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Using the Ecobee3 Wi-Fi thermostat with your Apple Watch

The Ecobee3 can be controlled by the on-device touch-screen, the ecobee3 iPhone app, and now also with the Apple Watch. I have to admit, even though it's limited, it's also absolutely amazing. The idea that I can monitor and control the climate in my house from the kitchen table, from bed, from the back porch, or from far away is something straight out of science fiction.

The Ecobee3 watch app tells you the current temperature and the temperature it's supposed to be. Those will always be slightly different, but knowing both you can adjust if and as needed. There are also buttons for the Ecobee3 and the remote sensor.

Force touch options include Fan on, Fan Auto, Home, or Away. Again, it's just the essentials, but it's incredibly convenient to have those essentials always available and right on your wrist.

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6 Comments
  • How would you compare this to the nest? I've been using the best for the past couple months and the temperature variance is a pita at times. Sent from the iMore App
  • I've had Nest for just about 2 years now. If you're having problems give them a call. I had a slightly odd system which caused problems in the summer with the air conditioning. I didn't have a constant power wire to the thermostat. I brought someone in to redo the wiring. It cost $200 Cdn. Nest paid for it!! I was shocked. They paid $200 to make sure my $250 thermostat was working properly. I just can't complain about that at all!
  • The temperature variance is set by nest and in Florida with the temp jumping 3 degrees up and down throughout the day for the AC can be uncomfortable at times. In other words with the temp set at 75 the it will get to almost 77 before AC kicks on and will cool to 74 before it cuts off
  • Now I cant decide between the Ecobee3 or NEST...
  • Can you adjust the temperature set point on the watch or by Siri? Sent from the iMore App
  • I've been doing hvac for 30 years. Aside from being homekit compatible, this t-stat does nothing new. Adaptive heating/cooling has been in Honeywell stats for 25 years. So have remote sensors. Having said that, it's very cool looking. Sent from the iMore App