Wink - Smart Home
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Wink is the simpler way to a smarter home. Start with connected products from your favorite brands and control them all from one app. Before you know it, your home will be doing things you never thought possible.
Lights. Security. Comfort. Now they’re all connected through a single app, so you don’t need a different one for every product. Simple controls allow you to monitor and manage everything in your home. This means it can do more for you, and you can do less. Finally.
Wink brings the best brands together in a single easy-to-use app so you have flexibility and control when it comes to your smart home: Bali, Cree, Commercial Electric, Dropcam, Emerson, GE, GoControl, Honeywell, Kidde, Kwikset, Lutron, Leviton, Nest, OSRAM, Pella, Philips, Quirky, Rachio, Schlage, TCP, and more partners are added frequently.
Wink makes setup clear with step-by-step guides and videos. If you ever need help with anything, you can talk to a real human at 844-WINK-APP or email@example.com.
Wink is free to download and doesn’t charge any fees for use.
Many products work directly with the Wink app. Other products use the Wink HUB to get connected. The Wink HUB allows your diverse collection of smart products to speak the same wireless language so you can control them --and customize their interactions-- from the Wink app.
SHORTCUTS: In-app Shortcuts allow you to control multiple smart products with a single swipe. Like turning on your house in the morning or setting the mood for moving night.
ROBOTS: In-app Robots let you customize the way products talk to each other. You can have your smoke detector turn your lights on automatically if smoke is detected so you can see to safely get out.
ACTIVITY: Wink gives you the power to know exactly what’s going on in your home. Easily keep tabs when the door was opened or when the temperature was adjusted.
What's New in Version 5.4
• Support for Switchmate coming early 2017!
• Wink now works with August Smart Lock.
• We are making several bug fixes and improvements to get us ready for an exciting January!
I have used Wink for a little over a year, and have 90% of my home converted over and connected to the wink ecosystem. The good the bad and the ugly in home automation is true but wink is the least problematic. I love the fact that all the devices work and work well. On the other hand it has its flaws the main one is the lack of multiuser control within the app. If my wife and I share an account it doesn't share robots, also it doesn't know individuals location which is important when you run screens or are trying to automate something. For example I leave to work and set a robot to secure my home when I leave the house, every other platform identifies that if my wife is home it will not trigger unless she is gone to. Wink does not! Sets the scene anyways imagine being woken up by a siren in the middle of the night because you rolled over and the motion sensor detected you. Also you can't set a feo fence. It's preset and you have no idea what it is. There is no status page, you have no idea what state your home is in unless you scroll through pages of activity feed to see if you can find the last command you set. The other and final one is unlike the competition you can only see devices by devices you can't see devices set up as rooms. These sound like a big deal but believe it or not it's not a deal breaker yet but hopefully we see a firmware yo correct lots of these short falls. Over all it has a lot of potential.
Works as advertised. Still too expensive.
No complaints about ease of operation, programmability, reliability etc... The devices are just ridiculously expensive. Last time i checked an automatic light switch was well over $50!! My original Wink Hub and two light bulbs was a gift and i eventually bought two more bulbs. Waiting for prices to get realistic before i buy anything of practical use, door lock, thermostat, light switches etc.
Works as advertised... but needs updates.
The Wink platform works as advertised but there are items that need addressing. First, more icons for devices... or maybe let you add your own. Icons are supposed to make it easy for you to find something quickly. If you automate a large home, everything looks the same. Also, STILL waiting for Lutron Caseta binary switch support (PD-6ANS). For some crazy reason Link doesn't want to support them and many people are waiting with dysfunctional switches in their walls.