Does Wyze Plug need my location?

The wemo plugs now need location turned on and I have a problem with that.
Does the wyze plug need me to turn on my location in my phone before using it?
Thanks,

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Not the plug specifically, but the Wyze app may ask for location when you set up devices - maybe it does this because to work with the new lock? - but I always turn location off without any issue.

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I installed two wires plugs and I do not recall them needing my location. I don’t remember that at all. That’s something I’m pretty sure I would remember the only thing I remember needing location is the door lock. And that’s for the Geo fencing for auto unlock.

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I had to reinstall a plug last week that lost it’s marbles, and it did ask to turn on location. I just turned it off after.

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Devices that allow automation to turn on or off during the day or during the night need to know the location so the sunrise and sunset times can be calculated.

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Yeah, um, except there’s no “sunrise/sunset” available in the Wyze app, so that’s not a valid reason.

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I get that but, and I don’t want to turn this into a Wemo-bash thread, they don’t even let you access the app unless you have ‘location’ turned on.

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