New Ecobee Smart Thermostat With Premium Design Revealed Ahead of Launch, Supports HomeKit and Hey Siri

Ecobee is planning to release a new HomeKit-compatible smart thermostat model with a premium design and built-in air quality monitoring, according to a product listing on home improvement retailer Lowe's website in Canada.

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Similar to Google's smart thermostat Nest, which does not support HomeKit, Ecobee's new Smart Thermostat Premium appears to feature an improved design with a glass front and a brushed metal enclosure. By comparison, all existing Ecobee thermostats have a cheaper looking plastic design with a white back cover.

As discovered last month by MacRumors contributor Steve Moser, the Smart Thermostat Premium will also feature a new built-in air quality sensor that monitors your indoor air quality, provides tips on how to improve air quality, and reminds you when it is time to change your furnace's air filter, according to the product listing.

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Like other Ecobee models, the Smart Thermostat Premium will be compatible with Apple's smart home platform HomeKit, and support "Hey Siri" voice commands for tasks such as setting the temperature and sending Intercom messages. "Hey Siri" voice control requires a HomePod or HomePod mini connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

The Smart Thermostat Premium will also be compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and automation platform IFTTT, the product listing indicates.

A separate product listing on the Lowe's Canada website reveals that Ecobee is also planning a lower-end Smart Thermostat Enhanced, which may be a successor to the current Ecobee3 lite. This model appears to retain a plastic design, lacks voice control, and does not have the new built-in air quality monitoring feature.

Ecobee has yet to formally announce the Smart Thermostat Premium or Smart Thermostat Enhanced, and the Lowe's product listings do not reveal any pricing or availability information, but both thermostats will presumably launch in the near future. Ecobee's existing Smart Thermostat with Voice Control was recently on sale for $199.99, down from $249.99, but it is currently out of stock on the company's U.S. website.

Top Rated Comments

Rychiar Avatar
8 months ago
With thread I hope
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Icaras Avatar
8 months ago
Looking good! I’m hoping this has an OLED screen so the GUI elements just pop out like that on its black front. Right now you can plainly see the squared LCD screen on the current unit.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
orbital~debris Avatar
8 months ago
The higher-end model looks classy.
Great to have a mature product line that avoids bringing Google into the home.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kirkster Avatar
8 months ago
Looks like it is finally time to ditch that first generation Nest. Glad to get that last piece of google out of the house.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ugahairydawgs Avatar
8 months ago
About to move and was literally just about to pick up two new thermostats, so I'll be glad to wait to pick these up. We've had an Ecobee 3 for several years now and it's been great.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Benjamin Nabulsi Avatar
8 months ago
perfect timing, google is not including their nest thermostat with matter standard.
we just need a decent wired doorbell cam and ditch nest all together.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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