Just gave up on the wemo system and came over to Hue. Wish I'd done it sooner. This system is much more reliable, easier to set up, and the colour effects are pretty cool. Could it be tweaked? Sure. For example, it would be great to combine multiple routines into one so you didn't have to reset them all to occur consecutively. But I'm very very happy with the system as is.
Should be able to add each bulb to more than one room. So can set a house scene as well as per room scenes. Major oversight. Also needs a numbered RGB slider to fine tune colours...maybe in advanced settings. Works very well with the amazon echo and will be getting some more of the bulbs and strips as and when my current bulbs blow. Edit: tried the wake-up this morning. Not very good, standard warm white. Should be able to set my own colour transitions. I thought I'd be able to create my own sunrise and sunset but it's only the default colour.
They advertise that you can have lights turn on automatically when arriving home, but location aware will not stay on. Have allowed location in android but still doesn't work. At least now they acknowledge there is an issue. Widgets are really useful. They allow you to put a switch for your favorite scenes on your home screen, so you can turn them on and off without having to open the app.
Update : They finally added the last of the gen 1 app features back. Scene synced between devices. Change color of a group of lights at once. Pretty nice. Design is better but how can you remove a feature that makes using your product on more than one device easy? Still using the old app so I only have to create scenes once and they are shared between my control devices.
Can't fault this app, set up lights very easily. Time (routines) you're lights very easily, and tested whilst on holiday and can control it without problems. Home tracking doesn't work as others have said, that's not an issue for me. I'm only using white b22 & gu10 bulbs.
I enjoy using the app. It is a little flaky. For example, it doesn't handle being closed and reopened well. Otherwise, it looks great and works well. There is one major problem that others have noted. Each light can only exist in one group. I have groups called "kitchen", "living room", and "stairs". I'd like to have another group called "downstairs" that controls them all and another group to control just the lights at the bottom of the stairs. Can't do it.
- Set the entire room to a specific color by tapping the room icon! Just like you can with an individual light.
- Create a scene from your current light settings from the “plus” button in the scenes tab of a room.
- You can now find the settings in the tab bar.
- We’ve now made it easier for you to select your entire home for widgets and Hue accessories.
- We’re investigating an issue with the “Home & Away” routine and hope to fix this soon.
- Various bug fixes and stability improvements.
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App for setting the luminaire easily for lighting control and reading the status