Category: Energy Monitor Reviews

Smappee Home Energy Monitor Review

With a fun name and easily the largest range of smart devices it can connect to out of the box. Is the Smappee the energy monitor that you’ve been looking for?

  • Compatible with a huge range of smart devices
  • Automatic appliance detection
  • Smart detection detects appliances as low as 30W
  • Assisted appliance detection
  • Multiple upgrade options
  • Earn SolarCoin
  • Slick design
  • Web app allows downloading of CSV and Excel data
  • Available in most locations around the world
  • Takes at least a month to figure out most appliances
  • Appliance detection can be unreliable
  • Needs to be plugged into mains
  • Important app features spread over two different apps
Total Score78.75%
Smart home compatibility95%

Sense Home Energy Monitor Review

The Sense energy monitor is the best in the business when it comes to automatic appliance detection and monitoring. It uses machine learning and a sensor that measures your electricity millions of times per second.

  • Smart appliance monitoring using machine learning
  • Appliance monitoring measures as low as 5W
  • IFTTT integration
  • Alexa integration
  • AES 128-bit encryption
  • Intuitive interface
  • Power consumption graph updates within a second
  • Completely contained within breaker box area
  • No web interface
  • Not possible to access data without connection to cloud
  • No public API
  • Appliance learning can take over a month
  • Appliance detection has trouble with complicated electrical devices
  • Can only input one rate for cost calculator
  • Bulky monitor and sensors
Total Score72.5%
Smart home compatibility80%

Neurio W1-HEM Home Energy Monitor Review

The Neurio W1-HEM is a whole home energy monitor that has a very ambitious number of features and almost manages to deliver on all of them.

  • Well designed
  • IFTTT integration
  • Can download CSV data
  • Custom API
  • Online and offline monitoring
  • Robust and easy to use interface
  • Power consumption graph updates within a second
  • Appliance monitoring
  • Completely contained in breaker box area
  • Unreliable if WiFi signal is patchy
  • Appliance monitoring can get confused
  • Appliance monitoring is a paid software upgrade
Total Score82.5%
Smart home compatibility100%