 of the time. Also, I don't see a way to have multiple homes setup on the same WeMo account. It should allow for that for multiple WiFi networks in the same building or for vacation homes.

    8 of 9 people found this useful