It may be version 2.0, but Honeywell still has a lot of kinks to work out with this temperamental HomeKit-compatible thermostat.
The Honeywell Lyric 2.0's key connected feature, geofencing, still doesn't work all that well.
The $250 Honeywell Lyric 2.0 suffers from some of the same old problems as the first-generation model.
A misplaced thermostat can mean higher bills and a house that's never the right temperature. Sharon Profis explains on "You're Doing it All Wrong."
Proper thermostat placement can keep you comfier and save energy.
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.
After a limited release to select cities, the Nest Learning Thermostat should now work with ADT Pulse subscriptions nationwide.
With few "smarts" to speak of, this Thermostat can't quite earn its price tag
A glossy face belies weak usability, over-complicated setup, and too few features.
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.