Honeywell Intl. Inc.: Lyric Smart Thermostat
The Lyric™ Wi-Fi thermostat delivers comfort at home and savings when you’re away, automatically, based on your smartphone’s location using geofencing technology. According to the company, the device features no complex menus, complicated programming, or a need to set schedules. The Fine Tune feature factors indoor and outdoor temperature, humidity, and weather into its algorithm, enabling it to provide the most comfortable temperature for homeowners. Beyond a smartphone, the temperature can be managed using the company’s familiar round dial control on the thermostat itself. When a user approaches the unit, a built-in proximity sensor signals the display to turn on and show current temperature and the home’s heating or cooling status. A soft halo of light in orange (heating), blue (cooling), or green (away/energy savings) momentarily illuminates the thermostat to indicate it is making temperature adjustments. The unit will be available for retail in August 2014.
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