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All eyes on the Ecobee3 smart thermostat (pictures)

Ecobee brings its own version of the DIY smart thermostat to market.

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The Ecobee3 costs $249.

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It comes with a remote sensor to detect motion and ambient temperature.

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The Ecobee3 has a touchscreen interface.

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Follow the steps to register your thermostat.

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The Ecobee3 has a Web interface as well as Android and iOS mobile apps.

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You can access all sorts of information remotely.

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You can adjust the temperature, change settings, and access your local weather, all from the app.

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This thermostat requires a C wire for installation.

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But it also comes with a Power Extender Kit that gives you a DIY C-wire-workaround, if needed.

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The remote sensor can be placed away from your thermostat to help with the Smart Home/Away and Follow Me features.

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It's powered by a CR2032 coin cell battery.

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You can buy remote sensor two-packs for an additional $79 per pack.

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The thermostat has a 3.5-inch LCD touchscreen and a 320 x 480 pixel display.

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