HSBuddy

A mobile client for HomeSeer

Smart Watch

If you have an Apple Watch or a Wear OS device (e.g. Galaxy Watch) paired with your phone, you can install HSBuddy on your watch and use it to control devices and events directly from your wrist. If your watch has a WiFi or LTE connection, you can use the HSBuddy watch app even if your phone is turned off or out of range.

After you install HSBuddy on your phone and connect it with your HS3/HS4 controller, it can share the connection information with the watch app, as well as your lists of favorite devices and events. You will be then able to view the status of those devices and control them from your watch.

  Apple Watch Wear OS
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Managing your favorite devices

The HSBuddy watch app will show your favorite device lists within the Devices section of the app. To manage these lists, open the Devices section of the app. From there you can:

  1. Individually add a device to an existing or new list. Tap on any of the devices to go into their Details view and scroll to the Settings section at the bottom. Then tap on Add to favorites and select the existing list you want to add it to, or choose to create a new list.
  2. Add multiple devices to a list at once. Tap on the ··· (context) menu of the app and choose Select multiple. Choose one or more devices you want to add to the list. Then tap on the heart (heart) button in the bottom toolbar and select the list you want to add them to, or choose to create a new list.

Managing your favorite events

The HSBuddy watch app will should your favorite events within the Events section of the app. To manage your favorite events, open the Events section of the app.

From there you can go into the Details view of any event, scroll down to the Settings section at the bottom and toggle the Favorite option.

Choose a custom name for devices

You may want to specify a shorter name for certain devices so they fit within the smaller screen of your watch. You can do this by going to the Options > Smart Watch section of the app and then tapping on the Device friendly names option.

From here you can select the default name used for devices, as well as choose custom names for each individual device shared with the watch.

Saving configuration changes to the watch

After making changes to your favorite devices or events, you need to save these changes to the watch. Changes done to device or event favorites are not propagated to the watch on real-time, you need to explicitly share them. To do this, simply go to the Options > Smart Watch section of the app and tap on the save Save Changes button.