With the number of sensors and sensor groups I have growing, I was thinking it would be useful to have a page where I can check the battery and signal status of all sensors at one time (ungrouped, just a listing). I know I can go into each sensor and look for the red battery icon and also drill down into the details to see signal strength, but having those two items presented for all sensors on one page would be helpful to identify any that might be offline, have dying batteries, and possibly troubleshoot or do a quick check of system health, it would save a bunch of drilling down. The data is already available and in the app so it might be as simple as creating a new page in the app with the listing of those data elements by sensor. The other alternative (although not as convenient) would be to surface those two details in the same place where sensor status and time is listed currently - I would still need to drill into groups but it would save some drilling down.
I would prefer once the battery gets to a certain level that it just sends you a notification for that particular device. And then I don’t have to monitor anything
I just got a low battery message the other night for my mailbox contact sensor, didn’t even know it did that. It was 8 degrees out and I think the cold caused it.
Did it appear on your phones home screen like a normal notification or was it just a notification in app?
I’m a bit embarrassed to say I don’t remember for sure whether it was an IOS push notification o
the home screen or a popup notification in the app, but it was an actual banner type notification. I still haven’t changed the battery yet and haven’t gotten another notification since, but I did get one.
I have 17 Wyze devices to keep track of. It would be nice if there was a one button option that would give me a simple list of the devices and their battery status. That would save me a lot of time looking at each individual device to determine their battery status, particularly since notifications don’t seem to work all the time.
I would like to see the battery level/status, signal strength and online/offline status on the main page instead of having to go into device info
I think the Wyze app should have a battery status tab that gathers all the battery stats for all devices in one location. As well as have battery low notifications
Is this something Wyze is working on? Is very annoying the have to check each individual sensor instead of having a summary page.
It is not something they are currently working on. A good sign of that changing would be the tag at the top being changed from ‘maybe-later’ to ‘researching’
I would like to see some sort ofa Battery Monitoring page. It would show you the status of all the added devices, and their Battery Status. It would also allow at least daily pull the battery status and send out a notification if any devices are offline / low battery / or any other pertinent information.
I wouldn’t mind working with you more on this if possible. Thanks!
I would also like if it would list what type of battery the device had! So that when it says its low, I don’t have to go find the device open it, and figure out what battery I need to buy, maybe on the device info page where it lists battery strength and signal strength, plugin version etc.
I would like it if the app would list what type of battery the device had so that when it says its low, I don’t have to go find the device open it, and figure out what battery I need to buy, Maybe on the device info page where it lists battery strength, signal strength, plugin version, etc.
That’s a good idea. In the mean time… Wyze Sense FAQ on their support website lists battery info:
That is a good idea.
I lost 3 sensors because the battery went out and I didn’t replace in time, with 25+ sensors check the level of the battery is very time consuming.
Thank you I didn’t know that!
I have a bunch of CR1632s and CR2450s batteries for contact|motion sensors.
Replacing the battery (2450) in a motion sensor tonight, it struck me that the devices could notify battery replacement updates to a user’s Wyze account; the Android app reports the Battery status as part of the Device Info and could reflect level changes.
This could potentially then provide Wyze with the ability to notify users of devices needing imminent battery replacement and offering the customer to purchase batteries, or at least a “You’ll be needing 2 CR2450s and 3 CR1632s soon”.
My alternative is to manually track battery changes in a spreadsheet.
I found this to be an interesting wish item considering the sensors die if you don’t change the batteries in time. I have been testing Home Assistant and various integrations to monitor all my sensors in one place. So far the results look promising. If you feel comfortable with the Raspberry Pi and Home Assistant, you might check this post which has a lot of useful information:
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