Just got delivery of my new Eufy Smart Plug.
Photos show the box, item and screenshots of the app.
LoL, me? Read a manual? If I need to read the manual then send the item back as its too complicated!
No, I installed the Eufyhome app on my phone, registered an account (its the same account for Eufyhome as Eufylife so I used my existing Eufylife account) and then added new device - Smart Plug. The plug was in a wall socket, flashing blue/amber light showed it was in pairing mode, selected the device, told it my Wifi router and password to use and I was set. Very easy, intuitive.
(not reading the manual) I played with the button, simple press turns power on or off, press and hold resets it.
Can name the device if you end up owning multiple. In this case we have an old dehumidifier who’s native buttons to control are bust so using the Smart Plug to control turning it on/off.
I have a simply on/off control and:
- “away mode” for random powering such as for lamps.
- timer to turn on or off in a given elaped time
- programmer option to set schedule. In this specific case we use the dehumidifier in a bathroom to warm the room up before we wake and keep it dry so will set it for say 30 mins before waking and set it to turn off say 1 hour after shower time.
This is easy once you know to install Google Assistant app. I had Google Assistant in my launcher already where I pressed my phone home button, and I had Google Home installed but not Google Assistant app. Once I figured out I need to install both Google Assistant app and the Google Home app then it all worked.
Ensure Google Assistance app is installed from Play Store.
Ensure Google Home app is installed from Play Store
Then in Google Assistant app hit that button on mid-height right side (looks like a draw?)
Then top right 3 dots, then settings
Then scroll down find “Home Control”
Then add EufyHome then its devices, here shown done. I picked a name to allow for me to have more than one device and we have two bathrooms so gave it a unique name
Now when do “ok Google” to my phone, it launches Google Assistant, which now knows Eufy, which knows about the Smart Plug and I gave this plug a unique appliance name in a unique room and then I can say words and turn the appliance on/off. It worked every time I tried it without any tutoring.
- links with Alexa (not tested) and Google Assistant (tested)
- will become expensive to make a smarter home, need a smart power strip and smart replacement wall sockets and plugs sold in 3 or 4 packs as per the Eufy plug in and stick-on lights currently sold.
When the next discount code shows up I’ll buy another.