Original WeMo vs. WeMo Insight Switch
Belkin's pair of smart plugs, side by side.
Bigger and brighter
The status window in the new WeMo Insight Switch is easier to see from a distance. The LED could still be brighter.
Micro-USB port, standing by
Belkin says the new USB input could support add-on devices in the future.
Still too tall
The WeMo Insight Switch has a smaller body, but it can still block an adjacent power outlet.
Could be worse
It's better this way.
Basic WeMo app screen
Here's the standard screen for the Insight switch, with all of the power draw data on display.
Belkin doesn't expose a ton of settings, but at least you can adjust a few important ones.
On this screen you can raise or lower the power draw level the WeMo Insight Switch uses to determine whether it's in standby or power mode.
Set your rate
Set your local power rate to get the most accurate usage cost data.
Like numbers? Belkin will send you a ton of them via this exporting tool.
Belkin CSV file
The WeMo app will send you a trove of data, reporting on daily energy usage, cost, and so on.
IFTTT makes everything better
The WeMo Insight Switch IFTTT channel has plenty of free, useful recipes like this one.