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Tado V2/V3 to V3+ upgrade £13.99 via app at Tado Shop
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Tado V2/V3 to V3+ upgrade £13.99 via app at Tado Shop

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Posted 3rd Dec 2019

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Normally £19.99, now £13.99 via app.

It's cheaper than normal so it's a deal. It gets you a slightly nicer interface.

Auto assist will be free, which it already is for V2 & V3 users. Erm, I'm not that sure what else. Suggestions welcome as to why it's worth me or anyone else upgrading.
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my understanding of this upgrade is that:

* it's a permanent, irreversible thing - there's no going back
* you lose the 'until next automatic change' option correction: this has apparently now been implemented (thanks, Wazoo!)
* you lose the heat level indicator (the three wavy lines for heat demand) - it's still on the graphs, but not immediately apparent
* you gain an 'air quality' skill (which isn't massively important in the UK imo)
* a prettier tile-based interface...
* ...but you can't re-order the tiles or swipe left/right between zones if you have e.g. smart TRVs or multiple thermostats
* geolocation is on its own tile

it's also linked to your hub, so if your v3 hub dies and you replace it with a v3+ hub (or v4 in the future) then you'll lose the geolocation 'skill' unless you pay the subscription fee.

as i actually quite like the heat indicator and the until next automatic change options, i'm not going to bother upgrading, personally. i'll be thinking about this a bit more carefully now!
Edited by: "bladesuk1" 3rd Dec 2019
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I swear this was free when I got upgraded
I'm still trying to figure this out tbh. I spent over £750 on all my tado gear. I dont care about geofencing, and dont have AC. But I don't get the newly design app interface without spending another £14?
Was just looking for some answers for this too as I also got the notification. Honestly, I don't really know what the difference would be and if it's worth it.
Wouldn't you need to have the actual v3 thermostat for this to work at its full potential?
The_Pope03/12/2019 17:57

I'm still trying to figure this out tbh. I spent over £750 on all my tado …I'm still trying to figure this out tbh. I spent over £750 on all my tado gear. I dont care about geofencing, and dont have AC. But I don't get the newly design app interface without spending another £14?


For them subscription is a guaranted cash flow. As there is no big players behind - can fully understand. (as would not want them going out of the business)
And since they are offering one off purchase for old customers - it's great.
traienuts03/12/2019 17:57

Was just looking for some answers for this too as I also got the …Was just looking for some answers for this too as I also got the notification. Honestly, I don't really know what the difference would be and if it's worth it. Wouldn't you need to have the actual v3 thermostat for this to work at its full potential?


What version of bridge do you have?
Good deal. That said, I’m getting to the stage of switching off the geofencing as it’s more pain than help. The auto-away makes if difficult to leave the heating on if someone is left in the house (when I say difficult, you have to remember to manually increase the temp after you’ve left). Also the hot water is part of the away mode so if you’re away in the afternoon/evening when you’re hot water tank is meant to be on, you come back to cold taps. I’m happy with the Tado system but the whole geo-fencing/away mode hasn’t been well thought out.
a2kcollett03/12/2019 17:52

I swear this was free when I got upgraded


It was free for me as I have an E-on sponsored thermostat.
Don't get it !!! I thought version 3+ was subscription based and I have version 3 don't know what extra you get with upgraded app is there any difference to what I already get from the app I have ???
I too would be interested in the benefits. I bought the V3 setup two years ago, so got the old app with all the free geofencing capabilities.

I remember the outrage when they introduced the V3+ model with new app, and added the subscription service for the geofencing capabilities. Tado then stated at the time that existing users could choose to keep the existing app or upgrade to the new for a one-time fee and keep all their geofencing capabilities.

I can only assume, that despite what Tado said, managing and maintaining two apps is probably a faff they don't want. I expect in the long run the old app will lose their support. So the question is, upgrade now to ensure I'm on the latest, or stick with the old app which has served me fine until now. Any info on the new app, both benefits and issues would be greatly appreciated.
cdman2003/12/2019 18:09

I too would be interested in the benefits. I bought the V3 setup two years …I too would be interested in the benefits. I bought the V3 setup two years ago, so got the old app with all the free geofencing capabilities. I remember the outrage when they introduced the V3+ model with new app, and added the subscription service for the geofencing capabilities. Tado then stated at the time that existing users could choose to keep the existing app or upgrade to the new for a one-time fee and keep all their geofencing capabilities.I can only assume, that despite what Tado said, managing and maintaining two apps is probably a faff they don't want. I expect in the long run the old app will lose their support. So the question is, upgrade now to ensure I'm on the latest, or stick with the old app which has served me fine until now. Any info on the new app, both benefits and issues would be greatly appreciated.


