Here's why Sensi might be the smart thermostat for you
There are a lot more smart thermostats out there than there used to be.
And Emerson's $160 Sensi Wi-fi programmable thermostat is one of them.
A lot of the smart thermostats out there are really trying to dazzle you with all these smart features that can actually overcomplicate your user experience.
THey can Definitely help you heat and cool your house more smartly but they're not always that intuitive.
And this one is the opposite of that.
It isn't the smartest model we've ever tested.
It doesn't have geo-fencing, it doesn't have a smart algorithm that just learns over time.
Time but it does have a related app and it's one of the most simple streamlined apps I've come across in terms of thermostats so far, and if you don't want to use the related Android or Iphone app to interact with sensy you can obviously do it in person one thing you'll notice is that it doesn't have the sleek streamline modern look of Nest or EcoV or some of the other smart thermostats.
But it's super intuitive.
The buttons work really well.
They're not sort of weird wonky touchscreen that doesn't respond when you want it to.
It also interacts with Amazon's Alexa-enabled products, so if you don't want to use the app, you don't want to control it in person, you can just say Alexa, set my thermostat to 68 degrees.
And that A unique thing for Sensi, because it's one of the least expensive smart thermostat that actually does have that kind of integration.
Alexa is usually reserved for ecobee or Nest or one of the really, really high end models that cost well over 200 bucks.
So obviously we didn't get into the full details of this thermostat here.
For that be sure to check out my full review.
But overall, Sensi is a smart thermostat option, especially if you dont wanna spend a ton.