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Posted 20th Nov 2018

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Can't find this any cheaper anywhere else and seems to retail for very close to the £199 RRP almost everywhere. I've looked into smart heating systems and this seems to get generally good reviews and can be made into a completely zoned heating system with the purchase of additional sensors and radiator thermostats.

The app seems good but be aware that in order to use one of the flagship features of geofencing (turn the heating off when you leave the house and on when you get close) you will need to pay a monthly fee. I'm not sure if you can get around this with IFTT but they don't make this very clear on the website.


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highly recommend this thermostat, never fails
I've had this for a couple of years and works great. Geo location tracks when you leave and come back.
Have one and recommend it!
MajesticUnicorn20/11/2018 11:04

Wouldn't this be a better …Wouldn't this be a better deal?https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M8NB3B2?tag=22


That's radiator not thermostat
Rally?
covforce20/11/2018 11:01

highly recommend this thermostat, never fails


Really? Mine drives me mad! Love the idea but really need to figure it out properly lol
I believe for the geofencing feature on the Tado you now have to pay a small monthly subscription fee.

Also worth mentioning if you've not got a wired thermostat at present you'll also need the Tado extension kit, which is £79.
Edited by: "Scorpion" 20th Nov 2018
pinkjacs20/11/2018 11:06

Rally? Really? Mine drives me mad! Love the idea but really need to …Rally? Really? Mine drives me mad! Love the idea but really need to figure it out properly lol


What's making you mad. Just installed mine and it works a treat.
jim8812 m ago

That's radiator not thermostat


ah ok. Thanks!
MajesticUnicorn20/11/2018 11:04

Wouldn't this be a better …Wouldn't this be a better deal?https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M8NB3B2?tag=22


That’s for the radiator valves I don’t think you get a thermostat with that one.
ive had one of these for a year and there great and so easy to install.i think it’s about 4 wires taken from the dial stat and no need to wire into the boiler power unlike some of the others out there.
Great price, I have the older tado version installed now for a couple of years, love it! Easy to install and the radiator thermostats are brilliant to create zones!
jim88120/11/2018 11:07

What's making you mad. Just installed mine and it works a treat.


It has a mind if it’s own it keeps turning itself off.
Scorpion20/11/2018 11:06

I believe for the geofencing feature on the Tado you now have to pay a …I believe for the geofencing feature on the Tado you now have to pay a small monthly subscription fee.


£3 a month or £25 a year I believe, save money on heating bills to pay back to Tado LOL
This is a fantastic deal, I was going to add to HUKD myself. I ordered this from AO yesterday at this price and it arrived today (despite choosing free delivery), I’m yet to install it as I had to order the Extension Kit from a different website as it was out of stock with AO, but I’m excited to try it all! I have ordered the Extension Kit from Electrical Supplies website (around £78 delivered).
Brilliant price however I would recommend you buy the V3 (if found cheap) and pay the £20 one off fee to get all the V3+ features. If you buy the V3+ you then have to pay a £2.99 monthly sub for “auto-assist”.

Difference between V3 and V3+
Edited by: "avecmon" 20th Nov 2018
Terry198420/11/2018 11:08

That’s for the radiator valves I don’t think you get a thermostat with tha …That’s for the radiator valves I don’t think you get a thermostat with that one.ive had one of these for a year and there great and so easy to install.i think it’s about 4 wires taken from the dial stat and no need to wire into the boiler power unlike some of the others out there.


So I have a combi boiler with a wireless thermostat downstairs.

Do you know if i would need to buy this + an extension kit?
MajesticUnicorn2 m ago

So I have a combi boiler with a wireless thermostat downstairs. Do you …So I have a combi boiler with a wireless thermostat downstairs. Do you know if i would need to buy this + an extension kit?


You would because I have just done this last Friday. O got the v3+ starter thermostat and extension box off ebay brand new for 160 quid.
pinkjacs10 m ago

It has a mind if it’s own it keeps turning itself off.


Hmmm..... Speak to tado. Customer service is pretty good.
MajesticUnicorn4 m ago

So I have a combi boiler with a wireless thermostat downstairs. Do you …So I have a combi boiler with a wireless thermostat downstairs. Do you know if i would need to buy this + an extension kit?