Same dilemma here. I have multiple users, I assume I'd only need to buy the app once and all would get access?
Wazzoo03/12/2019 18:08

Good deal. That said, I’m getting to the stage of switching off the g …Good deal. That said, I’m getting to the stage of switching off the geofencing as it’s more pain than help. The auto-away makes if difficult to leave the heating on if someone is left in the house (when I say difficult, you have to remember to manually increase the temp after you’ve left). Also the hot water is part of the away mode so if you’re away in the afternoon/evening when you’re hot water tank is meant to be on, you come back to cold taps. I’m happy with the Tado system but the whole geo-fencing/away mode hasn’t been well thought out.



yeah everyone needs to use the phone app for it to work. we run our water on the timer so tado has no control, I cant believe they would make water stop in away mode. weird.
my understanding of this upgrade is that:

* it's a permanent, irreversible thing - there's no going back
* you lose the 'until next automatic change' option correction: this has apparently now been implemented (thanks, Wazoo!)
* you lose the heat level indicator (the three wavy lines for heat demand) - it's still on the graphs, but not immediately apparent
* you gain an 'air quality' skill (which isn't massively important in the UK imo)
* a prettier tile-based interface...
* ...but you can't re-order the tiles or swipe left/right between zones if you have e.g. smart TRVs or multiple thermostats
* geolocation is on its own tile

it's also linked to your hub, so if your v3 hub dies and you replace it with a v3+ hub (or v4 in the future) then you'll lose the geolocation 'skill' unless you pay the subscription fee.

as i actually quite like the heat indicator and the until next automatic change options, i'm not going to bother upgrading, personally. i'll be thinking about this a bit more carefully now!
Edited by: "bladesuk1" 3rd Dec 2019
chugerblug03/12/2019 18:12

Same dilemma here. I have multiple users, I assume I'd only need to buy …Same dilemma here. I have multiple users, I assume I'd only need to buy the app once and all would get access?


yes, one purchase in the household will apply to all users because it's tied to the hub, not the individual.
Wazzoo03/12/2019 18:08

Good deal. That said, I’m getting to the stage of switching off the g …Good deal. That said, I’m getting to the stage of switching off the geofencing as it’s more pain than help. The auto-away makes if difficult to leave the heating on if someone is left in the house (when I say difficult, you have to remember to manually increase the temp after you’ve left). Also the hot water is part of the away mode so if you’re away in the afternoon/evening when you’re hot water tank is meant to be on, you come back to cold taps. I’m happy with the Tado system but the whole geo-fencing/away mode hasn’t been well thought out.


Out of curiosity, why haven't the people left in the house got the app installed on their phones?
The upgrade doesn't make much of a difference. I've been told that v2 is more user friendly so best to stick with it as it is still supported.
deets03/12/2019 18:18

yeah everyone needs to use the phone app for it to work. we run our water …yeah everyone needs to use the phone app for it to work. we run our water on the timer so tado has no control, I cant believe they would make water stop in away mode. weird.



Yeah, fine if you’re all tech gadgeted up but not great for when the babysitter or grandparents are left in the house on their own. Yeah, you wonder what crazy logic they used with the hot water/away mode.
miffyl03/12/2019 18:21

Out of curiosity, why haven't the people left in the house got the app …Out of curiosity, why haven't the people left in the house got the app installed on their phones?


See above..Grandparents coming over to stay and we pop out - the temperature plummets! Repeat with the babysitter
Wazzoo03/12/2019 18:23

See above..Grandparents coming over to stay and we pop out - the …See above..Grandparents coming over to stay and we pop out - the temperature plummets! Repeat with the babysitter


Could you put the app on grandparent's devices? Obviously wouldn't work for the babysitter. I thought there was a guest mode but sadly not, it has been asked for though.
Wazzoo03/12/2019 18:08

Good deal. That said, I’m getting to the stage of switching off the g …Good deal. That said, I’m getting to the stage of switching off the geofencing as it’s more pain than help. The auto-away makes if difficult to leave the heating on if someone is left in the house (when I say difficult, you have to remember to manually increase the temp after you’ve left). Also the hot water is part of the away mode so if you’re away in the afternoon/evening when you’re hot water tank is meant to be on, you come back to cold taps. I’m happy with the Tado system but the whole geo-fencing/away mode hasn’t been well thought out.


