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Honeywell Announces 'Lyric Round' Smart Thermostat With HomeKit Integration

Honeywell today announced its first HomeKit-enabled product, introducing a second-generation Lyric Round Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat with HomeKit support. Designed to compete with existing HomeKit-compatible thermostats like the ecobee3 and the iDevices thermostat, the Honeywell Lyric connects to a home's Wi-Fi network to allow the thermostat to be controlled via Siri or by using an iOS device and the accompanying app.

The new HomeKit-enabled Lyric thermostat is identical in design to the original Lyric thermostat, featuring a round body and a 3-inch polished glass face that clearly displays the current temperature and the target temperature. It includes a touch screen interface for changing the temperature directly from the device, and it offers motion-sensing illumination.

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With the accompanying app, the Lyric can be controlled with an iPhone either at home or remotely, and with HomeKit integration, it will respond to Siri voice commands and interface with other HomeKit products. App-based features include location-based temperature control for automatic adjustment when a user is away from home, smart alerts for filter changes and extreme indoor temperatures, and intelligent comfort control that takes into account both humidity and temperature.

Honeywell's new Lyric Round Thermostat is priced at $249.99 and is available for pre-order from the Honeywell website starting today. Orders are expected to ship out at the end of January.



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10 months ago

So are we pretending this doesnt look just like the nest? It's not even mentioned.

If we mention that, we'll have to mention what the Nest looks like.

Rating: 18 Votes
10 months ago
Still prefer EcoBee. Those guys are on top of it with Apple's ecosystem. HomeKit, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch support for months now.
Rating: 7 Votes
10 months ago

I've had the 3rd-gen Nest thermostat for a few weeks now, and it's really fantastic. The Nest web and iPhone/iPad apps work great. Only difference between this and Nest is lack of HomeKit, which is a minor shame. Who knows, they might do something in the future, but right now, it does everything it needs to do. And does it very well, I might add. :)

If a "smart thermostat" is something you want, definitely give the Nest a look.


Having just dumped the Nest 3 for Ecobee3, there is more not to like about nest than just homekit support. Nest sets its own preferences and gives the user little control. Nest does not support remote sensors. Nest is not responsive to its customers. Nest believes they own your thermostat not you, so when you say..."I don't want you to automatically update" they say "Tough, its in your terms of service".

I have had the Nest 1, 2 and 3. Yes, nest did work, and if you have simple needs its fine. If you want more control, go with Ecobee.
Rating: 6 Votes
10 months ago
I'm currently looking to replace my Nest with a HomeKit model. I was all in with the Nest ecosystem until they were bought out by Google and started neglecting their Apple users.

I'm not switching to Android to get the most out of my Nest products. I'll simply remove them from my home.
Rating: 5 Votes
10 months ago
Can't wait to soon rip out my Nests. Competitors are quickly closing the gap
Rating: 5 Votes
10 months ago
Cool. I didn't bite on Nest before - and definitely won't now - but on this one I just might.
Rating: 4 Votes
10 months ago
So are we pretending this doesnt look just like the nest? It's not even mentioned.
Rating: 4 Votes
10 months ago

Another pointless overpriced piece of junk. Please no more connected home devices!

Literally you would have to optimise your energy usage with this thing for 100+years just to get your $250 back!

I see no point to these smart thermostat devices they make my blood boil to think of the wasted time making and using these pointless things has cost everyone.

Please if you want one just think for one second about how it could possibly benefit you and reconsider.

These are almost as bad as app controlled lights, i mean if you can reach a switch quicker than opening an app on your phone you need your head checked.

rant over.


They're not just about energy optimization. I travel a lot with work, live on my own, and love the ability to turn on my heating or ac before I get home. I saved just under $150 in the first year I owned my connected thermostat as I don't have to leave my system on while I'm away to return home to a comfortable environment. So.... that's the point.
Rating: 3 Votes
10 months ago

So are we pretending this doesnt look just like the nest? It's not even mentioned.


Honeywell has been making round thermostats since 1953. This one is not black.
Rating: 3 Votes
10 months ago

Still prefer EcoBee. Those guys are on top of it with Apple's ecosystem. HomeKit, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch support for months now.


Very happy with most aspects of my Ecobee3.
Rating: 2 Votes

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