Stock app is not impressive and not up to current user interface standards. If you chose HS, you should do it for full customization the pro products offers. It beats Vera, samsung and wink in my opinion. The down side is the cost of pro version, time to create modern app on your own and occasional app crashes
Awkward to use, but reliable if your Wi-Fi connection is stable. If you move among multiple Wi-Fi access points, you may need to exit and restart. You don't have to reenter credentials. UI, customization options and ease of use could definitely use updating, but still best z-wave option around.
The Homeseer Automation solution is still the best home automation software that I've used. It is by far the most powerful, flexible, and future-proof. I use it with Z-Wave devices,. as well as a variety of hard-wired ethernet controls and devices and it's the only solution that I've used that isn't reliant on a constant connection to the internet or some "cloud" provider. It has great support for POTS (plain old telephone system) back-up access to your house if you are somewhere without Internet access, and there are no monthly fees as an added bonus. If you use a bit of thought naming your devices and rooms, the ease of use between the HS3 Touch app as well as voice control through Alexa devices is amazing.
Keeps crashing like there's no tomorrow. I have to constantly stop the app and restart it, it's so bad that I rather get up and manually control everything.
Great app It's extremely impressive when you take the time to develop a customized app. It just looks awesome. A couple of suggestions: 1) it can negatively affect battery life. So, I manually exit the app when I'm done interacting with it. 2) I have two properties that I interact with. So, I have to manually exit and then reload the app to select the second property. Those are the only negatives threat I see. Other than that, it works quite well on both my phones and numerous tablets.
Unimpressed I installed it to test drive very expensive HS3 home automation software which supposed to be much better than cheap home automation hubs. Hs3 works on my desktop but this app will not connect to it , I tried port forwarding and what not to make it work. Disappointing , especially for the price they charge for HS3 .
Fixes for screen updates, bug fixes.
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