When comparing Parce One vs Koogeek Smart Plug, the Slant community recommends Koogeek Smart Plug for most people. In the question“What are the best smart switches?” Koogeek Smart Plug is ranked 11th while Parce One is ranked 12th. The most important reason people chose Koogeek Smart Plug is:
The scheduling feature is easy to use - select a time to turn on, and a time to turn off. You can repeat this schedule (called a 'rule' within the app) daily, or weekly. There is also a built-in timer, which can be useful when you only need the lights on for a few minutes during an irregular time.
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Pro Automates itself after a learning period
After being used for a while, the Parce One will eventually start learning your habits, and can start turning devices off automatically when you forget to turn them off yourself. It's fairly conservative, although if you stay up a few extra minutes than normal, the lights may turn off before you're done with them - however this is to expected from any self-taught schedule.
Pro Energy monitering
Parce One tracks the energy used by the device that is plugged into it. It displays the information it gathers into an easy to read graphs, and even can make suggestions over time that can help reduce the power bill.
Pro Apple HomeKit compatible
HomeKit is deeply integrated with Siri, which makes turning connected devices on or off is as simple as asking Siri. You can also group devices into a 'scene' - for example, once configured saying "OK Siri, go to bed" can turn off all your lights, adjust your thermostat, and lock all your doors with just one action.
Pro Easy to use scheduling
The scheduling feature is easy to use - select a time to turn on, and a time to turn off. You can repeat this schedule (called a 'rule' within the app) daily, or weekly.
There is also a built-in timer, which can be useful when you only need the lights on for a few minutes during an irregular time.
Pro HomeKit compatible
HomeKit is created by Apple, and provides easy control through Siri. Devices can be grouped together, and multiple devices can be activated at once with a single action (if you set up the proper scenes).
Pro Well designed app
The app is designed to look sleek, and give quick access to commonly used actions. Finding a specific device can be a hassle if you have many HomeKit devices connected in the same room as the lists scroll vertically, but this won't be an issue for the vast majority of users.
Pro Energy measurement
This smart plug will show you energy stats, which can be used to help determine the best way to slash energy costs. It does this in real-time in the app, as well as over time through a graph.
Con Only available in Germany currently
Currently, the Parce One is only available in Germany. It uses the F plug type, which is compatible with countries listed here (USA, England, Australia and Canada don't use the same plugs).
Con iOS only at the moment
An Android app can be expected by the end of 2016, however currently there is only an iOS app.
Con LED light is always on
While an update is in the works to make this user-adjustable, the power indicator LED is always on with no option to turn it off.
Con No Android support
Unfortunately, if anybody in your house uses an Android device, they won't be able to connect to the Koogeek smart plug.
Con No third party ecosystem integration
Unfortunately, it seems this plug isn't compatible with WeMo, Nest, SmartThings, Wink, or other home automation ecosystems. This limits the devices that this switch can connect with in the future (or the present if you already have non-HomeKit devices).