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Ecobee Launches New HomeKit-Compatible SmartThermostat With Updated Internals

Monday June 3, 2019 8:17 am PDT by
Ecobee today announced a new thermostat called the Ecobee SmartThermostat with Voice Control. Similar to previous versions of the product, the updated Ecobee can help reduce energy consumption through automated temperature control, as well as provide easier thermostat adjustments thanks to HomeKit support. The fifth-generation Ecobee SmartThermostat includes a glass finish with LCD...

HomeKit-Compatible Ecobee Thermostat Trialing 'Peak Relief' Money Saving Feature

Monday July 30, 2018 6:23 am PDT by
Smart thermostat company Ecobee has become the focus of a new profile shared online today by CNET, and alongside that article the company has revealed a new money saving feature for select Ecobee users called "Peak Relief." This feature was created to help users save on energy bills by automatically cutting down on heating and cooling when energy rates are higher, and then using more when rates...

Ecobee4 Smart Thermostat With Both HomeKit and Built-In Alexa Now Available to Pre-Order For $249

Wednesday May 3, 2017 7:10 am PDT by
Ecobee today announced that its next-generation ecobee4 smart thermostat with built-in Amazon Alexa voice services is now available to pre-order for $249 on its website in the United States. Pre-orders are estimated to start shipping on May 15, the same day it will hit shelves at Lowe's, Home Depot, and Best Buy. Like the ecobee3, the ecobee4 continues to support Apple HomeKit, IFTTT, and...

Ecobee4 Thermostat to Come With Built-In Alexa Voice Assistant

Tuesday April 18, 2017 5:07 am PDT by
The Ecobee4 will come with a built-in microphone for issuing Alexa-based voice commands, according to leaked marketing materials for the upcoming smart wireless thermostat (via The Verge). Ecobee3 owners with supporting Amazon hardware have been able to use Alexa to control their devices since the thermostat maker added support in December, but it looks as if the next iteration of the product...

Ecobee3 Smart Thermostat Update Adds HomeKit Support for Remote Sensors

Friday January 13, 2017 1:05 am PST by
Smart wireless thermostat maker Ecobee is rolling out a firmware update to Ecobee3 devices that brings individual HomeKit support to the device's remote sensors for the first time. The Ecobee3 enables owners to use additional remote sensors to keep track of ambient temperature as well as detect motion in different locations within the home. With firmware version 3.7.0.969, currently rolling...

'Ecobee3 Lite' HomeKit Thermostat Launching for $170 on October 31

Monday October 17, 2016 8:12 am PDT by
Smart thermostat company Ecobee today announced the launch of a cheaper "Ecobee3 Lite" device that will deliver Ecobee's expected "superior comfort, control and energy savings" at $80 less than similar products from competitors, according to the company. Similar to the flagship Ecobee 3 model, the Ecobee3 Lite has the same touchscreen controls and black aesthetic, and can be controlled from a...

Ecobee and Insteon Announce New HomeKit-Compatible Products

Tuesday June 2, 2015 5:45 am PDT by
Following in the footsteps of iHome, Lutron and Elgato, Ecobee and Insteon, two of Apple's other HomeKit partners, are also announcing new HomeKit-compatible products today. Ecobee is announcing a new smart thermostat, while Insteon is introducing the Insteon Hub for adding HomeKit compatibility to Insteon's range of switches, outlets, thermostats, and lightbulbs. Ecobee's existing thermostat...