WeMo Insight Switch Smart Plug, Wi-Fi, Energy Monitoring, Works with Amazon Alexa
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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.
- Size (LWH): 7.4 inches, 5.4 inches, 2.5 inches
- Weight: 0.48 ounces
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.
Top Customer Reviews
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My biggest complaint is that there is no on/off widget with the app. You have to open the app, wait for it to connect, then to detect the switch before you can turn it off or on, and sometimes it fails to detect it.
Overall I still like it. The ability to turn my light off or on from pretty much anywhere is nice.
I would not suggest using it with a computer, or anything that could be damaged by losing power. I have had it just decide to turn off for a few seconds, then back on.
In order to make my switches more useful, I developed and published a Wemo Widgets app for Android that lets you turn things on and off from your home screen: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.arashmotamedi.wemowidgets
You still need to do the one-time initial device setup using the official Wemo app, but once the device is connected to your wifi, use the Wemo Widgets app or home screen widgets to turn things on and off.
The setup is pretty intuitive and easy. You just plug it in to the power outlet, connect your smartphone to the WiFi network it creates, set up your device, then connect through the app to your home WiFi network, which will connect the device directly to the home WiFi network. I had a little trouble here with the device not being recognized by the app sometimes and I realized that this was because it was right on the fringe of where my WiFi reaches, even though my smartphone has 2-3 bars of WiFi in that same spot. It was because the WeMo Insight was plugged into a power strip and the device was basically positioned upside-down because of how the power strip was situated. I fixed this by just twisting and bringing the power strip up by like a foot so that the Insight was in the orientation it would be if it were plugged directly into a wall, and since I've done that, no disconnection problems.
The automation is sweet. First, just through the WeMo app, I set up a timer to automatically turn on the A/C at midday and turn off in the middle of the night because I like it to be cold when I go to sleep but sometimes it gets so cold if I leave the A/C on that I wake up and have to turn it off. No more. Then I installed the IFTTT (IF This, Then That) app to use in conjunction with the WeMo app that lets me set up custom recipes for automation that have like an infinite number of options and variables. So far, I have it set to turn on the A/C if it's off and I come into a 1/4 mile range of my apartment, turn off the A/C if I leave that area, and turn on the A/C if it's off and the outside temperature exceeds a certain range that I set, that the app uses Weather Channel to check.
In all, this is a super awesome device for my air conditioner once I got my high-powered 5000w transformer and I intend to get WeMo light switches for all the LED lights I just installed in my apartment to bring down my power bill.