Not sure why so many negative reviews. Possibly people expecting it to do something it wasn't designed for. It limits INTERNET time used by your kids (not SCREEN time). Very helpful for limiting YouTube/Facebook/etc without turning off the whole internet. Many routers can sort of do this but it will take you ages to figure out how and turn it off and on. This automates everything. It does not slow down adult computers/devices. The app is fairly bare bones but does what it needs to in a logical manner. It is a little slow to load but that's the only complaint I've had so far.
I think this is a great device and appl. I have been able to limit my teenage son's Internet time and also add bedtimes so I know he is not getting back online in the middle of the night. It has also been a great way to get his attention when I am at work and he won't answer the phone. I just pause the Internet and he calls back within the minute. I can also tell when someone comes in the house and connects to our internet... good for parents who work or may be out of town and want to know if their kid brings someone over without asking...
I am far from Tech Savvy, but managed to set up Circle with a little help from their tech support. App can be very slow to load at times which can be frustrating. In terms of its function, it does exactly what it's advertised to do. I've had the device since Jan 2017 and have found it a good investment.
Sort of works. Many routers have similar functionality. Slows internet a bit even plugged in. Takes forever to load app and new icon looks just like Nest icon.
easy to control time they can be on there devices. And motor how much time on different media's sites.
Works great giving a device a certain amount of time and then adding to it as a reward. Also good at restricting content or category. Doesn't work so good at cutting off at a certain time and if it does, trying to turn back on the time. Had so much problems with that even with customer service help. As long as we don't have devices go off at a certain time and just allow the devices to have an hour or whatever, haven't had a problem.