tado° Smart Thermostat Starter Kit (v3) - £159 @ Amazon
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tado° Smart Thermostat Starter Kit (v3) - £159 @ Amazon

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Found 21st MarEdited by:"spaceghost"
I've recently been on the lookout for an Apple Homekit enabled smart thermostat and Tado was looking like the best one. I just found it for £159 at Amazon.
I think the recent deal where you could buy it direct from Tado for £150 was for a version where you have to pay for a subscription. I know this has been cheaper in the past, but this looks like a decent price to me.

Just found it's the same price at Curry's too. Amazon must be price matching: currys.co.uk/gbu…tml
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If this is the version that is subscription free (shame on you tado) then this is a great price.
Great piece of kit and really easy to install.
Yep I’ve had tado for around a year and it’s excellent. Works flawlessly with Alexa. I even got a text message telling me that I had 2 weeks worth of power left in my batteries and too look at replacing them soon.
Brilliant kit! Love mine
This has been sitting at £200 for awhile now. Heat from me.
Nice price.

BTW, for any Nest owners after Homekit integration and who have a Raspberry Pi hanging around, look at Homebridge. Been running it with my Nest since Christmas and I have Homekit working with the thermostat perfectly.
Spankmaster10 h, 13 m ago

If this is the version that is subscription free (shame on you tado) then …If this is the version that is subscription free (shame on you tado) then this is a great price.


I actually think the subscription price is fair? 2+ years of subscription is equal to full price, and by then there would be two better generations of devices so you'll be missing out on new features and functionality if you buy outright.
I'd already ordered this today, and now I have a sinking feeling that v4 may be due?
boonkoh8 h, 48 m ago

I actually think the subscription price is fair? 2+ years of subscription …I actually think the subscription price is fair? 2+ years of subscription is equal to full price, and by then there would be two better generations of devices so you'll be missing out on new features and functionality if you buy outright.


The subscription they were referring to is the subscription on top of the £150 purchase price for the SE. ("Special Edition") With the SE, you supposedly have to pay a monthly fee to get the Smart Climate Assistant features that you get included in the v3 without a subscription.
tado.com/gb/…ing
Tried fitting mine tonight and can’t get the extension to pair with the internet bridge - can anyone offer any advice?
boonkoh22nd Mar

I actually think the subscription price is fair? 2+ years of subscription …I actually think the subscription price is fair? 2+ years of subscription is equal to full price, and by then there would be two better generations of devices so you'll be missing out on new features and functionality if you buy outright.


I agree with you about the subscription price being fair (although not a bargain) but my gripe with Tado is not being upfront about it. There wasn't any mention of it on the website and it was very underhanded of them.

Even when I phoned to enquire if the device is the same as the version on Amazon, they said yes!

Several customers complained and returned their product as a result. I kept mine and would have probably purchased it at that price if they clearly disclosed the differences. But it's their coy tactics that I take exception to.

Not sure I'll be constantly purchasing a new thermostat every two years mind. I'm happy enough with the base product, less the premium features.

If this is the full fat thermostat at this price then have some heat op.
Now £139.99, even more of a bargain
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