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Hive Active Heating 2

Hive Active Heating 2
alaScore 87

34 reviews

Apr, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Hive Active Heating 2. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, 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 Hive Active Heating 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good 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.

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

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (

Hive Active Heating 2 review: Smart, but not smart enough


An attractive, easy-to-use smart thermostat, but it still isn't smart enough

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: DevilFish (

Easy Life


Excellent unit. Works as stated, fitted easily although a bit of a delay and enables the heating of your home from distance. Ideal if you come home at different times and a timer is inadequate.

Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: Junesylvia (

Absolutely amazing item,buy one!


What a great contraption this is.We have bought a cottage in the country and during this cold snap are able to control the heating in this little house from the couch in our main home. When we are going to spend time there all we need to do is tell the...

Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: LazLon (

Great product


Works as described. Web interface is good and so is the mobile app. Web page makes setting up schedules very easy. However, I would have liked to see a copy function so that you can copy schedule from one day to another. App is clear and quick. Only...

Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: magicgarden (

Excellent product-Great installation


We bought this from John Lewis on Christmas Eve. A phone call was made at 6.00pm, and the Hive was installed by British Gas on 30th December. It has already transformed the way we use our heating, and is really attractive design. I should add that our...

Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: 47Tom (

Really good product but not HomeKit enabled


I bought this product instead of the Nest or Scottish power equivalent as I believed it was HomeKit enabled due to the apple website having it in their HomeKit section This product doesn't have the functionality at present to do this so don't buy it...

Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: Diyken (



Had problem to begin with but all resolved by British Gas and possible backup from John Lewis K.Franklin

Dec, 2016