I just bought a Bond Bridge to control my ceiling fan. I have an Iphone so I pulled the Bond app down from the Apple store. When I started installation the app suggested that I instead use a newer application.
So I went back to the store and pulled down the newer version. The first thing this version wanted was for me to enable location services on my phone in order add the bridge.
For the life of me I cant understand why Bond (or anyone else) would need to know my exact location in order to control my fan. As soon as I login they can get my approximate location from my IP address. That seems more than sufficient to me.
Anyway I went back to the old app and found that it did not ask for location, and I used it to set up the bridge and fan.
I have never enabled location services on my phone. I am willing to share a little bit of private information in exchange for some convenience, but sharing my exact location is over the line.