If you want to control your garage door with your smartphone for as little as possible, the MyQ is still on sale right now for under $30 and it’s great. But there’s another smart garage door accessory you should consider even though it’s more expensive, because it packs a ton of functionality you won’t get with the MyQ. The Nexx Smart Wi-Fi Garage Door Controller NXG-200 lets you open and close your garage door from your iPhone or Android, and it also displays the door’s status so you can see if you forgot to close your garage door on the way out. But on top of that, the NXG-200 also supports Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri voice commands, which is awesome. After spending some time testing it though, there’s one feature in particular that’s definitely my favorite: you can configure geofencing so your garage door automatically opens whenever you come home!
Here are the bullet points from the product page:
- CHECK COMPATIBILITY BEFORE YOU BUY: Nexx Garage is compatible with most garage door openers but, before you buy, check compatibility on Nexx website or test following the instructions in the image gallery. 2.4 GHZ WiFi connection is required. Nexx wireless sensor detects up/down motion only.
- OPEN, CLOSE, SCHEDULE, AND MONITOR your garage door anytime, anywhere while securely sharing with unlimited friends and family. Always know who is coming or going and receive notifications if someone has forgotten to close the door.
- ACTIVATE BY TAPPING, SPEAKING, OR DRIVING. Control by tapping on the Nexx Home app or giving voice commands to Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant. Or… “Just Drive” with industry-leading geofencing technology that tells your garage door to open the moment you pull into your driveway, hands-free!
- ENJOY INDUSTRY-LEADING CONNECTIVITY with an all-new external antenna for strong, reliable WiFi connection PLUS Bluetooth capability so you can control your garage door even when the internet’s out.
- INSTALL QUICK & EASY WITH ZERO FEES. Automate your garage in 10 minutes or less with our all-new wireless sensor system. There are no hidden fees or ongoing monthly subscription. Even voice activation is FREE!
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