Wink Relay one year later, Pros & Cons

One year later, I have three relays. Two in my primary home, and one in my secondary home. Here are the pros and cons after living with them for a year.


  • Very attractive on the wall. One of mine sits next to the Nest thermostat and looks great.
  • Dedicated software and hardware buttons for everything that Wink Supports
  • Easy way to setup a “Hello” and “Goodbye” button for the house by the front door.
  • I use the “evening” & “goodnight” software buttons every single day.


  • Layout lends itself towards a few buttons being used a lot, and many buttons buried behind too many clicks or steps.
  • Despite the attractive look, and intuitive interface, most visitors and members of the family simply don’t use it.
  • Too many buttons. Requires the user to eliminate the clutter or risk confusion on the user’s part.

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