Good residence firm Ecobee seems able to launch two new sensible thermostats — the Ecobee Enhanced and the Ecobee Premium — ZatzNotFunny experiences. The Enhanced mannequin has appeared in a put up on Reddit, whereas the Premium has leaked by way of a retail itemizing from Canadian Tire. Between them, they give the impression of being set to overtake Ecobee’s current lineup of thermostats consisting of 2016’s Ecobee3 Lite and 2019’s Ecobee SmartThermostat with voice management.
The Ecobee Premium seems set to switch the flagship $250 SmartThermostat. It nonetheless has a built-in microphone with assist for voice assistants like Alexa and Siri, ZatzNotFunny experiences, however new for this mannequin is air high quality monitoring. One product photograph exhibits the Ecobee app recommending a window be opened to enhance air flow. The thermostat’s person interface additionally appears to have been up to date to take away visible muddle and make key data, like the present temperature, bigger on display.
It’s much less clear what enhancements are on the best way for the Ecobee Enhanced thermostat, which seems to be a substitute for the $180 Ecobee3 Lite. From the picture posted to Reddit, it appears to profit from the identical redesigned interface because the Premium, however there’s much less details about useful variations. In early December Dave Zatz reported that the brand new mannequin was in growth.
There’s no phrase on once we would possibly see both thermostat launched. However the truth that Ecobee’s flagship SmartThermostat is at present listed as out of inventory on its web site suggests we would see a successor sooner relatively than later. A consultant from Ecobee didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.