Category: Energy Monitor Reviews

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%