I installed the Sense 4 weeks ago. This is my short review and device learning progress.
Gas dryer igniter
Garage door 1
Gas Dryer 1
Fridge (showed learning in device detection)
Garage door 2 (showed learning in device detection)
Gas Dryer 2 (showed learning in device detection)
Unnamed heat 3
Current Devices in Detection:
Unnamed motor ~80%
On Day 11 and Day 26 the sense status in the app showed offline. Notification still worked but the CT Signals went blank. I reset the breaker to get it back online.
Garage doors: I have two garage doors with identical hardware(doors and opener). Both are used at least twice daily as cars leave and return but share thesame device identity in sense. Most of the time Garage door 1 is active when the door is opening, Garage door 2 active when closing.
Toaster: The device conficts with my clothes iron and Actifry.
Microwave: I have a feeling this device is reporting some usage under unknown. It shows ~940W but manufacturer spec says 1200W. Thinking and writing about it about now, I suppose I could look at the change in the unknown bubble the next time I use the microwave to confirm if it is an actual issue.
Unnamed heat 3: This was learned a few days ago but has yet to run.
Other behavior observed:
I think the profile from Dishwasher2 is slowly merging into Dishwasher1. I only have one dishwasher in my house.
I also think the profile from the Gas dryer1 and Gas dryer igniter are merging into Gas dryer2. I only have one dryer in my house.
Email notifications of new devices learned are sometimes a few days late. I only received email for 7 of the 12 devices discovered. The worst was Unnamed heat 3…It appeared in the app on Day 23 but I got the email notification on
Day 26. Quicker notification will be much easier to back track the appliances that were on.
My Stove, water heater and furnace are natural gas so might be a while before the electronics in them are picked up but I surprised that my furnace fan which runs at low speed 20 hrs(11am - 7am) daily is not discovered. It is in the 50W range so maybe it needs to toggle on/off more for sense to get a full profile. I would also love to see my TV appear which is aroun 130W. My washer is still missing from the list, I expected it will appear shortly after the dryer since they’ve run thesame number of cycles.
Overall I’m happy with the progress.