• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Honeywell T5

    • Written by Dustin H from Conroe

    Honeywell T5 used to work great with HomeKit when I first got it a couple of months ago up until a Month maybe 2 it just stopped fails to connect constantly.Goodthing The Lyric app works well enough to keep using the thermostat.Apple Fix your software for Home devices we stick with your devices because of the reliability But now people like me are starting to believe otherwise about your other less important products.Get on the ball and support what you throw your name Behind!

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Setup is Simple, Operating the device...not so much

    • Written by Jayson B from Katy

    Here's the good: I bought 3 of these for my house. The hardware installation was simple. The software setup was quite intuitive, since the Lyric app is well-suited for installation. In the final part of the setup process, the Lyric app automatically added the thermostats to my HomeKit.

    Here's the not-so-good: As stand-alone thermostats, the T5 is what you would expect from a standard programmable unit, albeit with a really nice touch display interface. Unfortunately, programming via the app conjures up memories of trying to program the clock on my VCR in 1992 (flashing 12:00, anyone?). The interface is abysmal, and you're not really sure if you have accomplished what you wanted to do. For example, you can manually program a schedule into the thermostat, but you have no way to see the program from the lyric app. And if you want to use the Geofence option to adjust to "away" mode when you leave your house, there is no way (either on the phone or on the unit itself!) to setup any "away" temperature settings. Isn't this the point of geofence?

    Homekit: Seems to work perfectly, assuming you have a current AppleTV or extra iPad lying around the house to act as the brains. Apple has done a really nice job with this.

    Summary: The hardware is good, but the cr@ppy Lyric app severely cripple the functionality of the device. I would give 5 stars if the app allowed better control & functionality of the device. 2 stars.

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