Today we're at the CNET smart home taking a look at the new smart thermostat from iDevices.
Now this thermostat is HomeKit compatible which means that you don't need a hub to use it, but you will need an Apple device of some sort like an iPhone or an an iPad.
Overall, setting up this product is pretty easy if you're familiar with HVAC systems.
The problem is, other smart thermostats will figure out what kind of HVAC system you already have in place.
This one requires you not only to wire the thermostat, but also to go in and enter information about your HVAC system before it starts working properly.
Once the iDevices thermostat is up and running, the basics work.
You can control the temperature of your home on your thermostat.
Or on the mobile app.
You can also program scenes, in which Siri will issue multiple commands simultaneously to various HomeKit products installed in When you're home.
But beyond the basic thermostat features the iDevices thermostat doesn't really offer a whole lot.
Currently, there's no geofencing feature that allows the thermostat to know whether you're home or away.
There's no algorithm that helps your thermostat learn your personal heating and cooling patterns over time.
And, really, other than the $150 price point at which it's being offered on the iDevices website, there's not a whole lot to distinguish it from it's competitors.
After talking with developers behind this product, I can tell you that certain firmware and software upgrades will be happening sometime in the future to bring these lacking features up to date.
At present, though, I can only recommend this for early adaptors of home kit technology.
Check out all of our smart thermostat coverage at cnet.com.
At the CNET Smart Home, I'm Dave Priest.
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