September 3rd 2009 12:47 pm

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conclusion:We like it

88 April 2nd 2012 6:57 pm

With the Harmony 700, Logitech has taken the best features of its flagship Harmony One universal remote, tossed out some nice-to-haves like a touchscreen and charging cradle, and come up with a product that does almost everything most people need a remote to do, for about half the price of the Harmony One. Like its older sibling, the Harmony 700 is completely programmable via a database of over 200k products, though the 700 can only control a maximum of six devices (compared to the One's support of up to fifteen devices). If you have that many gadgets in your entertainment unit, you definitely deserve the Harmony One. For the rest of us, the 700 does the job handily. Just beware the Harmony desktop app; although the device database is frequently updated, the configuration software is extraordinarily painful to use. Fortunately, you won't need it very often.

Critic reviews

8.0
7 reviews
  • Ergonomics
    8.0
  • Device support
    7.7
  • Battery life
    8.0

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User reviews

8.7
21 reviews
9.0
The Wirecutter Mar 30, 2012

Logitech's Harmony line has been the best for nearly a decade because of how easy they are to program. Instead of making you looking up codes for each device you want it to control, Harmony remotes get programmed all at once through your computer and a USB cable.

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8.0
CNET Nov 18, 2009

The Logitech Harmony 700 delivers the bulk of the Harmony One's excellent feature set and ergonomics at a lower price point.

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8.0
PC Mag Sep 3, 2009

Logitech's latest universal remote offers a familiar feel and similar functionality to the excellent Harmony One, but for $100 less.

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9.0
Pocket-Lint Jul 9, 2010

If you've got plenty of remotes (up to six) and you are starting to get bored of that pile mounting up on your armrest this is a good way of clearing out the clutter. There is no RF support (that's in the Harmony 900) so you'll still need line of sight, however for most that shouldn't be a problem.

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7.0
CNET Asia Apr 29, 2010

The Harmony 700 is a fine remote, but Logitech's older universal controllers outclass the former in features and value.

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7.0
CNET AU Nov 30, 2009

There's nothing patently wrong with the Harmony 700, but we still can't score it particularly high. That's not so much down to the Harmony 700 itself, but simply because there are other models still on the market that outclass it at similar or cheaper prices.

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7.0
About Oct 1, 2009

If you’re looking for a reasonable and reliable unit to serve as the heart of your home theater system, the Harmony 700 universal remote is a solid choice.

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9.0
frankspin frankspin

I was looking for a remote to use in my bedroom but didn't want to spend the money I did on the Harmony One. The Harmony 700 fit my needs perfectly: comfortable, affordable and rechargeable batteries. Having already owned a Harmony One I knew I could get this one set up fairly quickly but there...

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10
mayhem mayhem

Harmony line of controllers change the paradigm for remote controls. Instead of immitating devices, it is foucsed on workflow. To watch news, I had written out 10 steps that my mother should make on the various remotes to get the sound, video, and cable right. Now, the opt button says...

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9.0
pearlmaster pearlmaster

I was tempted to buy the Harmony One with the touchscreen, but at around half the price the 700 seemed like a better choice. So far very please with the unit and would advise it for anyone who has more than a few devices and a cluttered coffee table. This remote is amazing, once you get through...

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7.0
rickshepherd rickshepherd

This unit strikes a fair balance between cost and performance. I had a Harmony 890 before this which started showing its age after many years and needed to be replaced. My chief complaints about the entire Harmony series are as follows: 1. There is no way to hard-code the volume control to,...

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9.0
shawnmcdonald shawnmcdonald

It's great how fast the Harmony 700 allows you to move through the various "activities" in your home theater. As noted above, the battery life isn't bad, but not that impressive either. If you have a PS3 you'll need to buy an adapter for your Harmony remote to connect to it. Occasionally the PS3...

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10
jesusbarboza jesusbarboza

This fixed my issue of having like 5 controls all over the house has worked with all the items I have hooked it up with!! Thanks 700!

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9.0
dannywsu dannywsu

Great universal remote that controls the whole entertainment experience. I can get the remote to control every device that I use and can easily train the buttons if I can't select them from the pre-selections. I do have one problem with my TV switching inputs with macros, however. I have tried...

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9.0
cchana cchana

I got a bit ahead of myself and decided to use the web client that's available to configure my device. What a mistake! Use the desktop client and it's plain sailing from the start. Being able to add any type of device you can think off, reconfiguring buttons, adding sequences for one button...

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6.0
jgj925 jgj925

The problem with this control is any time it drops, even 3 feet, it resets and you have to go through a tedious setup for about 30 seconds. The battery life is horrendous for a universal control. It lasts only a few months. A higher up model is probably a better investment.

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