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.

Top Rated Comments

JamesInLA Avatar
85 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.

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illegalprelude Avatar
85 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.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ZipZap Avatar
85 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.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Red Oak Avatar
85 months ago
Can't wait to soon rip out my Nests. Competitors are quickly closing the gap
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ipedro Avatar
85 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.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Trius Avatar
85 months ago
So are we pretending this doesnt look just like the nest? It's not even mentioned.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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