The Sense app connects to a Sense home energy monitor or Wiser Energy monitor installed in your home’s electrical panel.
The Sense monitor analyzes changes in current and voltage one million times per second, giving you insights into your power consumption with unprecedented accuracy. It connects to your home's Wi-Fi network and then reports real-time and historical energy use to our Mobile/Web apps, so you can monitor your efficiency and home activity from anywhere.
Over time, Sense's machine learning algorithms identify unique signatures in the power use of individual devices within your home and match them against a growing database of appliances and home electronics.
To purchase a Sense monitor, visit https://sense.com
Ratings and Reviews
Great Product, but...
I’ve had this installed for a full day now and I must say I am loving this device. We are currently experiencing power outages in the area due to ice storms and I’m using this to help me identify which circuits I can run on my generator without overloading it. The real time usage meter and data logger is fantastic. Very simple installation if you are comfortable in an electrical panel. However, this app is missing 1 very simple, but crucial feature in my opinion. It uses AI to “learn” the electrical signature of you household items over time and slowly create “bubbles” for each unique item. This allows you to quickly identify what is running at any given time and also track its total energy consumption over time. That is nice, but for someone like me who is willing to take a few hours to manually identify each item and speed up this process, it would be nice to have that option. For example, I can clearly see in the app and hear when my HVAC kicks on, yet I don’t have the ability in the app to go ahead and name it. After a full day it still hasn’t created a bubble for my HVAC even though it’s very cold out and cycles on and off a lot right now. Please add this “manual identification” feature and this is easily a 5 star app and product.
Super useful for Solar & non-solar alike
I got Sense with Solar around 6 months ago when I installed a solar array. The inverters for the solar array monitor power produced but not power consumed by your home. Sense allows you to do both in a very sleek app. Device detection is automatic via their machine learning algorithm and while not perfect, it has reliably detected most of my frequently used appliances both big and small. There are some quirks where it will think two similar devices are the same thing (small space heater and a coffee pot in my case) or it will recognize a device when it turns on but not as it ramps up power usage (my electric boiler has 4 heating elements, it only recognizes the 1st one). I personally find this very cool even though it’s not perfect. The power monitor works superbly for overall home energy usage and allows you to find energy hogs you may not have noticed otherwise. I’ve lowered my energy bill by tweaking different light bulbs, finding vampire drain devices, and swapping small devices for more energy efficient ones where possible. Overall I give it 5 stars even with the mild shortcomings. And they are still actively developing better algorithms which will improve over time with updates.
Intuitive app that is improving quickly.
Software is as important or, in many cases, more important than the hardware it works with. This app has obviously gotten a good amount of attention from the developers which is why I chose to buy Sense in the first place to remotely monitor my energy usage in real time. It looks and feels like a quality iPhone app and they even have a web-based app for the desktop. Some things like calculating amps need to be added. Right now you can just see watts and volts which I can use to do the math on my own to figure out the amps but the app really should be doing that for me. Also, electricity rates for time of use need to be added since I presume most people who buy Sense do it because they probably are in such rate plans. In the first 24 hours Sense identified my electric oven and my basement refrigerator pretty reliably. I like that the app can work with IFTTT which increases its usefulness. Just like I am a Tesla Model 3 owner being a guinea pig for Tesla’s self-driving AI learning, you kind of are doing the same for Sense to learn from the “community” of users to identify things. Like my Tesla, it already performs solidly but patience is key here because it gets better as time goes on.
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- Sense Labs, Inc.
- 105.8 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
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