GarageMax opens your garage using your iPhone.
The App requires purchase of a low cost GarageMax 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 GarageMax App, they will not be able to open your garage without your permission. GarageMax now uses Bluetooth 4.0/5.0 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 GarageMax. Please visit our compatibility page for more details.
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Ratings and Reviews
Good. App could use some love
I really like this device. The app functions well once it’s set up. However, the app needs to be updated with better design. And I would pay for CarPlay support.
Recommended for security (no internet usage, and no company servers to go down) and functionality/reliability. Just wish it was easier to configure when people upgrade their phones, and that it supported CarPlay (which seems like a super-obvious feature).
Apple Watch 3 to 6
I have had this since March and it has worked perfectly. Easily connected to a 20-year-old Craftsman door opener. It works better than my original remote and I have been able to temporarily add the app to a contractor’s phone so they they can access the garage when I’m not home. Also, our niece can get into the house to do her laundry. No longer have to buy extra keys.
I’m only writing now because I’m lazy! You can get an app for GarageMate on Apple Watch which I did and it was fantastic, but quit when I upgraded my series 3 to series 6. Well, I contacted BlueMate tonight and they got back to me within two hours. Solved my problem. (Thanks Lou!) And it’s Sunday! (Lou, take a break.)
If you’re having the same problem with your Apple Watch, here’s what Lou sent me:
We can definitely get it working with your Series6 watch. Sometimes the iPhone gets in a confused state when you change watches.
Your Watch has a App Store App. Launch it directly on your watch and then use scribble pad to find GarageMate. You should then be able to install it assuming you have entered your App store credentials on the watch.
That should do it. Let us know if you have any trouble.
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.
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- BlueMate Labs, Inc.
- 1.7 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Apple Vision
- Requires visionOS 1.0 or later.
- Age Rating
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