Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 31
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BigJerm Great eye catching thermostat
This product was easy to install. Hard wired in but may need wire hooked up to furnace. Lots of great features and all can be controlled for your phone using wi-fi. You are able to check the weather and radar in your city, see the outside temperature as well as your inside house temperature at the same time. You are able to choose or change background pics. The music app could be better as often loses connectivity.
October 17, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by frustrated Don't waste your time!
Feel like I'll never get the evening back that I wasted installing this in my home. The look and overall concept is great, however the functionally of this is not ready for the market. The Apps that you need to operate remotely do not come up on the App Store - had to google to find them. EverStream App is not reliable, needs constant resetting and doesn't allow access to all of your music. The customer service is great but they are really limited by the current functionality of the product. Going with the tried and true Honeywell wifi product at a lesser cost.
April 16, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by MacHic Bells and whistles but lacking on the basics
Box, manual, and all of the descriptions seem really good. Rather large unit especially when placed on the location on the wall. Needed to do some electrical work done before installing this new little toy. Had a really old/original thermostat on the wall which did not have compatible wiring for this new thermostat. It worked well with its bluetooth features, speakers, touchscreen, etc. However - and this is important - I have woken up with no heat on in the house with temps in the 50's and the same when I've returned home from work. Going into the basement, flipping the power off/on at the furnace seems to reset the thermostat, it gets power again, and the heat turns on. But I shouldn't have to keep doing this every other day or so. I will be contacting the manufacturer about the problem and am glad I did not discard my original thermostat.
April 11, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Adriana Example: Best Purchase Ever...very delicate
the first being damaged damage and change in a short time
April 12, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by jswobe Disappointed. It looks good on the wall...but that's about it.
I have wanted a wi-fi enabled thermostat for some time. With the speakers and the touch screen, I thought this thermostat would be a good choice. There are, however, a number of things wrong with it that make it frustrating and hard to use.
My bottom line: Other than allowing me network access to my home temp, I do not like it. My older, 5/2 programmable thermostat performed the essential functions better and more reliably. I am already looking for a replacement device. If my spouse has her way, I will be taking this thing off and putting the old, white, LCD thermostat back on the wall.
If you want the details...read on:
The installation instructions were good, the install method was clean and it only took about 25 to 30 minutes from opening the box to having it turned on. Connection to the wi-fi was fairly easy. (Nothing else positive follows....)
Basic function, user interface and any sort of wi-fi / network capable features are where this thing failed. Unfortunately for a "Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat," these are all of the areas in which it should excel.
1. The user interface is poor at best. There are three different "back" buttons / functions and they are not consistent from menu to menu. The screen never times out to the home screen, or to the menu screen. If you go into any sub menu, that is where the screen will sit until you navigate it back - one screen at a time! - to the main menu or home / splash screen.
2. There is no scheduling option on the thermostat itself. You can set a temperature, but that is it. The smartphone app is the programming location for both schedules and proximity. The primary temperature control is meant to be proximity; when you are close to the thermostat (or, when your phone is close to the thermostat at least), it enables one temp; once you travel a certain distance from the thermostat, it then changes to an "away" temp. The proximity distance, and the temperatures are set from the app. Neither can be set from the thermostat itself. I do not like that. I think you should be able to do everything at the device. What if my phone is upstairs, or the battery is dead?
3. The schedule function is poor. You cannot have a heating schedule and cooling schedule saved at the same time. My old 5/2 thermostat can support that. Why can't this?? I had to delete my heat schedules in order to add cooling schedules because they were for the same time periods. Now, come winter, I will need to do it again. But what if it gets cold, and then gets hot again? Am I supposed to delete all my schedules and then add them every other day?
4. The smartphone app is terrible. Navigation on it is as random and inconsistent as on the thermostat itself. Sometimes the "back" arrow on the phone is necessary, sometimes not. If you have the schedule enabled, and then turn on proximity, the close temp takes over (if you are home). But if you want to turn the proximity off, the thermostat does not return to the schedule temp. You have to go to the thermostat, on the wall, in order to adjust it. There is no way to manually set the temp on the app. Also, the app crashes all of the time. I get two or three notifications on my phone a day saying that "Eversense Mobile has stopped working."
5. The speakers are not bluetooth enabled. You have to download a second "Everstream" app in order to play music. Then, the music has to be on your device in order to play it. You cannot play streaming music over the speakers (such as from Pandora or Spotify or Slacker). I cannot even begin to convey how ridiculous and archaic I find that. If you build a device like this, why not make it with Bluetooth?
Other than the lack of bluetooth, most everything could be fixed via software updates. A revised user interface and smartphone app could save this. However, until that happens, it's not worth it.
May 12, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Nusscular Lots of potential
Overall, this is a beautifully designed thermostat. It's user interface is pretty and it has some excellent features such as real time radar.
