Nest’s Learning thermostat can be controlled from anywhere on a smartphone. Farsight shows users the temperature, weather or time with the choice of a digital or analog clock face. It enables users to know which room should be a certain temperature at a certain time of day.
Ecobee’s SmartSensor features temperature and occupancy detection. Users can check the temperature using the app or voice assistant. It automatically adjusts the thermostat for energy savings when users leave home and restores comfort settings upon return. It detects which rooms are in use and adjusts accordingly, while automatically heating or cooling when electricity is cheaper.