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which smart thermostat should i purchase?

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Getting a new boiler fitted on the 20th so wanted to get a smart thermostat fitted. What do you recommend? Anything other than the big 3 - tado, hive & nest?
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1m, 1w agoPosted 1 month, 1 week ago
Getting a new boiler fitted on the 20th so wanted to get a smart thermostat fitted.

What do you recommend? Anything other than the big 3 - tado, hive & nest?
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1m, 1w agoPosted 1 month, 1 week ago
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#1
I'm going for the netatmo
#2
Evohome if you want individual room control.
#3
I've got Netatmo and very happy with it, it's also £104.99 at Amazon just now which is a very good price.

Edited By: p9dyl on Jan 12, 2017 05:31: Added price
#4
if you have alexa,hive or nest,but check them all out,it's personal preference as most of the differences are small.
#5
i work for British Gas fitting thermostats etc, I'd recommend the hive, you can programme from anywhere in the world, it has Geo location too so you can set that up and when you get a certain distance from the house it turns the heating or got water on, other nifty things that go with hive are the lamps you can but that can be controlled by it, also a door bell and sockets etc that can all be worked via mobile/tablet
#6
I have the netatmo. It can be controlled by siri or Alexa and you can set up ifttt recipes for the geofencing. I have definitely saved money in the 12 months since having it and house is a more constant temperature. The others may be good or better though, obviously I only have the experience of one.
#7
What's the point of that floating box that takes 3 batteries with the Netatmo? If you control it from your phone then surely you don't need that?
#8
I have netatmo and its saved me loads already, the floating box is a room stat . The system is great,
#9
Not a Nest!

we have one and the learning function does not ....learn

also now is supposed to have geo location - but again it does not work

It is useless

EliTom
#10
I have both a nest and a hive. We love them both. I would have had two hives but I didn't like the having to have two separate accounts to control them remotely. Although I have two separate apps for different addresses but at least I don't have to keep re entering my logins. Also worth noting you can't setup and activate an account with a second hand hive! You would need the original purchasers login details.
#11
I have had Hive for British Gas since it first came out and it is great.i have just started to add Hive controlled light bulb's and 13 amp sockets all controlled from Amazon Alexa.It is great fun trying to get Alexa to understand out accents but she is learning. I have 3 bulbs and 3 wall sockets which i can use voice commands to control them all
#12
The netatmo is not a real smart thermostat in smart terms. The best available is the tado. £129 on groupon at the mo. It has more features than , nest, hive etc.
#13
I also have a Nest (2nd Generation) and I wouldn't recommend it; I agree with a previous poster that the learning function doesn't work particularly well, nor does the "Time to temp" function. Regularly the thermostat starts up the heating at 3am when it is set for 7am, after 9 months it still hasn't learnt how long it takes the house to warm up. It could just be that we have an older draughty house, but it definitely isn't saving me any money.
#14
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I also have a Nest (2nd Generation) and I wouldn't recommend it; I agree with a previous poster that the learning function doesn't work particularly well, nor does the "Time to temp" function. Regularly the thermostat starts up the heating at 3am when it is set for 7am, after 9 months it still hasn't learnt how long it takes the house to warm up. It could just be that we have an older draughty house, but it definitely isn't saving me any money.


​You have an old draughty house same as me. Put it on manually and you'll find its accurate. Also note it preheats for a few degrees below for a while then goes full throttle to hit your starting temp.
#15
oh and I'd go Hive or Nest.
#16
Not quite answering your question but I had the Hive installed by BG about 2 years ago. The good thing about it is that you can use it when you go away on holiday and put the hot water and central heating on via your phone when you land so that it'll be all toasty by the time you get home. Also whenever I've had a problem with the hot water or the heating I've rang Hive/BG and they can check the Hive at their end to make sure it is working properly and tell if it's the boiler that needs repair or the Hive. They keep historic records so they can tell you your heating/hot water schedules. It's just peace of mind that there is a competent customer service and back up in place if you ever needed it.

Edited By: Toptrumpet on Jan 12, 2017 14:48
#17
I was shying away from Nest and was leaning towards Hive but the Tado looks interesting as well. Which have a review of them all so might stump up the £1 for the trial
#18
PasPer2
I was shying away from Nest and was leaning towards Hive but the Tado looks interesting as well. Which have a review of them all so might stump up the £1 for the trial


The tado is probably the smartest one and the easiest to fit yourself. It has the geolocation like the nest and hive but the difference is the hive and nest will text you if you leave the house with the heating on and will also text you when your close to home to remind you to turn it on. The tado won't text you it will just turn the heating off when it detects that you've gone out and when you get close to home it will turn the heating on for you. That's a smart thermostat !.. also if you buy the new version 3 you can get a free bridge for apple HomeKit so you can control your heating by just speaking to Siri.
#19
I have tado and thoroughly recommend it. Fitted it myself in no time what's so ever.

Edited By: allsa001 on Jan 12, 2017 23:46
#20
Is the Tado on GroupOn the latest revision?

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