GarageMate opens your garage using your iPhone.
The App requires purchase of a low cost GarageMate Receiver. You can buy the receiver from BlueMate.com. The receiver installs in minutes with only two wires to connect.
Even if someone else has the GarageMate App, they will not be able to open your garage without your permission. GarageMate now uses Bluetooth 4.0 (iPhone4s or later) which is the most secure consumer-based wireless protocol. You can also add several layers of password protection.
Compatible with Genie, Liftmaster, Chamberlain, Sears Craftsman, Raynor, Wayne-Dalton, Axis Cam, AccessMaster, Somfy, and nearly all garage door openers built in the last 50 years that use a simple wall switch. Note that newer Liftmaster/Chamberlains/Craftsman that have a yellow learn button will only work with Chamberlain accessories and are not compatible with GarageMate. Please visit our compatibility page for more details.
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General maintenance build. Minor enhancement to Auto-click when App starts feature.
Ratings and Reviews
Please make a watch app
This is the only sane way to open your garage with your phone ... and, hopefully one day, your Apple Watch. Why? Because does not connect to, use, or rely on the Internet. So, you have to be standing in or near it to open the door. That means that neither you nor (much more significantly) anybody else can open it remotely. If you have a ladder, a screwdriver, and a quarter, you can install it. The only drawback is the lack of an Apple Watch app. That is the only reason why I can’t leave the iPhone at home. The watch does everything I need the phone to do except close the garage door.
System works well, but could use some improvement with integration
This is a neat system & device. I do like its functionality, although the app could be drastically improved if either HomeKit compatibility or IFTTT compatibility were added.
I do realize that there is an option in the app to “open on app launch” using Siri, but there are two problems with this: 1) The phone needs to be unlocked before the app can be opened, so it’s not hands free. 2) this means that the app opens in the background when you unlock your phone.
I’m pretty sure that IFTTT would be easier for the developer to add to the system. This would require the app to allow a third party app to enter its settings and submit the signal to open/close the garage door.
Great app / Device
I needed two remotes. This was so much less expensive than buying remotes. It works great and is super easy to install and setup. Climbing the ladder to install is the hardest part. It offers some neat features. I would love to see it work on the Apple Watch though. Any chance of that coming soon?
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.