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Hive Active Heating 2

Hive Active Heating 2
alaScore 95

74 reviews

Jul, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 reviews of Hive Active Heating 2. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, 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 95/100 = 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

Expert review by: (

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: Neeson (

My hive home heating.


Probably my best smart home device yet. Totally programmable and flexible. A must for the modern home.

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Hartitman (

Great product and works very well


Easy to arrange installation and quick to install, works very well

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Matt (



Love this thermostat. Works so well. Looking forward to hive bringing in new items to connect.

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Shell (

Great product


Very stylish, simple to use, great idea. It arrived on the Tuesday, British gas engineer fitted it on the Wednesday! Superb

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: (

No installation in Northern Ireland


This looks amazing and the reviews are good but unfortunately after buying this with installation and opening the box to arrange the install date I was informed there us no installers in Northern Ireland. I think that's something that should be added...

Jun, 2017