Logitech® Harmony® Ultimate One
Universal remote with customizable swipe and tap touchscreen
Our take on the Logitech® Harmony® Ultimate One by Crutchfield's Ralph Graves
One easy-to-use remote
Ever wish your home remote control was more like a smartphone? The Harmony Ultimate One lets you use the same simple swipe and type touchscreen motions to control your home theater system. With a flick of your finger you can quickly swipe and scroll to navigate to your entertainment choices. The Ultimate One doesn't overwhelm you with choices — surrounding its touchscreen are just a few simple control buttons. And you can even consolidate button functions. So, for example, by tapping a button, your Blu-ray player skips to the next chapter. But if you hold down that button, the player will fast-forward through the disc.
Customizable channel icons mean your favorite TV shows are only one touch away.
Is your setup complex? Not anymore. You can initiate a sequence of commands by tapping a single activity icon. Touch the “Watch TV” icon, for example, and the Ultimate One automatically assesses the status of your HDTV, receiver, cable or satellite box and makes sure they're all turned on with the proper settings. Presto! Your system's ready for TV viewing. The activity icons also provide easy access for family members and houseguests.
Select colorful, easy-to-see display icons for up to 50 of your favorite TV channels. And you can personalize and rearrange them as you want — right on the remote's touchscreen. To watch a channel, just touch the icon. The remote does the rest.
You can control up to 15 devices with the Ultimate One remote. The system works with over 5,000 brands and 225,000 entertainment devices, including lighting controls, game consoles, multi-room systems, and more. If it has a remote, you can probably control it with the Ultimate One.
To get started, just download the free MyHarmony software to your Mac or PC. Then connect the Ultimate One to it via the provided USB cable. MyHarmony will help you program your remote by asking some simple questions about your system and how you use it. It then downloads the commands and command sequences to your remote. And you can use MyHarmony to update your remote whenever you upgrade your system with new gear.
Power at the ready
The Harmony Ultimate One comes with its own charging station, so your remote has a home and it's easy to find. But if you forget to replace it on the station when you're done, don't worry. A built-in motion sensor “wakes up” the remote from its auto sleep mode when you pick it up — no more draining batteries while the remote's sitting on the coffee table.
- swipe and tap color touchscreen
- one-touch activity icons such as "Watch TV," "Listen to Music," and much more
- up to 50 one-touch favorite channel icons
- customizable button functions and touchscreen layout
- number pad access on touchscreen
- contoured backlit buttons
- controls up to 15 devices
- motion sensor "wakes up" remote from auto sleep mode when picked up to save on battery life
- comfortable, ergonomic design
- USB port for downloading commands from MyHarmony (USB cable included)
- can learn IR codes from existing remote controls
- built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery
- recharging cradle with AC adapter
- 2-3/16"W x 7-3/8"H x 1-3/16"D
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- USB port
- Mac OS X 10.6 or later
- USB port
- Windows® XP, Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8
What's in the Box:
- Universal remote control
- Charging base
- AC power adapter (w/ attached 6' DC cord)
- 23" micro-USB to USB type-A cable
- Setup Guide
- Important Information
- Labeling guide
Great remote. Setup was easy with good online instructions. It walks you through the complete setup. Highly recommended.
John, Amesbury, MA
Overview: Harmony Touch is an activity-based Infrared (IR) universal remote control. Using the myharmony.com web-based setup, you can control up to 15 different devices. Using its Smart State technology, the Harmony Touch keeps track of the devices it controls, which allows it to always know which devices are on and off, and what input each device is currently set to. The Harmony Touch Universal Remote brings the flexibility and convenience of touch screen controls to your home entertainment system.
MyHarmony.com Setup: http://myharmony.com is the website where you configure the Harmony Touch. By connecting the Harmony Touch to your Mac or Windows computer and following the instructions at myharmony.com, you can enter your device information, create activities and choose your favorites. With this information, myharmony.com will configure your Harmony Touch to control your entertainment system. Your can return to myharmony.com any time to update your configuration, although many settings can also be maintained directly on Harmony Touch as well. The myharmony.com website has a database of over 225,000 electronic devices from over 5,000 manufacturers. Your computer will need to meet the following system requirements:
- Windows-based PC:
- Microsoft Windows 8 (32/64-bit), 7 (32/64-bit), Vista (32-bit) or XP (32-bit)
- USB type-A port
- Internet access (Internet Explorer 8+, Chrome 16+, Firefox 11+)
- Intel-based Mac Computer:
- Macintosh OS X 10.6 or later
- USB type-A port
- Internet access (Firefox 11+, Safari 4+)
Note: The Harmony Touch must be docked in the included docking station and connected to your Windows or Mac computer with the included USB cable to setup the remote through the myharmony.com website.
Learning Function: In addition to the devices which can be entered using the web interface, this remote can also learn most functions of other infrared remotes.
Full-Color Touchscreen w/ Gesture Commands: The Harmony Touch's 2.4" full-color touchscreen gives you easy gesture control of the remote's commands and activities (up to 11 different gesture motions). The remote vibrates to give you tactile feedback about when a tap, swipe or other gesture has been recognized by the remote. The remote display automaticlaly lights up when the remote control is moved.
- Swipe up/down
- Swipe up/down and hold
- Swipe left/right
- Swipe left/right and hold
- Double tap
- Long press
Note: The numeric keypad is now located on the touchscreen.
Ergonomic Design: The sculpted backlit buttons allow you to easily operate the remote in the dark, while its ergonomic design allows the unit to fit comfortably in your hand.
Activities: The Harmony Touch uses Activity Control to give you one-touch control of your entertainment system. You can use one of the touchscreen's Activity buttons to power on your TV, DVD player, A/V receiver, set all your inputs and even activate play without having to program time consuming macros. Once all of your equipment is "on", the buttons on the remote are also automatically configured for the appropriate operation.
Favorites: Favorites are your favorite TV channels. Using the myharmony.com website you can select up to 50 favorite channels to display on the remote with identifiable icons. Selecting a favorite channel will start your "Watch TV" activity, if it's not already started, and tune directly to that channel. Using the touchscreen, you can add, remove and reorder your favorite channels right on the remote.
System Off + Sleep Timer: One push of the off button turns off all the equipment in your system. You can even fall asleep on the couch and let the Harmony Ultimate One remote control take care of turning everything off for you.
Help: If you have a problem completing an activity function, the help button will guide you through the fix using the interactive multi-color touchscreen display.
Lithium-Ion Battery/Recharging Docking Station: The Harmony Touch includes an integrated rechargeable Lithium-ion battery, which provides up to a one-week charge under normal use. The remote comes with a docking station and AC power adapter that keeps the remote fully charged.
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