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Posted 3rd Dec 2019Edited by:"deleted249798"

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Thought it's a good time of the year to post this.

This is the (now) much rarer v3 kit which includes free geofencing. It has been cheaper in the past but time is probably running out if you want v3, almost all retailers now only sell v3+.The v3+ kits charge £2.99/month for "Auto-Assist".

Tado works by letting you control your heating via your phone, this means you can easily set different schedules, or even turn the heating up (or off) from your phone, Google Home, Alexa etc. if you're struggling to get up in the morning E.g. we have the heating start later on days when no-one needs to get up in the morning.

But best of all when you get 400m+ from the house (from phone GPS), it turns your heating off automatically. When it realises you are going home, it turns the heating back on so it's the right temperature when you get home. IMO this is a much better system than Hive which learn your routine if you have kids, shift work etc.

Installation is really easy if you already have a thermostat and can use a screwdriver. You just tell the app what thermostat you use and it tells you what wires from your old thermostat need to be connected in the new thermostat.

Then you plug the hub into the ethernet and USB port on your router, choose your settings and forget about it, unless you like playing with the thermostat in which case you incessantly change the temperature.

IMO there is little benefit but if you do want the v3+ app you can upgrade for a one off £13.99, with no monthly subscription.

Essentially, you should save the £120 pretty quickly just in gas bills if you are out of the house a bit.

Hope that helps someone. Screenshots of mine below.

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I managed to fit our v2 myself, and thats saying something. its so handy to be able to control your heating from the phone and the away function is genius.

I use the eco mode for heating the home when away, but I used android auto in the car to set the temp on one very chilly evening which is pretty nuts.
It’s been this price for months, and it’s been lower with Box in the past (it was £99 back in the summer). Not sure it’s a deal really..this is just their normal price for the V3.
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Wazzoo03/12/2019 18:10

It’s been this price for months, and it’s been lower with Box in the past ( …It’s been this price for months, and it’s been lower with Box in the past (it was £99 back in the summer). Not sure it’s a deal really..this is just their normal price for the V3.


The deal was more that v3 (which I always recommend) seems to be dying out. Unfortunately prices always go up a bit for winter, whether v3 will survive into spring at least at major retailers seems debatable. Amazon is already £145.

Kind of like Christmas decorations, the start of December isn't the best time to buy them, but if they're not selling Christmas decorations again...

Bearing in mind you expect a thermostat to last a good few years, and Auto-Assist is pretty much the whole point of tado, seems it could be a saving in the long run if you're in the market for a smart thermostat.
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deleted24979803/12/2019 18:16

The deal was more that v3 (which I always recommend) seems to be dying out.


Do you think it is worth paying the one off upgrade App fee for a V3 bridge to get the newer features? Someone posted a deal as the upgrade has been reduced from £19.99 to £13.99 hotukdeals.com/dea…002

I've currently just got a V3 bridge and some Tado TRVs installed. Purchased them from the fairly recent Argos deal. I have a Hive thermostat and I am thinking about whether or not to replace it with a Tado thermostat and extension kit. My bathroom radiator doesn't have a TRV so one will need fitting if I want to put a Tado TRV there. Tado cannot inform me which TRV adapter is needed for the hallway radiator as they can't identify from the photos I sent them which to use or send me. Therefore I may need to fit a new TRV there to be able to install a Tado TRV.
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thetarget03/12/2019 18:30

Do you think it is worth paying the one off upgrade App fee for a V3 …Do you think it is worth paying the one off upgrade App fee for a V3 bridge to get the newer features? Someone posted a deal as the upgrade has been reduced from £19.99 to £13.99 https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/tado-v2v3-to-v3-upgrade-3355002I've currently just got a V3 bridge and some Tado TRVs installed. Purchased them from the fairly recent Argos deal. I have a Hive thermostat and I am thinking about whether or not to replace it with a Tado thermostat and extension kit. My bathroom radiator doesn't have a TRV so one will need fitting if I want to put a Tado TRV there. Tado cannot inform me which TRV adapter is needed for the hallway radiator as they can't identify from the photos I sent them which to use or send me. Therefore I may need to fit a new TRV there to be able to install a Tado TRV.


As far as I can see the main difference is just the app interface, not worth £14 for me although I guess they will develop the v3+ app so may be in future.

Certainly offering no ongoing subscriptions is a good deal if you do want it.

Do you definitely need TRVs, as in, do you get problems with different temperatures without? I just use one thermostat and manual TRVs to achieve different temperatures. It works fine - certainly there's a geek aspect about being able to control each room to that degree, but I'm not sure the cost would offset just heating the whole house slightly higher.

