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Belkin WeMo Switch, Control Your Electronics From Anywhere with the Home Automation App for Smartphones and Tablets, Wi-Fi Enabled

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Product Features

Style Name: Switch
  • Turn electronics on or off from anywhere. Perfect for lamps and space heaters!
  • You've already got everything you need: WeMo works with your existing Wi-Fi router and any Apple iOS (v5 or higher) and Android smartphones and tablets
  • Modular system - You can add additional WeMo Switches and WeMo Motion sensors easily, any time. Control as much or as little of your house as you want to.
  • Operates over Wi-Fi and mobile internet, at home and away
  • Included: WeMo Switch, Electrical Rating120V/15A/60Hz/1800W


Product Information

Style Name: Switch
Technical Details
Brand NameWeMo
Item Weight8 ounces
Product Dimensions2.6 x 5.3 x 8.2 inches
Item model numberF7C027fc
Number of Items1
  
Additional Information
ASINB00BB2MMNE
Shipping Weight8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableJuly 15, 2013
  
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Product Description

Style Name: Switch

The Belkin WeMo Switch lets you turn electronic devices on or off from anywhere inside--or outside--your home. The WeMo Switch uses your existing home Wi-Fi network to provide wireless control of TVs, lamps, stereos, and more. Simply download the free WeMo app, plug the switch into an outlet in your home, and plug any device into the switch. You'll be able to turn that device on or off using your smartphone or tablet. You can even set schedules for your devices and control them remotely using a mobile Internet connection. You can also add additional switches to your home to control more devices.

Schedule your electronics to be turned on/off

Plug any appliance or electronic device into the WeMo Switch and turn it on/off remotely.
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Free WeMo app for any Apple device

Set schedules for your electronics; turn them on or off when you want.
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Turn Your Electronics On or Off from Anywhere

The Belkin WeMo Switch works with the free WeMo app to give you wireless control of your home appliances and electronics. Whether you want to turn on a light from your kitchen, front yard, or office, WeMo Switch has you covered.

To get started, simply download the free WeMo app from the Apple or Android app store to your smartphone or tablet. Next, plug the WeMo Switch into an outlet in your home and plug any device or appliance into the switch. Connect the switch to your home Wi-Fi network and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation. Now you can turn your home electronics/appliances on or off from anywhere.

The switch also operates over mobile Internet (3G), which means you can control home devices from anywhere you have an Internet connection.

Set Schedules with WeMo App

The free WeMo app makes it easy to set schedules for appliances and electronics in your home. Use your smartphone or tablet to program a lamp to turn on or off at a certain time of day.

Modular System Allows For Multiple Configurations

WeMo is completely modular, allowing you to control as much or as little of your home as you like. You can add multiple switches to your home and turn them all on at once or program each one to turn on or off at certain times.

Belkin also offers the WeMo Switch and WeMo Motion Kit (sold separately) which includes a motion sensor and allows you to use the WeMo app to program a hallway light to turn on when movement is detected.

Compatibility Information

The Belkin WeMo Switch is compatible with Apple (iOS 5 and higher) and Android (4.0 and higher) devices and your existing Wi-Fi router.

What's in the Box

WeMo Switch and quick install guide.

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WeMo Switch
At a Glance:
  • Turn electronic devices on/off from anywhere
  • Set schedules for lamps, TVs, stereos, and more
  • Use with free WeMo app
  • Compatible with Apple (iOS 5+) and Android (4.0+) smartphones and tablets
  • Works with your existing home Wi-Fi network and mobile Internet
Turn devices on/off remotely

Free WeMo app lets you use any Apple (iOS 5 or higher) or Android (4.0 or higher) device
to set schedules for lights, TVs, appliances, and more.
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WeMo Family

