Honeywell Thermostat Turns On When You're Almost Home

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July 14, 2014
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  Like its peer, the Nest, it takes into account information like bedtimes and the sunrise to use heating and cooling systems efficiently. Honeywell expects that you will control it mainly through the app itself, which lets you change the temperature from any location, or set it to a timer so the house gets warmed or cooled according to your expected arrival time. 

    Like its peer, the Nest, it takes into account information like bedtimes and the sunrise to use heating and cooling systems efficiently. Honeywell expects that you will control it mainly through the app itself, which lets you change the temperature from any location, or set it to a timer so the house gets warmed or cooled according to your expected arrival time. 

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  The familiar thermostat design can be used without the app, as well. Like previous Honeywell thermostats, turning the exterior wheel changes the temperature, and an audible click indicates each degree of change. The all-white exterior uses motion sensors to light up with control displays, and then dim when you walk away.

    The familiar thermostat design can be used without the app, as well. Like previous Honeywell thermostats, turning the exterior wheel changes the temperature, and an audible click indicates each degree of change. The all-white exterior uses motion sensors to light up with control displays, and then dim when you walk away.

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  The rest of the device’s interface is deliberately basic—the only buttons are used to start the “At Home” and “Away” cycles, or to bring up a 12-hour weather forecast. It’s a far more approachable interface than the dense screen display found on Honeywell’s other thermostat, the voice-activated Alto.

    The rest of the device’s interface is deliberately basic—the only buttons are used to start the “At Home” and “Away” cycles, or to bring up a 12-hour weather forecast. It’s a far more approachable interface than the dense screen display found on Honeywell’s other thermostat, the voice-activated Alto.

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  As an established mega-company with volumes of proprietary technology to its name, Honeywell’s Lyric will be particularly competitive with the Nest because it is the first in what will likely be a wide range of Honeywell-brand smart home products. On its own, too, the Lyric is capable because of its geofencing capabilities and attention to the functional design traits—carried over from the brand’s rich appliance history.

    As an established mega-company with volumes of proprietary technology to its name, Honeywell’s Lyric will be particularly competitive with the Nest because it is the first in what will likely be a wide range of Honeywell-brand smart home products. On its own, too, the Lyric is capable because of its geofencing capabilities and attention to the functional design traits—carried over from the brand’s rich appliance history.

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