Ok a couple weeks in I'd like to give a few thoughts on the ios side of this product, thus far. I haven't even taken the plastic off the hard remote, as I have a Harmony One I'm perfectly contented with. I use the app-side of Smart Control outside for my big screen and elsewhere.
First, the nags:
1. MOST times, you're not going to pick up your phone and adjust the volume within 5 seconds...that's MY experience. Honestly, I never expected to so that's not a deal breaker to me. It seems to me that after "x" amount of time my phone or ipad needs to "re-connect" with the network/hub and that's going to require some time. I've tried this both with "home buttoning" out of the app AND just locking the screen.
2. Mine does jump off my network occasionally. Simple as that and it occurred once at the LEAST opportune time possible: my neighbor was walking over to gripe about the volume (rightfully so, as I DID have it too loud) and I of course was unable to turn it down a single db. Ouch. I was 30 feet from my router, line of sight in an area where I NEVER have issues streaming music.
3. It would be nice to be able to replicate an exact set up onto another phone or ipad. Perhaps this is available and I've missed it? Basically, you currently re-arrange buttons and add commands per device. I of course would like this universal...as most users would, I'd assume.
4. Since we can arrange/add ACTIVITY buttons, why not devices?
And then it would be nice to be able to modify an activities button layout without having to be in the activity.
5. I've already mentioned the desire for the ability to name buttons...sounds like that's coming soon, so great.
1. Overall, even with the above, the versatility and layout is outstanding. I can easily see this being a 10/10 show once some things are sorted out. The biggest being instant (or just quicker) access to the app itself. I can't tell ya how great it would be to enter the remote directly via a double or triple home button hit!
2. The actual transmittance of the commands is borderline instantaneous...matter of fact I'd be hard pressed to discern a difference between my One and my iphone/pad.
3. The range/power of the Hub IR is indeed MUCH more powerful/effective than the One. No question.
4. It is infinitely reasonable for $99. Especially for those who will also use the hard remote, obviously.
In fairness I need to go onto MyHarmony and see if I can set this up a bit better. I am leery of jacking anything up at this point as it does take some time to get the things the way you want...but small price to pay of course once all is sorted.
Basically, great job Harmony.
JamesEdited by mastermaybe - 10/2/13 at 12:16pm