Hi Eric, welcome. This is a switch you'll not regret, and actually might wind up being thankful for wink going away. You'll have control and automations light years beyond wink.
Ryan is correct, the dashboard is key to remote control. Although for monitoring you can setup rules which will send push notifications to your cell, so you don't need to keep pulling out your phone to check. I have push notification for smoke, flood, carbon monoxide, windows left open, & doors left open.
Basically anything you want. How about being notified if the temp is below 65 degrees, with a window open and the heat is on, and illumination is below 30%, and there's motion in the basement. Silly but that gives you an idea of the power & versatility of the hub.
You'll find community members here very helpful and ready to jump in.