Netatmo Smart Thermostat,, works with Alexa, Google Home IFTTT etc. £99 @ Argos
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Netatmo Smart Thermostat,, works with Alexa, Google Home IFTTT etc. £99 @ Argos

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Found 17th Nov
Another Smart thermostat for you to consider!

The Netatmo system is a learning based thermostat similar to Nest or Tado, but lacks Nest's presence sensor and Tado's Geofencing (although I understand this can be set up via IFTTT). It is nearly £100 cheaper than those 2 though!

It has compatible radiator valves, so can be setup to have different temps in different rooms. See this thread for a discussion. For me this adds some future flexibility.

Reviews look to be similar to the other thermostats, the main issue seems to be the the simplicity / lack of controls from the thermostat itself.

This one seems to be available at Argos, AO, Amazon and Currys for the £99 mark, so choose the store most convenient to you!

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Original Poster

Personally I'm buying this at Argos as a 'safety' choice. If the Nest or Tado (or even the Netatmo) comes up on a blindingly good black friday deal I can always return this one.

I have one of these, works great with Alexa and very easy self install if replacing existing wired wall thermostat.

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TylerDurdenUK1 m ago

I have one of these, works great with Alexa and very easy self install if …I have one of these, works great with Alexa and very easy self install if replacing existing wired wall thermostat.



I currently have a dead wireless thermostat (the receiver died, apparently it's a common issue with this model).

I'm hoping it'll just be a case of wiring in the new receiver?

Had mine for nearly 3 years now and works great also the app has been updated and does the job fine.

Great price,only issue I had was when changing batteries and losing connection for an hour.Never managed to get it to work with Alexa but do not see any real advantage there anyways.

Hold the phone, the matching radiator valves are £70 each? Makes a cheap thermostat kinda pointless. And a heck of a long-term investment which software historically doesn't match.

my thermostat controls both my water and my heating - I am assuming this will be no good for that then?

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EndemicAlarm5 m ago

Hold the phone, the matching radiator valves are £70 each? Makes a cheap …Hold the phone, the matching radiator valves are £70 each? Makes a cheap thermostat kinda pointless. And a heck of a long-term investment which software historically doesn't match.



Maplins had them down to £50. Still pricey, but cheaper than the Tado thermostats.

I'm just looking for the boiler control to start off with.

Evilmonkey1 h, 50 m ago

Personally I'm buying this at Argos as a 'safety' choice. If the Nest or …Personally I'm buying this at Argos as a 'safety' choice. If the Nest or Tado (or even the Netatmo) comes up on a blindingly good black friday deal I can always return this one.


I bought a nest last week from Currys. If a deal comes up I'll be buying it and returning it with the original receipt to currys.

I used to be a big fan of Netatmo products, often posting on this site praising them, no more.

I have all of their heating and weather station kit, except the radiator TRV's, I will explain why shortly. In the last 2.5 years I have had one heating thermostat fail, the main indoor sensor and then an outdoor unit (on the weather station) fail as well. Their customer services admittedly have improved from the almost non-existent service of last year, but are still not great. The products whilst good looking, are simply just too unreliable.

The final straw was with the radiator TRV's, I needed about a dozen but my thermostat would only support 5. I contacted them and they told me to buy a new thermostat as apparently they can support a higher number of TRV's. Nowhere have I seen a v1 / v2 coding so how would I even know if I was buying a "newer version"? Also, surely a software update should suffice?

Angered by their feeble answer, I have now moved to Honeywell EvoHome, which is where I wish I had started in the first place.
Edited by: "WBRacing" 17th Nov

Evilmonkey1 h, 58 m ago

I currently have a dead wireless thermostat (the receiver died, apparently …I currently have a dead wireless thermostat (the receiver died, apparently it's a common issue with this model).I'm hoping it'll just be a case of wiring in the new receiver?


Yes dead easy to install. Simply wire into the boiler where the current one is.

WBRacing6 m ago

I used to be a big fan of Netatmo products, often posting on this site …I used to be a big fan of Netatmo products, often posting on this site praising them, no more. I have all of their heating and weather station kit, except the radiator TRV's, I will explain why shortly. In the last 2.5 years I have had one heating thermostat fail, the main indoor sensor and then an outdoor unit (on the weather station) fail as well. Their customer services admittedly have improved from the almost non-existent service of last year, but are still not great. The products whilst good looking, are simply just too unreliable. The final straw was with the radiator TRV's, I needed about a dozen but my thermostat would only support 5. I contacted them and they told me to buy a new thermostat as apparently they can support a higher number of TRV's. Nowhere have I seen a v1 / v2 coding so how would I even know if I was buying a "newer version"? Also, surely a software update should suffice? Angered by their feeble answer, I have now moved to Honeywell EvoHome, which is where I wish I had started in the first place.


Also it's one thing having a weather sensor fail but if the TRVs start to fail and you have to get a plumber in every time that would be a real pain.

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Hmm, that is worrying. I'd seen no other reviews which talked about poor reliability, but it's good to know.

I'm still hoping for a Nest deal (it's not looking great at the moment, as Hive has cut their prices with no reaction from nest).

I can't really get excited about Hive, it only seems a step up from my current wireless in that it can also be controlled over the internet. The Netatmo is cheaper and seems to do more.

We have this, was installed with a brand new boiler and heating system through our house (refurb job) just under 1 year ago. Month or so ago noticed the wireless thermostat wasn’t talking to the boiler, turning it on/off etc when we pressed or changed temp. Finally had it looked at tonight and it’s basically useless and has to be replaced. So based on our experience I would not waste your money as it seems completely unreliable, which i notice another person posted above as well.

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yonyon12 m ago

We have this, was installed with a brand new boiler and heating system …We have this, was installed with a brand new boiler and heating system through our house (refurb job) just under 1 year ago. Month or so ago noticed the wireless thermostat wasn’t talking to the boiler, turning it on/off etc when we pressed or changed temp. Finally had it looked at tonight and it’s basically useless and has to be replaced. So based on our experience I would not waste your money as it seems completely unreliable, which i notice another person posted above as well.



Did they replace it for free?

My current wireless (a drayton, so a relatively known brand) cannot talk to the receiver so I don't want a similar issue!

Evilmonkey9 h, 40 m ago

Hmm, that is worrying. I'd seen no other reviews which talked about poor …Hmm, that is worrying. I'd seen no other reviews which talked about poor reliability, but it's good to know. I'm still hoping for a Nest deal (it's not looking great at the moment, as Hive has cut their prices with no reaction from nest).I can't really get excited about Hive, it only seems a step up from my current wireless in that it can also be controlled over the internet. The Netatmo is cheaper and seems to do more.


Why is Nest more exciting than Hive? Just starting to read up as I want a wifi controllable heating system preferabley with Alex support

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mgk11 m ago

Why is Nest more exciting than Hive? Just starting to read up as I want a …Why is Nest more exciting than Hive? Just starting to read up as I want a wifi controllable heating system preferabley with Alex support


As far as I've read (no firsthand experience) Hive has no 'learning' ability and some complain that it can overshoot the target temp consistently. (Google hive overshoot). I'm sure it's a minor issue as most seem very happy with it. The Nest seems to have a few more features (learning, monitoring etc.).

Evilmonkey11 h, 14 m ago

Did they replace it for free?My current wireless (a drayton, so a …Did they replace it for free?My current wireless (a drayton, so a relatively known brand) cannot talk to the receiver so I don't want a similar issue!


Honestly not tried, husband just said we’ll get a Nest. Not sure if they would if we called.
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