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Belkin Wemo Home Automation Switch for Apple iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch and Android Devices

by Belkin
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)


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  • Features
  • Use motion to turn electronics on or off
  • Operates over Wi-Fi and mobile internet, at home and away
  • Put your electronic devices on a schedule
  • Modular system - You can add WeMo switches easily any time
  • Control as much or as little of your house as you want to
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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandBelkin
Item Weight399 g
Product Dimensions100 x 100 x 100 cm
Item model numberF7C027uk
SeriesWEMO F7C027CA
ColorColour
Form FactorMobile Gadgets
  
Additional Information
ASINB009SA9Z6S
Best Sellers Rank 988 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight458 g
Date First Available17 Oct 2012
  
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Product Description

Product Description

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 iPhone or iPad. 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. View larger.

Free WeMo app for any Apple device

Set schedules for your electronics; turn them on or off when you want. View larger.

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 app store to your iPhone or iPad. 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 iPhone or iPad 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.

Warranty and Compatibility Information

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

What's in the Box

WeMo Switch and quick install guide.

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 devices iOS 5 and higher
  • Works with your existing home Wi-Fi network and mobile Internet

Box Contains

Belkin WeMo Home Automation Switch for Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
60 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 23 Nov 2012
By Greg
Style Name:Switch
Summary: I recommend this product.

Unit:
- Size: Ok. A smaller unit would be welcome. The width of the unit can prevent neighbouring plug sockets from being used. However, this may not be the case depending on the chosen power supply (e.g. surge protection power strips or power sources with a larger distance between sockets).
- Build quality: Very good.
- Initial set up: Easy.
- Weight: Appropriate.
- Design: Nice.

Functionality + iOS Application:
- Load time: As of version 1.4 the app takes a couple of seconds to load.
- Works perfectly.
- Easy to use.
- Very customisable.
- Extremely responsive. Triggered switches are nearly instant (under a second).
- Switches and status can be triggered and viewed remotely. (Handy for cases of "Did I leave the *item of choice* on?")

Scheduling:
- Allows for fairly specific rules.
- Rules can be set for:
- Weekends
- Weekdays
- Individual days
- Rules allow for:
- Turn on only.
- Turn off only.
- Turn on then off.
- Keeps time perfectly.
- Active rules can be overridden easily.

IFTTT:
- Set up: Fairly straight forward.
- Functionality:
- Works perfectly.
- Responsiveness: Very good. 8 seconds for IFTTT 'recipes' to trigger. (e.g. recipe 'if email contains tag '#hall-light' turn on hall light).
- Straight forward set up.
- Allows for interesting use. (e.g. turn on a fan if the weather is over 18 degrees Celsius).

Product packaging: Very nice, good quality, easy to open, Apple-like, no nonsense. Would be easy to re-package.

Price (As of 2012-11-23, 39 at Amazon) :
- Single unit: Slightly expensive.
- Multiple units: This would get expensive quickly.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WeMo Belkin switch 17 Jan 2013
By Cheryl
Style Name:Switch|Verified Purchase
FANTASTIC! It operates from an app on my iPhone and it accepts programmes which it calls rules you can make on your iPhone. I find it easier to work than the conventional automated switches for home security and switching on of lights etc. You have a remote facility too which you need to enable in your app settings once you've set up the WeMo. You must download the app first, plug in the switch wherever you want it and the go to the app and follow the onscreen steps to set it up. I can switch lights and whatever else is attached to it on from Australia or wherever I am in the world through a wifi connection. Absloutely first class.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By DF
Style Name:Switch with motion sensor
Couldn't get it working with the Android app. Kept losing connection. Tried restoring the two devices a few times, but gave up after an hour and a half of frustration.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Style Name:Switch|Verified Purchase
I wasted three hours of my life trying to get this to work with my network and iPad. I tried every fix on the Belkin support website and looked at independent forums for help. The fact is that this product seems to fail more often than it works. Amazon should not be recommending it to their customers in my view. A great concept but save your money until they have got it to work.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Falls off the network 20 May 2014
Style Name:Switch|Verified Purchase
I have 5 of these. When these devices work, they work very well.

