Logitech® Harmony® Ultimate One

Universal remote with customizable swipe and tap touchscreen

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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.

Harmony Ultimate One remote

Customizable channel icons mean your favorite TV shows are only one touch away.

One-touch commands

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.

Easy Internet setup

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, simply connect the Harmony Ultimate One to your Mac® or PC via the provided USB cable. At the Harmony website, just answer a few questions about your gear and how you use it. The proper command codes automatically download to your remote, and you're done.

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.

Product Highlights:

  • 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 Logitech's website (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
Computer requirements:
  • Mac®
    • USB port
    • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • PC
    • USB port
    • Windows® XP, Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8

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Great Device

Written By Rahul, Arlington, Tx on Sunday, July 19, 2015

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Great product, got the hub so that I do not have to point the remote at the devices in order to work the activities. IR sensors work well. Have a dish joey and hopper along with a sony blu ray and samsung TV. Works well

Cons: Set up is the only cumbersome part to get the sequencing right and the delays just right, but once you do it you will achieve remote "harmony"

Technically Competent

Written By mkyork, Virginia on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Technically competent but very confusing. We found the remote to be functional, but are eternally confused about when to swipe left, swipe up, or pull up the device menu. Too slick for its own good. We much prefer the harmony one.

Pros: Powerful, programmable

Cons: Control motions too complex.

So far, so good (but not great)

Written By Ryan, New Jersey on Monday, June 08, 2015

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You can program the remote for what is called "Activities". It'll turn on the TV, it'll select the correct input, it'll turn on the receiver, it'll select the correct input for the receiver, and it'll turn on the related component (TiVo, Apple TV, Blu-Ray, etc.). While this is a one touch operation for the user, which is awesome, it is not a one-step operation for the remote. What I've found is that essentially what the remote is doing is sending out individual commands, which makes sense. The problem is while the remote is doing this, you have to keep it pointed at the IR sensor the whole time. I'm using a Niles MS120 IR sensor. Using factory remotes, I had no trouble whatsoever with the sensor. Using this Harmony, from what I've experienced, the output IR signal isn't that strong. If I'm directly in front of the TV it works great. If I'm at a slight angle, not so much. Again, no problem at all with the factory remotes. So, with that being said, since it is performing essentially five or six separate tasks, if the signal gets cut while doing this, meaning you're not pointing it directly at the sensor for 20 seconds (give or take), one of the components might not turn on, or turn on to the correct input. This is quite irritating for me. The lack of a number pad isn't the end of the world, but it would definitely be nice to have. There is a touch-screen number pad, but I found that you have to enter the numbers quickly.

Pros: I know my review might sound a bit negative, but it's really not. Overall, I'm very pleased with the unit, but I just wanted to let other consumers know what I was experiencing so far. Regarding the remote, it really has a lot of benefits. It's very easy to program and very easy to use. Like anything, it will take some getting used to, but I can tell right away it won't take very long. It has a great appearance and feel to it. I would gladly recommend this product to others.

Cons: See review.

Great Remote

Written By FJR, Puerto Rico on Tuesday, June 02, 2015

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Remote arrived very fast. I had it set up to Samsung 8550 60" TV, BOSE Cinemate 130, Denon AVR-X2100W,Dish Hopper and Roku3 within 30 to 40 minutes. Working perfectly with all devises as I've programed it. Just order another one for my bedroom but this time de Harmony 700.

Pros: Relatively easy to set up and to use, no issues with any of my devices . The touch feature is awesome.

Cons: A litlle expensive yes, but I eliminated six remote controls. If you have less devices, you could probably go for the 700.

Almost perfect

Written By Bob, California on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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A massive upgrade from the last two Logitech remotes I have owned. I was able to add favorite channels but I have no way to add a picture on the channel button. A five, but the fast forward and rewind buttons on the top and odd to get to. Had to learn to tap instead of push to change channels. I am glad to have it. I did replace a Harmony One remote

Pros: Small, easy to set up I did it myself without help from tech support, kind of fun

Cons: Learning to tap instead of push and when swiping the channel screen it is too easy to change cannels without wanting to.

Does the job

Written By Mc, Illinois on Friday, March 27, 2015

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Had a frustrating 15 minutes with the website but after that all was smooth. We are definitely not power users but but the devise does everything we want it to do . When something doesn't perform as expected it is easy to get yourself back on track.

Pros: Easy set up Reliable

Cons: frustration with website and downloading apps.