Would be interested to hear experiences though.
In my home, I have 3 thermostats in 2 zones (upstairs and downstairs) if I want to fit a smart system do I need to replace all 3 thermostats with 3 Tado units?
If it helps, my system consists of
-Under floor heating downstairs (zone 1) 1 thermostat in main living space and 1 in hallway
-Rads upstairs (Zone 2)
-I have a combo boiler

I’m thinking the radiator thermostats might be good upstairs as every other week 3 bedrooms aren’t used when the kids go stay with their other parent.

Just not sure what to get, I have one Nest Gen3 thermostat from old house which is just sitting in the box because it seems really expensive buying two more and having them installed!

Any advice appreciated
I'm guessing it uses the app for the geo-fencing to know when you're away from the house. So you have to pay for the app and £3 monthly too (seems the monthly fee is currently over for V3+, but who is to say they wont start charging V3 customers too ?)
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ianeb03/12/2019 21:00

In my home, I have 3 thermostats in 2 zones (upstairs and downstairs) if I …In my home, I have 3 thermostats in 2 zones (upstairs and downstairs) if I want to fit a smart system do I need to replace all 3 thermostats with 3 Tado units? If it helps, my system consists of -Under floor heating downstairs (zone 1) 1 thermostat in main living space and 1 in hallway-Rads upstairs (Zone 2) -I have a combo boiler I’m thinking the radiator thermostats might be good upstairs as every other week 3 bedrooms aren’t used when the kids go stay with their other parent. Just not sure what to get, I have one Nest Gen3 thermostat from old house which is just sitting in the box because it seems really expensive buying two more and having them installed! Any advice appreciated


Depends, if you don't want to heat three bedrooms it sounds like it may be worthwhile because Tado would make that very easy.

However, there are so many variables, I know in our Victorian house the insulation between rooms means TRVs wouldn't work effectively, in a modern house more so. Also the degree you want to keep areas different temperatures, and whether it won't be good enough with manual TRVs.

Are your current thermostats often at odds with each other, e.g. there is a significant temperature disparity between them? You could always just put the Tado/Hive in as a single thermostat (the Tado app includes instructions on how to adapt between the two) and see how it goes, worst case scenario you realise you do need the extra thermostats/smart TRVs.
deleted24979803/12/2019 21:36

Depends, if you don't want to heat three bedrooms it sounds like it may be …Depends, if you don't want to heat three bedrooms it sounds like it may be worthwhile because Tado would make that very easy.However, there are so many variables, I know in our Victorian house the insulation between rooms means TRVs wouldn't work effectively, in a modern house more so. Also the degree you want to keep areas different temperatures, and whether it won't be good enough with manual TRVs.Are your current thermostats often at odds with each other, e.g. there is a significant temperature disparity between them? You could always just put the Tado/Hive in as a single thermostat (the Tado app includes instructions on how to adapt between the two) and see how it goes, worst case scenario you realise you do need the extra thermostats/smart TRVs.


Yes, I have the hallway one (by the front door) set to 19 as it constantly comes on and it rarely needed to when set to 20-21. That was causing upstairs bedrooms to always be cold as the heat was rising and fooling the landing thermostat into thinking no heat was needed, so that thermostat had to be set at 22-24 to come on and heat the bedrooms up (which were often 18-19).
The one in the main open plan living space is set to 22 and barely ever comes on as it always so warm in there, only on the coldest nights (below 2-4 outside) will it sometimes come on, again it is usually fooled by the one by the front door heating up first!

It’s a mess of a setup if I’m honest, too many thermostats I think in to small a space! The system can have 4 zones but they only setup 2.
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ianeb03/12/2019 22:02

Yes, I have the hallway one (by the front door) set to 19 as it constantly …Yes, I have the hallway one (by the front door) set to 19 as it constantly comes on and it rarely needed to when set to 20-21. That was causing upstairs bedrooms to always be cold as the heat was rising and fooling the landing thermostat into thinking no heat was needed, so that thermostat had to be set at 22-24 to come on and heat the bedrooms up (which were often 18-19).The one in the main open plan living space is set to 22 and barely ever comes on as it always so warm in there, only on the coldest nights (below 2-4 outside) will it sometimes come on, again it is usually fooled by the one by the front door heating up first!It’s a mess of a setup if I’m honest, too many thermostats I think in to small a space! The system can have 4 zones but they only setup 2.


With tado it has open window detection where if it detects a sudden change in heat/humidity it delays for fifteen minutes (although you can adjust the time) rather than kicking the heating straight on.

This is useful for us as the thermostat is about four metres from the front door so previously - as with yours - it would kick in and overheat when the door opened.
deleted24979803/12/2019 19:07

Do you definitely need TRVs, as in, do you get problems with different …Do you definitely need TRVs, as in, do you get problems with different temperatures without? I just use one thermostat and manual TRVs to achieve different temperatures.


