SOMA Smart Shades is an easy to install, solar-powered device that turns your regular window shades into smart shades. It is extremely simple to operate via your smartphone. It is also easy to install since it is wireless.
All the movements of SOMA Smart Shades are controlled by the application which communicates with SOMA Smart Shades via Bluetooth Low Energy. You can move blinds in your rooms up and down whenever you like or create automated patterns and schedules for different rooms to make your life even more convenient.
Fixed a crash experienced by few users during discovery of the device(s).
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Needs a little more functionality
The app is ok and lets you open and close blinds. However, it really needs a simple recalibration function to set upper and lower limits.
It also needs to have a function to set which way is up or down for when calibration fails.
If the App cannot determine which way is up or down the blinds will not function.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for the feedback!
Both of the described functions have been implemented in the latest version of the app and are available for the Smart Shades 2 devices, firmware update for the original model enabling the same features is on the way.
Poor quality app
I purchased 7 smart shades and was excited to use them with HomeKit. The setup with the app was a nightmare. Only 5 out of 7 of the blinds the next button wouldn’t appear during calibration. I tried with 3 devices (iOS air 2, iPhone 7 and iPhone Xs) all on iOS 12.1 and had the same problem. Next issue is the app does not allow you to recalibrate devices without deleting the device and re adding it. This is frustrating because one of my smart shades refuses to keep the calibration that I set and it unrolls the shades much further than I need which is causing them to bend. My third issue is only and issue if you intend to use their app and not homekit, if you add two devices to the same group there is no obvious way to control each independently. This wouldn’t be a big deal if we could move devices to their own groups without deleting them and re adding. I’ve never reviewed an app before but this experience was beyond frustrating especially after sinking so much money into the product. This has been out for over a year and still has so many glaring flaws. I will be using my smart shades solely with HomeKit and pray that I don’t run into any issues that require me to use the smart shades app.
Please fix this buggy app
Like other reviewers, I also am stuck with the same issue of being unable to finish setup and calibration due to the missing “Next” button. I only bought 1 instead of the 4 motors that I need to complete the job. I may have to return the one and find another solution. Really wanted this in HomeKit but can’t finish setup to get to that part.
(Update - after speaking to support, it was discovered that if the motor can’t determine if it is lowering or raising the shade due to the shade being too light, it is necessary to fool the motor by holding the chain and providing some resistance during the “configuration” step while it is raising the shade. When I did this, the app correctly identified up and down and allowed the whole setup to complete. Yes, the App still needs to be able to guide us through the setup better so I’m adding only 2 more stars)
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- Wazombi Labs OU
- 92.3 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © 2020 SOMA Smart Home
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.