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Starck Netatmo

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Netatmo Specifications

Dimensions
3.3" x 3.3" x 0.9"
released date
January

30

2014
the netatmo weighs 0.2 pounds

0.22

phone controllable
has wifi

Editorial Review

While humans remain in stasis, our homes are getting smarter. A smart home is one whereby devices automatically operate via sensors and switches that are connected to a central hub. HVAC, lighting, appliances, garage doors, and locks are among the devices of home automation systems that are interconnected and rely on WiFi networks. The main concern is security -- because these smart homes are Internet-enabled, they can be hacked, making the worst-case scenario one in which the home is hijacked by HAL. However, it's probably safe enough to go ahead and install that smart thermostat.

The Starck Netatmo Thermostat faces some fierce competition from the Ecobee Smart Si, which is from a major industry leader and uses the latest encryption tech to thwart the very security issues that worry consumer advocates. The Netatmo has a bare-bones Plexiglass face, which makes it easy to read and manually adjust. It comes with 5 interchangeable color adhesives, but the Lennox iComfort lets you upload a personal photograph for the screensaver.

The Honeywell Prestige programs itself based on a series of questions it asks. Similarly, the Netatmo lets you set a weekly heating schedule based on answers to 5 questions, after which you can set as may schedules as you want. Netatmo promises energy savings of up to 37% with 3 modes of heating -- Night, Comfort, Eco -- that are scheduled according to sleeping/waking times and leaving/returning patterns. Auto-Adapt uses indoor insulation and outdoor temperature to switch on the heat. Auto-Care informs you when the batteries are low or if there's a problem with the system. A once-monthly Energy Savings Report tracks energy consumption and adjusts the schedules accordingly, and with the app, indoor temperature and boiler activity are monitored.

This thermostat is compatible with gas, fuel, wood boilers, and heat pumps. You can install one for each heating circuit and manage all heating areas with the same app, which is accessible from multiple devices including iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. Note that iOS 8.0 is required for iPhone, iPad, and iPod. The package includes a mobile stand and wall bracket, relay, mains and boiler adapters, mounting plate, 3 AAA batteries, screws and screw anchors. It comes CE-certified and there are no monthly subscription fees.

Starck Netatmo | Reviewed by Botdb | Rating: 5

Netatmo Reviews From Around The Web


Inclination

Finally a smart solution for my heater. The thermostat was super easy to install...

Tom's Guide
domotica-shop.nl
Inclination

It isn't as advanced as others but from what we have seen, it offers a simple and fuss-free way of remotely controlling your heating from your smartphone or tablet.

Tom's Guide
pocket-lint.com
Inclination

Fits on each vessel, design by philip starck, can be operated on iphone and android phone, cheapest iphone clock thermostat on the market and also well built.

Tom's Guide
cvtotaal.nl
Inclination

Wasn't too sure how I'd fit this but was told it was very simple, took be about half hour and now I can control my heating from anywhere, great product.

Tom's Guide
johnlewis.com
Inclination

Netatmo's thermostat is relatively basic, lacking any kind of presence detection, but it works well and is one of the cheaper options.

Tom's Guide
pcadvisor.co.uk
Inclination

Brilliant product, a lot less complicated to use and fit than Nest and Hive... The thermostat is a lot more accurate than a standard thermostat...

Tom's Guide
amazon.co.uk
Inclination

A great product, very clever. It really is interesting to see how efficient your heating is and how the product adapts to your environment...

Tom's Guide
amazon.co.uk
Inclination

More than just a thermostat! This product offers the ability to monitor and control the room temperature from anywhere as long as you have wifi connection...

Tom's Guide
johnlewis.com
Inclination

Thanks to netatmo's thermostat you can always have a warm house at the right time. You can also enable/disable heating from anywhere via an app on your smartphone or tablet...

Tom's Guide
computertotaal.nl