Assuming you have the extension kit for your hot water, then you should be able to tell the hot water side to ignore the away mode. You certainly can in the old app.
Wazzoo03/12/2019 18:22

Yeah, fine if you’re all tech gadgeted up but not great for when the b …Yeah, fine if you’re all tech gadgeted up but not great for when the babysitter or grandparents are left in the house on their own. Yeah, you wonder what crazy logic they used with the hot water/away mode.


what happens in those instances if the person left at home just uses the unit itself to set the temp?
bladesuk103/12/2019 18:18

if your v3 hub dies and you replace it with a v3+ hub (or v4 in the …if your v3 hub dies and you replace it with a v3+ hub (or v4 in the future) then you'll lose the geolocation 'skill' unless you pay the subscription fee.


Do you think it is worthwhile holding on to a spare V3 bridge for if/when the current V3 bridge dies? I don't have any idea as to how reliable and long-lasting they are. I've got two spare V3 bridges because I bought 3 packs with TRVs from the Argos deal. Did ask relatives if they would want a V3 bridge to then buy Tado TRVs but they don't want one.

Otherwise I may just eBay or Gumtree the spare V3 bridges.
Edited by: "thetarget" 3rd Dec 2019
Wazzoo03/12/2019 18:08

Good deal. That said, I’m getting to the stage of switching off the g …Good deal. That said, I’m getting to the stage of switching off the geofencing as it’s more pain than help. The auto-away makes if difficult to leave the heating on if someone is left in the house (when I say difficult, you have to remember to manually increase the temp after you’ve left). Also the hot water is part of the away mode so if you’re away in the afternoon/evening when you’re hot water tank is meant to be on, you come back to cold taps. I’m happy with the Tado system but the whole geo-fencing/away mode hasn’t been well thought out.


You don't have to include hot water in the geofencing. In advanced features for each time block, just unselected geofencing control. This is the old version of the app, I havent upgraded so can't comment on that.
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dimav8303/12/2019 18:00

For them subscription is a guaranted cash flow. As there is no big players …For them subscription is a guaranted cash flow. As there is no big players behind - can fully understand. (as would not want them going out of the business) And since they are offering one off purchase for old customers - it's great.


Ironically I actually prefer the V3 app and would gladly pay the V3+ subscription price to have it back. I want to give them money but I want an app that is worthy of it. V3+ is half-baked at best. Even a year later
Some good comments here. Glad I'm not the only one questioning the value of the upgrade.

Tado itself works well for me. I was sceptical of savings, but I am using noticeably less gas over the past year compared to an equivalent period before I had it. Though I'm still not convinced it's all down to Tado.

The geolocation was the reason I got it and why I think I'm saving money. It's far from perfect, but does the job, helped by the house being fairly quick to warm up. I just have to remember to manually put it on for grandparents, or manually start if a long way from home and the house had a chance to cool down. Otherwise it's all automatic.

A nuisance was yesterday morning on waking to a cold house as it lost server connection. A reboot sorted it.

As for the new upgrade, if I lost the 'until next change' it would be a nuisance as I prefer that one as a default. My wife has a habit of choosing a manual override that stays until manually cancelled, meaning it is usually me finding the house toasty well past bedtime and cancelling it.
rbpltr03/12/2019 18:42

Ironically I actually prefer the V3 app and would gladly pay the V3+ …Ironically I actually prefer the V3 app and would gladly pay the V3+ subscription price to have it back. I want to give them money but I want an app that is worthy of it. V3+ is half-baked at best. Even a year later


Strange, I actually much prefer the new app - easier to control multiple zones.
dimav8303/12/2019 18:50

Strange, I actually much prefer the new app - easier to control multiple … Strange, I actually much prefer the new app - easier to control multiple zones.


I miss the swipe left/right for quickly adjusting all the rooms
greenyblades03/12/2019 18:22

The upgrade doesn't make much of a difference. I've been told that v2 is …The upgrade doesn't make much of a difference. I've been told that v2 is more user friendly so best to stick with it as it is still supported.


