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ecobee3 lite Smart Thermostat

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  • Overview

    The ecobee3 lite smart thermostat and its companion app on your iPhone or iPad help you live better, whilst reducing your annual heating and cooling expenses. With its beautiful design, easy-to-use touchscreen display and HomeKit compatibility, the ecobee3 lite helps make your home smarter and more comfortable without costing you or planet Earth.

    Savings

    The ecobee3 lite thermostat keeps energy use low when you're not at home, paying for itself over time.

    Room sensors

    Place sensors in your favourite rooms to help address hot and cold spots in your home. Each ecobee pairs with up to 32 sensors. Room sensors are sold separately in packs of two.

    Control

    Control your ecobee3 lite from anywhere using the app on your iPhone or iPad. It works with Apple HomeKit, IFTTT and numerous other technologies.

    Easy use

    A step-by-step guide on the ecobee app - which integrates directly with HomeKit - makes installation and ongoing use a snap.

    Smart out of the box

    Your ecobee understands your schedule, local weather and desired comfort settings, helping to ensure your home is at the right temperature at the right time. No learning required.

    Highlights

    Saves money by keeping energy use low when you're away

    Room sensors in favourite rooms help address hot and cold spots (Room sensors sold separately)

    Control ecobee3 lite from anywhere using the app on your iPhone or iPad

    Works with Apple HomeKit, IFTTT and other technologies

    Step-by-step guide on the ecobee app makes installation and use a breeze

    ecobee understands your local weather, schedule and desired comfort settings to ensure the right temperature at the right time

    Free energy reports give insights into energy use, along with tips for further savings

    Hardwired to your system so ecobee3 lite is always powered on, even in extreme weather conditions

    Designed to be compatible with most home wiring*

    What’s in the Box

    ecobee3 lite Smart Thermostat

    Power Extender Kit (PEK)

    Screws and drywall plugs

    Quick start guide

    Installation guide

    Wire labels

    Tech Specs

    Other Features: HomeKit Compatible, Wireless

    Connections: Wireless

    Power Source: AC

    Height: 2.13 cm/0.84 in.

    Length: 10.29 cm/4.05 in.

    Width: 10.29 cm/4.05 in.

    Weight: 385.55 g

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: EB-STATE3LT-02

    UPC or EAN No.: 627988302010

    Warranty

    Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple’s Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

    Warranty: Three-year limited

    Manufacturer Note

    *To verify compatibility with your house's wiring, please visit http://www.ecobee.com/compatibility. **Based on an ecobee internal analysis of U.S. homes conducted on October 2, 2013.

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  • 3.5 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Ecobee 3 Without Equal

      This review is for the Ecobee 3 smart thermostat. Installation is easy and seamless, just follow the instruction in written format or the videos. I have emailed This review is for the Ecobee 3 smart thermostat. Installation is easy and seamless, just follow the instruction in written format or the videos. I have emailed three questions of the Support department and they have gotten back to me within 12 hours or less, even on the weekend. The quantity of schedules that you can create are mind blowing, 32, seriously!!. I am crazy about the feature that adds more than one temperature sensor for the thermostat. Since you don't live in your hallway (where most thermostats are located) why should you get the room temperature input from only the hallway. Literally add as many sensors as you want and the thermostat averages them for room temp input. No other unit does that! The phone application is flawless and performs correctly each time you use it. The connection to Apple HomeKit was seamless. You can select to run the fan only for variable durations each hour to de-stratify the air in the house. The sporting capability alone will blow your mind. There are so many awesome features THAT WORK, it would be impossible to comment on them all. If you are serious about controlling you home heating and cooling and associated energy consumption, this thermostat is for you.

      • Written by John F from Tucson

      48 of 51 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Ecobee 3 Without Equal

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Great Thermostat, Questionable HomeKit usage..

