I’m pretty sure I’ve seen this mentioned by a couple of other users, but I can’t find the posts. I’ve got a few screenshots to help illustrate the problem I see.
Lately, Sense has been getting Stove 2 (the big eye on the stove) conflated with my dryer so I have it set to notify me when it turns on. I’ll get the notification that Stove 2 has turned on, but when I look in Now or when I look in devices, it doesn’t show as on. This means I can’t report a problem > this device is not on. Here you can see that Stove 2 turned on at 8:54 and the current time is 8:55.
Here is 3 minutes later. The current time is 8:58 and at 8:57, Sense said Stove 2 turned off. I can go to devices and open Stove 2 and it’ll say Off for 2 minutes. But if I look at the device power meter, it doesn’t show anything at all.
This only happens when the dryer is on. If we are using the larger eye on the stove, then Stove 2 will function just like I expect it to.
This happens for other devices too. Sometimes when I turn my PS4 on (which is plugged into an HS300) Sense thinks my washing machine turned on. It’ll tell me it’s on, but there is no bubble and it’s not on in the device list. A few minutes later Sense will alert me that the washer has turned off.
Sense has a native detection for both my laser printer and my instant pot. Pretty much every time I go to print something, Sense thinks my pressure cooker turns on. I think the printer warming up the fuser must look similar to the pressure cooker. One it’s done warming up, the pressure cooker turns off and the printer turns on. But during this couple minute period that Sense thinks my pressure cooker is on, once again there is no bubble in Now and it doesn’t show as on in Devices.
My wish list feature that could help fix this problem: Allow us to report a device as not on after the fact. I know there are always requests to let us “teach” Sense and I understand why that’s not really feasible. But it would be great if we could give the ML algorithm some feedback. Really… both ways would work. In the Now section we could press and hold on a device in the timeline and tell it “yes, this device was in fact on” or “no, this device was not on”.