WEMO Review: Ready To Live Like The Jetsons?

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WEMO plug and bulbs: Automate Your Home With WemoImagine a world where you could have your coffee made for you when you wake up in the morning, the lights turned on just before you get home from work and turn the Crock Pot on just in time to have dinner ready when you get home (or turn it off if you are running late). Thanks to a company called WEMO, this Jetsons lifestyle is now reality, and you don’t have to buy a new coffeemaker or crockpot. Make your existing appliances smarter with smart bulbs, smart light switches, WiFi outlets and more.

Who Is WEMO?

WEMO is owned by Belkin, a company that creates tech accessories and networking gear. Their product line includes smart light switches, bulbs, outlets and more, all controllable through your home’s existing WiFi network.

How WEMO Works

Once you set up your WEMO equipment, remote access is enabled and you can control your devices from anywhere on your iOS or Android device (as long as you have an internet connection). Use the app to turn lights, appliances, electronics and other devices on and off with a smart switch. This can make your home look like someone is home when they’re not or you can even use it to have your coffee ready for you first thing in the morning. All of this and more is possible through the use of your smartphone. To use a smart switch, you plug the switch into your outlet and the appliance/electronic into the smart switch.

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Key Features

  • Access your home’s electronics and appliances remotely from your smartphone
  • Create rules and schedules to turn electronics and appliances on/off
  • Receive notifications
  • Track your energy spending
  • Multiple options for WEMO outlets, WEMO lights and WEMO bulbs



  • Easy to install devices
  • Support options: help community, Twitter, phone, app, email
  • Partnerships include Amazon Echo, Holmes, Crock Pot, Nest, IFTTT* and more
  • WEMO app is available on iOS and Android
  • No hub required
  • Devices work quickly; you press a button in the app, and the action is completed in less than a second
  • WEMO WiFi light switch isn’t dimmable
  • WEMO Light Switch is not compatible with lights controlled by more than one light switch
  • Not compatible with ZigBee or Z-Wave

*IFTTT stands for “if this, then that,” which means you can connect other apps and devices like Gmail, Instagram, Facebook, Amazon Alexa, etc. Users create scripts (aka, recipes), which means if one action takes place for a device or service, it automatically triggers another action for a device or service. An example of this would be if your have Alexa you could have your lights automatically turned on at sunset.

Available Components and Pricing

Below is the pricing for some of WEMO’s products along with a quick description of what these smart home gadgets do.

  • WEMO Switch (turn your appliances on/off and monitor them from anywhere): Check Amazon for availability
  • WEMO Light Switch (turn your lights on/off and monitor them from anywhere):
    Wemo F7C030fc Light Switch, WiFi enabled, Works with Alexa and the Google Assistant
    Price: $49.99
    (As of: June 26, 2022 1:21 pm - Details
    Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on https://www.amazon.com/ at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
    3 new from $49.991 used from $73.01
    (* = affiliate link / image source: Amazon partner program)
  • WEMO Insight Switch (turn your appliances on/off, monitor them from anywhere and know your energy costs and savings): Check Amazon for availability

Common Questions About WEMO

Is there a WEMO dimmer?
No, there is not a WEMO dimmer at this time.

What happened to the Belkin WEMO Switch & Motion Sensor?
The WEMO motion sensor was discontinued.

What Do Customers Think?

Below is a sampling of reviews from real WEMO customers.

Positive WEMO Reviews

The WeMo light switch easily installed as any standard single pole light switch. It did take up more room and I had to punch a hole in my gang box to push the wires into the wall. Set up was easy and within in 15 minutes I had the switch installed and operating with my Echo. – chans27, Belkin 1/16/2017

I bought two to control and monitor my garage doors remotely. I connected magnetic door alarm reed switches to the sensor input and the switch is connected to the button of my garage door wall switch. I now get alerts when my garage doors open, and can control them from anywhere. I’ve had problems with my garage doors opening by themselves in the past, so now I don’t worry about that. Sometimes there is a delay when using the app to control the buttons, but after a few attempts it does work. I don’t know if it is network related or other problem. – MrPaul, Belkin 6/2016

Negative WEMO Reviews

Was so looking forward to using this product, I bought two. Instructions were easy to understood… but the WeMo switch didn’t work. Keep telling me it couldn’t connect to my internet. Followed the helpful video hints to get to work, but couldn’t get it to work for me. Didn’t even open the 2nd box, can’t be bothered. Sending them back. – Lorna, Belkin 8/2016

The mobile app does not support multiple location (e.g. switches installed at a Primary home and Vacation home). The purpose of these types of switches is to be able to monitor and control devices when you are not physically there. This is a serious limitation. – GF123, Belkin 12/2016

WEMO Can Save Your Home… Literally

If Lindsey didn’t have WEMO, her house could’ve caught on fire. Find out what happened in the short clip below.

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Are There Any WEMO Alternatives?

Looking for an alternative to WEMO? We’ve compared other home automation equipment, Insteon vs SmartThings vs Wink vs WEMO, to help you see what other options are available on the market. If you’ve used one of these companies’ products before, let us know your thoughts. We have also reviewed the Best Smart Light Bulbs. However, if you are looking for a device smart enough to cook dinner from start to finish in that Crock Pot, you may need to hire a chef! 😉

What’s your favorite smart home gadget?

About The Author:

Kimberly is our home security expert and has been writing about security and safety since 2013, covering everything from security systems and home automation to identity theft protection, home warranties, medical alert systems, and more. She has personally tested hundreds of system components and interfaced with dozens of home security companies to find out what’s happening behind the scenes. Her work has appeared in many notable brands, including The New York Times' Wirecutter, Reader's Digest, Forbes, People, Woman's World, and Huffington Post.

In 2018, she had her first child, which opened up a whole new avenue of security experience with baby gear. She wanted to purchase the safest items for her family.

Kimberly received her Bachelor of Arts in multimedia journalism from Simpson College. Her natural curiosity helps her research as she seeks the truth when learning about, comparing, and personally testing products and services.

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