The product is easy to set up and install . It works best on metal poles for eyelet curtains as I found out by replacing the original wooden pole on which the motors struggled to complete the closing function. Heavy curtains and with an opening of 1.5m or more may need an additional motor placed half way along to ease the weight on a single motor, but overall I am delighted with the product and having its own hub is good also. The temperture and humidity meters are handy also I have 3 spaced around the home and it helps you to better regulate and manage your utility bills and helps you distribute or adjust the heating in specific areas. I am considering installing a few more curtain motors on other windows after I continue my trials for a short period longer, but overall delighted with the SwitchBot smart products purchased to date with a quick delivery from them
This is the greatest idea I've ever seen on the smart curtain solutions. Super easy to install, and they work great so far. After a month of usage, the battery life dropped 10%~20% depends on the curtain size and the frequency of the usage. My bots' running length from 50 cm to 170 cm, and open/close 2~10 times a day. I rate this curtain 5 star even there are still some aspects could be improved.
1. The motor power could be bigger to pull heavy curtains more smoothly;
2. The noise level could be lower by using low speed motor, witch is better for the bedrooms. The silent mode is basically useless because the reduced motor power can not even pull out a small curtain;
3. The BLE mesh networking is kind of not working properly. I have to buy 2 SwitchBot hubs because one hub could not reach all the bots even they are no more than 5 meters apart;
4. Need a curtain remote with pause button/function. The current available remote only has open/close button.
Pensé que no tendría la fuerza para mover mis cortinas térmicas por lo gruesas que son pero al final sí que lo tuvo. Tuve que limpiar muy bien el tubo para que la fricción fuera menor pues no lo hacia en años y quedó estupendamente. Sin duda lo recomiendo!
This little bot allowed me to take my bedroom automations from good to perfect! I may never live in a castle and have staff waking me up by opening my curtains, but I don’t need to with this bot. Even better no more getting into bed and realizing you didn’t close the curtains and having to get up to fix it. As of it couldn’t get better the consistency in which it closes my curtains makes it seamless and actually close them better then I can where they meet in the middle. They are such a hit my 4 year old asked for a curtain bot for Christmas. So glad we bought these and would recommend to anyone.
Needed to automate the curtains for health reasons and needed something easy to fit and use. SwitchBot was the perfect solution.