WeMo

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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Description of App

App controls the WeMo Switch and WeMo Motion.

The iPhone home remote. Control stuff in your home – from anywhere.

Introducing WeMo.

Belkin’s new WeMo system is a family of simple, ingenious products that use your iPhone and your home Wi-Fi® network to connect you to the things and people you love. WeMo is your home at your fingertips.

WeMo can control just about anything.

With WeMo you can turn on a light from another room, or turn it off from across town. You can put your home on a schedule—living room lights go on in the evening, kids’ TV goes off at bedtime. You can check to make sure you turned the iron off, after you’ve already left. WeMo Switch is the iPhone home remote.

The Complete WeMo System.

The WeMo App runs on your iPhone and controls any electronic device you plug into a WeMo Switch—if you can plug it in, you can turn it on or off with WeMo. And WeMo Motion lets you control the devices when motion is detected. Have the floor lamp go on when you enter the living room, and turn off when you leave.

WeMo Switch and WeMo Motion are available at major retailers.

The WeMo family of products is great at automating repetitive tasks, and at allowing you to control your household in ways you’d never thought possible.

The beauty of WeMo is it’s completely modular. You can control as much or as little of your home as you like. Control one light, one room, or the whole house. There’s no limit to what WeMo can do. If you can think of it, you can probably do it with WeMo. WeMo is your home at your fingertips.

Check out the WeMo community at https://getsatisfaction.com/belkinwemo

Version

1.2.0

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

Not Known

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone
iPhone
iPhone
iPhone
iPod Touch
iPod Touch
iPod Touch

Accessibility Comments

App was just about workable however now accessibility is perfect as of this version.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

This is a fantastic app which allows you to control switches from your phone for example turning on TV/stereo/heater etc. It can also be paired with motion detectors so when you enter a room the lights can come on or radio can come on. You can also set rules for example 10 minutes after you leave, your home theatre is switched off. Then when you leave the house you don't need to remember to switch off your TV etc. Wemo will do it for you. Really just use your imagination.on what this could be used for.The app can also be linked into ifttt which stands for if this then that. this hooks into loads of services and can be set up so lets say the temperature drops below -2 degrees, wemo can switch a heater on to avoid frozen pipes. Or say you get a DM on twitter, a lamp can come on in your home. You could set it up so when someone enters your home you get a text message. There are hundreds of triggers and events. The switches and motion sensors are available from apple store at £40 switch only and £80 switch + motion sensor. VO now works beautifully with this app and even tells you the current status of your switches e.g. while away from home. Did you switch the TV off? This product is so versatile so let your imagination wild on it. What in your home needs automating.

Recommendations

1 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Andy Lane 7 years 6 months ago

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Comments

Submitted by cjsims on Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Hi. The switches mentioned in this app description, are they meant to replace a conventional wall power outlet?

Submitted by Andy Lane on Wednesday, April 3, 2013

In reply to by cjsims

Hi, You don't have to replace the wall outlet plate. This is a wall whart which you plug into the outlet then plug your lamp, TV, Iron or whatever into. Takes 10 seconds to install then 3 mins to run the app and connect from your phone. I guess they should say that in the app description. No building contractors required :)

Submitted by Michael on Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Can you use the same switches on moltible iPhones?

Submitted by Andy Lane on Thursday, April 4, 2013

In reply to by Michael

Yep, you can use as many devices as you choose. You can even set them up only to work on the wireless network therefore must be at home or to have access from anywhere in the world via cellula or wi-fi over the internet.

Submitted by Andy Lane on Thursday, April 4, 2013

If anyone does buy these, I should add to set up for the first time, what you have to do is plug the Wemo in then come off your wireless network and the wemo switch will appear as a new wireless network which you need to sign into. once that is done, the app automatically launches and guides you through setting the switch up. So simple. but if you can't see the instructions you need to know to sign into the wemo as a wireless network for the first time to get it set up. After that, all in the app.

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