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Belkin WeMo Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug review: This itty-bitty, Siri-friendly smart switch is still a best buy. By Ry Crist. October 26, PM PDT. The Belkin WeMo Insight smart power outlet not only uses your home In comparison, the outlet from the WeMo Switch + Motion bundle Facebook, Twitter, Date & Time, Craigslist, Foursquare, or your own email account. Find deals from 10 shops and read reviews on PriceSpy UK. Reviews. About reviews. Sorted by date. Be first to review Belkin WeMo Switch F7CUK.
Belkin WeMo Insight Switch
The WeMo app is a mixed bag WeMo needs to work on the companion app. If you already have other WeMo devices or plan on getting more in the future, this will be home base for all of them. Updating them, naming them, and keeping them in check all happens in the app. While the app's aesthetics leave much to be desired, and it also lacks in features, the setup process is relatively simple, and WeMo makes it easy to connect to external smart home platforms.
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The setup process begins automatically as soon as you plug the WeMo Mini into an outlet for the first time and open the app. Next-gen Google Home could control your lights and fix your bad Wi-Fi But once connected, it's easy to turn your WeMo unit on or off, set a schedule, and customize actions, all right from the app's screen, and if you connect it through HomeKit, you open up the option of control via Siri on any iOS device, Apple TV, or a HomePod. HomeKit joins the WeMo compatibility party The box doesn't have a HomeKit logo, but support for this platform is available via a software update.
The WeMo app makes it very simple to integrate with external platforms. The WeMo Mini is excellent at making older appliances smart ones.
The integration with HomeKit and Alexa was quite useful here. Even better, the WeMo Mini remembers the WiFi network unless you restore it, which allowed me to move the plug around my house efficiently. Using the app, I was able to turn my AC on while still commuting home, and shut it off when I got cold in the middle of the night.
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You can also see how long your device has been on over the entire day, your daily average "on" time, your estimated monthly and daily power costs, and your average power usage in watts. The Insight captures up to 45 days' worth of energy usage data, which you can export in CSV format through email.
You can program the switch to turn on and off at sunrise or sunset or at specific times of the day, on either a daily basis or on individual days of the week under the Rules tab. The Insight's Sensing Power feature lets you create additional rules to notify you when the device has been on or off for a specific period of time, or when power usage exceeds a predetermined threshold. This can come in very handy for parents who want to monitor TV or game console usage while they're not home.
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The Insight switch worked flawlessly during my testing, but the app would misbehave from time to time. Every so often it would indicate that the Insight switch was not detected when it was indeed fully operational according to the LED indicators.
Fortunately, this only happened twice within a two-week period and was easily resolved by restarting my iPhone. Also, if you unplug the Insight for any reason, be prepared to wait several minutes for it to be recognized by the app.
I waited close to five minutes to reconnect each time I removed the switch from a wall outlet.
I created several rules for the Insight; I plugged my floor lamp into the switch and had it turn on at sunset and off at It followed this rule without issue, every day. Next, I plugged my coffee maker in and set up a rule that had the switch turn on at 6: Like clockwork, the coffee started brewing at 6: Finally, I set up a rule to be notified if the switch was powered on for more than four hours during the day, and received the notification around 20 seconds after the Insight hit the four-hour mark.
What sets the Insight apart from the pack is its ability to tell you how much power your device is using, how long it's been on, and how much money it's costing you to run that device, which is why it earns our Editors' Choice for smart power outlets.