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Chamberlain MyQ Garage Door Smartphone Controller - $49 - Walmart B&M YMMV

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Was at Walmart tonight and found the Chamberlain MyQ marked down to $49 from $99. Checking Brickseek showed all but 1 store locally at this price with most stores having 3+. Model number is MYQ-G0201. This allows you to control your garage door from your smartphone as well as know if it is open or closed.


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I'd suggest avoiding this one....it no longer has smartthings support. You can get the IRIS model from lowes for $60 or less if your store has inventory (I purchased one on amazon for $60) and it's fully recognized as a standard z-wave device...allows control via smartthings and alexa.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Iris-Z-W...s/50213045
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Can you use this with any brand of opener ? I believe mine is genie
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I'd suggest avoiding this one....it no longer has smartthings support. You can get the IRIS model from lowes for $60 or less if your store has inventory (I purchased one on amazon for $60) and it's fully recognized as a standard z-wave device...allows control via smartthings and alexa.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Iris-Z-W...s/50213045
What are some use cases for this when connected to a smart hub? I can't really think of a reason I'd want to open or close my garage door through this type of thing from inside my house. I just want to be able to check on it and close it if necessary from outside my house, so it seems like this alone would be good enough. Having all the stuff in one app might be nice, but this would be the first connected thing I have, so I'll worry about that later.
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What are some use cases for this when connected to a smart hub? I can't really think of a reason I'd want to open or close my garage door through this type of thing from inside my house. I just want to be able to check on it and close it if necessary from outside my house, so it seems like this alone would be good enough. Having all the stuff in one app might be nice, but this would be the first connected thing I have, so I'll worry about that later.
Well..it's a little more versatile than that...for example I have an echo dot in various parts of the house INCLUDING the garage. It's very convenient to be able to say "Alexa, turn on the garage door" and have it open the garage door as I'm carrying a armload of stuff out of the garage such as boxes on garbage day. It also allows you to use the free android/ios app "Roger" to talk to alexa from ANYWHERE on your smartphone and tell it whatever...the smartthings control allows you not only to check if your garage door is open but open it remotely such as someone coming to your house calling you when they got there and you sending the command to open the door, then closing it behind them. When inside the house it's convenient to just tell alexa to close it when you notice you forgot. You can also do some neat tricks such as turning your phone into a "presence" sensor and having the garage door auto open as you approach...or auto close as you leave (and turn on/off lights in the house while it's at it). It was worth it to me. Also the smartthings hub is currently selling around $60 where it was $100. Amazon had warehouse deals ones for $50...but you can always purchase the hub later when you want to add on. The MYQ one is a clearance item that has no support from the manufacturer. They've even shutdown the gateway they were providing that allowed it to interface with smartthings. Lowes is currently showing a clearance price of $15 for the IRIS if you can find one in stock. Also the iris model is a rebadged linear which is pretty much THE name when it comes to these garage door controllers. Hope that answered your question.
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sensor on door would tell whether door is open or closed. i use myq and am happy with its usage... did not knew there is something called iris.. sadly i paid 100$ for myq would have bought iris if it is same like myq
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Well..it's a little more versatile than that...for example I have an echo dot in various parts of the house INCLUDING the garage. It's very convenient to be able to say "Alexa, turn on the garage door" and have it open the garage door as I'm carrying a armload of stuff out of the garage such as boxes on garbage day. It also allows you to use the free android/ios app "Roger" to talk to alexa from ANYWHERE on your smartphone and tell it whatever...the smartthings control allows you not only to check if your garage door is open but open it remotely such as someone coming to your house calling you when they got there and you sending the command to open the door, then closing it behind them. When inside the house it's convenient to just tell alexa to close it when you notice you forgot. You can also do some neat tricks such as turning your phone into a "presence" sensor and having the garage door auto open as you approach...or auto close as you leave (and turn on/off lights in the house while it's at it). It was worth it to me. Lowes is currently showing a clearance price of $15 if you can find one in stock. Also the iris model is a rebadged linear which is pretty much THE name when it comes to these garage door controllers. Hope that answered your question.
I suppose that's all nice, but none of it really convinces me I need it (same reason I don't have any connected devices yet). At $15, maybe, but the only stores that have any stock around me are still at $80. And if I understand this thing correctly, I'd still need to buy the hub, so that's another $75 or so. That just doesn't seem worth it for niche cases. The only thing on your list that is appealing enough to me to do something about it is getting it to open as I approach, but that can be done via software on Android with some time investment.
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Can you use this with any brand of opener ? I believe mine is genie

