It is crucial to keep the sensor based Away to Home, Home to Away switch. I use the WYZE thermostat in an AirBnB unit and I can’t force guests to use phonce geofencing.
This is yet another perfect example of the use of the function WYZE has disabled.
I just don’t get it.
Add to this, my interim process is to use people detect on a few outside cameras…this doesn’t work well at all.
Please re-enable the features we bought the device for.
I have 5 zones of hot water heat. Three zones are mostly in ‘away’ (two in the basement, spare bedroom), Geofencing by cell is not a solution. I don’t need to turn on 5 zones of heat when I get home, I have a schedule for that.
Motion control is great for my application - when someone enters the area, the switch to ‘home temp’ does the job. This feature (now removed) was one of the reasons I went with Wyze. It can’t be that hard to create a ‘motion doesn’t turn on display’ toggle for those that don’t want to put a piece of tape over the motion sensor and restore the ‘motion switches to home’ function.
Another thing I don’t get is, I just didn’t see many (any) complaints about this in the forums, yet this functionality was yanked without warning anyone.
I would have never…NEVER updated the firmware had I know this would be removed.
Still, adding this super useful functionality back seems to be taking an act of congress.
Same issue with our Airbnb. And now you can’t create a schedule for just specific days (like Sun-Thurs at checkout)
Frustrating they yank features on a whim, while parts of the app still suggest it’s still supported but indeed no longer works.
I would also like to disable the motion sensor. We have the Wyze thermostat in our store. It works great and we really like it but the motion sensor activation is a distraction for our customers
What is distracting to your customers?
We’d rather talk to our customers about our store and what we sell than the thermostat that lights up when they walk near it
I get that, I just never saw it as distracting, or attention getting.
They have removed almost all the motion sensing usefulness from the device.
I’d rather they had just added the ability to disable the motion sensor.
That’s fair. I know what temp I set it to…seeing it every time I walk through is redundant. Nest allows shutting off this feature on their devices. The Wyze thermostat is in a sort of side area of our store mounted to an old wooden column. Customers have a knack for talking about the old columns, asking about the building’s history, and then finding the brand new thermostat which brightens up when they approach it or walk by. It starts a conversation that isn’t relevant to them visiting us. It’s not the end of the world, just a feature I’d prefer to turn off.
That should be able to be turned off.
I’m sure some black electrical tape over the sensor would fix that problem.
Might not look fantastic, though.
Agreed about the aesthetics. I held my finger over the sensor today and it worked (stopped it from working). Maybe I will try a piece of black tape…could trim it cleanly and hope for the best. Wyze told me it isn’t a supported feature which is how I got to this forum
I have a small piece of electrical tape over the sensor on my thermostat, it’s not very noticeable and does the job. If you took the time to cut the tape nicely (unlike me) it’ll look cleaner.
I think I’ll give this a try. I might be able to make a cleaner piece of tape in my studio. Thanks for sending the pic of your work around
Sounds like TemFlex tape is useful for several Wyze products. It’s friction-based and peels away without any residue, and matte finish.
In a month from now:
“New! Wyze Friction Tape, perfect for disabling motion sensors and darkening screens!”
The function to enable or disable this feature would be nice, or at least the option to set it to not wake during the sleep schedule would be fantastic
Thermostat motion sensors OFF
I’d like the thermostats to have the option of not having the motion sensors detect someone in order to show the display. Rather the display should remain on at all times so you can see it from across the room.
Typical Wyze fashion apparently, release a product then forget about updating the software to be useful. I go this thermostat, and while way better than my 1985 thermostat, it really is not that “smart”. Hoping they bring the motion sensing back with a toggle switch because schedules are not always accurate.