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When Ecobee introduced the Ecobee3 Lite version, they nicknamed it the “Smarter Thermostat.” I had to see it to believe it. The Ecobee3 is a great smart thermostat in its own right, and I was excited to get to test the Lite version to see if it really was smarter.
Competing with Nest and Honeywell, Ecobee was the first to include a mobile app to control the thermostat; they still try to make a name for themselves by flying under the radar.
Ecobee keeps taking steps forwards in giant leaps. With their latest smart thermostat, the Ecobee4, they have included integrated technology with Amazon Alexa.
In this review, I will attempt to sort out all the new features of the Ecobee4 and compare it in a side by side showdown with the Ecobee3.
Breaking down the systems by feature, I will show you what each one has to offer and what each one doesn’t. I will then give you my pick as the better alternative to help narrow down your smart thermostat search options.
How smart can one home be? Vera thinks your home can be extremely smart. So smart, Vera has created an entire line of smart home controllers with different features and price ranges for a wide variety of needs and budgets.
Each of the smart home controllers in the Vera lineup control a large number of devices, ranging from light bulbs to thermostats, automatically turning the devices on and off as members of your household enter and leave. But how do you determine which of Vera smart home controllers is right for your home? We took a look at the VeraEdge and the VeraLite to compare the features of each.
With so many new devices adding smart features, it can be tough to decide which smart hub controller you should buy, spend the time to configure, and enjoy automating your home with. Do you opt for more compatibility with more devices; do you opt for the big brand name backing your smart hub; do you look for easy to use software to make programming your automation a breeze?
We live in an exciting time in technological history. Gone are the days of manually turning on a light. In fact, gone are the days of manually doing many things around the house (except laundry and washing dishes, grrr…).