The Ecobee3 smart thermostat is the latest addition to the smart home platform of Apple. This Ecobee3 smart thermostat is first connected thermostat to work with HomeKit and will available for sell today through Apple store in North America. At $249, this Ecobee3 is the important alternatives to the Nest’s thermostat. This tech detects the home temperature and it also detects whether anyone is around or not. Then this adjusts the temperature for heating and cooling accordingly and saves some money for you.
You can also buy an additional sensors to make this thermostat little smarter, a pair of this costs $79 and allows the thermostat to detect the temperature and presence of anyone in other room of the house. One sensor is integrated in the thermostat itself.
Another version of Ecobee3 is already in the market, but this new version of Ecobee3 adds the HomeKit support, meaning this can be controlled by Siri. This is definitely not a very compelling reason to get rid of the existing connected thermostat, but this is a very good and convenient as it can add more HomeKit connected product. This is definitely an added advantage of this new Ecobee3 thermostat.
Siri can control any products, which is connected through the HomeKit and this will also lead to set the home to a certain state like for going to bed, entering to the home and watching a movie pretty quickly. Right now there are not many products available but it can be assumed that there will be lots of products available through the end of the year.