Smart house firm Ecobee seems able to launch two new sensible thermostats — the Ecobee Enhanced and the Ecobee Premium — ZatzNotFunny reports. The Enhanced mannequin has appeared in a post on Reddit, whereas the Premium has leaked through a retail listing from Canadian Tire. Between them, they appear set to overtake Ecobee’s existing lineup of thermostats consisting of 2016’s Ecobee3 Lite and 2019’s Ecobee SmartThermostat with voice management.
The Ecobee Premium seems set to interchange the flagship $250 SmartThermostat. It nonetheless has a built-in microphone with support for voice assistants like Alexa and Siri, ZatzNotFunny experiences, however new for this mannequin is air high quality monitoring. One product photo exhibits the Ecobee app recommending a window be opened to enhance air flow. The thermostat’s consumer interface additionally appears to have been up to date to take away visible muddle and make key info, like the present temperature, bigger on display.
It’s much less clear what enhancements are on the best way for the Ecobee Enhanced thermostat, which seems to be a substitute for the $180 Ecobee3 Lite. From the picture posted to Reddit, it appears to learn from the identical redesigned interface because the Premium, however there’s much less details about useful variations. In early December Dave Zatz reported that the brand new mannequin was in growth.
There’s no phrase on after we would possibly see both thermostat launched. But the truth that Ecobee’s flagship SmartThermostat is at the moment listed as out of inventory on its website suggests we would see a successor sooner somewhat than later. A consultant from Ecobee didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.