Apologies if this is covered elsewhere, but every time I search for WeMo I just get loads of people using the plugs (or having problems!) without any comparison.
My question is, if I use the button on the top of a WeMo switch to turn it on (as opposed to using ST), does ST know instantly that it’s on or does it have to wait for a poll to happen?
Conversely, does the ST plug notify instantly? I would imagine so, but need to check.
What I want to do is plug this in behind the TV - the kids come downstairs in the morning and turn the TV on at the wall, it’s a 4-way extension with TV, Soundbar, PS3. I switch it off every night on my way to bed.
I’d love to use this “turning on the TV” as a trigger for CoRE to take me from Night to Home mode, but I know from using Hue lights controlled through a Hue Tap as triggers that you have to wait for ST to realise that you’ve changed something. If I use ST to change the Hue lights, the triggers happen instantly.
So - WeMo, instant response or not?