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75 Global Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
75

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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"While the components are a little pricey, the WeMo system is probably about the easiest home automation system to configure. Anyone can set up this system in minutes."
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75 Global Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
75

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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User Reviews

10
goldenorb
An awful product that should be avoided. You'll be sorry. - Engadget
10
PaulGD
An awful product that should be avoided. You'll be sorry. - Engadget
30
taarheel
I bought the WeMo "Switch + Motion" from Amazon, after reading many, many reviews....read more
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Score Breakdown

 
71
Average Critic Score
 
80
iLounge
Taken as a whole, today’s WeMo components are worthy of our general recommendation; they provide a good enough experience to justify a price that some users will find at least a little high. That said, Belkin is clearly just at the start of the WeMo process.
 
20
Gizmodo
Should You Buy It? No. Unless Belkin releases updates that make it work, these things are just taking up outlets in your home, preventing you from using them as you normally would.
 
80
Tech Advisor
While more costly than some options, programmable timer switches or timer plugs for instance, the WeMo system is a worthy option, thanks to its simplicity and scalability.
 
90
TUAW
While the components are a little pricey, the WeMo system is probably about the easiest home automation system to configure. Anyone can set up this system in minutes.
 
80
Macworld UK
While more costly than some options, programmable timer switches or timer plugs for instance, the WeMo system is a worthy option, thanks to its simplicity and scalability.
 
70
Gadget Review
... a slightly tedious setup process that rewards you with basic home automation convenience at a fraction of the cost of other systems.
 
70
PC Mag
Want to control your lights at home from across the globe? The Belkin WeMo Switch + Motion provides a simple entryway into the world of home automation.
 
70
Wired
The WeMo is rather short on features when you first set it up, so it’s helpful that IFTTT integration picks up right where the WeMo app ends.
 
80
CNET
The Belkin WeMo Switch + Motion is a fun, wallet-friendly step toward the long-promised home automation revolution.

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