Over the past several months, we’ve gotten a lot of requests from community members for more control over detected devices. Today, we’re excited to announce that you now have a handful of new device management features, available right from a device’s edit screen:
Have a unnamed ‘Heat’, ‘Motor’, or ‘Device’ device detected, and are confident you know exactly what it is? Or maybe, Sense got a little ahead of itself and thought your toaster was an oven? Now in addition to renaming, you can change the category of a device, and thereby change the icon associated with it! To change the category of a device, tap ‘Type’ and select the category and type that the device is.
Help our Data Science Team with Make and Model
While you’re on the device edit screen, why not add the ‘Make’ and Model’ of the device? For example, my toaster is a ‘Black and Decker’, model ‘TR3500SD’. This information will help our Data Science team improve our detection algorithms. The more devices that have make and models attached, the easier it will be to attribute certain electrical signatures to specific devices, down to model. Community is powerful!
Mark as a Guess
Think you know what an unnamed device is but aren’t totally sure? Forget adding ‘???’ or ‘Maybe’ to your device name. Just mark it as a ‘Guess’. To do so, make a change to the device’s name and tap the slider that appears for ‘This is a guess.’ This will automatically append a ‘?’ to the end of your device’s name and will inform our data science team how strongly to weigh your name edit when refining our algorithms.
Take Notes on Your Devices
In the process of tracking down an unnamed device, you may find some clues that you want to write down. You can now do so at the bottom of the edit screen in ‘My Notes.’ Notes saved here will appear on your device details page. Let us know what kinds of information you store in here!