Wise dwelling company Ecobee appears to be prepping a new and fancier version of its Clever Thermostat, finish with created-in Siri, an integrated air top quality check, and a spiffy new layout.
A products listing for the Ecobee Good Thermostat Top quality popped up on the Canadian Tire retail website (by way of Zatz Not Funny!) and on Lowe’s Canadian web page, complete with specs and visuals of the unannounced system. The Canadian Tire web page appears to have blocked the product or service photos, but they’re nonetheless noticeable on Lowe’s page.
The revamped thermostat, which appears to be to be the successor to the existing Ecobee Wise Thermostat with Voice Command, appears with a new steel bezel and (in accordance to the leaked product or service description) a “large, vibrant display” with a “cinematic interface.”
As with the current Ecobee Wise Thermostat, the HomeKit-enabled Top quality model supports your alternative of built-in Alexa or Siri, Apple’s voice assistant, according to the leaked specifics. The present Ecobee thermostat bought Siri guidance last yr, marking the very first third-social gathering system to host Siri. That said, the thermostat necessitates a home hub machine, these as the Apple HomePod mini, for Siri to function.
Moreover Siri, the leaked item website page for the Ecobee Smart Thermostat Quality specifics a created-in air quality check that “provides tips” and provides you reminders when your HVAC’s air filters need to have to be adjusted. The built-in air good quality observe would be a to start with for an Ecobee smart thermostat.
The Ecobee Smart Thermostat Quality was not the only Ecobee unit that was leaked. A step-down design, the unannounced Ecobee Wise Thermostat Improved, was also outlined on Lowe’s Canadian website. The Improved Thermostat that seems on the site has a extra common plastic bezel and lacks the Premium’s guidance for a built-in voice assistant.
Neither the Canadian Tire nor the Lowe’s product or service listings disclosed pricing or availability dates.
We’ve attained out to Ecobee for additional details about the leaked thermostats.