I've been unable to make any of my dots work as expected.
I have three, and was able to update them from V1 to V2. During the process the LED illuminated and the firmware revision was updated. I can also see them using the nRF app, so they appear to be functioning at that level. But that's the only interaction I've been able to get from any of them.
I set one to "roommate mode" where it's LED should illuminate when I'm (or my phone) is near it. I presume the "specified user" is related to the supplied email. Well, I set the email in the app the email on my phone - and there is no response.
I'm pretty sure I've set this up correctly, so I guess I'm added to the list of people whose dots only work to update the firmware in them.
If, as noted (about a month ago) it, that “Proximity with your own email account may be causing a bug”, then the iota/dot is useless. If it can’t determine accurately if it’s me (or my phone) that’s near it, what’s the point?
Sorry but I don't have time to waste either trying to attempt fixes (if indeed they were ever forthcoming) for an obviously flawed product, or having to wait a week between replies. It's a garbage product that's nothing like the original concept, and so I'm redeploying it to its rightful place - in the garbage!
I tried Hue with a different dot today, so 2. Added both the Hue app and the button off app. Made sure the room name is exactly as defined. It didn't work. No response on entering or exiting the defined room. Made sure Dot sees my phone. Nothing got the lights to come on. I wonder if this week's Hue firmware update may be the cause? It seems to me these tech gimmicks only work for short periods. Too many changes in too many places create an unstable user experience. A shame really. Anyway, anyone else struggle to switch on a room or is this just me?