However, my experience has been that they fall off the network a lot. The only way to restore them onto the network is to reset them (turn them on and off from the plug). Isn't the point of an automation switch not to have to be on site to manipulate them?

They are also too big. On most of my dual sockets I cannot put plug two devices in side by side.

The registration process on the iPhone app does not always work first time either.

Definitely some room for improvement here.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super easy & works well 24 Nov 2013
By A. Shah
Style Name:Switch|Verified Purchase
Really easy to install - worked like a charm. The app provides an easy step-by-step guide.
Sometimes the app does not recognize the device but that seems to be an issue with the wifi router.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Lost wifi signal 18 Jun 2013
By NF
Style Name:Switch|Verified Purchase
I had some recent Virgin internet issues and my router needed to be restarted.

Every time the Wemo's had to be re added to the wifi from scratch as they didn't pick up the signal gain.

As long there is no lost wifi signal they are very good
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't work for me 28 April 2014
Style Name:Switch|Verified Purchase
I've bought Belkin kit before and all but one item has failed to work out of the box or given up the ghost after a while, so I should've known better. I was looking for a Home Automation solution that didn't cost an absolute fortune and was suckered into looking at this. I couldn't even get it working with my Apple set up. I have the latest products and operating systems, including an Airport Extreme running 2.4GHz and 5GHz on 802.11ac. The Wemo didn't detect my 5GHz signal (the one I use) so presumably it has no support for it. Then it said there was a firmware update on the iPad app so I let that run through until it said it was completed and the blue LED on the Wemo stopped flashing. Then it said there were no devices, then it said a firmware upgrade was available and it just seemed to repeat this sequence in a never ending loop. I never got it to work. Having previously spent days managing not to get one of their top of the range modem/routers working, I wasn't going to get suckered into this and have returned it to Amazon. There is also a significant security flaw reported for these devices - something about creating open ports in your firewall that are inadequately protected and which provide a mechanism to get into your network. Working for an ant-fraud company, I tend to be more paranoid about this stuff than most people.

It just confirms to me that Belkin make quite attractive (if bulky) equipment, but they are difficult (sometimes impossible) to set up and have many limitations and flaws. I don't think I'll ever buy any more Belkin products.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Does what it says on the tin.
Published 1 day ago by Chris M
4.0 out of 5 stars To be able to control lights from my phone without having to get up...
This device works well. I am disabled and have difficulty moving around. To be able to control lights from my phone without having to get up and switch lights on and off at... Read more
Published 2 days ago by Jeff Scholar
1.0 out of 5 stars DESTROYED MY LAMP
i used wemo to turn my lamp on and in doing so it caused my lamp to spark and burn therefore destroying my lamp, and it would of been much worse if i was not in the room when i... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Andrew Gould
1.0 out of 5 stars Can't use with hidden SSID's
Apparently it can't connect to a hidden SSID. The only option is to unhide, connect then re-hide and yes you would have to do that EVERY TIME. Belkin support are next to useless.
Published 4 days ago by MarkLeedsUK
4.0 out of 5 stars Occasionally unreliable but otherwise good
Im a fan of automation in the home - this is a good device at the price point -and we have several. They do suffer a little from unreliability which is well documented - I do... Read more
Published 8 days ago by Jamie
4.0 out of 5 stars A simple route to home automation
Bought this out of interest in the idea. The units appear well made, although a little on the bulky side. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Mr. D. I. Le Quesne
4.0 out of 5 stars No longer working - edit now fixed
I bought this 11 months ago and was happy with it, but it has stopped powering off either remotely or using the physical button. Read more
Published 16 days ago by cepenpark
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Buy
Lijke the fact that you can control this remotely through WiFi. Saves leaving something on when you are away, just start it or switch on remotely
Published 20 days ago by Chivas Brothers - S Watson
3.0 out of 5 stars Firmware needs some work
These switches are ok, however if like me you plan to use the dusk to dawn setting, there is an annoying firmware bug for daylight savings that causes the switch to activate an... Read more
Published 22 days ago by Jim P
1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid! Avoid! Avoid!
If you want to use these to turn things on or off when you're not at home - AVOID them.

Whilst you can turn switches on or off when you're connected to your home wifi... Read more
Published 26 days ago by Mr. M. Dunne
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