I think i would not mention it before I really got to the grips with Homey.
I wanted first to find out if I am the one at fault, or I hit the limits of the device on DAY one when I got it out the box.
After countless hours, of researching, of learning, of trying and testing things.
I came to the conclusion, I feel conned, and disappointed in Homey. ( Now to the point of deciding to leave the homey behind and switch to smthn more powerfull.)
So I turn to the community to see if I am at fault, or if it’s my Homey.
I bought the Homey because I wished to try “smart home” living out.
Carefully I wanted to do this step by step. Learning in-depth what I could do. And add things along the way. The salesman told me, “go with homey” you can do the most with that.
Day one, startup one problems arise.
Main of witch: range, stability of signal and software.
What are my problems with homey?
Range = rediculous.
I have wired - powered Zwave devices all around now. And still i had to walk around with the Homey to find the exact point, where the Homey could actually do anything.
It is now in the middle of my living space. Actually not where i wanted to put it.
( as i do not like the design, i wanted to somehow hide it away. -> Not now ) -> Still looking for a solution to that. )
- Range extenders are also needed on the road. :(…
More than once, when I add a device, all the others don’t work any more, or some don’t work anymore, etc etc.
I can’t count the times i’ve restarted the homey, and/or had to add all devices AGAIN to make them work… Redoing many flows.
-> The lack of an option to add wired network, is also a bummer.
- Adding new devices.
Almost NEVER the homey detects the device from try one.
even if i sit 3cm away from the Homey.
- Homey software Blocks. a lot.
- Speed !?
Yes “homey works with that”, no one says it’s only with Version 1 of Homey, but as Atom forced me to upgrade to V2 at first startup. Things become incompatible. And there is no way to find out before you buy if it’s V2 or not…
More than once this happened. It’s extremely annoying.
Just give us at least the option to hang things on it? Things we need?
A Range extender for instance? Or I don’t know external IR, or TCP/IP cable?..
Just for stability?
- Lack of “log-in” interface,
or an Ipad app. ( or android)
It’s horrible to have to do everything on a small screen of a phone.
I would be fine with Ipad, but there isn’t an iPad app… a bit bigger screen. More comfort to install…
On V1 I see one could do this on his laptop or computer? …
Why did this disappear! it was great!..
So any remarks?
Does anyone have the same problems as I have?
I am at the point now, not daring to add things, or try things out.
Because I know things that worked before will not any more…
P.S. I guestimate, the real Z-wave range of the Homey itself to be 1.5m maximum in clear sight.
I know this because I did measure it out…