• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Thermostat, Questionable HomeKit usage..

    • Written by Dale B from Diberville

    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.

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