Ecobee Smart Thermostat and Smart Sensors Unveiled
Canadian home improvement website Lowes has unveiled some details of the new Ecobee smart thermostat and home sensors, There is no official news from Ecobee. Even though the merchandise pages have now been offline from Lowe’s the Zatz Not Funny website was able to capture the given details and likely pricing of the new smart thermostat. Although no details on when the new hardware will be officially revealed have been released as yet, the updated Ecobee thermostat and sensor are expected to launch very soon.
New features included with the updated smart thermostat include improved wireless connectivity, support for the streaming music service Spotify, Bluetooth connectivity and support for Amazon’s Virtual personal assistant Alexa. Offering Alexa calling, Alexa dropping and Alexa messaging.
The Ecobee home smart sensor now has an improved pairing field for improved communication as well as improved occupancy detection and battery life, as well as a new smooth design complete with an optional mounting bracket. Unfortunately, humidity monitoring is not yet available in the sensors but the system will provide quicker presence detection. Basic temperature and presence capabilities also appear to be backward compatible with existing models.