Yes you would. Out of the box the Tado doesn't have a wireless receiver for the boiler.
just a word of caution , Some boilers like Vaillant does not Support (mean fully support all the important features) as they have started using their own thermostats , VSmart is from Vaillant .
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So do check how compatible these thermostats are , that is can it perform all features with your Boiler. Else it wont do any better than a manual/wireless thermostats.
paulj4820/11/2018 11:09

£3 a month or £25 a year I believe, save money on heating bills to pay b …£3 a month or £25 a year I believe, save money on heating bills to pay back to Tado LOL


I am not paying any monthly fee and havent been told I have to :-)

Where did you see this?
Shame this is V3+ as requires a monthly subscription. I'd go for it if it was V3.
Scorpion41 m ago

I believe for the geofencing feature on the Tado you now have to pay a …I believe for the geofencing feature on the Tado you now have to pay a small monthly subscription fee.Also worth mentioning if you've not got a wired thermostat at present you'll also need the Tado extension kit, which is £79.

I've got this and had a wired thermostat which the Tado replaced and didn't need the extention kit. Think you only need the extension kit if you want it to control your hot water and if you don't have a wired programmer near your boiler or if there is no room thermostat or if you have a wireless room thermostat.
Edited by: "The0ne" 20th Nov 2018
Definitely search for a v3 starter kit - I bought one from ebay a few weeks ago. No subs to pay for the geolocation feature. Does anyone know where the offer to upgrade to new app for £20 is? Is it worth it?
MajesticUnicorn20/11/2018 11:17

So I have a combi boiler with a wireless thermostat downstairs. Do you …So I have a combi boiler with a wireless thermostat downstairs. Do you know if i would need to buy this + an extension kit?


Unfortunately yes, Tado cannot be wireless without the kit. However, if you want it wired, you do not need the kit. Word of advise if you want it wired, do not put it by the door. In our case, the thermostat reads 15C, as this is the temperature by the door, but upstairs is 20C. So a bit difficult to know what temperature to set it to if you want it hot upstairs.
avecmon1 h, 0 m ago

Brilliant price however I would recommend you buy the V3 (if found cheap) …Brilliant price however I would recommend you buy the V3 (if found cheap) and pay the £20 one off fee to get all the V3+ features. If you buy the V3+ you then have to pay a £2.99 monthly sub for “auto-assist”.


If you have the V3 you only need to pay if you switch to the new interface. If you stick to the old interface then you get all the features without paying as has always been the case.
Also I don't yet believe you can switch to the new interface on the V3.
thespiderpig54 m ago

I am not paying any monthly fee and havent been told I have to :-)Where …I am not paying any monthly fee and havent been told I have to :-)Where did you see this?



on the Apple app store, its listed as an 'in app purchase' within the Tado app.
a very warm welcome newbie.hot from me
amazoncrazy13 m ago

a very warm welcome newbie.hot from me




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What’s this do that the v2 doesn’t to justify such a big increase? Paid £40/50 for mine less than a few months ago from the O2 deal. Had to buy 2 though as my upstairs and downstairs are seperate zones.

tado went down yesterday too for the first time since I’ve used it.
sheffield78820/11/2018 12:08

Unfortunately yes, Tado cannot be wireless without the kit. However, if …Unfortunately yes, Tado cannot be wireless without the kit. However, if you want it wired, you do not need the kit. Word of advise if you want it wired, do not put it by the door. In our case, the thermostat reads 15C, as this is the temperature by the door, but upstairs is 20C. So a bit difficult to know what temperature to set it to if you want it hot upstairs.


I believe you can do offsets for your thermostat to compensate for this type of issue? So you could put a 5C offset on the thermostat to balance it better. This is under settings - heating.
Really surprised that Tado is charging for the geolocation feature. That is surely the point of buying one, otherwise it is basically a fancy programmable timer.

Got the V2 for £40 in the O2 deal a few months ago. Fantastic thing, but it would seem to be an upgrade on the V3+ if it is no longer a one off cost. Honestly Tado how expensive can it be to run a server that only needs to store very simple data?
Baggz14 m ago

I believe you can do offsets for your thermostat to compensate for this …I believe you can do offsets for your thermostat to compensate for this type of issue? So you could put a 5C offset on the thermostat to balance it better. This is under settings - heating.


I think you are right, Tado customer service mentioned something about this. I am new to Tado, so didn't have the chance to look properly but I will. I was hoping it will be more straight forward. Thank you!
I have Tado and love it, however, I have V3 not V3+.
I'll explain the differences here:

Existing Tado users that have V3 or lower will not notice anything different. They have access to automatic geofencing (turns off automatically if you leave) and smart routines etc. Some may not even be aware of any new subscription models.

