Home Automation on your Apple Watch!
Open your garage door, turn on or off lights, fans, fire places, pool lights, entry gates, anything you can plug into a wall outlet or any custom light switch that you make yourself. Directions Here.
Requires Raspberry Pi and relay switch. You must also configure the Raspberry Pi, but I show you how to do that too.
Install this app on your phone and watch, configure it the way I am about to show you, put down your phone and never touch it or your light switches again!
From the main screen you will have two buttons, add device and device list.
Top button is add device so you are less likely to accidentally press it.
Bottom button is device list.
add device you have seen a million times, or is that just me?
device list button takes you to another screen that shows you a list of all the devices you have created.
There is an action button in the top right that allows you to add, name, move, and delete the devices.
add we have discussed.
name – gives you the option to rename the device, I automatically add -ON and -OFF to the button names so please don’t, if you do you may launch a missile or something, I am not sure. If they are named backwards, that is what the Reversed switch is for when you create the device, so delete it and re-create it. You can only rename one item at a time, you only need to rename the -OFF or the -ON item and the other gets renamed automatically. You click done in the top right and you are returned to the main screen. You can then click on update on your watch and the list will be updated to the most current.
move – allows you to re-arrange your list (AWESOME!) you can move as many as you like, click done in the top right and you are returned to the main screen. You can then click on update on your watch and the list will be updated to the most current. -ON -OFF items don’t have to remain next to each other, feel free to put all the -ON’s together and all the -OFF’s together this should *kind of* appease you until I get linking working.
delete – let’s you remove devices from your list. You can only delete one item at a time, you only need to delete the -OFF or the -ON item and the other gets deleted automatically. Click the done button in the top right after selecting which one you want to delete and you are returned to the main screen. You can then click on update on your watch and the list will be updated to the most current.
When in list view you can just tap one of the list items and it will return you to the main screen.
Phone does not have to be on for app to work, app does not have to be in foreground for app to work, you can leave the app on the main screen or in the list view whichever you prefer and it will be able to hear commands from the watch.
(Update) – Phone does have to be on, not technically, but Apple made me remove the setting that allowed it to run in the background. I will continue to try and get this changed. It will be a free upgrade.
You do have to run the app once to queue it up, but of course you have to add a device so that shouldn’t be a problem.