However, as of right now, this thermostat needs some more work before I would recommend it to anyone. I have used Nest and Honeywell smart thermostats and I am considering those in my review. This thermostat feels like a really good first try but it feels very incomplete. I think over time, and maybe with software updates, this thermostat company has some potential.
Nice physical design.
Nice general interface.
Real time weather and radar.
You can only play music stored on your phone through a poorly designed stand alone app. Needs Pandora or Spotify integration. Better yet, loose the speakers because this is thermostat, not a jambox. They add unnecessary size.
You can only view random photo streams from Flikr. It does not act like a screensaver and switch quickly between thermostat mode and picture mode. Would love to have some pictures of my family displayed until I need to change a setting.
Touchscreen is pretty good but frustratingly misses my input here and there.
There is no way to set a schedule unless you have an iphone since the android app does not have this feature for some reason. The app also randomly crashes on android.
The proximity mode may or may not work. There is absolutely no explanation of how it works. When setting up, it asks you to set your home location and a radius. I have no idea what the radius represents. Is this my home area? Is this my approach area where the thermostat assumes I am on my way home?
Customer service is very unpolished. I called to ask about the 24v common wire the thermostat needed since their installation instructions don't provide the answer and simply provide a phone number if you don't have the wire. I had to work very hard to get the person on the phone to give me the answer since he was concerned of the liability since he was not a "HVAC technician". I simply needed him to tell me what the requirements of his product was. Ended up taking more time then it should have but I got it working.
April 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by snowbabe High tech+easy to install+convienient=comfort!!
When I first looked at the idea of a smart thermostat I couldn’t understand how a thermostat could use more smarts. I mean it just has to keep the house at a set temperature. I was wrong. This is way cool. I downloaded the app for the thermostat onto my phone. I can change the temperature of the house anywhere I have internet connection such as work, vacation, or laying in bed. Also, the thermostat will keep track of my location. So when I’m away from the home, it lowers the temperature of the house to save on energy. When I get within a set distance to my house it kicks the furnace on and warms the house back up so it’s a nice temperature when I arrive. Of course the reverse is true for summer. This is a great feature if you go on trips. I remember coming home to a house that is 90 degrees inside and having to sweat it out for several hours while the air-conditioned cooled the house down. I also have a two stage furnace and the thermostat has handled that well. My house temperature has been much more constant and enjoyable this winter. Whatever their programming is for a two stage is, I like it. The thermostat also has internet link to get the weather. It’s nice to have the forecast displayed in an easy location. I wonder if the thermostat programming uses the weather forecast to help run the furnace. That could explain some of the improvement in my homes temperature control. I’m very happy about that. If you have a humidifier the thermostat also controls that. Some additional feature are the music system and it can display pictures. The overall look is sleek. It’s much prettier than my old thermostat which was an eyesore. Installation was also easy. Yes I recommend this product.
January 7, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Texas Location based thermostat
Installation was very simple. My existing thermostat was a smart one, so I had already added a "C" wire (required for any smart thermostat). Labels are provided to tag the old wires, as are anchor screws. Swapping out the thermostat took about 1 minute, and setting it up (including adding to my WiFi network) another couple of minutes. After downloading the iOS app I was up and running in a very short time.
This thermostat works completely differently from any other smart thermostat I have owned.
First of all, there is no schedule to set, it just doesn’t exist. Instead, the thermostat uses the location services on your cell phone to decide whether to run the heat/AC or not. You decide the distance from your home you would like to be when the thermostat kicks on, and the rest happens automatically.
My existing smart thermostat relied on a motion sensor to detect whether I was home or not. This worked most of the time, but not if I was watching TV in the bedroom, or working in my home office. This thermostat does away with the concept of a motion sensor, and instead detects you based on your phones presence.
Whilst not available on iOS yet, they also sell smart mats on to which you place your phone and have the thermostat respond accordingly. For example, when going to bed you place your phone on a mat in the bedroom and the phone senses the mat and tells the thermostat to adjust the temperature for your preferred ‘sleep’ time settings. Of course, you can adjust the temperature using the smart phone app as well.
I tried out the streaming music, but it is a little hit and miss. I found it sometimes didn’t respond to requests to play a different song, and I had to repeat the request to get that to work. The built-in speakers performed admirably given their size.
I had to turn off the auto brightness feature for the display. It is way too sensitive and would adjust when walking past it, catching your attention as the display adjusted its brightness up and down in response to your shadow. Changes to display brightness respond immediately, and I feel it would be better to have a time threshold were the display wouldn’t change so responsively to its environment.
You can display pictures on the thermostat, kind of like a digital photo display. There is no option to adjust how frequently these images change, and I found the very short display time meant my attention was constantly being attracted by the picture changing every few seconds. I turned this off as it is too distracting.
An oversight is the lack of the ability to change the background picture.
If controlling your home temperature based on your location works for you, this is the perfect thermostat to do that.
December 10, 2014