This week, Ecobee released a fresh batch of smart thermostats that, as usual, enable Google Assistant in addition to other features. A new radar sensor and an integrated air quality monitor have been added to this year’s Ecobee thermostat selection, precisely like Google’s thermostat.
The new Ecobee Smart Thermostat Premium and Ecobee Smart Thermostat Enhanced , which rank at $249 and $189 , respectively, are premium additions to the list. As a result, they are significantly more expensive than Google’s Nest Thermostat, which retails for $129, but offer a lot more features.
In contrast to the brand’s more cheap alternatives, the new Ecobee Smart Thermostat’s zinc-based chassis has a more quality appearance. This new model also features a substantially larger, color display and an updated user interface.
One of the main changes is that Ecobee now supports an air quality monitor that is integrated into the Smart Thermostat Premium and can send notifications to the Ecobee app when audio quality is subpar. The business explains:
With an air quality monitor built right into the device, the flagship ecobee Smart Thermostat Premium revolutionizes the thermostat as a tool for total home health while providing actual comfort that occupants can breathe in. The thermostat shows vital information regarding the quality of the air inside the home, such as the amount of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), the estimated carbon dioxide (CO2) levels, and the relative humidity.
By including a radar sensor in the new thermostats, Ecobee is also borrowing a page from Google’s Nest Thermostat. The Nest Thermostat refers to this as Soli, whereas Ecobee doesn’t have a name for its sensor. However, the company claims that radar will enhance both occupancy detection and motion detection.
One of the major features, according to our friends over at at 9to5Mac have spent , in the new Ecobee Smart Thermostat Premium is the new display.