Smart thermostats tend to be home decor choices as much as ways of controlling the temperature in your living space. The less they look like thermostats, the better they fit into the carefully planned decorator scheme of your high-tech house or apartment. Add the Sensibo Sky to the list of smart thermostats, along with the Nest Learning 3rd Generation and the Ecobee3 2nd Generation, that look like they were designed by graduates of the Steve Jobs form-over-function school of high-tech design.
The Sky was clearly influenced by the innovative Nest thermostats. Like the Nest it monitors your location via your smartphone, will change the interior temperature when it notices that you're away from home and will set its calendar automatically to your living habits. Or you can program it directly through its smartphone app. Also like the Nest, you can give it voice commands directly through your Amazon Echo or Google Home, if you own one of those, or you can use the smartphone app if you don't. The Sky app will connect your unit to your home WiFi by scanning the QR code on the back of the unit (while it's off the wall, obviously).
The smartphone app allows you to change the temperature and switch from heating to cooling on the spot or set a schedule for how you want these things to change during the week, assuming you don't want the Sky to figure out its own schedule based on your movements. The app also lets you know when your air conditioner's filter needs cleaning. An interesting feature of the Sky is that it's programmable and can have new features added by technically inclined users. (You're probably more likely to download these new features from users more technically inclined than you are, but that's up to you.)
If you're in the market for a smart and stylish thermostat, some competing units that you might want to compare the Sky with, other than the Nest and the Ecobee3, include the Carrier Cor, the Honeywell Lyric 2nd Generation and the Momit Smart, none of which actually looks like a thermostat.
The unit works pretty good. It did give me a couple of problems setting it up...had to reset the whole unit then it worked fine.
Great product. Simple to install. Fantastic support...Wifi options to control my heatpump when I'm not home work without a hitch. Good things come in small packages.
A good smart air conditioner controller...You can even integrate it with your smart home system using the open API.
Allows you to control your air conditioner remotely...It has geofencing...so that you can use it to turn on or off your air conditioner when you are arriving or leaving home.
Geo-fencing used up a lot of battery on iOS in their last app build but did work fine to detect when we were leaving and coming home...I've been pretty happy with it overall.