I have the PEQ as well. Looks nice and best buy had it on sale for $80.
Thing I don’t get about nest + home automation is, if your home already knows when you are away, your schedule, the temperature across the house… What’s the point of nest? It’s great as a stand alone unit but I don’t see a place for it in a smart home. It’s redundant.
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What’s the point of nest? It’s great as a stand alone unit but I don’t see a place for it in a smart home. It’s redundant
[/quote]Yep. If you already had a Nest, however, you might as well use it
I have the Ecobee Smart (not the Smart Si… the slightly larger one that I guess they don’t sell anymore). Bought it shortly before the Ecobee 3 was announced… probably would have gotten a 3 if I had known they were coming out. Still, I like it. I don’t do much (yet) with it and SmartThings but they do talk to each other for the most part.
I received my Zen Thermostat about a month ago, but since we only use it for heating I haven’t had the opportunity to see it in operation. I’ve been taking advantage of the off season to refine the programming based on presence and time. Our local utility companies offer a $100 rebate on wifi-enabled thermostats, making the price much more reasonable.
Despite the fact that the thermostat is reporting temperature changes with each 0.1 - 0.2 degrees F change, the thermostat cannot be added as a temperature sensor.
The Zen can use its temperature sensor for its own purposes, so it can control HVAC. It doesn’t allow you to utilize the temperature data to control other actions. For example, you can add a SmartSense Temp/Humidity Sensor or Aeon Labs Multi-Sensor that allow you to create actions based on temperature. Even with the thermostat tracking and logging temperature data, it can’t be used like those other sensors.