All the fancy smart thermostats on the market look great and promise to save you money. But, are they really the energy misers that they claim to be? And, at a price that is several times more than a typical programmable thermostat, is it really worth it? …Read More
UPDATE: Since initially writing this review for the ecobee3, the ecobee4 has been released. Nearly everything I’ve written for the ecobee3 is still true for the ecobee4. They are essentially the same thermostat except the ecobee4 has added an integrated speaker for Amazon Alexa support.
I initially bought the ecobee3 with the intention of testing it, writing this review, and then selling it. However, after using it for over 3 months, I have no plans of getting rid of it. It does everything I could ask for in a smart thermostat and more.…Read More
The Lyric is meant to be Honeywell’s attempt at a true competitor with the Nest. At first glance, it appears it might be able to give the Nest a run for its money. However, a deeper look reveals a number of weaknesses. While the Lyric has certainly succeeded in imitating the look and feel of the Nest, it leaves much to be desired in terms of function.
✅ Looks great and feels sturdy
✅ Many integrations through Works With Nest
✅ Constantly learns and adjusts to your schedule
✅ Fully integrated geofencing for multiple people
❌ No support for Apple HomeKit
❌ Limited ability to customize settings
You may have already heard about the Nest Thermostat. Many of your friends and family members that are tech junkies may have introduced you to this stylish sensation in home automation. But for those of you out there who have not had the pleasure of seeing this trendy device in action, today, we are going to take a deeper look at this product.