The new Amazon Smart Thermostat is the company’s first product to directly control your home’s heating and air condition system. At only $59.99, its priced well below the top smart thermostats from Google Nest and Ecobee, yet includes similar advanced features.
Amazon has teamed up with Honeywell for the creation of its smart thermostat. The front of the device features a large digital temperature display, up and down arrows for temperature adjustment, and a mode selection button. Of course, the thermostat can be controlled by voice through any Alexa device or remotely through the Alexa app. Unlike some thermostats, like the Ecobee 4, the Amazon Smart Thermostat does not have microphones or speakers to talk to Alexa directly.
The smart thermostat can automatically change the temperature when people are or aren’t home by learning your habits. It can use Alexa Hunches to learn your routines and automatically set temperatures at different times that you usually set. It can also adjust based on your phone leaving your home. Amazon says that this automation can save an average of $50 on yearly energy bills compared to a traditional thermostat.
The Amazon Smart Thermostat can be pre-ordered now for $59.99 and will be released on Novemeber 4th.