Genius Hub helps you save energy by managing your heating in individual rooms of your property.
The key features & benefits of the system are:
* automatically learn when the rooms are used and manage heating accordingly
* remote control and management from your device or web browser
* reduce your energy costs
Please note that this app is to control a Genius Hub system, which must be purchased separately. Please see https://www.geniushub.co.uk.
Sense mode has been added. This is a cross between footprint and timer mode - specify the times you expect to be in, and then enable sense mode where you need it, to automatically turn on or off if occupancy is detected.
Ratings and Reviews
Good hardware, app quite poor
This is a rather basic app that has promised improvements for a long while. Don’t get me wrong - it works ok (and the hardware and heating is quite reliable), but it should be so much better given it’s been developed for quite a while now. This said, I’m pleased that it does keep improving (albeit slowly), and their support is very reactive and helpful.
It has improved improved and is much easier to diagnose issues but it is a bit slow slow to load and you often get a white screen or a baffling NaN msg, or random values when setting a new room temperature. It’s also a bit clunky when overriding a room temperature (requiring too many clicks and screens). None of these things are deal breakers, but they spoil the experience.
There is a lot of untapped potential here - as it’s computer controlled it should let you have heating profiles for different seasons, or more easily let you diagnose inefficient heating schedules - but sadly none of this seems to be in development.
There is one great feature - it supports IFTT so if you turn off your heating when on holiday, when you arrive back at the airport you can automatically trigger your heating back on in advance of arriving home. I just wish there was more of this kind of magic.
Still, I think as a complete system it’s probably better than a Nest. Although guests staying with me, after trying it over their visit, opted for a Nest.
Completely weird now
Random hub overrides to low heat on 2 rooms lately. The last 2 hub updates are a bit sketchy in terms of bugs. 1st it was constraint login issues, now I get random overrides of heating that doesn’t warm any room I’m in. Pity the UI is to be desired but the kit is good. Gestures are not supported either. Please redesign. Oh, footprint mode would be good to add different temps and times per day.
Lately another series of issues. All devices communicating and my heating will not switch off at night and a manual switch off doesn’t always work. Opposite in the morning, it won’t come on. Plenty of complaints about the single channel receiver most the other time.
Great concept but still has bugs!
The concept of this is great and for the most part it's fab. The app still has bugs though and logs me out all the time, and then doesn't have the function to remember my login details or log in using the fingerprint recognition...this makes using the app very frustrating! Once these issues are fixed it will be a great system! T
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.