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Ecobee3 Smart Wi-Fi Thermostat

Ecobee3 Smart Wi-Fi Thermostat
alaScore 90

188 reviews

May, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 188 reviews of Ecobee3 Smart Wi-Fi Thermostat. The average rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Ecobee3 Smart Wi-Fi Thermostat is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Megan Wollerton (

Ecobee3 Lite review


I'm not saying $169 is cheap, but it's a darn good price in smart thermostat-land. There, Wi-Fi models regularly sell for over two hundred bucks and very few work with Amazon Alexa , Apple HomeKit , Samsung SmartThings , Wink and IFTTT .

A responsive touchscreen and integrations with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Samsung SmartThings, Wink and IFTTT give the lower-priced $169 Ecobee3 Lite Smart Thermostat serious appeal.

"Smart" is a bit of a stretch for the Ecobee3 Lite, since it doesn't rely on activity-tracking sensors or any other sort of adaptive tech to learn your routine. $169 is still a lot to spend, especially on a programmable thermostat.

No other Wi-Fi thermostat available today offers this many smart home partnerships for this low of a price, but you should weigh the importance of the integrations against the MSRP -- many 7-day app-enabled programmable thermostats cost just $100.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: (

The Ecobee3 Lite is a decent smart thermostat that costs less than most


But depending on your home's layout, you may miss the remote sensor support.

Your home's layout and size will ultimately guide you to decide which device will serve you best. Larger multifloor homes may be better served with the Ecobee3, while smaller abodes could get by with the Ecobee3 Lite. Either one is simple to use and...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Megan Wollerton (

Ecobee3 Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat, HomeKit-enabled review


Editors' note, June 10, 2016: This review has been updated with details on IFTTT, Amazon Alexa, and Apple HomeKit integrations.

The $249 Ecobee3 comes with an installation workaround in case your system doesn't have a C wire, as well as a remote sensor that extends its temperature-and-motion-sensing range.

Many existing HVACs don't have or need a C wire, and Ecobee's fix isn't for novices.

While the Ecobee3 doesn't quite match the design and usability of the Nest Learning Thermostat, it is definitely worthy of your consideration.

Jun, 2016

PCMAG.COM - Editor's Choice

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (

Ecobee3 Smart WiFi Thermostat


The Ecobee3 is a stylish Wi-Fi thermostat that you can control from anywhere, and it uses remote sensors to control the temperature of multiple rooms in your house.

Easy to install and configure. Android, iOS, and Web browser support. Remote sensors. Sleek design

Temperature slider can be tricky. Cannot monitor remote room temperature

When you think of digital home thermostats, the Nest Learning Thermostat is probably the first product that comes to mind. But before Nest burst onto the scene in 2011, Canadian-based Ecobee had already introduced a smart thermostat two years earlier....

Jan, 2015

TopTenREVIEWS - Silver Award - Awarded for excellence in design, usability and feature set

Expert review by: John Carlsen (

ecobee3 HomeKit Enabled Review


The ecobee3's user interface and remote sensors have no equal among digital thermostats. The remote sensors wirelessly communicate with the central unit and have the ability to track what is going on in each room and area of your house. There are a...

The ecobee3 comes with a remote sensor that improves energy management.

This programmable thermostat does not have live chat support.

With remote sensors and a central user interface, the ecobee3 does things better than most smart thermostats. Its smart auto-adjustment function also makes it easy on the environment.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Patrick O'Rourke (

How the Toronto-made ecobee3 thermostat saves me almost $20 a month on utilities


Since moving through the somewhat painful process of hooking up Toronto-based ecobee's latest thermostat, the ecobee3, to my rental condo's air conditioner and furnace, I've been astounded by how much money the Wi-Fi enabled device has managed to save...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: (



Ecobee3 is an innovative programmable thermostat that helps reduce your utility bills. Read our review to see what it does differently than the competition.

Ecobee3 comes with a remote sensor that improves energy management

This programmable thermostat does not support geofencing

With remote sensors and a central user interface, Ecobee3 does things differently and better than most smart thermostats.

Consumer review by: Michel039 (

Really good product


Installation was a breeze. Configuration was easy. Pairing remote sensors was also easy.

Good looking, Remote sensors, Work very well, access from the web

Learning curve a bit challenging for ajusting with multiple remote sensors.

Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: dreamagicz (



I really like this product. Just got it going yesterday. I like the design and the quality of the product. The touch response is brilliant. I had tried to control the thermostat from various phones & operating systems. And it worked perfectly for me....

Its easy to set up and quickly recognizes your system

scheduling wasnt easy for me

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Greenisgreat (

Ecobee3 thermostat for homes with more than one room. baby is :)


The ecobee3 thermostat allows up to 32 remote temperature and motion sensors. This allows you to have the temperature adjust to the portion of home you are occupying.

Remote Sensors are awesome best on market, Home IQ has the be the best tracking

Perfect no flaws

Apr, 2015