Honeywell introduces smart thermostat




Honeywell has announced a smart thermostat with the product name Lyric. The controller relies heavily on the link with a smartphone through geofencing. Main competitor is the Nest thermostat from Google.

While smart Nest thermostat according to the manufacturer includes self-learning algorithms to adjust the heat as efficiently as possible using the Lyric smartphone of the residents in mind. For this purpose, geofencing applied, a mechanism which can be determined whether the user is indoors or outdoors. Determined on the basis of the location information of a smartphone Thus, the heating can be turned off if a resident leaves or correct already enabled when the user is near come close. Also, an air conditioner can be controlled.

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Honeywell argues that the Lyric is compatible with iOS and Android mobile operating systems, and the relevant apps several preference settings can be saved. The manufacturer also claims that the software of the thermostat properly can handle the sometimes unpredictable behavior of different family members. When servicing the heating or air conditioning is required, the Lyric will display a warning.

The Lyric looks with its round shape at the Nest. The central display shows include the weather forecasts for the next twelve hours, and by the presence of a proximity sensor, the display will light up when someone is nearby. Once the Lyric temperature adjusts upwards, an orange glow shown, while blue indicates that cooling. A green shading indicates an economy on. The Lyric gets in the U.S. price of $ 279 and comes in August on the market. An introduction in Europe is still unknown.

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