It is quiet and I can control from a distance. I love the feature that the light stays on as long as there is motion in the garage as this enables me to get my groceries in the house without having to mess with a light. It is nice that the garage door will not close if something is blocking the beam of light on the side of the door closing mechanism.
Learning that there is no app available on Google Play AFTER I installed the GDO was bad enough, but realizing I could lose app control for an existing Craftsman GDO at my other residence when I do something like uprade to a new phone is a deal breaker. Craftsman support had no clue. They sent me to Chamberlin Assurelink, who blamed it on Craftsman and sent me back. As I am writing this, still no app. Craftsman Feedback resulted in another "escalation" number that led to Groundhog Day! It amounts to false advertisement. Existing owners, don't change phones! And Don't Buy Craftsman
Great opener. Has a DC motor, runs super smooth and slows just before closing. Spent way more on an Overhead brand opener that failed 12 1/2 months after installation. This one is smoother, quieter, and way less expensive.