:::Begin Edit::: I came across another post about this question. However, I’m not familiar with HTTP API. Is there a way someone can help me with adjusting the delay for my fireplace? :::End Edit:::
I just purchased the Bond and got it set up. I’ve connected it with my gas fireplace, which is a Skytech SR1001 remote. Setup was simple and it connected immediately to teh remote. And it mostly works.
I say mostly because the Skytech SR1001 remote requires you to hold or repeatedly press the ON button to get the flames to their max, or hold or repeatedly press the OFF button to turn off the fire. Because of this, the same is true on the Bond app. So if you press the ON button, for example, the knob at the fireplace will be turned slightly, but not all the way to the ON position. It takes about 3 or 4 presses before the flames come up, and about 6 total presses before the switch is turned all the way to the ON position. The same is true with OFF.
And as far as integrating with Google, it doesn’t work. In the Google Home app it has it like a switch that can be either set to ON or OFF, and essentially equals 1 press of the button. So if the fire is fully OFF, and you press ON in the Google app (or you give the voice command to Google to turn ON), it’s like pressing the button once and slightly turning the knob. And so depending on which setting your in and what command you’re giving it, it’s essentially not doing anything.
So my question is this. Is there currently a workaround to resolve this? If not, is Bond going to add a workaround to address something like this? For example, a custom command feature. Like a ‘custom ON’ and it would equal pressing the ON button 6 times. And also having this custom feature integrate with Google.
I really like the idea of the Bond. But the biggest draw for me was the integration with Google and the ability to give Google a command to turn ON/OFF the fireplace. So at this point I’m reconsidering keeping the Bond, simply because having the remote on my phone doesn’t really justify the price.