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The $169 US-only Ecobee3 Lite Smart Thermostat costs 80 bucks less than the original Ecobee3.
The Ecobee3 Lite Smart Thermostat does basic scheduling like a regular 7-day programmable model.
But this heating and cooling appliance also has a bunch of integrations with products and services from other companies.
For starters, it works with Amazon's Alexa voice control assistant.
That means you can ask any Alexa-enabled device to adjust your Ecobee3 Lite's temp for you.
It also has basic Wi-Fi capabilities and can pull in the local weather forecast.
The related app works on Android and iOS devices.
This model also works with Apple's HomeKit, Samsung's SmartThings, Wink and IFTTT.
With HomeKit, you can ask Siri to control your heating and cooling.
The touchscreen interface is responsive, similar to using a phone.
The Ecobee3 Lite has the same design as the original Ecobee3.
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