Bait and switch 1/5
I bought my Smart Life device because of their integration with IFTTT. I have a number of other devices and wanted to be able to coordinate turning off and an a number of devices at the same time. Recently Smart Life stopped supporting IFTTT and broke this functionality. Unfortunately it is too late for me to get a refund but don’t make the same mistake I did and steer clear of this brand.
Just Great! 5/5
Removed IFTTT Integration 1/5
I think companies need to start being held liable for selling a product, that’s works with X, and then removing that said functionality.
My smart life 5/5
Smart life has made my life so much easier and safer as i can’t always do as much when my arthritis flairs. Love the automation! Thank you.
Amazing app 5/5
By Fitch got TV
Good app works well love it it allows me to change the lights in my room really good
Helps to control tv from children 5/5
We like this app to stop the tv after time limit from anywhere, very handy with kids.
use all the time
Still waiting.... 1/5
Been waiting for the verification email for awhile. Checked spam and still nothing wow lol
Suddenly no more IFTTT integration 1/5
Dear user, the current access to the IFTTT had been closed. We recommend the 'Automation' and 'Tap to Run' by clicking 'Smart' in the App to achieve similar functions."
My system is now simply broken and I need new hardware that WILL work I guess.
THANKS A LOT
By eva m42788😂🇺🇸
Love this app amazing and just so helpful
This app is not good 1/5
This is not good because this app only runs 2.4 WiFi and not 5hz
Great but one problem 4/5
So I have been using this app for about half a year and I love how easy and simple it is to use. I have a smart light so I use my amazon alexa and the app, but when I want to customize the scenes the light just turns to super dim and bland colors. Like if I change the speed it only has 2 or 3 colors that change and that also look dim. PLEASE RESPOND AND TRY TO FIX
Mediocre quality 3/5
I bought a dozen of these for all my Airbnb properties and 1/3 of them stopped working for no apparent reason.
Use often 5/5
It has worked fine but if you don’t login for some time it may clear or need a password reset.
easy to setup and set timer controls
What did you change? 1/5
Got to love when a device that uses an app just stops turning on and off one day and the app tells you that you have absolutely no authority to use it now. Hello? Who has the money here? Who pays for the Internet and the electricity? Not the app!! That’s for sure!
Awesome for most things 2/5
By Jonathan Leng
Functionality is pretty good, however the “scenes” function is completely broken. You cannot utilize scenes for automation. Which means that customizing to rainbow scenes or flashing lights or changing lights does not work for automation. IFTTT access has been removed so there is no work around for it. Scenes need to be either updated and fixed to work in native automation and push to run, or allow 3rd party apps to take over this customization.
Update disastrous 1/5
Last 5 months this app worked flawlessly, updated on 5/25 & now it continually goes offline. Never had this problem before. Wish I could roll back! Please fix!
👍🏽 Great app, but... 4/5
There was a learning curve for me in the set up process. There is no “Smart Bulb” option that’s listed under the Lighting section of this app. I spent almost an hour trying all of the options in that section just to try & get my Smart Bulb added. I was forced to reach out to the seller so that I could get help. They were great and responded within hours to help me resolve it. I had to choose the “Lighting (Wi-Fi)” option and move right next to my modem/router while I was setting up the Smart Bulb. Apparently, it won’t work if you’re in another room at setup. Also, I am begging you to please give us an option to save a color to favorites! We’ve landed on a few cool colors on the color wheel but can’t seem to get the setting close enough to find them again 😩. I would really love to have this option❗️I will even come back here and update this to 5 stars if you can make it happen!!! Thanks!
Worked great and timer issue with the 5/20 version 4/5
Love the app. Easy to use with all needed functions. The timer on the latest 5/20 release stopped working. Btw it would be great if the app could remember recently used timer(s) so I don’t need to dial the hours and minutes again to create the same timers. Thanks!
cannot do what it’s made for 3/5
By do what is advertised
i have tried multiple times to connect my strip lights following instructions carefully. I wait few minutes just for it to say it cannot connect. i have followed every instruction but this app is so poorly made it can’t connect very frustrating
Time Zone 3/5
Time zone does not match my time zone when it changes for daylight savings. Programmed for 7:30 came on at 6:30pm
By backyard grill master
Each day the device defaults to offline. Frustrating.
Pretty cool 4/5
It’s pretty cool but does anybody know how to like make patterns like having it go from pink to purple to blue or something like that?
No IFTTT support 1/5
I used to love this app, I could use virtual switches with my smartthings hub and connect it to all of my smart switches that used smart life. Smart life no longer supports IFTTT and requires you to use a function they made in their own up to “replace it.” I can no longer use any of my smartthings sensors or gadgets. Disappointed in this app now.
Cleared everything 1/5
By Cool Guy 92
The app randomly deleted every device and schedule I’d created. No idea why. I spent hours connecting devices and dialing in scheduling for the app for lose everything.
