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Hive Active Heating 2

Hive Active Heating 2
alaScore 92

46 reviews

Jun, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of Hive Active Heating 2. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 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 92/100 = 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.

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: Rene Millman (

Hive Active Heating 2 review


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

Dec, 2016

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: Matt (

Good product


Good piece of kit, really handy being able to control from your phone. Fitted this myself with no real electrical experience, just a case of switching off the mains then removing the old timer and connecting the wires to the hive. Was all set up within...

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: frqnck (



Few issues to start with which got corrected once the latest firmwares updated on each devices. It was a self install which was a doodle... Go for it.

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: buttercup17 (

hive heating


this product is fantastic so easy to use and you never come home to a cold house .

Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: Zianna (

Slick system easy to use, app connection difficult


It's a great and easy system but if you have problem with broadband the app is a nightmare to connect.

Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: Dez (

The hive is best thing I've brought.


If you are forgetful in the mornings or have to make a quick dash, and forget to switch of heating and hot water. Then this little gizmo is what you need. You can control heating and hot water from your phone anywhere as long as you have 3g/4g. Get...

Feb, 2017