Wemo Insight WiFi Enabled Smart Plug, with Energy Monitoring, Works with Alexa (Discontinued by Manufacturer - Newer Version Available)
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- Works with Alexa for voice control (Alexa device sold separately).
- Turn appliances and electronic devices on and off from anywhere + monitor and control energy usage and costs from anywhere. How much is that power hungry space heater or air conditioner costing me? Heat up, cool down and turn on/off up from anywhere!
- Easy to install and simple to use, Set schedules and receive customized notifications
- Works with any smartphone or tablet running Android 4.1 and higher or iOS 8 and higher. Electrical Rating120V/15A/60Hz/1800W
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Remotely switch off your appliances and monitor energy usage from anywhere.
Wemo Insight Switch
At a Glance:
- Remotely turn appliances and electronic devices on and off.
- Monitor and control energy usage and costs from anywhere.
- Set schedules and receive customized notifications.
- Control using the free Wemo App on smartphone or tablet.
Wemo Insight Switch
Wemo Insight Switch lets you turn electronic devices on and off, set schedules, or monitor energy usage right from your phone. Simply plug it into an outlet and plug your device into the Insight Switch. It's that easy.
Compatible with Apple (iOS 8 and higher) and Android (4.1 and higher), Insight Switch works with your home Wi-Fi and router via 3G or 4G networks. Also works with iPod touch (5th generation and later), iPhone (4 and later), iPad (3rd generation and later), and the latest Android tablets.
What's in the Box:
- Wemo Insight Switch
- Quick install guide
Never Worry You Left Something on Again
Insight Switch can turn anything plugged in off and on automatically like lamps, fans, space heaters, and other electronic devices. Set worry-free schedules to match the rhythms of your home.
Know What's Driving Up Your Electricity Bill
With the Wemo App, you can monitor energy usage of any device plugged into Insight Switch right from your phone.
Put a Light to Work While You're Away
Away mode makes it look like you're home even when you're not with preset lighting schedules. Lights go on and off automatically or can be controlled remotely from your phone.
Know When and What Devices are in Use
Insight Switch can send alerts directly to your smartphone if a connected device is turned on or off. So now you can know things like if the kids are watching TV instead of doing their homework, or when a wash cycle is finished.
It's a Mod, Mod World
One of the beauties of Wemo is its modularity. Control one lamp or all of them. Dip a toe into smart-home tech, or dive in headfirst. There’s a Wemo for every situation: Light Switches for your porchlight or those swanky recessed ceiling lights in the man-cave. Switches for your plug-in lamps and fans. Insight Switches for devices you want to monitor for energy savings. Control them all from your app, with no hub. Go forth and modulize.
Works with Amazon Alexa
Wemo Switch, Insight Switch and Light Switch work seamlessly with Amazon Echo, Amazon Dot and Amazon Tap to give you hands-free, vocal control over your stuff. Want to turn off the fan? Turn on the floor lamp? Shut off the TV in the kids’ room before their brains melt? When Wemo and Alexa work together, all you have to do is speak your mind. Literally.
Wemo works with Nest Learning Thermostat
Nest’s 'home' and 'away' modes can tell your Wemo switches what you’re up to. If you’re out, your desk fan turns off so the cat doesn’t lose another inch of its tail. When you return, that fake Tiffany lamp your Grandma left you is burning brightly to welcome you home. And you can adjust basic Thermostat settings without leaving the Wemo app, thus conserving valuable thumb-tapping time.
Works with IFTTT
'If This, Then That' is a free web-based service that lets you do an amazing array of things with your Wemo. Visit the website to find 'recipes' for making Wemo turn lights on and off based on real-world events, send you push notifications about device activity, or take advantage of your phone’s geo-fencing capabilities to know if you’re home or away.
The WeMo Insight Switch works with the free WeMo app to give you wireless control of your appliances and electronics; turn on a space heater to get the room nice and cozy before you get there, be at ease that you turned off the hair straightener or iron after the morning rush or bring on the holiday cheer and turn on the holiday lights! Put your little ones to bed and turn off the reading lamp and turn on the nightlight as you tuck them in. Modular system. Users can add additional switches easily any time. Control as much or as little of the home as desired. Plugs into any regular 120V wall outlet.
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In the past Belkin support has offered to send me a replacement device, but they couldn't guarantee that if wouldn't arrive with the same buggy firmware. Also, any future firmware update could brick your device, but Belkin will only replace it if it is within the warranty period. Seems to me that if you update your firmware, that should start the warranty period over again. Belkin's suggestion was that if I receive an update notification from the WeMo app, I should call Belkin support, and find out if it is going to brick my device before I apply the update.
If this were the only device of it's kind you would be stuck, but it isn't. There are other manufactures and devices that provide similar functionality.
UPDATE: Belkin reached out to me, so I contacted them via email. A couple of days later I got a response by email asking me for various pieces of information, including the firmware version of the WeMo device. The problem is, that if you can't get the device connected to the WiFi, you can't get the firmware version. Consider this point for a second. The iOS or Android app will talk to the WeMo device, but it can't query the devices firmware version. Likewise, the app can't update the firmware in the WeMo device.
So let's say you do eventually get the device to connect to a WiFi network. It is going to see that a firmware update is available. Great. There is no information on the firmware update. Like a version number or date. Also, if a firmware update causes you to lose connection to your WiFi network there is no way to back it out. There is no way to revert to a previous working firmware version. Doing a reset of the device will not restore it to the original firmware version, just the current firmware version.
I realize that most of what I'm suggesting, if implemented in the WeMo device would not work with the current hardware. But most of these features can be implemented in the WeMo app. The WeMo app could download a specific firmware version and then update the WeMo device with out having the WeMo device connected to the internet.
The device is supposed to have internal memory for automation rules, but these features don't work consistently enough for any critical automation.
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