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Hive Active Heating 2

Hive Active Heating 2
alaScore 93

89 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 reviews of Hive Active Heating 2. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 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 Hive Active Heating 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Chris Hall (

Hive Active Heating 2.0 review: Style meets connected practicality


Of all the services offering to take control of your heating, Hive is probably the system that has the highest profile. That's in no small part due to plenty of marketing and a brand name that's instantly recognisable: British Gas. Hive Active Heating...

Quick installation, easy to use apps, attractive price

Potential for connection problems, no Windows Phone app

Hive Active Heating remains one of the more accessible smart heating systems. There are a growing number of rivals, but with British Gas pushing Hive, it's an easy option to select. The Hive universe is also set to expand, with support for zoned...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: (

Hive Active Heating 2 review


This smart thermostat is hot, hot, hot

Very easy to use ; Thermostat looks suitably stylish ; Geolocation now available

Not as smart as some rivals ; A little pricey

Simple enough for anyone to use and powerful enough to be useful

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Andy Vandervell (

Hive Active Heating 2


Hive Active Heating from British Gas was a good first stab at a smart thermostat, but the likes of the Nest, Tado, Honeywell Evohome and Heat Genius all offered superior features, easier-to-use software or a combination of both. Hive Active Heating 2,...

Jul, 2015

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Hive Active Heating 2 review


Great smart home hub, but could do with better third-party device integration

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: Chris (

Easy Install


I'm pleased it was such an easy and straightforward installation. All works fine and a real asset for me to be able to simply turn heating and hot water on and off away from home to suit. Pity I just missed the current discount - a bargain now

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Abdul (

British Gas Hive Active


Product is amazing and a must have specially for households with kids. Set the timer and manage the devices from anywhere!

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Ree (



What a great bit of kit.... does everything it says it does.... the App works brilliantly, so you can alter temperature settings & timers ( heating & hot water ) all from your phone. Ok, only had it a month, but so far, absolutely no issues at all. If...

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Stumper (

Hive Active Heating Including Installation


Great Product, I am a Pensioner,even I can opperate it from my I phone.Took a while to set up though , thanks to Andy from British Gas.

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: kmacca (

Excellent product for the home!


This is a great product, comes with installation voucher. Having this as already made things much easier for us, changing timers is now much easy than our old heating control. Love turning it on from my phone while still in bed on those cold Sunday...

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Jarmita (

Very long wait for installation


I ordered Hive at the end of August and received the kit two days later (September 2nd). All seemed great! However, I then went to book installation and the wait was until 17th October. At time of writing, the product has still not been installed. This...

Oct, 2017