Belkin WeMo Insight Switch

Belkin WeMo Insight Switch

$59.95

3.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 11 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    With the Wi-Fi enabled Belkin WeMo Insight Switch you can connect your home appliances and electronic devices to your Wi-Fi network—and then turn them on or off using the WeMo app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. The app also gives you the freedom to program customized notifications and change device status no matter where you are. WeMo Insight Switch can monitor your space heaters, wall A/C units, TVs, washers, dryers, fans, lights, and more, sending information about their energy usage directly to your iOS device.

    You can download the free WeMo app to as many iOS devices as you like. It's extremely flexible, allowing you to create rules and custom schedules with ease—and change them just as easily. The usage information the WeMo Insight Switch and app provide can help keep your home energy bills low. For instance, WeMo can notify you instantly if home electronics have been left on and you can choose to either leave them on or turn them off from anywhere.

  • Highlights

    • Turn electronics on or off—from anywhere
    • Monitor your electronics’ usage/cost and receive custom notifications
    • Put your electronic devices on a schedule or have them respond to Sunset and Sunrise
    • Functions on multiple iOS devices simultaneously
    • Works with your existing home Wi-Fi network and mobile Internet (3G/4G)
    • Modular system lets you easily add additional WeMo Insight Switches at any time
    • Intuitive, easy to set up and use
    • Compatible with the entire family of Belkin WeMo products
    • Works with IFTTT, connecting you to a whole world of web apps
    • Free WeMo app for iOS operating systems
  • Did you notice?

    You can put your electronic devices on a schedule or have them respond automatically to sunset and sunrise.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Monitor the power usage of home electronics and appliances from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Belkin WeMo Insight Switch
    • Quick install guide
  • System Requirements

    Mac

    • iOS 6 or later
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: F7C029fcAPL
    • UPC or EAN No.: 722868980446

    Warranty

    • Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

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iPhone models

iPad models

  • iPad (1st generation)

  • iPad 2 (2nd generation)

  • iPad (3rd generation)

  • iPad with Retina display

  • iPad mini

iPod models

  • iPod touch 4th Generation

  • iPod touch 5th Generation 32GB/64GB

  • iPod touch 5th Generation 16GB

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • WEMO switch

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The switch was easy to install and it works well. I knew it was just a matter of time before someone came out with this type of pr The switch was easy to install and it works well. I knew it was just a matter of time before someone came out with this type of product. Congratulations. I believe home automation will be very big in the future and will pay for itself through energy savings.

    • Written by from Auburn

    21 of 27 people found this useful

    Was this useful? WEMO switch
  • Fantastic - does all it says, even more

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic product, very well done in every way. Unusually easy automatic setup (normally with this many aspects, it's a lot more i Fantastic product, very well done in every way. Unusually easy automatic setup (normally with this many aspects, it's a lot more involved, but this was super simple). Works perfectly as a remote or automated (with all sorts of real simple ways to have it controlled, including sunrise/sunset, and even more complex things like weather if you want to get into the IFTTT option) on/off power outlet, but even better are its power monitoring features (which is the feature this WeMo "Insight" switch adds). The screen shots of the app show what you get, current watts being used, costs (if you enter your electricity cost), etc, which gives you a true amount for what things like a heater, car battery/engine warmer, christmas lights, etc (N.B. only if the WeMo switch is inside a garage with extension out to car/lights/etc, it can't be used outdoors), or other high-wattage items actually cost to run, and lets you save money by controlling them to only have them on when really needed, or turn them off after you leave if you forgot. Things like electronic devices aren't as easily controlled because most such devices default to off when the power is turned back on at the outlet (i.e. you have to turn on the WeMo, then manually turn on the TV in most cases), but you can turn them off, and even more useful is that the WeMo can monitor when they are manually turned on and off (and even notify you of that, or you can email a log of past activity) or you can set a time range when the device can be used. You program the WeMo from the app, and it then works independently (i.e. your phone can be turned off and the WeMo keeps doing what it's supposed to). This is the only such product (from anyone) that I've found that monitors actual power usage and even includes programable actions based on that, and so nicely done not requiring the app to remain connected to the device for it to keep doing what you programmed it to do. Very well thought out and done Belkin.

    • Written by from Mississauga

    19 of 24 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Fantastic - does all it says, even more
  • Love it!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The switch was easily picked up on my wifi network and works flawlessly. Its almost magical the way you can set it turn on at Sun The switch was easily picked up on my wifi network and works flawlessly. Its almost magical the way you can set it turn on at Sunset (which is different everyday, duh?) or off at sunrise. I have the Wemo light switch and it works great too. Thanks Belkin!

    • Written by from Chesapeake

    18 of 23 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Love it!
  • Frustrating & Unreliable

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I purchased two WeMo Insight switches from Apple.com in July 2014. Last month, fed up after 11 months of frustration, I removed bo I purchased two WeMo Insight switches from Apple.com in July 2014. Last month, fed up after 11 months of frustration, I removed both switches permanently.

    As another reviewer noted, these switches have one job: to turn lights on/off. Accomplished primarily through the Belkin/WeMo app, which promises flexibility and customization, the app has consistently failed to deliver such. Despite several app and switch-firmware updates, my user experience and satisfaction have steadily decreased because bugs, issues and other inconsistencies are never addressed.

    Instead, each app update might or might not recognize my switches from one moment to the next. And even when a switch appears in the app, the activation time ranges from 2-10 seconds, so I often resorted to using the switch on the Insight itself - inconvenient when behind a desk or sofa.

    The app promises to offer usage analytics, such as energy consumption, last on, duration, etc., but has never provided any such data and usually even fails to recognize that a light was on. (To be fair, I use compact fluorescent and LED bulbs, but the app should recognize low-energy bulbs given their growing preference.)

    Next, the on/off rules I created in-app to control lights when I'm away from home neither work reliably nor enable me to verify their on/off status in-app when on the road. Instead, I returned home recently after a week's vacation and discovered that my WeMo-programmed switches had inexplicably illuminated my household from roughly 3:30-7:30 p.m. every day, instead of 8:10-11:15 p.m. like I programmed.

    The final straw occurred when even the manual switch atop one of my Insights failed to respond.

    I'm certain there are better home-automation products out there. If you're hoping Belkin's WeMo Insight switches will do the job, please keep looking.

    • Written by from WAUKESHA

    2 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Frustrating & Unreliable
  • Works perfectly

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A great home automation starter. The WeMo Insight Switch is a powerful device that works flawlessly. The setup was straight forwar A great home automation starter. The WeMo Insight Switch is a powerful device that works flawlessly. The setup was straight forward and add recipes in IF was east as well. I can now switch off my lights and other devices plugged in with my Apple watch!

    Go for it!

    • Written by from Toronto

    1 of 3 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Works perfectly
  • WeMo, you had one job and you failed!

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's main job is to turn stuff on and off. It can't do that reliably. I'll be sitting in my office, and the lights will turn on at It's main job is to turn stuff on and off. It can't do that reliably. I'll be sitting in my office, and the lights will turn on at midnight for no reason. Come home from work and the lights are still on during the day. At night, around 10pm, no lights.

    Belkin says they're aware of the issue, but no fix. If you have one job, you should do it well.

    Another bite in the rear, it doesn't misunderstands daylight savings time. You'll be an hour off in most timezones.

    • Written by from Sammamish

    4 of 5 people found this useful

    Was this useful? WeMo, you had one job and you failed!

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