Honeywell introduces entry-level thermostat with mobile control




Honeywell has announced Round Connected, a relatively simple thermostat that is intended as ‘entry level’. The thermostat can be controlled via smartphones and tablets, but does not self-learning features.

According to Honeywell Round Connected be seen as a successor to the ‘classic’ Round thermostat which is on the Dutch market since 1956. The design is also kept simple with an LCD and a dial to turn on the heating. Higher or lower

The Round Connected can be controlled via smartphones and tablets. An app for Android and iOS, Total Connect Comfort called, is available for free. Honeywell has the app with a number of presets, such as “heater”, “absent” and “eco-savings. The software is not equipped with advanced features such as geofencing. Such modes are to be found in the more expensive Lyric Honeywell. Thermostats are getting smarter but the entry-level models have more advanced features than previous generations.

The manufacturer claims that can be. Average energy bill by approximately 275 per year reduced compared to old thermostats The thermostat is available in a version for boilers that operate on the basis of an on / off mechanism. This version costs 179 euros. Also comes with a modulating version for modern boilers with a suggested retail price of 149 euros. Incidentally, the Round Connected Honeywell also compatible with district heating and heat pumps. Honeywell also states that while user data is stored online, but is not given to third parties and only anonymous is analyzed.


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