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vkizzle wrote:
Oct 18th, 2017 2:52 pm

The Nest E, is also a "lite" version.
True, but I already have 2 Nest protect devices that could be used as sensors. If the Ecobee came with a sensor, it would be fine, but as it stands now I'd need to go buy an Ecobee sensor to get the same functionality I would get with the Nest right out of the box.

If Nest worked with Smart things it would be a no brainer but the fact that it doesn't is what's making me consider the Ecobee and just buying a sensor
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so for person who does not own anything at all now at home, which ones is better, Ecobee 3 lite, Honeywell Lyric T6 or Nest Thermostat E?
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Shaner wrote:
Oct 18th, 2017 3:02 pm
True, but I already have 2 Nest protect devices that could be used as sensors. If the Ecobee came with a sensor, it would be fine, but as it stands now I'd need to go buy an Ecobee sensor to get the same functionality I would get with the Nest right out of the box.

If Nest worked with Smart things it would be a no brainer but the fact that it doesn't is what's making me consider the Ecobee and just buying a sensor
Ecobee sensors cost less.
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southnam wrote:
Oct 18th, 2017 3:10 pm
so for person who does not own anything at all now at home, which ones is better, Ecobee 3 lite, Honeywell Lyric T6 or Nest Thermostat E?
I'm biased and been using Ecobee for quite some time now and recently got into home automation (Smartthings) and the integration gives endless configurations.
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vkizzle wrote:
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Ecobee sensors cost less.
But I already have 2 Nest protect devices. Ecobee sensors can't cost less than free.
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Shaner wrote:
Oct 18th, 2017 3:14 pm
But I already have 2 Nest protect devices. Ecobee sensors can't cost less than free.
I meant for those that are not using anything at the moment.
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does ecobee3 lite come with extra sensor? and does it have password protected too? gonna install in rental..
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vkizzle wrote:
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I'm biased and been using Ecobee for quite some time now and recently got into home automation (Smartthings) and the integration gives endless configurations.
Yeah, I think I'm going to stick with my original plan and go with the Ecobee, just because it works with SmartThings, which is what I use for "automation"
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Do all these work with Google Home and/or Amazon Echo?
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kiasu wrote:
Oct 18th, 2017 3:22 pm
does ecobee3 lite come with extra sensor? and does it have password protected too? gonna install in rental..
It does not come with a sensor. You have to buy those separately.

Yes, there will be a password or some other kind of secure connection method, otherwise anyone could change the temperature in your house with the app.
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Google Ecobee lite vs Nest E to see which device works with which services/other devices.
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Just got this email as well. unfortunate, they were advertising the "non-lite" versions previously. meh, what can you do.
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Well initially I thought these were going to be the full versions but now it's confirmed these are the lite versions.

Before I heard Ecobee for house, Nest for condo. Now with the lite versions, does this still apply?

What You Can Do

The smart thermostats available through the program have been confirmed. It's up to you to decide which one will work best for your home. The eligible smart thermostats are:

ecobee3 lite
Honeywell Lyric™ T6
Nest Thermostat E


Now I got to ask which is the best of these lite versions?
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Shaner wrote:
Oct 18th, 2017 3:14 pm
But I already have 2 Nest protect devices. Ecobee sensors can't cost less than free.
Shaner wrote:
Oct 18th, 2017 3:23 pm
Yeah, I think I'm going to stick with my original plan and go with the Ecobee, just because it works with SmartThings, which is what I use for "automation"
Have they updated the Nest Protect to act as remote thermometers for the Nest thermostat? I remember there were a lot of complaints that this wasn’t done. As far as I remember the integration was limited to if the Protect detected a sharp temperature spike or fire that it would tell the thermostat to turn off so it wouldn’t help spread the fire.
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sounds like we all rece'vd the same email. :)

now to decide on the 3 options

Ecobee3 Lite, Honeywell Lyric T6 and Nest E

leaning to the ecobee3

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