WeMo Switch
WeMo Switch
"Turn home electronics on or off from anywhere"
WeMo Switch and WeMo Motion
WeMo Switch and WeMo Motion
"Turn electronics on and off, activate them with motion"
WeMo Light Switch
WeMo Light Switch
"Turn your lights on and off from anywhere"
WeMo Insight Switch
WeMo Insight Switch
"Everything that WeMo Switch can do plus energy monitoring and personalized notifications"
Use Cases:
  • Make the coffee - before you get out of bed
  • Set a lamp to a schedule to help you wake up
  • Never worry again about having left the curling iron on
  • Set the holiday lights to turn on and off at specific times
Use Cases:
  • Trigger a lamp with movement to avoid walking into a dark room
  • Heat up a room only when motion is detected
  • Listen to your favorite song as soon as you walk in the door
  • Keep your pets cool only when they're in a room
Use Cases:
  • Turn off the downstairs lights once you're already in bed
  • Make sure the porch light is on at sunset so you never approach a dark house again
  • Set a schedule while you're on vacation - it'll look like someone is home
Use Cases:
  • Never have wrinkled clothes again, find out when your laundry cycle ends
  • Find out if the kids have exceeded their TV, take action and turn it off remotely
  • Identify energy wasters by finding out how much you spend per month on specific devices
Electronics you could control:

Lamps, fans, space heaters, wall air conditioners, clothing iron, TVs, stereos, holiday decorations, coffee maker, flat iron and curling irons

Electronics you could control:

Lamps, space heaters, stereos, fans

Electronics you could control:

Kitchen light, bedroom light, den lights, hallway lights, garage, porch light

Electronics you could control:

Space heaters, wall air conditioners, Washer, Dryer, TVs, Video Game Consoles, lamps, fans

Features:
  • Turns devices on or off remotely
  • Set schedules for lamps, TVs, stereos, and more
  • Free app compatible with Apple (iOS 5+) and Android (4.0+) smartphones and tablets
  • Works with your existing home Wi-Fi network and mobile Internet
Features:
  • Turns devices on or off remotely or when motion is detected
  • Set schedules for lamps, heaters, stereos, and more
  • Free app compatible with Apple (iOS 5+) and Android (4.0+) smartphones and tablets
  • Works with your existing home Wi-Fi network and mobile Internet
  • 6-foot cord for optimal sensor placement
Features:
  • Control your home lighting easily from anywhere using your smartphone
  • Program lights to turn on and off at specified times or when the sun sets or rises each day
  • Use with your existing rocker-style wall plates
  • Designed for DIY installation
  • Free app compatible with Apple (iOS 5+) and Android (4.0+) smartphones and tablets
  • Works with your existing home Wi-Fi network and mobile Internet
Features:
  • Turn devices on or off remotely from anywhere
  • Manage device cost and usage from your phone
  • Create custom schedules or have devices respond to sunrise or sunset
  • Free app compatible with Apple (iOS 6+) and Android (4.0+) smartphones and tablets
  • Works with your existing home Wi-Fi network and mobile Internet
  • Works on multiple smart devices simultaneously

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
744 of 788 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Worked well for ~2 months November 1, 2013
By Erick
Style Name:Light Switch|Verified Purchase
I bought 4 of these light switches about a month after they were released. I had been adding motion detector lights, dusk-to-dawn lights, etc., to both improve energy efficiency and safety in my house. My purchase was designed to move further toward both of these issues, along with a new Kwikset lock and some security cameras.

Installation was relatively simple, even for someone who is not an electrician. As long as you have the proper wires and follow instructions, as other reviewers have mentioned, installation should not be too difficult (check before ordering though). Connecting to the WiFi was also not difficult for me. I have a Linksys router in the basement with a Linksys range extender upstairs and WeMo did not have any problems connecting when I followed instructions. The initial firmware update took quite a long time and the initial iPhone app version that I downloaded was *very* slow to detect the switches each time I loaded the app, but they seem to have fixed the latter issue.

Once it was all setup, I LOVED it. I used IFTTT to automatically make sure lights were turned off at night and on in the morning, among other things. I really like the look of them and changed out many of my fan switches and other switches to the decorator-style to make it look even nicer. Really, really like the look of them, although I could see it not fitting as well in certain instances (I am definitely not an interior decorator). I do wish that these would work with 3-way lights (where you have two light switches that control the same light) or as dimmers, but unfortunately they don't.

Here's the problem: two days ago, the power to the router went out for about 30 seconds, then turned back on.
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513 of 551 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Firmware and App needs a lot of work. August 3, 2013
By Gaucho
Style Name:Light Switch
Installed the Wemo Light Switch easily enough. As other reviewers have stated, a neutral wire is required. Also, the size of the front of the switch is the same as your regular Leviton switches, so if you are replacing one of those your face plates (including a double face plate for 2 different switches which is what I have), it will fit. The rear of the switch, is definitely bigger than the rear of a normal light switch so it does make a tight fit inside the wall box. Overall, I think it is a decent device but Belkin has some updating to do, per the rest of my review.

