ecobee Releases the 'Smartphone of Thermostats'
Named for its power similar to that of a smartphone, the ecobee SmartThermostat’s promises faster performance, higher-quality sound, and improved communication capabilities. Packed inside the new glass LCD touchscreen, is built-in Alexa voice support allowing you to not only control the temperature, but also to make phone calls, send messages, play music, listen to podcasts, and hear the latest news. In addition to working with Amazon’s Alexa, the SmartThermostat also supports Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit, Samsung SmartThings, and IFTTT.
One of the most prominent differentiators between SmartThermostat and its predecessors, the ecobee4 and ecboee3, is the new state-of-the-art industrial design and an enhanced wide-angle detection range. The remote sensor can detect a person’s presence, and will automatically adjust to the appropriate comfort setting. When you leave, the SmartThermostat will transition to Away mode to optimize energy and cost savings while the home is vacant.