Test: Logitech Harmony Elite

Harmony has kept pace with the development as good to the rationalized the main product extracted from its own chain.

Sometimes, it is not as expected, then it is just. Because our experience with Harmony Elite is a perfect example of this, we run a small specials for you reading mobil.se (following harrang never had a place in the magazine). You just want to read the review, you can go directly to the page two instead. Below is instead of just over 4000 characters frustration.

TL; DR version of the below. Logitech installation part in Harmony app for both Ios and Android is a complete nightmare to deal with and although the installation program to your computer is far from being good, it is possible in all cases to use.

Harmony has always been easy to get started with. In with the cord into the computer, add devices, set tasks and was happy. Harmony Elite can certainly do so, but first and foremost to Logitech that you make all settings via your mobile phone.

Said and done. Hub and loading dock was connected to the power outlet and the remote control referred us to the app to begin the installation. Then developers tend to put more love on the Ios app than Android and thereby make installation easier via the platform, we began there. WiFi was turned on, the pairing button on the Harmony Hub was pressed, the app found box, and the password for the wifi was entered. Then came … nothing. After a few minutes, an error message appeared (where the app a bit arbitrarily change fonts here and there for some reason) up “could not connect, so we tried it again with the exact same result. After moving around the hub, restarted the router, update router firmware, moved the hub a few times to sum up and got the same error message about twenty times we went for option two, Android.
Hallelujah! pairing and input of wifi working radiant after the second attempt. We logged on to Harmony account and had to choose whether we wanted to set as a new install or download anything that was already saved. After selecting the new installation search app for devices in wifi network, it continued to do until your phone’s screen times out in half an hour kicked into … twice. If we start by copying an old installation then, we think. Sure, up to 25% download before it stayed until the screen time-out turned off the phone after half an hour again … also twice.

Shame on giving itself! In with the USB cable into your computer, download with Harmony app there and are forced to install Microsoft Silverlight since Logitech is the only company in the world to use the system (which we encountered so far) and requires a fresh install of the.

A painfully slow installation process that needs to load a minute between each step was followed by an equally painfully slow software update (as none of the mobile devices been informed apparently) we received information that the mobile installation offer better customization options, but that Variant via computer go well whether we now need to equivocate …

Well, we can start to add devices without much headache (computer turn on the other hand, in the roof to Harmony app is apparently extremely processor-intensive …). Belkin’s hemmastyrningskit are not counted as part of a smart home and Sonos speakers need to play music for the installer should recognize their existence, but it is less paradoxes.

In addition to computer fan work as if we would have run the benchmark on slightly fatter game and that, despite the computer’s effort, takes between thirty seconds and one minute for the program to add the drives and then create activities, it is nevertheless relatively smoothly. We will get back to right activities, but after we finished fiddling with all the appliances and scenarios we can come up with that remote will control and allowed the program to spend half an hour (Yes!) to transfer all information to the remote control and the hub (Logitech claims themselves in their material to remote Harmony Elite only to communicate with the hub, so why all communication is via the USB-connected remote is a bit weird but, but) we started and everything works just as good as the last time we tested the Harmony.

The moment of truth is of course when we start the app on both involved the Iphone as Androidlur. But after talking about the hub on the network that is supposed to be used, everything works without any problems, which is verging on miracle when three quarters of the installation passed to try and get that bit to work from the very beginning.

Everything is hunky-dory and installation just went through three different machines and required only an entire afternoon craft to get started. Friend of order may of course think that the time could be cut dramatically if we run the cord to the PC version in the first place, but when Logitech at least claim that cell phones should be all you need for installation and we’re magazine Mobile it was obvious the way that would be tested first.

Harmony as a concept has always been cleanly. The remote control has been able to type anything you want to control (IR or RF depending on model) and thus has been a good way to cut down on the number of remote controls. The remote controls have always been pretty muddled, but, on the other hand, has been defended by the number of buttons needed to cover everything. As the fjärrkontrollernas screens has improved, however, knappmyllret declined, but not good enough.

Either you can control your appliances on a per-device basis or through activities.
There is the bit that Logitech have had with more or less from the start in their arsenal, and they reached a kind of climax when we tested Harmony Ultimate a while ago. You simply enter your tv should be on the X channel, the amplifier should be on the Y channel and is used to control the volume and it is makapär Y that plays Blu-ray discs and grouping it under the “watch video” to the remote control to turn on everything, ask the right channel and give you the right buttons for the most common functions. It has always worked like that over the years, but with Logitech Harmony Ultimate got to it so that it actually worked really well consistently.

The same thing can also be achieved through Harmony hub and a connected phone with Harmony app. Provided that you get started it all during the installation, we must actually say that the Logitech bortrationaliserat themselves here. For the app is light years easier and more transparent than the remote control will ever be. The reason we don’t really see the point of buying the entire Elite package with hub and remote control when the app actually makes everything smoother.
As the controller worked Harmony cruelly for its activities and for the most basal. The lights can be turned on and off and regrouped, but Philips app does, of course, far more, including being able to turn on or off the lights outside the wifi coverage. Sonos steering capable only of one device at a time, and then only to control play/pause and change tracks, would you actually do something, you go into the Sonos app. More traditional controls for movie player, media players, TV, amplifier or similar, however, goes very smoothly because it is actually a couple of basic functions you use in these cases. Through the hub, you can also control the basic functions of the Playstation 3 and 4, which is nice.

Even if activities do much of the Government is very easy, it’s just the TV couch where the Harmony system is best. It’s a monumental task to get some form of governance at all of the smart home-gadgets are supported, but there is also the biggest shortcomings. It’s very smooth with the basic controls for multiple systems in one place, but much can be done here. The very smoothest would be if the app had support for smart watches and could be controlled there. Or that voice was added as a feature in the style of how Apple’s Siri started to be used for controlling smart home gadgets.

But would you really be able to string together multiple systems in an app, and while having the right skilled control of the home cinema is Harmony Hub is definitely worth its price. We say Hub, because the Elite package or a separate remote is completely pointless in this context. The grade here at the side of the article reflects, however, the entire package, which is far too expensive for their own good.

 

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