Hi everyone -
Today we released updates to both our iPhone and Android apps. There's a few things included in this update, but I wanted to bring your attention to the biggest part of the update: a new "Network Device Identification" opt-in feature.
You can enable this feature in the app (once you have the new app update) under Settings -> Data Sources. Enabling this feature allows Sense to listen for broadcast events on your local WiFi network to help speed up and improve device detection! Think about it as a way for Sense to listen to more of your devices talking. This information will then allow our data science team to have more information to go on, and use it to correlate with the existing energy signals the monitor is tracking. This will help Sense learn about devices such as media consoles (e.g. AppleTV, Roku), game consoles (e.g. Xbox, Playstation), printers, etc. You can read more details about this feature here: https://sense.com/networkdevicetracking.html.
As mentioned, this is entirely opt-in. The broadcast messages will only be used for device detection and no traffic or personal information will be saved or collected. The more users that turn this on, the more data our data science team will have... so if you are up to it, please enable this feature!
Thank you, and let us know if you have any questions.
Product Manager @ Sense