This is a device handler for the Fibaro Swipe Gesture Controller (FGGC-001).
Each gesture has a button associated with it that gets pushed every time that gesture is performed.
When the Clockwise or Counter-Clockwise Gestures are started, the button held event is created for the corresponding button number and the button pushed event is created when the gesture is stopped.
There’s a Label setting for each gesture that gets displayed on the device page so you can easily see all the gestures and what they’re being used for.
The device supports up to 6 custom sequences and there are settings that allow you to choose the 2 or 3 gestures that make up each sequence.
The Double Gestures cause a delay so there’s a setting that allows you to disable that feature.
Gestures and Button Numbers
- Clockwise Circle (button held start, button pushed stop)
- Counter-clockwise Circle (button held start, button pushed stop)
- Double Up
- Double Down
- Double Left
- Double Right
- Sequence 1 (custom 2 or 3 gesture sequence)
- Sequence 2 (custom 2 or 3 gesture sequence)
- Sequence 3 (custom 2 or 3 gesture sequence)
- Sequence 4 (custom 2 or 3 gesture sequence)
- Sequence 5 (custom 2 or 3 gesture sequence)
- Sequence 6 (custom 2 or 3 gesture sequence)
Menu Beeps and Inclusion
When you hold your hand in front of the device it enters the menu and makes this weird 3 tone beep. You may hear 1 loud beep before the 3 tone beep, but if it repeatedly makes that loud beep instead of entering the menu you should remove your hand, wait a few seconds, and then try again.
Once in the menu it will make a soft sound kind of like a click or chirp either once, twice, or three times to indicate the active menu option. Swipe up to select the active menu option, but if you don’t immediately hear 2 loud beeps you should swipe up again.
When you hear the 2 loud beeps after selecting the second menu option while including the device you may have to wait up to 30 seconds for SmartThings to report that it found the device.
The inclusion section of the manual shows a full hand parallel to the device, but that doesn’t seem to work if you have large hands. I’ve found that holding just your fingers in front of the center of the screen works better. I’ve also found that using just your fingers to perform the swipe action also works better.
If you’re having trouble getting into the menu and selecting the menu option you might want to try plugging the device in with the USB cable. After plugging it in you should wait at least 4 minutes to ensure that it’s detected that it’s been plugged in and has disabled the power saving features.
It’s easy to accidentally perform the gestures Up, Down, Left, and Right so you might not want to use them for anything or at least not anything important.
You can speed up the gesture recognition by disabling Double Swipe Gestures in the settings, but gestures that begin a sequence will still be slow.
The LED that indicates gesture recognition is located to the left of the “F” in the logo at the center of the screen. If you want to use this you have to enable it in the settings and you won’t be able to attach a photo to the device.