I think the TRVs are so rooms can be heated differently and kept at the required temperature in each room with a Tado TRV. As in those which are occupied at the time the boiler is supplying for the heating system. Then if a person moves to a different room which wasn't being heated or maybe set at a lower temperature. The temperature requirement can be adjusted via the App to increase the temperature in that particular room and lower the temperature in the other room. To save going round adjusting TRVs manually all the time. I suppose a person can be lazy and change the heating throughout the property whilst remaining in bed. Assuming they have a mobile or tablet to use.

I can be a bit sensitive to temperatures and sometime a particualr temperature is fine for me and other times I find it is too hot or cold. Therefore being able to have greater and easier control over room temperatures is a benefit.
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thetarget03/12/2019 23:26

I think the TRVs are so rooms can be heated differently and kept at the …I think the TRVs are so rooms can be heated differently and kept at the required temperature in each room with a Tado TRV. As in those which are occupied at the time the boiler is supplying for the heating system. Then if a person moves to a different room which wasn't being heated or maybe set at a lower temperature. The temperature requirement can be adjusted via the App to increase the temperature in that particular room and lower the temperature in the other room. To save going round adjusting TRVs manually all the time. I suppose a person can be lazy and change the heating throughout the property whilst remaining in bed. Assuming they have a mobile or tablet to use.I can be a bit sensitive to temperatures and sometime a particualr temperature is fine for me and other times I find it is too hot or cold. Therefore being able to have greater and easier control over room temperatures is a benefit.


Very good point, and probably a shame that many elderly people who could most benefit from this technology, as they often spend more time in one room and may have mobility issues, probably won't be using it.

That said, I suspect most people using smart thermostats will be using it for the automation rather than extra manual control.
Yep, the TRVs allow different rooms to be heated at different temps or times. Eg during the day only the study radiator is on at a comfortable temp, with the rest set at 18, and as the system knows when I leave it then drops temps down to frost protection. Similarly, the system sets downstairs rads to come on at about 5.30 (when I’m home), babies room to come on at 7, and our room to come on at 10, then everything off (apart from babies room) by 11.30.

The geofencing is slightly more advanced on the V3+ app in that you can set it to incrementally warm the house as you start your journey home. It has four modes, with different rates of warming for different distances. The V3 simply works on a simple single distance threshold.
Also, you can set offsets for each TRV. I had a few that although the room said it was 22, they reported 23 or 24, so didnt call for heat when they should have. Adding a 1 or 2 degree offset changed that. This happens because the trv is next to the radiator.
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cantbRssed104/12/2019 18:52

Yep, the TRVs allow different rooms to be heated at different temps or …Yep, the TRVs allow different rooms to be heated at different temps or times. Eg during the day only the study radiator is on at a comfortable temp, with the rest set at 18, and as the system knows when I leave it then drops temps down to frost protection. Similarly, the system sets downstairs rads to come on at about 5.30 (when I’m home), babies room to come on at 7, and our room to come on at 10, then everything off (apart from babies room) by 11.30.The geofencing is slightly more advanced on the V3+ app in that you can set it to incrementally warm the house as you start your journey home. It has four modes, with different rates of warming for different distances. The V3 simply works on a simple single distance threshold.


Not sure that's right - v3 allows you to set the geofencing to "Comfort", "Balanced", "Eco" or "Off", which defines how early it starts pre-heating We found eco didn't work, but then approaching the house often varies between foot, pushbike and car so I can see difficult for basic AI to leave it to the last minute. Balanced works fine
deleted24979803/12/2019 23:38

Very good point, and probably a shame that many elderly people who could …Very good point, and probably a shame that many elderly people who could most benefit from this technology, as they often spend more time in one room and may have mobility issues, probably won't be using it.That said, I suspect most people using smart thermostats will be using it for the automation rather than extra manual control.



I suppose if an elderly person was only using two rooms and they were able to bend down and had full use of their hands and wrists. They could just manually adjust a couple of TRVs. Although they may forget to do the adjusting and going from one room to another may be cold when they get there. Once the TRV has been adjusted and will take a bit of time for the radiator to heat up if it was on a lower setting.
Guys is this better than the nest of hive?
I take it the app knows the is V3 and not V3+ and doesn’t try to charge you?
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Steve_Howkins12/12/2019 20:56

I take it the app knows the is V3 and not V3+ and doesn’t try to charge y …I take it the app knows the is V3 and not V3+ and doesn’t try to charge you?


They are totally different apps as far as I can work out, and if you have v3 you would be paying £14 one off rather than a subscription anyway.
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