I love this smart blinds devices, very easy to install and great design, they did an amazing costumer service over emails, plus they come with solar panels!!!!!
Installed two so far on some side by side windows. They are long, but these still are able to tilt them.
I've got them scheduled for waking up and closing when it's too sunny and hot.
I'll be doing all my windows with these eventually!
3 out of 7 installed very good. busy wait in new blinds coming in. Since the last firmware update switchbot working better. Some times on first try it failed. So far it all works first time. Good equipment . love auto open and close manual and open percents
After much searching I found the SwitchBot solution to automate my blinds. It was by far the cheapest solution available with the hub and solar panels. The setup was fairly easy. I have had to recalibrate the blinds several times. For some reason they will not fully close all the time. They are a little loud but I have them open and shut when we are not around so it's not a big deal. Sometimes they sound like it's struggling. I had one actually break the tip of the wand off.
My blinds use pull strings to change the blind tilt. It appears SwitchBot doesn't work with tilt string pulls
Having purchased and installed Tilt on a few windows, I’m very happy with the addition to the house. It’s incredibly easy to install only taking minutes. I definitely recommend getting the hub if you want to control them outside the app. The app by the way felt intuitive when setting everything up. The only complaint from the wife is that the motor can be a little loud. I don’t mind as it’s over quickly and I’m sure future iterations will improve over time. All in all I’d definitely recommend
Ultimately, the Blind Tilt Combo from SwitchBot does what it's supposed to do - automates opening/closing of your blinds...and at a relatively better price point than most other competitors. However, getting to where I wanted to be - full voice-automation/integration with Google Home (i.e. "Hey Google, close the blinds) took far more steps than I anticipated. The blind "Group" functionality on SwitchBot is deactivated at the moment and noted by the manufacturer as "buggy". That's unfortunate, because then, to get blinds to work in unison, you have to go through multiple steps creating "Scenes" that link blinds and respective actions (open/close up/close down/whatever) together and then link those Scenes through learned commands (e.g. "close the blinds") on Google Home. In the end, it all does work, which is great, but does require a bit of DIY on your part to get to full integration. Overall, good value for the money.