Once features like geo-fencing, pattern-learning algorithms and triggers become available, this oddly standard Thermostat could become a strong contender at its price point. For now, though, it's not worth the money.
Nest is still our choice for best overall smart thermostat, but it isn't massively different from the second-gen model and the gap is narrowing as other brands introduce solid competitors.
While the Lyric has a ton of potential, the app needs some major updates to make its usability and performance on par with the Nest.
While the Ecobee3 doesn't quite match the design and usability of the Nest Learning Thermostat, it is definitely worthy of your consideration.
First Alert might be an old household brand but its new smart thermostat sounds like it's straight from the future.
An intriguing new Kickstarter campaign wants to turn old Android and iOS devices into Nest-like smart thermostats.
Honeywell's Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat can compete directly with the Nest Learning Thermostat on features, but it doesn't match the Nest's intuitive design.
The second generation of the energy-saving Nest Learning Thermostat puts this device even further ahead of the (nearly nonexistent) competition.
The NuHeat Signature floor thermostat keeps you in touch with your floors remotely
The voice control options are extremely basic, and the price increase just doesn't match the value added. Save some cash and get the $249 model or a Nest.