Reviews and Problems with Logitech Harmony Smart Control
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Poor WiFi connectivity. Included remote also buggy.
13 December 2013
Summary: On paper, this seems like a nice gadget to be able to keep components inside a cabinet and control multiple device and actions. In reality, it is highly flawed. It will not stay connected to a home network and will eventually stop trying even through a USB connection. The included remote seems to work alright, but it get confused on what it is supposed to be controlling from time to time. Good idea, poor execution.
Pros: RF with included remote works fairly well. It learns the actions you teach it, but can often get confused.
Cons: The WiFi on this device is downright awful. It will connect initial, but disconnects itself overnight. This is most certainly a known issues to Logitech as you can find countless other similar complaints in user forums, yet Logitech had no solution.
Summary: After years of spending hundreds of dollars on remotes this is - bar none - the best remote I have ever owned (and I'm not talking about the remote included, but rather the set up using the free iPhone app). I really think cnet missed the boat on their review, which is very unusual. This set up is created for use with your smart phone primarily, with the remote second.
Pros: This is the future, in my opinion. See review below.
Complex and Advanced to setup but simple solid end use (Wife approved)
FRANCO H NOGARIN, Amazon
29 April 2014
Summary: Bottom line - I positively love this system. But read on for the gotchas. 1) Advanced setup requires Windows/Mac (Sorry Linux users) - My biggest gripe. 2) Basic setup can be done on a smartphone which can double as an advanced remote control via WiFi 3) I love that you dont have to "point" the remote and it works from another room Via radio rather than IR (Infra Red).
Summary: The set up it's simple and activities are easy to set, the remote it's great and simple, the problem comes with the app at least for android on sony Xperia z1 and Moto g, it keeps crashing and it's slow to turn on the systems but in general it's a good product, the app could be better, I also have the most expensive harmony ultimate it works better than this one but not worth 200$
Summary: It works well with my devices, Sony TV, Satellite Box, PlayStation 3 and another IP setup box. I had to configure it though USB port on my computer and I had to reboot it couple of time because was not connected to Wi-Fi but everything works as advertised. The Android app is functional but there is room for improvement.