Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 42
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chris A True Competitor
This thermostat was fairly easy to install and set up. It took roughly 25 minutes. I did opt to replace my 4 conductor wire with a 5 conductor wire, and that was put in place prior to the actual t-stat install. It includes an over-sized plate in case you need to cover a hole from a previous thermostat (I needed it).
Configuration was pretty straight-forward. You do not need to be an IT wiz. If you can set up your phone, tablet, or TV on wi-fi, then you can easily do this thermostat yourself.
I'm using the Android. Though fully functional, I do think the app needs a little work. Most of the more intricate and advanced features are accessible from the app.
When considering this product and its performance, I immediately started comparing it to the Nest. I actually prefer the Lyric over the Nest.
August 26, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Bjb93 Every once in a while when you try to make improvements, you end up back tracking. The technology and up front simplicity of the Lyric is inviting. Attach it and save money with more precise heating and cooling. Until you can't get it to work. The wiring instructions are great. Then when you attempt to have the Lyric talk to your smart device. The swirl of death. I've been through 3 of them, with one coming directly from Honeywell and no luck. I have stumped the experts. No reason it should not connect, it just doesn't. For those of you that get it to connect, I applaud you. I'm sure it is a wonderful device.
October 25, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Saboken Great at first then comes the issues with link to Honeywell
I loved this stat at first but it's connected to Honeywell in a way that force's you to call them repeatedly if you try to reconfigure it on another account ( yes this can be good if it's stolen so they can block some features and activation) but this is not told to the Consumer! Until you have issues setting it up, I could go on but I think you can read between the lines here. They have to much control of any remote use of their Lyric devices you need them to use the advanced features that you are paying for I have privacy concerns about what data they may be collecting and it's use, the Mac ID is linked to one account they use it like a social security number, this is just a heads up to anyone thinking about buying a Lyric device.
October 29, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SoundBeachBob This appears to be one of the only, if not the only, wi-fi thermostats that works with an old 2-wire system. Apparently when using 2 wires you cannot access all of the thermostat's features like connection to iHome, so make sure you do some research if you have this situation. Otherwise, the instructions for hooking it up were fine, but the instructions for the thermostat itself could be clearer and the app had to be reloaded once already. Also, the lithium battery that came with it was dead and I had to buy another before it would work. I do not use the geofence feature and I am not trying to get it remember any daily settings, but so far I am happy with it. I can monitor and change my setting when I am away, which is just what I wanted. It works for me.
October 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PatsFan I bought this particular model because my existing thermostat has only 2 wires since I don't have AC. Very easy install and setup. Works great. Allows me to turn heat up or down and monitor my lake house temp from my phone.
October 25, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Cutworm You Need To Be The Right Person
The thermostat is very sleek. iPhone like and looks great but it's just not for me. The installation was going well - wired, mounted, installed the app on my android. I powered it up and could not get it to connect to my wireless network. Contacted Honeywell and was told it didn't like android devices and to try it on my iPad.. .. I did and it worked but was not straightforward. I had to manually do a direct wifi connection and from there it connects to the network. Way more complicated than others I have installed.
When running it looks nice. It has a home temperature and also an away temperature. It can detect if you are near home and adjusts. It does not have a schedule so if you are gone and others are home it is not a good choice for you. Overall not what I want in a thermostat as I am an android user.
May 3, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BeckyS Many Features
Installation was simple. Just download the app to your phone and begin the installation process. There's a companion instruction guide that walks you through the installation process. Everything is included for the installation, including an option faceplate, wall anchors and screws, and a battery. The wi-fi thermostat has lots of features. The app walks you through all of the features offered and allows you to customize your settings to meet your needs. My husband and I both installed the app on our phones and have played with the features offered. It does take some getting used to, so be sure to go through the tutorial in the app to make sure you're taking advantage of all the features offered. My favorite features is the motion activated display. To save energy, it displays as you walk past and is dark the rest of the time. It makes for a much cleaner look, as well.
March 1, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JJTennessee 4 out of 5 Stars, but a Working Perfection
The Honeywell Lyric Round Wi-Fi Thermostat is a nice, stylish, and somewhat user-friendly addition to any home. Installation was mostly user-friendly, except when you come across technical issues. Make sure that you have a very good understanding of your AC system and the main electrical panel. Failure to properly turn off or on the right system can cause unwanted expenses.
This thermostat works great with my Samsung Galaxy S7 mobile phone.
The only issue is that the geofencing feature of this thermostat seems to not work perfectly. There are times when the machine switches to Home when I am Away and vice-versa. I'm hoping technical support can shed some light on this issue.
Other than that, I like the machine and would definitely recommend others to purchase this item.
September 14, 2016