Tado V3+ users will have access to geofencing, but not automatic - instead, they will receive a push notification when leaving (or arriving to the house) to enable/disable heating. If you want this to be automatic, you need to pay monthly/yearly for the Auto-Assist feature.

V3+ Users get the same App, but get access to a different interface that also brings other features.

V3 and lower get the same interface that you are used to, but will soon have the option to upgrade for a one off fee of £19.99 to get all the new V3+ stuff without the subscription, most of which you already have.

If you have a thermostat already and don't want wireless, you may struggle to find a V3 Thermostat and Bridge, but you do have some options.

If you want wireless thermostat or don't have a thermostat you will definitely need the extension kit, but you may have more options.

You can still get the Radiator Thermostats V3 Starter Kit, when paired with an extension kit you should get the V3 interface.
The radiator valves simply replace the tops of your existing TRV's. They will open and close the radiator they are attached to and also call (via the extension kit) the boiler to power up etc. Think of a the valve as a thermostat with the extra option of zoned control. You can then add a thermostat on later.

For those with a thermostat that want V3, you may be better getting V3 Radiator Valves, extension kit and adding the thermosat later.

Of course, there are some people that would be fine with V3+ and the notification to turn your heating off, instead of automatically.

My advise would be, try get a V3 and choose to upgrade if you want to.
matman05098844 m ago

What’s this do that the v2 doesn’t to justify such a big increase? Paid £40 …What’s this do that the v2 doesn’t to justify such a big increase? Paid £40/50 for mine less than a few months ago from the O2 deal. Had to buy 2 though as my upstairs and downstairs are seperate zones.tado went down yesterday too for the first time since I’ve used it.


Only difference between V2 and V3 is the new internet bridge which allows Apple Homekit connectivity. The new bridge itself can be purchased from Tado directly for ~£100 delivered or potentially much cheaper from eBay
TipsyNurse20/11/2018 13:52

Really surprised that Tado is charging for the geolocation feature. That …Really surprised that Tado is charging for the geolocation feature. That is surely the point of buying one, otherwise it is basically a fancy programmable timer.Got the V2 for £40 in the O2 deal a few months ago. Fantastic thing, but it would seem to be an upgrade on the V3+ if it is no longer a one off cost. Honestly Tado how expensive can it be to run a server that only needs to store very simple data?


Geolocation is still free on the V3+ if you're happy to turn the heating off in the App when it notifies you that the last person has left.
The subscription automates this feature, which is what I wanted, have set the Smart Schedules for Heating and Hot Water (with the extension kit), in theory I shouldn't have to touch the system anymore, unless I want to change the temperature.
ads111ads20/11/2018 14:18

Geolocation is still free on the V3+ if you're happy to turn the heating …Geolocation is still free on the V3+ if you're happy to turn the heating off in the App when it notifies you that the last person has left.The subscription automates this feature, which is what I wanted, have set the Smart Schedules for Heating and Hot Water (with the extension kit), in theory I shouldn't have to touch the system anymore, unless I want to change the temperature.


But why would I want to have to turn the heating off manually? That's the whole point of having something "smart" - it does boring things for you.

With my v2 you set it up and then that is it forever. You don't need to do anything beyond turning the heating on at the beginning of winter and off at the end if you don't want to.
TipsyNurse20th Nov

But why would I want to have to turn the heating off manually? That's the …But why would I want to have to turn the heating off manually? That's the whole point of having something "smart" - it does boring things for you.With my v2 you set it up and then that is it forever. You don't need to do anything beyond turning the heating on at the beginning of winter and off at the end if you don't want to.


There is a lot of backlash against tado on this decision,Amazon have turned the reviews off and their UK trust pilot is getting a hammering. They have tried to appease V3, 2 and 1 users by offering the £20 upgrade.

The point is, as an existing customer, you're not missing out on anything. If you were interested in adding the V3 features that comes with the hardware (Apple Homekit), as an existing customer, contact Tado directly, they may be able to offer an upgrade plan that doesn't include a monthly fee.
Edited by: "Baggz" 20th Nov 2018
Tado v2 with an Extension Kit works great with our rubbish heating system that you have to have the hot water on too when you want heating. It used to be incredibly annoying if we just wanted to heat water in the morning and heat the house in the evening because you'd actually have to physically flip the switch to choose between the two on our old controller. Now the extension kit does it all automatically based on your settings. It's great. Can't fault it so far except for the geofencing using up phone battery.
Had this, sent it back because the heating was working when it was programed not to, Tado was unable to work out why, got a refund from Tado.
Got the Nest instead, had no problems whats so ever, its just perfect.
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