Many programmable thermostats use smart technology to regulate temperatures and conserve energy, but a programmable thermostat and a smart thermostat are not the same thing. A smart thermostat takes the features of a programmable thermostat, learns your family's routines and regulates your home's temperature over time with increasing effectiveness. All programmable thermostats have a built-in clock that control the temperature in your home.
The revolutionary Voice Controlled Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat is the first thermostat built to listen to your voice and learn new commands based on how you interact with the thermostat. Simply say, 'Hello, thermostat,' then use one of the pre-programmed commands like 'make it four degrees warmer', to tell the thermostat which action you'd like it to perform, and your thermostat will respond accordingly. After installation, the cloud-based, voice-controlled Thermostat will immediately recognize your voice and adjust settings accordingly. It will even get smarter over time, adding more commands based on its interactions with you. Honeywell's reliable and highly-rated app allows you to program your thermostat from your computer, tablet, and smartphone, whether you're across the room or around the world.
This is the basic makeup of most smart thermostats. Some smart thermostats offer more, such as 'learning' your schedule by detecting when your smartphone is in the house, or even taking it step further by detecting when you're on your usual route home, and preparing your home to the desired tempature.