Wyze Smart Button

Big News!!!
I am happy to report that I bought the Broadlink button (with the hub- https://www.amazon.com/BroadLink-Routines-Automation-Wireless-Included/dp/B08YJ1M3QX/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=broadlink+button&qid=1629847859&sr=8-5) and it works!!!
You have to set up the routine in the Amazon Alexa app, but once it’s set up, you don’t need the app open or your phone on for the routine to work.
Alexa recognizes the button as a motion sensor, so you can’t use the button to toggle a light, rather, one button must be for on, and one must be for off.
I’m happy to see this solution, but this only proves my sentiment that in order to have a smart home, you need to be a smart home enthusiast.
The broad link button requires three separate ecosystems to be integrated together-- Broadlink, Alexa, and Wyze. Once it’s set up though… it’s done.

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I just bought a set of Flic 2’s but I am pretty much All-In on Wyze so I would love to see a Wyze smart button.

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I just looked that up. It looks a little expensive but seems to be pretty versatile. How has your experience been so far?

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I haven’t had much experience with them just yet. I got them on sale a few weeks ago. I plan to use them as ways to turn on lights for rooms in my house and one idea I got was from someone that did a talk at a previous employer. She ran late a lot and would have a Flic in her car that she could use to automatically send a text to her husband that she is running late. Might not be a use for everyone but I thought it was funny and clever.

We used it in our office at that same employer for the front desk, when there was a visitor walking around the button was pushed and it automatically sent a message to teams to let everyone know.

We used powerapps and i think they were called Flows in the MS ecosystem there which were able to be triggered by the flic.

With Flic2 there are 3 ways to click, single, double and long, I believe. I haven’t figured out how to use them in creative ways yet.

They are coming out with a flic3 soon, i think.

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I come from the Z-Wave, ZigBee automation world… worked on Z-Wave device #2, so a while now… Z-Wave has a “Button” trigger… Push it and then you tell the system what to do with that trigger… I love the Google integration for all the Wyze devices, but I don’t always want to TALK OUT LOUD…

I’m thinking we could repurpose the new Desk Lamp On/Off button. I think it must be Bluetooth? But, even that connected to my phone would give me the Wyze Trigger that I’m looking for in the short term. My phone is usually nearby, so BT wouldn’t be too bad. And, the Google/Nest hubs allow for BT integration directly…

I just need a button on the night stand to turn stuff On/Off at night, in the morning, etc…

Thoughts?? - GG

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That’s not correct, they have a small hub and don’t require a phone. Flic buttons are a game changer.

I have Flic buttons everywhere and I love them. If there won’t be Wyze integration soon I’ll be dropping Wyze and sticking with Flic because they are fantastic. They will be releasing a Twist button soon, that will make an awesome dimmer.

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I would buy so many of these for my house!!!

I don’t like having to use my phone for everything. Sure, it’s great to turn all of the lights in the house on or off or set the mood from my phone, but I’d rather have little physical buttons all over the house so I don’t need my phone always

Some cool features would be:

  • have these toggle buttons activate rules so you can customize the actions
  • allow us to choose what type of toggle (in the software) – for example: 1-toggle mode activates a command/rule when you press the physical button; 2-toggle mode is like an on/off (or command 1, command 2), press once for the first command, press again for the 2nd command; 3-toggle mode, 4-toggle mode, “press-and-hold” mode that would be useful for dimming, etc…

I really don’t like that I have to grab my phone to turn the lights off before i go to bed.

Release the Button!

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I didn’t realize until today how much I need this item. I don’t mind using my phone and Alexa but if I could just program a button to do what I want would be amazing. If they come out with this I am going to end up buying so many!

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A couple of year ago, Logitech released a “smart button” that could be programmed to perform various actions or combinations of actions, e.g. (one tap) “All lights OFF”. I’d buy one (or several).

Flic buttons do that already. I have them in all rooms controlling groups of lights, as I please :slight_smile:

Today I programmed a Flic to brighten or dim groups of Wyze bulbs, by about 25% per click, using Alexa routines.

Probably too late for Wyze to reinvent a smart button, but can we please have Flic support for a better integration?

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I’d never heard of Flic buttons - until now. Thanks for the insight. On the down side, Flics are kind of expensive, and appear to use a hub (and app) of their own. More hardware and software means more potential points of failure, and a nightmare to troubleshoot if/when something goes wrong. Maybe Wyze would consider a “hub-less” button that would works with their existing app, which is some of the best software I’ve encountered.

You make some excellent points. I, too, would buy a handful (house full?) of them. Another poster mentioned Flic buttons, which, while useful, look pretty expensive. With Wyze’s (often amazing) price points, these could be a hot seller.

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I have looked at Flic but to me they are just too expensive.

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At this point I’m not looking to add any more apps or hubs. Just pulled an old Ethernet switch out of the closet in anticipation of the next hub. I’m planning to replace my 2 Arlo cams with Wyze and maybe replace Philips bulbs too for another coveted hub spot. Wyze is pretty close to a button now. I doubt if the issued buttons that they’d require a hub, though. Honestly, the only use I really have for buttons (or an unwired switch) is for guests who don’t know what to say to Alexa…

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For those who haven’t seen, the wyze switches have a two and three click setting where you can program whatever action you want. Probably the closest thing we’ll be getting to a smart button.

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Hmm, I removed all my switches, why would I want to have a switch to control my lights again? Lol

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Maybe when your feeling nostalgic? The only thing I anticipate using the smart button built into a switch is only activate a light without disturbing my sleeping spouse. Though I’m sure once I have access to it I will no doubt realize more uses.

I have a 3-pack of switches on preorder, although I actually need 4 switches to replace all of my current Wemos. I’ll explore what they’re capable of once they get here.

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The problem for me with the switches is that I’m in an older home and don’t have switches on the wall that I can replace with the Wyze switches.

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No switches on the wall? Was this so old a home that all the lights were originally pull-chain fixtures?