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Honeywell Thermostat Turns On When You're Almost Home

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Smart thermostats have been around for a while now, but the Honeywell Lyric is exceptional because it uses geofencing. It senses when you and your phone have arrived or left your home, and it adjusts for efficiency or comfort accordingly. There are two options: a seven-mile radius for suburban homes, and a 500-foot radius for apartment-dwellers. Available from Lowe's beginning in August 2014 for $279.

Like its peer, the Nest, it takes into account information like bedtimes and the sunrise to use heating and cooling...
The familiar thermostat design can be used without the app, as well.
The rest of the device’s interface is deliberately basic—the only buttons are used to start the “At Home” and “Away”...
As an established mega-company with volumes of proprietary technology to its name, Honeywell’s Lyric will be...
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