Most of these will work with just about ANY garage door opener because they involve plugging some wires into the existing spot your current garage door button uses on the door opener side...they basically emulate the garage door button and "flip the switch" the same way it would. The only time it's an issue is if your opener isn't providing enough voltage to the button..that sometimes requires adding a supplemental power adaptor so both the button and the controller will both work.
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What are some use cases for this when connected to a smart hub? I can't really think of a reason I'd want to open or close my garage door through this type of thing from inside my house. I just want to be able to check on it and close it if necessary from outside my house, so it seems like this alone would be good enough. Having all the stuff in one app might be nice, but this would be the first connected thing I have, so I'll worry about that later.
Like if you have kids going in and out of house who regularly forget to close it and you are about to fall asleep and don't wanna get up go downstairs to check. Would be nice to just have door on automatic timer to close each night...first world problems for sure.
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I suppose that's all nice, but none of it really convinces me I need it (same reason I don't have any connected devices yet). At $15, maybe, but the only stores that have any stock around me are still at $80. And if I understand this thing correctly, I'd still need to buy the hub, so that's another $75 or so. That just doesn't seem worth it for niche cases. The only thing on your list that is appealing enough to me to do something about it is getting it to open as I approach, but that can be done via software on Android with some time investment.
Well as mentioned, you don't have to get the hub until you want to and other hubs will also work if they support z-wave devices. There is something to be said for voice control over having to press buttons in an app especially while in the car but in the end you have to decide what's right for your usecase. I just wanted to ensure folks looking to buy this had all the info given chamberlain doesn't announce anywhere that they've abandoned support for the MYQ device.
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Well as mentioned, you don't have to get the hub until you want to and other hubs will also work if they support z-wave devices. There is something to be said for voice control over having to press buttons in an app especially while in the car but in the end you have to decide what's right for your usecase. I just wanted to ensure folks looking to buy this had all the info given chamberlain doesn't announce anywhere that they've abandoned support for the device.
Oh, so the IRIS one works by itself as well? Sorry, I guess I misunderstood. I thought it needed the hub (reviews I've seem seem to indicate this). If that's the case, then I'll keep digging and see if I can find a clearance one by me.
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sensor on door would tell whether door is open or closed. i use myq and am happy with its usage... did not knew there is something called iris.. sadly i paid 100$ for myq would have bought iris if it is same like myq

IRIS was just lowe's "home automation" brand name the same way "equate" is walmart's generic. The advantage is since IRIS was released as clearance you can find the equipment cheap and since the controller was actually a re-badged linear controller that gets identified as a "generic z-wave controller" it works with a whole bunch of equipment and not just IRIS as the packaging would indicate.
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Well..it's a little more versatile than that...for example I have an echo dot in various parts of the house INCLUDING the garage. It's very convenient to be able to say "Alexa, turn on the garage door" and have it open the garage door as I'm carrying a armload of stuff out of the garage such as boxes on garbage day. It also allows you to use the free android/ios app "Roger" to talk to alexa from ANYWHERE on your smartphone and tell it whatever...the smartthings control allows you not only to check if your garage door is open but open it remotely such as someone coming to your house calling you when they got there and you sending the command to open the door, then closing it behind them. When inside the house it's convenient to just tell alexa to close it when you notice you forgot. You can also do some neat tricks such as turning your phone into a "presence" sensor and having the garage door auto open as you approach...or auto close as you leave (and turn on/off lights in the house while it's at it). It was worth it to me. Also the smartthings hub is currently selling around $60 where it was $100. Amazon had warehouse deals ones for $50...but you can always purchase the hub later when you want to add on. The MYQ one is a clearance item that has no support from the manufacturer. They've even shutdown the gateway they were providing that allowed it to interface with smartthings. Lowes is currently showing a clearance price of $15 for the IRIS if you can find one in stock. Also the iris model is a rebadged linear which is pretty much THE name when it comes to these garage door controllers. Hope that answered your question.
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Most of these will work with just about ANY garage door opener because they involve plugging some wires into the existing spot your current garage door button uses on the door opener side...they basically emulate the garage door button and "flip the switch" the same way it would. The only time it's an issue is if your opener isn't providing enough voltage to the button..that sometimes requires adding a supplemental power adaptor so both the button and the controller will both work.
Exactly. I have it set up with a Genie and it works great. 98 out of 100 times it works great. Infrequently now I get a notice that the door is open when it isn't but overall it's great.
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