Ok, so a lot of people want to be able to train sense (myself included). I understand the reasons why it is not as ideal as we’d like it to be. So how about instead of adding a feature to the app to tell sense what is running. What if we could (at the least) tell sense what is NOT running.
and by this I mean, to help with Sense’s confusion between devices. Sense frequently mixes up my dehumidifier and the blower motor for my HVAC. the only way for it to distinguish between them is if I start the dehumidifier first, and then start the blower motor. doing it the other way around, will put the blower motor under dehumidifier, and the dehumidifier under “other”.
edit: and sometimes, like just now after a minute of running, Sense decided the blower was no longer running and filed the continuing power usage under other.
While selecting a point in time when I started the device and telling Sense that a device is running from that time may not work so well. Surely being able to tell Sense that a device it thinks is on, is not.
Like in this case, the blower motor and dehumidifier seem to have the same fingerprint. when one starts, Sense assumes it is the dehumidifier first. then when the other starts, Sense, unable to choose the dehumidifier twice, chooses the blower motor. I think it would be useful to be able to start the blower, and then when Sense says the dehumidifier is running, I could tell it, no the dehumidifier is not running. try again.
and perhaps telling Sense that a certain device(that is already detected) is running. This one would be a little dangerous though since people might apply it to components of a machine by accident/ignorance and mess up the data.
I mean I don’t know how all this works, so maybe this idea is not a good one. but maybe it has some merit? what do you think?