SenseME Resources

FAQ

Before you Buy
Why SenseME?
Can Haiku with SenseME help reduce my cooling costs?
Can I upgrade my existing Haiku fan with SenseME technology?

How the Fan ‘Thinks’
What is Smart Mode and how does it work?
Does SenseME know the difference between me and another person?
Does SenseME recognize changes made by the remote control?
Can my fan “re-learn” if my circumstances change?
Does the LED module learn as well?

Will SenseME Work with my Device?
Which iOS devices will support this app?
Which Android devices will support this app?
How does Sleep Mode work with my UP by Jawbone® fitness tracker?
I don’t have a smartphone, but I still want Haiku with SenseME technology. What are my options?
If I get a new device, will I need to reconnect my fans to the SenseME app?

How do I use the App to Control my Fan?
How do I connect the app to my fan?
Can more than one person have control of the fan via the app?
Will the motion sensor turn the fan on or off instantly?
When should I use a schedule?

Can Haiku with SenseME help reduce my cooling costs?

Absolutely. In Smart Mode, SenseME automatically increases Haiku’s speed when the room gets warmer, allowing you to raise your thermostat setpoint without sacrificing comfort. You will save approximately 5% on air conditioning costs for each degree you raise your setpoint.
*Source: Hoyt, T., K.H. Lee, H. Zhang, E. Arens, and T. Webster, 2009, “Energy savings from extended air temperature setpoints and reductions in room air mixing.” International Conference on Environmental Ergonomics 2009.

Can I upgrade my existing Haiku fan with SenseME technology?

Previous generation models are not compatible with SenseME technology. But as SenseME technology evolves, you’ll have access to the latest features and benefits. Just download an updated version of the app and then update your fan.

How the Fan Thinks

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What is Smart Mode and how does it work?

Smart Mode monitors temperature and humidity, adjusting Haiku’s speed when conditions change. As the afternoon sun heats up your living room, SenseME speeds up Haiku. Meanwhile, the Haiku in your daughter’s stuffy upstairs bedroom is running even faster to keep her comfortable as she plays.

When Smart Mode is engaged, SenseME remembers your manual speed adjustments to better know how to adjust fan speed the next time you’re in the space.

Does SenseME know the difference between me and another person?

SenseME does not differentiate between individuals. If occupants of the same space have drastically different preferences, the fan will learn less effectively than in a single-user setting or in spaces in which occupants have similar comfort thresholds.

Does SenseME recognize changes made by the remote control?

Yes, provided smart mode is engaged.

Can my fan “re-learn” if my circumstances change?

You have the option to reset your fan’s memory at any time and return it to the baseline so SenseME can start learning all over again.

Does the LED module learn as well?

The LED module is not part of Smart Mode, but it can be scheduled to turn on and off at specific times. You can also use the motion sensor to activate the light upon entering a room.

Will SenseME work with my Device?

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Which iOS devices will support this app?

All iOS devices running operating systems version 7.1.1 or newer will support the SenseME app.

Which Android devices will support this app?

All Android devices running operating systems 3.0 (Honeycomb) or newer will support the SenseME app.

How does Sleep Mode work with my UP by Jawbone™ fitness tracker?

Sleep Mode is a customizable setting to keep your bedroom perfectly comfortable all night long, even as temperatures drop. You can activate Sleep Mode within the SenseME app or with your UP by Jawbone fitness tracker.

Just hit the button on your UP tracker to put the tracker into Sleep Mode, and Haiku with SenseME will automatically switch into Sleep Mode as well. Can’t ask for anything easier than that.

I don’t have a smartphone, but I still want Haiku with SenseME technology. What are my options?

No worries. You can control your Haiku via the standard remote control, included with each Haiku fan. If you purchase a smartphone or tablet down the road, the full functionality of SenseME will be ready and waiting.

If I get a new device, will I need to reconnect my fans to the SenseME app?

If you purchase a new iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, your information will automatically transfer based on your Apple ID. If you purchase a new Android device and download the SenseME app, it will automatically find and connect to any Haiku fans on the network the first time you open the app on your new device.

For both iOS and Android users, all of your important data, such as speed preferences and schedule settings, is stored within the fan.

How do I use the App to Control my Fan?

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How do I connect the app to my fan?

In the App Store or on Google Play, search “senseme,” “SENSEME,” or anything in between, and download the SenseME app to your device. Navigate to the Wi-Fi settings on your device, and connect to the fan’s dedicated default network. Enter B1gA55Fans for the password. Open the SenseME app and follow the instructions to set up the fan. Reconnect your mobile digital device to your home Wi-Fi network.

Can more than one person have control of the fan via the app?

Yes, but the device responds to the most recent command it receives.

Will the motion sensor turn the fan on or off instantly?

The fan turns on instantly when motion is detected, but it remains in operation for at least 10 minutes after motion stops.

You get to choose how long your fan continues to operate after you leave the room with the “Turn Off After” function. Say, for example, you choose 15 minutes. If the fan detects any motion during the 15-minute countdown, it will reset the 15-minute timer. When the timer reaches zero, the fan and light will turn off. Once motion is detected again, the fan and light immediately turn back on and the timer resets for 15 minutes.

When should I use a schedule?

Fans make people feel cooler but don’t lower a room’s actual temperature. So to save energy, it’s ideal to schedule Haiku to turn off while you are away. (However, you may choose to run Haiku constantly at a low speed during the winter to better circulate heated air.)

The fan schedule is especially useful in businesses or schools where occupancy or operational schedules rarely change. But homeowners also can benefit from using the schedule feature for certain regular routines. For example, if you go for a jog at the same time each morning, you can set Haiku to run on a high speed upon your return. You can also schedule Haiku’s LED module to turn on and off at set times.