Yep, I am also on v2 kit with all the geo- location and open window detection loveliness for nowt. Current app is fine so why change and pay? Able to add further smart radiator thermostats, no problem.
Edited by: "tedjourney" 3rd Dec 2019
It's only 13.99 in euros, so worth trying a vpn to see if you can get some extra savings
I might hunt for a YouTube walk through of the new app. I prefer to keep the "until next change" also
this is a GREAT try-before-you-buy tour with Before and After app comparison
StealMySoda03/12/2019 18:42

You don't have to include hot water in the geofencing. In advanced …You don't have to include hot water in the geofencing. In advanced features for each time block, just unselected geofencing control. This is the old version of the app, I havent upgraded so can't comment on that.[Image]


You Sir (or Madam) are a genius, I hadn’t clocked the advanced features in the time block. Problem solved..at least on the hot water front!
Edited by: "Wazzoo" 3rd Dec 2019
Wazzoo03/12/2019 19:36

You Sir (or Madam) are a genius, I hadn’t clocked the advanced features in …You Sir (or Madam) are a genius, I hadn’t clocked the advanced features in the time block. Problem solved..at least on the hot water front!


Glad I could help
whitman_the_cat03/12/2019 18:49

Some good comments here. Glad I'm not the only one questioning the value …Some good comments here. Glad I'm not the only one questioning the value of the upgrade. Tado itself works well for me. I was sceptical of savings, but I am using noticeably less gas over the past year compared to an equivalent period before I had it. Though I'm still not convinced it's all down to Tado. The geolocation was the reason I got it and why I think I'm saving money. It's far from perfect, but does the job, helped by the house being fairly quick to warm up. I just have to remember to manually put it on for grandparents, or manually start if a long way from home and the house had a chance to cool down. Otherwise it's all automatic. A nuisance was yesterday morning on waking to a cold house as it lost server connection. A reboot sorted it. As for the new upgrade, if I lost the 'until next change' it would be a nuisance as I prefer that one as a default. My wife has a habit of choosing a manual override that stays until manually cancelled, meaning it is usually me finding the house toasty well past bedtime and cancelling it.



V3+ does have a ‘until next change’ option when you use manual control. Is this what you’re talking about?
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deets03/12/2019 18:27

what happens in those instances if the person left at home just uses the …what happens in those instances if the person left at home just uses the unit itself to set the temp?



Yup, that’s still possible, particularly with the living room wall thermostat..it’s just a bit less slick when you have to remember to point out the controls/they have to realise it’s getting cold before increasing the temp. For such and automated/handsfree system that feels clunky. As another person said, a guest mode is on the road map but it’s been there for years and not been implemented.
Wazzoo03/12/2019 18:08

The auto-away makes if difficult to leave the heating on if someone is …The auto-away makes if difficult to leave the heating on if someone is left in the house


I have Tado and my son does too at his house. I frequently find myself at his home (when he's out) in the cold because I can only control one Tado system through the app. I have to log in on desktop as him and control it that way.
Wazzoo03/12/2019 19:36

You Sir (or Madam) are a genius, I hadn’t clocked the advanced features in …You Sir (or Madam) are a genius, I hadn’t clocked the advanced features in the time block. Problem solved..at least on the hot water front!


You can do this for the room thermosats too. A family member was looking after my daughter so I turned off the geolocation in the downstairs rooms for the time blocks she was there. Need to turn them back on now tho.
Edited by: "heathead" 3rd Dec 2019
dimav8303/12/2019 18:01

What version of bridge do you have?


V2.

So going by other opinions, not really worth upgrading. And it's not about the amount, it's just about loosing some features and not gaining a significant impact on functionality.
Wazzoo03/12/2019 19:44

Yup, that’s still possible, particularly with the living room wall t …Yup, that’s still possible, particularly with the living room wall thermostat..it’s just a bit less slick when you have to remember to point out the controls/they have to realise it’s getting cold before increasing the temp. For such and automated/handsfree system that feels clunky. As another person said, a guest mode is on the road map but it’s been there for years and not been implemented.



yeah a guest mode, so very simple. ah i seem lucky our setup is quite simple, for now at least...
bladesuk103/12/2019 18:18

my understanding of this upgrade is that:* it's a permanent, irreversible …my understanding of this upgrade is that:* it's a permanent, irreversible thing - there's no going back* you lose the 'until next automatic change' option * you lose the heat level indicator (the three wavy lines for heat demand) - it's still on the graphs, but not immediately apparent* you gain an 'air quality' skill (which isn't massively important in the UK imo)* a prettier tile-based interface...* ...but you can't re-order the tiles or swipe left/right between zones if you have e.g. smart TRVs or multiple thermostats* geolocation is on its own tile it's also linked to your hub, so if your v3 hub dies and you replace it with a v3+ hub (or v4 in the future) then you'll lose the geolocation 'skill' unless you pay the subscription fee.as i actually quite like the heat indicator and the until next automatic change options, i'm not going to bother upgrading, personally.


These are the 2 things that have kept me upgrading also
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