Happiness is a Harmony Remote

Written By turk1668, Texas on Thursday, March 26, 2015

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Easy to use and even easier to set up. Have owned a multitude of remotes and this is the BEST ONE on the market IMHO. Love the fact that I can "press" a icon and the TV will switch to that channel, no more having to use the channel guide. The one downer is the usb cable to connect to my computer was too short, a quick trip to the store solved that problem. LOVE this remote, would love it even more if it would load the dishwasher and clean the dishes, who knows maybe some day there will be an app for that.

Pros: Easy to use and set up!

Cons: USB cord too short IMHO!

Powerful and simple

Written By Ryan W, Kansas on Friday, February 13, 2015

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This remote can do it all. It is simple to use and to set up.

Pros: Ease of use and set up. Learning feature for the buttons it doesnt know, ability to change add and move buttons to your liking!

Cons: terminology in changing buttons during set up modification

Could have been better

Written By Gaheiras, Oklahoma on Sunday, February 01, 2015

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This is an amazing and intuitive remote overall I love it, and all of its features. There is one problem with the remote. The back light for the keys makes an annoying high pitched ringing noise when on. I find the noise unacceptable on a universal remote in this price range. When I contacted Logitech their response was check for updates (I'm on the latest release), and turn the back light down. Turning the back light down helps, but I should be able to keep the light at any level I want. This can probably fixed with a software update, but until it is the review stands

Pros: good remote, can be upgrade to the harmony home

Cons: ringing backlight

No More Clutter!

Written By GD, Georgia on Saturday, January 31, 2015

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So if you are remotely tech savvy setup is a snap. Hardest part is writing down all your model numbers. I had a pretty basic setup-Samsung TV, Yamaha receiver, Samsung blue ray, Xbox one, Apple TV. Other than having to upgrade Apple TV to latest software the remote worked perfectly first time. I will mention I have all my components in line of site. I have had issues with ir blasters in the past with the harmony 650 remote. I would give it 5 stars but however they decided on the remotes shape is beyond me? It's really rather awkward feeling in the hand.

Pros: Simple to use and setup

Cons: Ergonomics are pretty bad

GREAT REMOTE

Written By klang, mena ar on Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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My wife bought me this to replace 8 remotes. It worked, every control I need is on it, and if its not I can put it on.

Pros: Very easy to program works great

Cons: Kind of an adventure to find model #s on everything I wanted to control but...

Great remote!

Written By PB, Redfield, SD on Thursday, January 15, 2015

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Nice layout easy to use and setup. Some people have complained about the no number buttons, but they are there as a touch screen. The only complaint that I have is the paradigm soundtrack 2 is listed as an approved device, but I have yet to get it to program at least using the easy way.

Pros: Super functional Easy to setup

Cons: Can't get my paradigm soundtrack 2 programmed to the remote.

WOW...

Written By SteveS, Maryland on Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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Not having another "Universal" remote to compare to, except the old Sony Remote Commander, I have to say this unit is amazing. Easy setup, good quality, and excellent feel in the hand, this unit is sure to please. Not sure I could imagine anything I would change about this remote...

Pros: Easy Setup, "Motion Wake Up" of remote, and LCD Screen.

Cons: Can't think of any...

Great remote

Written By Steve, Michigan on Tuesday, January 06, 2015

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Had to replace my Harmony 880 that I really liked and always worked perfectly. Was a little worried the Ultimate One wouldn't be as good. I was wrong this remote is a lot better than the 880. it's just as easy to set up and once you get used to it you will love it

Pros: controls everything

Cons: ???

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Written By Craig, Bristol,TN on Friday, December 19, 2014

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Unit was very helpful. Makes turning on multiple units very easy and it is easy to program also.

Pros: Ease of use, works as advertised

Cons: I wish it had a actual number pad .

Like this remote!

Written By DaveG, New York on Monday, December 15, 2014

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I really like the Logitech® Harmony® Ultimate One. I did have to call Logitech to help with the set up but they were great and finished my setup for me.

Pros: Easy to use! Lots of quick buttons for finding common channels on the touchscreen was a bonus!

Cons: Had to call Logitech to finish the setup, because it wasn't changing to the correct inputs for my activities. I don't like the play/stop button being on the top side of the remote, which makes it seem clumsy. Also, the fast forward and rewind buttons are also the skip forward and skip back button depending on how long you hold them down, which is clumsy as well.

Marriage Saver!!!