Worthless to me now without IFTTT support 1/5
The compatibility with IFTTT that we have enjoyed for so long and that is advertised with most of the products that use this app has come to an end with no explanation from the company despite asking multiple times. Clearly it’s greed to force you to further invest in directly compatible products. Some may not care but many do and it shouldn’t be allowed for yet another one of these smart home companies to remove services that we bought them for
Getting there 3/5
I had purchased a camera that required this app over a year ago to see what the crazy dogs are up to all day and always had problems. Camera would not get a “secure connection” after an hour and be inaccessible without a power cycle. I recently gave it another go after getting a new lizard and it has been working smoother. I now want more cameras that will be compatible with this app but am having trouble finding any links to that information. May be a good idea to add a feature recommending compatible equipment for each device category.
Great App 5/5
Smart App has worked wonderful for years! Flawless integration with Alex!
Recent update caused my smart bulbs in scene mode to dim 3/5
By Survivalcraft Fanboy
Your update may have a bug in maximum brightness. Before the recent update, my light bulbs maximum brightness is 100%. But the new update has a bug. Now the bulbs are 50% maximum although the device says 100% and that’s not in white mode. Happens in Scene mode. Please fix this
Works Well 5/5
Works as expected.
No more IFTTT support 1/5
By VOTE Obama '08
They have quit supporting IFTTT triggers and has made all of my smart home a pile of worthless junk. I have outdoor thermometers that use IFTTT to trigger my smart life outlets to turn on or off fans and heaters for my animals. I can deal with other inconveniences but automating fans and heaters was the only way to safely keep things regulated.
Removing IFTTT integration 1/5
Your app has informed me you are removing a major feature and reason I have purchased your products, IFTTT integration. Looks like I get to chuck a few hundred dollars of your products and start over. Much appreciated.
Voice Scene Control? 4/5
This app is really nice, I enjoy the strip lights that I downloaded it for, but there is one thing missing IMO. I wish it would allow smart scenes to use scenes and colors from the rgb led’s, so I could have voice-activated dynamic lighting. So far, I can only change the color, but I have a rainbow fade I would like to voice activate individually
Great lights! 5/5
By Chi commuter 1014
These lights work great and would highly recommend to anyone.
Good App 4/5
By The Unit Off Road
Works well. Good connectivity and response. Please, add a sun clock, dusk or dawn option for turning on and off devises.
Too complicated to connect 2 light bulbs, shouldn’t be this difficult and time consuming.
Doesn’t work, needs updating 1/5
My device will not connect to whatever this app is but it will absolutely not work and I’m upset.
Can’t find anything I need 1/5
By The Real SamT
All my devices say there offline and I can’t find anywhere to fix the WiFi settings and there FAQ was no help at all
ADHD lifesaver 5/5
This has been amazing for our ADHD 13 year old. No more fight about turning it off, we have set times and I turns it off. I recommend to all my friends. Thank you!
By Yep she has another new fan
All the devices work great. At first my wife did not like the idea but now she’s getting spoiled! Just installed it for the bedroom ceiling fan so no more using pull chains to start it.. just ask Alexa!
Recent update 4/5
App says to update. And... I cannot use my phone while updating
And... I should plug in so that update is not interrupted if i run out of power during update.
So I did as suggested and tapped update button.
Update was completed in about 6 seconds 😳
Correct. I did not use my phone while the app was updating.
The lights are great. The app is ludicrously bad. 2/5
The UX runs in circles, telling you you don’t have lights added to a room but giving you no obvious means to add them. The Tap to Run feature is similarly obtuse, telling you nothing is setup and giving you instruction for how to so so. Best thing I can say is that I did manager to pair the lights, though so far it looks like the only way to adjust the color and brightness is manually, one at a time. This is a very simple use case. As soon as i get there setup with Alexa, I hope never to use it again.
By Scrabble Blues
Easy to program and operate
Best option you can get 5/5
I love them!
Helps make a smart house with minimal investment 5/5
By Reuven B.
The app works great. Devices come back online despite being unpowered for a long time. Synchronized easily with Google Home. It would be useful if there was an online list of smart devices that work with Smart Life.
Best smart app ever 5/5
By Pixel swordfish lover
This app helped me with my Alexa echo dot 3rd gen. I wanted a smart home. So I got a smart bulb for my echo dot. And I love this app and bulb. This is the best smart app if you wanna little smart home
Great devices 5/5
The switches are very functional, I live out of USA and they work perfectly. When power goes out, once back switches automatically get connected to my wifi system, no need to restart anything. I can turn off my lights from anywhere in the world!
Ambitious, but glaring bugs get in the way 2/5
Voice control and automation with this app is an exercise in frustration. First of all, the in-app voice control (the microphone button in the top right) doesn't see any of my devices or indicate that anything is wrong until you give it a command, so it's worse than useless.
You can create automated actions and assign those to Siri commands, but these too have frustrating limitations. Want to change the color of your light on command or in response to something like weather? Sorry, those features don't give you color control, for some reason.