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Prime Exclusive $41.99  (59.00 reg)
Amazon Smart Thermostat – ENERGY STAR certified, DIY install, Works with Alexa – C-wire required
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B08J4C8871/?tag=cl03f-20&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Rebate eligible from your local electric/gas depending on your Zip - https://www.amazon.com/b?node=23477564011)

Reviews:
Amazon Smart Thermostat review: a $60 stunner
https://www.theverge.com/22791333/amazon-smart-thermostat-review-learning-geofencing-hunches

Amazon Smart Thermostat review: A steal at $60 - CNET
https://www.cnet.com/home/energy-and-utilities/amazon-smart-thermostat-review-a-steal-at-60/
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Re: Amazon Smart Thermostat $41.99 Prime Exclusive (59.99 reg)
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2022, 02:34:14 PM »
I just bought one for my home.

Here's my thoughts.

*Pros*
Modern look, Cheapest smart thermostat, easy to use with Amazon Alexa App - "Hey Alexa, set temperature to 72"

There's 2 modes:
1. Hunches (which may be a problem Shabbos)
2. Schedules

*Cons*
While you can tell Alexa to set to any temperature you want at any given time there's not much *schedule* customization.
Limit of 4 schedules per day.
Schedule cannnot be set to a temperature.

You need to set the temperatures for 3 catagories of "Home, Away & Sleep"
And then you can set each schedule to one of "Home, Away or Sleep".
 
Say for example Friday night,  I can only set it as "Home" (and it'll go to whatever temperature I preset for "home") but I cannot set schedule that it should be 68 degrees during that specific schedule.
Common sense is not a gift, it is a punishment.
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Re: Amazon Smart Thermostat $41.99 Prime Exclusive (59.99 reg)
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2022, 06:45:41 PM »
I just bought one for my home.

Here's my thoughts.

*Pros*
Modern look, Cheapest smart thermostat, easy to use with Amazon Alexa App - "Hey Alexa, set temperature to 72"

There's 2 modes:
1. Hunches (which may be a problem Shabbos)
2. Schedules

*Cons*
While you can tell Alexa to set to any temperature you want at any given time there's not much *schedule* customization.
Limit of 4 schedules per day.
Schedule cannnot be set to a temperature.

You need to set the temperatures for 3 catagories of "Home, Away & Sleep"
And then you can set each schedule to one of "Home, Away or Sleep".
 
Say for example Friday night,  I can only set it as "Home" (and it'll go to whatever temperature I preset for "home") but I cannot set schedule that it should be 68 degrees during that specific schedule.
To add to the CONS, found this in a review:
"You can have multiple thermostats for different zones, but they can’t be set separately, which is odd."
Common sense is not a gift, it is a punishment.
Because you have to deal with everyone who doesn't have it.