I am a wink power user and I love how much it has simplify my house. I save on electric bills, and coming home is safer for the whole family. If the garage door goes up a wink robot turns on all the lights that are needed inside and out if it is night. And my garage door tells me if one of the kids forgot to close it. Wink is fantastic.
First, this app is terrible compared to the IOS app. I get a spinning blue circle on my app, but the app on my wife's iPhone starts right up and never loses devices. The Android update has done something to my set up, because every time I open it, the blue circle spins forever. It takes up to a minute for commands to go through. This doesn't happen if I use Alexa or IOS. Come on. Fix this.
I could get up, go find a different lamp, bring it into the room, plug it in and turn it on, all faster than the app can sync the only TWO products connected. What a terrible waste. Did "RealPlayer" buy out wink?
The app does what I would expect, but it is a bit slow. Also, I'd love to have a widget for my mobile desktop showing the on\off open\closed state of different devices. I've got a door sensor, but opening the app to see it's state takes longer than going to the garage and looking at the door. But, it has been easy to incorporate zwave devices into my hub
I quit trying to use robots since last year but now the damn app doesn't respond when I try to activate my lights. My wife has the same issues now. I've already called wink and they don't have a reason or solution as to why this is happening. I just give them my updated Android version and they say they'll submit that info. The ONLY thing that speeds up the lag is uninstalling and reinstalling wink. And then all I see is ad spam for an updated version. Why would I buy a NEW hub if this one is garbage. Bottom line, save your money and buy an Alexa. At least those work.
Most recent update has massively increased battery usage. Keep awake times are in the hours. Also having similar issues to many other users, wink app is VERY slow to respond/issue commands while Alexa is nearly instant.
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