Pluses:
* Design looks good
* When light switch is on, there is small power light to show it is "on"
* Once it is connected to your network, the remote access via the App is a nice feature

Cons:
* When connecting to your wi-fi router, you cannot have any special characters (like: !?*&) or any spaces, in your typically already set up router password; Example: your password cannot be "john doe" and instead has to be "johndoe" without a space. If you have these, it will not connect to your router!!! Belkin needs a firmware / App update to fix this ASAP.
* When you are loading a rule to your Wemo Switch, let the App completely finish before doing anything. This means waiting...don't try and rush anything because you can bork your device. My first Wemo light switch died because of this (after just 1 day of use!), as I tried to change its name from "Wemo Light Switch" to something like "Porch Light" and it did not load right, and killed the switch where I could not access it at all from the App (after 4 + hours of troubleshooting, resetting, restarting, re-installing the App, etc.); ultimately I had to just replace it with a new Wemo light switch that is working for now.
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341 of 368 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great starter pack- a demo of how it's useful for me. September 9, 2013
Style Name:Switch/Sensor Bundle|Verified Purchase
I am a little bit obsessed with the WeMo world. I have a ton of them in my house, on most lights, and a few of the motion sensors. I could go through the technical specs of the device, but others have done that. I'd rather give you an example of why it is useful to me, and how I use it. I have my kit and other WeMo switches set to:

Turn one living room light on from "dusk" (definable in the iPhone/Android app) until 10:30 p.m.
From 10:30 to 11, a different light stays on
From 11 through "sunrise" if I walk out of the bedroom door, and the motion sensor senses me, it turns on two lights in the living room
If motion is detected from 10:30 p.m. through Sunrise at my front door, it turns on "ALL OF THE LIGHTS!"

I also use one of these in the winter to turn on my Christmas lights (they plug in indoors), my Christmas tree at night, and other Christmas lights on by motion if I'm around.

The kit is incredibly flexible, and once you get one set up and on your wifi, it can be controlled while you are AWAY FROM HOME! The best part.

You can drive up to your house and turn the lights on before you go inside!

That all being said, I did have a couple of them be a little difficult to get on the wifi the first time. As soon as you connect them, they want to update their firmware/software. Once that's done, they work great. Be patient if you have a little difficulty on the first go, it will work and then be 100% reliable after that.

I hope this has helped you understand how and why to use the device and how it might help you.

UPDATE:

There is now a newer or different model of the wemo outlet control that can also track energy consumption. It is smaller overall, and has a touch sensor for the wifi.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Great idea, but buggy software
Great idea, but software is very buggy - generally takes several attempts to get everything set up
Published 8 hours ago by Electronic Alchemist
1.0 out of 5 stars It's awful. For the price, the app is ...
It's awful. For the price, the app is so buggy that these things are unusable. Log into the App Store first and read the hundreds of reviews that tell you you won't be able to... Read more
Published 8 hours ago by EP
5.0 out of 5 stars The set-up was easy, and it controls well from iPad or iPhone
This is my third WeMo purchase. The set-up was easy, and it controls well from iPad or iPhone.
Published 13 hours ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great switch! Easy setup.
Worked great! Easy setup and very easy to use. Will be buying a few more.
Published 1 day ago by Michele
4.0 out of 5 stars App is not great but functional
Works as advertised. App is not great but functional.
Published 1 day ago by Thomas Corker
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very good all around price and service
Published 1 day ago by Gilbert Zucker
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Wreaks havoc with other iphone devices that need sync'ing or use.
Published 1 day ago by marianne
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Nice
Great product that works exactly as advertised. If they weren't so expensive I would have a lot more of them.
Published 1 day ago by Benjamin M Eshleman
4.0 out of 5 stars Good product
This was my first purchase from Belkin. I always thought Belkin products were the most expensive ones on the shelf, which is why I always avoided buying Belkin products. Read more
Published 1 day ago by NJ Guy
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
very good
Published 1 day ago by kenneth
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