      The Ecobee3 works as well as, if not better than, any other thermostat out there. IT is not as simple as some of the other thermostats to setup and does take a The Ecobee3 works as well as, if not better than, any other thermostat out there. IT is not as simple as some of the other thermostats to setup and does take a little more time to configure. On the other hand... There is a support site that is loaded with setup guides and configurations for different situations and equipment. The room sensors are what sets this apart from the other products and work well within the setup. Sensors are very easy to register and are accurate as far as I can tell. The only downfall is that if you have more than 7 sensors connected, including the ecobee3 tstat, HomeKit will not work. It will tell you that HomeKit could not connect although the ecobee3 shows as connected. If you drop it to under 7 sensors then it works beautifully. As soon as you add a 7th sensor then all the devices will be shown as unreachable. According to Ecobee support this is a known issue and they are working on a resolve as of 02/08/2018 under support ticket number 695686. I would definitely recommend this product but with an Asterisk.

      • Written by Dale B from Diberville

      23 of 24 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great Thermostat, Questionable HomeKit usage..

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Not as good as Nest, but gets the job done

      Just installed the ecobee3 lite at my parents house for Christmas since my mom is trying to get into Apple HomeKit. I can’t say I am totally impressed with ecob Just installed the ecobee3 lite at my parents house for Christmas since my mom is trying to get into Apple HomeKit. I can’t say I am totally impressed with ecobee. While the setup was fairly straightforward, the quality is nowhere near Nest’s current line of thermostats. The display on the 3 lite is meh at best. It’s very washed out and very low resolution. The images on their website and here on Apple’s site make it look like the screen has very deep blacks, somewhat like an OLED screen... not even close. The backlight on the 3 lite is so washed out that it look almost blue. My Nest at home looks much sharper and seems much more vibrant over the 3 lite. If having a 100% HomeKit enabled house is your thing, then it will absolutely integrate with the HomeKit app. But if you don’t plan on using more than one or two smart devices at home, the the Nest is the winner.

      • Written by Stefan F from Lohman

      21 of 32 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Not as good as Nest, but gets the job done

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Reminds me of an Apple Product

      Installation was easy even though my furnace setup wasn't very straightforward. This unit simply works - just like an Apple product does. Features are solid and Installation was easy even though my furnace setup wasn't very straightforward. This unit simply works - just like an Apple product does. Features are solid and integration with Apple Homekit is flawless. Very impressed so far. Looking forward to Winter where I can realize more savings when we are out of the house during the day.

      • Written by David D from North Bay

      Is this review useful?Reminds me of an Apple Product

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Broke their own product via auto-update.

      I would give a higher score save for the fact that the first thing ecobee did was break their own product via an auto-update. Setup went fine, connected to t I would give a higher score save for the fact that the first thing ecobee did was break their own product via an auto-update. Setup went fine, connected to the network, was only able to connect to the 2.4ghz band instead of the 5. Later I check the network and it won't connect no matter what I do. After spending hours on this, support erroneously blames my ISP and says I need to change my security settings to WPA2. For whatever reason my router doesn't want to use WPA2 on the 2.4ghz band. And of course, support won't help you with your router. This wouldn't be an issue if the ecobee supported the 5Ghz band, or the the connection options the device itself claims. But as it stands, they sold me a product that worked and immediately broke it. Even if I update my network and get it working, who knows when next they'll break it again.

      • Written by Randall R from Cupertino

      3 of 10 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Broke their own product via auto-update.

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Best smart thermostat for the price

      Best smart thermostat for the price with the functions and look. Also sensors are can be add on in future install.

      • Written by que Q

      4 of 4 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Best smart thermostat for the price

  • Answers from the community

    • What makes this a "lite" ecobee3 Smart Thermostat?
      • Asked by Kirk K from Tulsa
      • on 8-May-2017

      Answer

      My first thought too! Quote from the ecobee website: The ecobee3 lite is very similar to the ec My first thought too! Quote from the ecobee website: The ecobee3 lite is very similar to the ecobee3, but does not include support for whole home accessories such as HRVs, Ventilators, Humidifiers, Dehumidifiers. But you still get all the other smart functions offered by the ecobee3; Wireless Sensors, Smart Home/Away, Follow Me, Smart Recovery, Schedule and Vacation settings, Home IQ, connection to Homekit/Amazon Echo/IFTTT/Smart Things and Wink, Alerts and Reminders and our Web Portal and Mobile App.

      • Answered by Michael J from Statham
      • on 25-Jun-2017