I’ve had Sense since last December and have been pleased with device detection. Sense has accurately detected most of our kitchen appliances such as the toaster, coffee maker, oven, and stove including its individual heating elements that I’ve merged together. Recently Sense detected a new device, Heat 7, that I’ve not been able to figure out until the other day. We were busy preparing a complicated meal using most of our kitchen appliances when Heat 7 started popping on and off. In between cooking, I tried to figure out what Sense was detecting. I concluded that it was seeing some combination of different heating elements as a new device. Heat 7 would come on and the oven, stove and/or toaster would go off simultaneously. Unfortunately, because heating elements are thermostatically controlled and turn on and off normally, it was impossible for me to tell which heating elements were actually off and which were still on and being substituted by Heat 7. It didn’t help that I was trying cook a meal and couldn’t stay focused on the Sense app. Sometimes life gets in the way of playing with Sense This is why I and looking forward to being able to download detailed on/off data to analyze after the fact.
I wanted to raise this for discussion and also ask the question: Should I delete Heat 7 or is there some other way to teach Sense that it’s got it wrong in this case?