Written By Eric S, Huntington, NY on Monday, December 01, 2014

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This product has been a great save for my marriage. No really. Read on. I have been updating my electronics over the past year. New Yamaha Avantage tuner, New Samsung plasma, new surround speakers, new PS4, etc... With all these devices, I have had to collet a bunch of remotes. My wife is the not type to not want to bother with remembering all the different inputs and settings to get the TV/Tuner/CD Player/ Pandora/etc to "work". She want to turn the TV on, and watch it, or start Pandora and listen to it.. This led to many calls for my help and she was frustrated with me for upturning the peaceful harmony (no pun intended) from before all the changes. I researched for a bit and this remote seemed solve those issues. It came neatly packaged with clear instructions for setup. Once setup was complete, I had some single button programmed for her viewing pleasure. She is happy that she is back in control and harmony has been restored. Happy wife = happy life. No?

Pros: Great design. Simple to use. Great features. Haptic feedback. Responsive touchscreen.

Cons: Battery life could be better. At this price point, Bluetooth should be standard.

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Written By JohnE, Lockport, NY on Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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If you're like me and own a large Hi-Def Screen, Blu-Ray DvD players and a good size surround system and need to control everything with one remote instead of 5 of them the Harmony is the remote to have. I bought this after doing a bit of research here and on the manufactures web site and it seems to be the best choice out there for one remote to control every piece of equipment in your system. It is so nice to be able to use one remote and not search around for 5 different remotes and learn all their features. The Harmony does all the functions of the five remotes it replaced. Easy online programming of the remote. You just tell it what equipment you own and it automatically picks up all the commands online and programs them into the Harmony. It also lets you program commands to turn on your TV, audio system, DVD player with the push of one button. This makes running the system easy for the wife (that has no idea what all those buttons are for). Every command is programmable through the remote from online by just answering a few questions. Then you unplug the remote from the computer and it's ready to go. If it runs into a problem (mine hasn't yet) it will run through a diagnostic to fix it. My only con for the remote is the touch screen is too sensitive. This is why I gave it 4 stars out of 5. But this is not a big deal considering how powerful this remote is. It's worth every penny.

Pros: Learns commands online. Easy to program. Turns on & off a series of devices with one button pushed. No batteries, it charges itself in the remotes cradle so it's always ready to use.

Cons: Touch screen is a bit too sensitive to the touch.

All-n-1 Remote

Written By onthelake, Dallas, Texas on Friday, September 19, 2014

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Harmony still makes the best remotes but they dropped the ball by not having a #pad on this model. If I want to go to the guide ( I have Direct TV) I can't start at a particular channel. They have the "Favorites" section where you enter the channel and the logo is stored in the Harmony screen but this is too awkward if you are going to HBO or high channel. I will put up with this flaw and use my Genie remote when I need #;s.

Pros: Easiest programing of all.

Cons: No # pad, would be a 5 otherwise

Awesome universal remote control

Written By Daniel, Sacramento, CA on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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This device is amazing! The only thing better would be mind-reading! It is extremely easy to set up. Functionality is intuitive and complete. I love the touchscreen-no more jungle of buttons to get lost in. The device is aesthetically beautiful and fits in the hand perfectly. It's amazing.

Pros: Ease of programming, intuitive functionality, touchscreen/minimalization of buttons, beauty

Cons: none

Very Nice....

Written By RDLee, Gloucester, Va on Monday, June 23, 2014

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The Harmony Ultimate One is a very good universal remote. The soft touch/swipe command screen is a vast improvement over Logitech's earlier designs and the management software is a vast improvement over earlier versions. The only negatives that I can see rests with the touch and swipe sensitivity as it tends to be a little too sensitive and needs a way to be dialed down and 2) No replaceable battery. Other than these two factors I can find no problems with this device and it would be a good solid product for anyone seeking a universal remote to manage their A/V gear setup.

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Written By Anonymous, Seattle WA on Sunday, June 01, 2014

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I am still trying to get it working the way I want it. I have been having trouble getting the start up programing working correctly. I need to get it to turn on the TV and wait 10-12 sec before it tries to change the input.

Best Remote Available

Written By Joe T, Bluffton,SC on Sunday, April 20, 2014

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I recently upgraded my home theater with a new Samsung UN60F8000 TV and a new Denon AVR-X4000 receiver and a Sony BDP-S6200 Blu ray player.So I need a remote that could handle all of these and more. The Logitech Harmony Ultimate One fit the bill easy set up all the features you will need or want. I highly recommend it.

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What's in the box?

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  • 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

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Features

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
  • Tap
  • 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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